EXPERIENCE: INTO THE HEART OF AFRICA

This fully guided adventure is truly one of a kind, it combines wildlife, mountains, lakes, ancient forests, ancient people and congo gorilla trekking all in one of the world’s last real wildernesses.

GORILLA TREKKING

Go gorilla trekking deep into the heart of the Congo for the ultimate wilderness adventure. Start in Odzala-Kokoua National Park – a wild and remote location that few people ever have the chance to visit. Trek through one of the great ‘lungs’ of our planet, which is the second largest rainforest left on earth. Journey alongside expert gorilla wildlife trackers. Feel the thrill of searching for the western lowland gorillas in their natural habitat. This is a wondrous and deeply moving experience which allows you to observe some of our closest living relatives on earth. Explore networks of rivers and streams by kayak or boat and view the abundant wildlife on guided forest walks. Combined with the ultimate Kenyan safari experience in the world famous Masai Mara, this trip offers an extraordinary adventure of a lifetime. For those with a sense of adventure, this ‘off the beaten track’ safari is well worth the effort.

* Guide price based on two people travelling for 14 nights on a full board basis (B&B at Radisson Blu), including all internal scheduled flights and transfers. The price is correct to the best of our knowledge, but is intended to be a guide price and is subject to change at the time of confirmation.

14 NIGHTS

ODZALA – MASAI MARA
SAVINGS SEASON

$15,570

per person sharing*
THE SEASON

$17,650

per person sharing*

CONGO GORILLA SAFARI

I am very proud to become one of the pioneers of this Congo Gorilla Safari. It offers an exciting destination for the more daring traveller seeking a path less taken. For me, this trip was really a dream come true. To be so immersed in nature – just me and the forest is something I will never forget. I feel very lucky. Tourism is still a relatively new, yet a growing sector in the Republic of Congo and is a vital tool in helping conserve these incredible wildlife destinations.

Caroline Nyawira, Senior Tours Consultant, The Safari Collection

  ITINERARY

Day 1/2/3: Ngaga Camp, Odzala Kokoua
Day 4/5: Lango Camp, Odzala Kokoua
Day 6/7:  Mboko Camp, Odzala Kokoua
Day 8:  Radisson Blu M’Bamou Palace Hotel, Brazaville
Day 9/10: Giraffe Manor, Nairobi
Day 11/12/13/14: Sala’s Camp, Masai Mara

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Full board accommodation at Ngaga Camp, Lango Camp, Mboko Camp, Giraffe Manor and Sala’s Camp
  • Bed and Breakfast accommodation at Radisson Blu M’Bamou Palace Hotel
  • Scheduled internal flights
  • Return scheduled charter between Odzala and Brazzaville
  • Gorilla Trekking Permits
  • Camp activities including kayaking safaris, boat cruises, game drives
  • Guided walks and congo gorilla trekking
  • All transport between destinations and to/from activities, including 4×4 safari vehicles
  • Park and conservation fees

RECOMMENDED FOR

  • 15 years and above – Ngaga, Mboko and Lango Camps have a minimum age of 15 years
  • Adventurous travellers – be prepared to wade waist deep through clear forest streams and trek through dense rainforest
  • Those seeking remoteness – internet is available in the camps for emergencies, but is not a permanent feature!
  • People who enjoy a more physically active safari. Anyone in good health will have no problem participating in the activities at the camps and no previous experience is required. However, as a guide of what to expect, congo gorilla trekking excursions usually range in length between 1 and 8 km over undulating terrain. Including time spent with the gorillas, Guests may be out for anywhere between 2 to 8 hours

HIGHLIGHTS

This ‘off the beaten track’ itinerary offers an immersive rainforest experience that is sure to satisfy your sense of adventure. Undoubtedly, tracking the western lowland gorilla is one of the main highlights – spending time observing the behaviour and interactions of the group, from the playful juveniles to the impressive and intimidating male silverbacks. Following this, simply experiencing the astonishing biodiversity of flora and fauna in a pristine rainforest ecosystem is also very special. Drifting down the river by boat, or exploring the wildlife in the network of streams and swamps by kayak and on foot, this journey will enlighten and astonish you. Staying at the legendary Giraffe Manor and experiencing a breakfast like no other, followed by exceptional sightings on the vast plains of the Masai Mara, will keep your appetite for excitement satisfied until the final moments of this trip.

WHEN TO GO

The temperature in the Republic of Congo is fairly even throughout the year (averaging around 30°c)

Dec-Feb (short dry season)
This is driest time of the year and the best time to visit Odzala for Gorilla trekking in Congo.

March – April (short rainy season)
The wettest season and probably best avoided!

May – Sep (long dry season)
This is another option for congo Gorilla trekking.

Sep – Nov (rainy season)
Tropical rainstorms bring an impressive abundance of wild flowers and birds during these months, providing dramatic lighting and many photo opportunities.

WHERE YOU STAY

NGAGA CAMP

ODZALA

MBOKO CAMP

ODZALA

LANGO CAMP

ODZALA

RADISSON BLU M’BALOU

BRAZZAVILLE

SALA’S CAMP

MASAI MARA

GIRAFFE MANOR

NAIROBI

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