Congo Basin Discovery

Highlights

  • 2 Gorilla tracking experiences at Ngaga Camp
  • Lango Camp Baï Walk
  • Kayaking & river cruise in the Lekoli River
  • Mbomo village visit
  • Mboko Camp Forest walk
  • Opportunity to view forest elephants, forest buffalo and elusive bongos to name a few
  • Fantastic birdlife
  • Full day on the Dzanga Baï research platform Sangha Lodge
  • Sangha Lodge Forest walk with Ba’Aka and the pangolin project
  •  Valley of the Giants waterfalls hike/forest walk
  • FULLY INCLUSIVE: All activities, meals, transfers & drinks are included
    (excludes international flights)
Overview

If you think you know Africa, come to the Congo Basin for a perspective-altering experience.

Leave the savannahs behind and explore the towering primary forests, rivers, baïs and grasslands of equatorial Africa and immerse yourself in Odzala-Kokoua National Park and Dzanga-Sangha Special Reserve

Odzala Discovery Camps have created simple, safe and magical ways for you to walk in the footsteps of the great explorers in the Congo Basin. Connecting our camps and biomes, allowing you the freedom and peace of mind to explore this vast and pristine natural kingdom.

Prices

From USD$ 14990 per person sharing

Day 1
BRAZZAVILLE

Airport assistance at Maya Maya Airport (Brazzaville)
Congo Conservation Company’s scheduled flight: departs Brazzaville at 1pm, arrives Odzala at 3pm (2 hours), landing at Mboko you will head on a road transfer from airstrip to Ngaga Camp (3-hour drive through the Odzala-Kokoua National Park)

After check in you will meet the gorilla research team followed by dinner

Overnight Ngaga Camp in an en-suite forest chalet

Day 2-4
NGAGA CAMP
Gorilla tracking in the morning with a guide and tracker from the Odzala team who will guide you through this experience. in the afternoon relaxation followed by a forest walk for bird watching and discovery of forest life and river sundowners on your first full day at the camp.

On your second morning at the camp you will head for the second Gorilla experience at Ngaga Camp, and in the afternoon you will spend time with your tracker from the gorilla research team and learn more about your observations

You can then choose to enjoy an afternoon forest walk, or relax in camp. After dinner you can head out on foot for a night walk to view nocturnal forest life
Overnight Ngaga Camp in an en-suite forest chalet
Day 4
LANGO CAMP
Relaxing start to the day followed by a road transfer through Mbomo village and the Odzala-Kokoua National Park to Mboko Camp for lunch.
Onward to Lango Camp and Baï via a kayak journey on the Lekoli River
Have a relaxed afternoon in camp, or venture out on a discovery baï walk (wet), followed by sundowners
Spend the night in a comfortable chalet at Lango Camp
Day 5
LANGO CAMP
Guided morning discovery walk through the baï (prepare to get a bit muddy and wet)
Lunch followed by followed by walks in the forest (dry) or baï (wet), or relax on the deck and enjoy some bird watching
Spend the night in a comfortable chalet at Lango Camp
Day 6
MBOKO CAMP
Guided morning walk through the baï (wet) and breakfast overlooking the baï
Scenic drive to the forest and a short walk along a wooden path to Mboko Camp
Enjoy a leisurely afternoon after lunch, or head out on a walk through the forest, and end the day with sundowners on a river cruise
Spend the night in a comfortable chalet at Mboko Camp
Day 7
SANGHA LODGE

Enojy breakfast before heading out on the scheduled flight from Odzala to Kabo Airstrip

A short road transfer take you to the boats where a 4 to 6-hour boat journey up the Sangha River begins through the Sangha Tri-National Special Reserve (clear customs en-route)
Arrive at Sangha Lodge and meet the Cassidys, your hosts and the family responsible for this experience overlooking the Sangha River, for a relaxed afternoon in camp
Spend the night in a comfortable chalet at Sangha Lodge
Day 8
SANGHA LODGE
Early breakfast at the lodge before a road transfer (±1.5 hours) and forest walk (2 km) to Dzanga Baï
Spend the day on the research platform at Dzanga observing the diverse wildlife activity around this remote baï – the best Forest Elephant experience in Africa!
After an exceptional day, follow the same route out with a forest walk and road transfer back to the lodge
Spend the night in a comfortable chalet at Sangha Lodge
Day 9
SANGHA LODGE
Guided morning forest walk and net hunting with members of the Ba’Aka community, with time to work on the building of huts or learning about medicinal plants
After lunch, spend time with the pangolin researchers for the Sangha Pangolin Project
Sundowners and dinner are followed by a night walk to explore the wonderful nocturnal life
Spend the night in a comfortable chalet at Sangha Lodge
Day 10
SANGHA LODGE
Jump on a boat for a transfer (15 mins) to the forest walk in the Valley of the Giants – spend the morning walking amongst some of the tallest trees in the Congo Basin (packed lunch)
Do an afternoon hike to the waterfalls via a short boat transfer, or return to camp for lunch and enjoy a guided forest walk during the afternoon
Spend the night in a comfortable chalet at Sangha Lodge
Day 11
MBOKO CAMP
Early morning breakfast and a 4 to 6-hour boat journey downstream the Sangha River, via Bayanga, to Kabo Airstrip in Republic of the Congo (clearing customs en-route)
Board the Congo Conservation Company’s scheduled flight landing at Mboko Airstrip
Afternoon guided forest walk followed by sundowners on the Lekoli River
Spend the night in a comfortable chalet at Mboko Camp
Day 12
BRAZZAVILLE
Breakfast at Mboko Camp followed by a road transfer to the airstrip for your scheduled flight: departs Odzala at 9am, arrives Brazzaville at 11am (2 hours), landing at Maya Maya Airport
Connect with your onward flight, or stay a while in Brazzaville and soak up the atmosphere