Congo - Odzala Discovery

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Run by: Undiscovered Destinations

Reference number: ODZ

From: £6975.00

Tour Highlights

  • This is a Gorilla protection hotspot and home to pioneering research of the Western Lowland Gorilla
  • The chance to view rare species such as Forest elephant, forest buffalo, bongo, sitatunga, various monkey species and rare birds.
  • Stay at three remote camps in a vast wilderness. Lango and Ngaga are small camps of only 6

Itinerary

Day 1 (Thursday) – Arrive Brazzaville

On arrival at Maya Maya International Airport you will be met and helped with the transfer to our charter flight. The flight to Odzala departs Brazzaville at 1pm, arriving Odzala at 3pm where there is a road transfer from the airstrip to the Ngaga Camp. The drive takes about 2½ hours through the Odzala-Kokoua National Park. You will be met on arrival by the Gorilla Research Team, with dinner to follow. 

Overnight Ngaga Camp in a luxury en-suite Forest Room (D) 

Day 2 (Friday) – Gorilla Trek

This morning you will set off on the first of your Gorilla treks. Please note: for gorilla viewing guests need to produce a medical certificate to prove they have been vaccinated against Polio and Measles, and are free from Tuberculosis. A guide and skilled local tracker lead guests to 2 groups of habituated Western Lowland Gorillas. Although every effort is made, gorilla viewing is not guaranteed. You will return to the camp for lunch and spend the afternoon relaxing, followed by a forest walk for bird watching and the discovery of forest life, with sundowners by the river.

Overnight Ngaga Camp in a luxury en-suite Forest Room (BLD) 

Day 3 (Saturday) – Gorilla Trek

Another chance to head off into the forest on a morning Gorilla trek before returning to the camp for lunch. This afternoon you will have time with the Gorilla Research Team, before a forest walk and a night walk to view the nocturnal forest life.

Overnight Ngaga Camp in a luxury en-suite Forest Room (BLD) 

Day 4 (Sunday) - Mboko Camp

This morning you can relax around the camp or if you wish there is the option for a 3rd gorilla trek (at an additional cost) before we take a road transfer through Mbomo village and travel to the Odzala-Kokoua National Park. We will arrive at Mboko Camp for lunch followed by a late afternoon river cruise and sundowners.

Overnight Mboko Camp in an en-suite River Room (BLD)  

Day 5 (Monday) - Lekoli River

We take a guided morning kayak on the Lekoli River followed by walk upstream to the Lango Bai. We arrive at Lango Camp in time for lunch and spend the afternoon relaxing, followed by a forest walk or even a dip in the Lango Bai.

Overnight Lango Camp in a luxury en-suite Forest Room (BLD)  

Day 6 (Tuesday) – Lango Camp

Today's activities can include a game drive looking for primates such as Guereza Colobus, Grey-cheeked Mangabey and Moustached Monkey as well as Bushbuck and various species of forest-dwelling Duiker (small antelope). There is a chance to take a pirogue trip along the river, before returning to camp on foot through Lango Bai. In the evening you will be given a camera-trap presentation to see what wildlife researchers have managed to capture on film.

Overnight Lango Camp in a luxury en-suite Forest Room (BLD) 

Day 7 (Wednesday) - Mboko Camp

A guided morning walk to the bird hide from where you can watch species such as African Grey Parrots and African Green Pigeons at the bai, is followed by a game drive transfer and then a walk along a raised, wooden walkway through the swamp. Arrive in time for lunch at Mboko Camp. In the afternoon, choose between an adventure walk in the Likeni River or take an afternoon river cruise on the Lekoli River. Overnight Mboko Camp in an en-suite River Room (BLD) 

Day 8 (Thursday) – Brazzaville

After breakfast at Mboko Camp, depart on the charter flight back to Brazzaville at 9am. On arrival in Brazzaville at 11am you will be met and assisted with checking in for your onward flight. (B) 

NOTE

If you wish to arrive earlier or extend your stay at the end, we are able to book hotels in Brazzaville and also arrange a day tour of the city. Please contact us for details and costs.

Tour Inclusions/Exclusions 

Inclusions:

Airport meet and greet in Brazzaville and full airport assistance on arrival and departure.

Return schedule charter flight from Maya-Maya Airport, Brazzaville to Mboko airstrip, Odzala-Kokoua National Park on Thursdays.

3 nights Ngaga Camp, 2 nights Mboko Camp and 2 nights Lango Camp.

Daily guided activities, including 2 gorilla permits, 1 boat cruise, 1 kayak safari, daily guided forest walks.

3 meals per day, house wines, beers, spirits, water and soft drinks (excluding connoisseur wine and champagne).

Road transfers between camps and airstrip and to and from Brazzaville hotel (if booked) and Maya-Maya Airport.

Congo letter of invitation fee and all 3rd party fees including Medical Evacuation, Community Fees and Park fees.

Laundry and internet access (Wi-Fi available in all camps).

Excluded:

International flights

Any airport taxes

Travel Insurance

Gratuities and all items of a personal nature at Odzala Discovery Camps.

Optional 3rd gorilla trek if requested

Visas


This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website

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