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11-Day Congo | Gorilla-trekking Safari Odzala-Kokoua National Park

If you want to have the full Odzala-Kokoua National Park experience, this 11-night safari is for you. You’ll start your adventure at Ngaga Camp – your base for gorilla trekking over the next three days. Next, you’ll move on to Lango Camp, where you’ll have a thrilling time exploring the forest and bai. Finally, you’ll go to Mboko Camp; here, you can enjoy river cruises, kayaking and further bai walks.

Ngaga Camp

Day 1
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Welcome to the Republic of Congo! On arrival at Brazzaville’s Maya-Maya Airport, you will be met and assisted by a member of the Odzala team. Embark on your scheduled two-hour flight to Mboko Airstrip and then onto a three-hour road transfer through Odzala-Kokoua National Park to Ngaga Camp. Here you will meet the gorilla research team and have dinner.

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Ngaga Camp

Day 2
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After an early breakfast, set off with your guide and tracker, searching for your designated mountain gorilla family. Trek through dense foliage, littered with brightly coloured pods, flowers, and fungi while the gaps in the canopy allow shafts of light through. Once you’ve found them, you will spend quality time with your gorilla family, watching them feed and socialise. Return to camp to enjoy lunch and some time to relax. Don your boots for a forest walk of bird watching and discovery of the forest life, followed by river sundowners.

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Ngaga Camp

Day 3
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Wake up to the sound of the forest, enjoy your breakfast and depart with your guide and tracker on your next gorilla-trekking adventure. Return to Ngaga Camp for lunch and spend some time with the gorilla research team. Enjoy a forest walk and a night walk to view the nocturnal forest life. Enjoy dinner at Ngaga Camp.

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Ngaga Camp

Day 4
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Spend a relaxed morning around the camp or take part in a third gorilla trek. Explore the forest and soak up the sights and sounds of the rainforest in the afternoon.

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Lango Camp

Day 5
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Spend a relaxed morning around the camp before you embark on a road transfer through Mbomo village (witnessing Sunday village life) and Odzala-Kokoua National Park. Arrive at Lango Camp and bai in time for lunch, followed by a forest-and-bai walk or birdwatching from the camp deck.

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Lango Camp

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After breakfast, take a guided walk to a bird hide to watch the African grey parrots in the bai. Enjoy lunch and relax around camp, perhaps doing some reading, before taking a forest walk or having a dip in the Lango bai.

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Lango Camp

Day 7
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Enjoy breakfast and then spend the rest of the morning relaxing and overlooking the bai. Enjoy lunch before you head off for a walk in the bai.

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Mboko Camp

Day 8
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After breakfast, take a walk on a wooden pathway through the swamp, then take a game-drive transfer to Mboko Camp. After a hearty lunch, take some time to relax before enjoying a late afternoon river cruise with sundowners.

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Mboko Camp

Day 9
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Breathe in the fresh morning air on a guided morning kayak on the Lekoli River. Relish exploring the forest. After lunch at Mboko Camp, enjoy a river cruise or guided bai-and-river walk.

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Mboko Camp

Day 10
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This morning you can choose to take a swim in the warm freshwater of Likeni River or take a walk through the forest. Enjoy lunch at Mkobo Camp and relax, or join a forest walk or sundowner river cruise.

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Mboko Camp

Day 11
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Enjoy breakfast at Mboko Camp. Then it’s time to embark on your scheduled flight from Mboko Airstrip to Brazzaville’s Maya-Maya Airport, from where you can continue with your onward travel arrangements.

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Safari Prices

USD12,193 Per person sharing
USD12,925 Per person sharing

Prices for single travellers available on request

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Some details

  • This itinerary starts and ends in Brazzaville.
  • The gorilla trek takes place at high altitude with humidity, steep terrain and dense vegetation and requires a reasonable level of fitness.
  • Single travellers are guests travelling within a group but not sharing a room.
  • Solo travellers are guests travelling alone, not within a group.
  • This is a quotation only and is subject to availability of all services at the time of booking.

Includes

  • Accommodation
  • Meals, house wines, beers, spirits, water and soft drinks
  • Return flights between Maya-Maya Airport (Brazzaville) and Mboko Airstrip (Odzala-Kokoua National Park) on Mondays/Thursdays
  • Three Odzala Observer gorilla tracking permits, boating/kayaking, forest and bai walks and wading
  • Airport meet-and-greet in Brazzaville and full airport assistance on arrival
  • Congo letter-of-invitation fee, Central African Republic Access authorisation fee, Congo/Central African Republic border-control formalities and services and all third-party fees, including medical evacuation, community and park fees
  • Laundry and internet access (limited wi-fi available in camps)

Excludes

  • Meals, drinks and laundry not specified
  • Premium-brand drinks, Champagne, Cognac, cellar wines, cigars and cigarettes
  • Gratuities and any items of a personal nature
  • Sightseeing and excursions not specified
  • Flights and transfers not specified
  • Exclusive viewing activities unless specified
  • National park and concession fees not specified
  • Visa fees (please be sure to check if visas are required)
  • Travel insurance
  • Statutory increases beyond our control
  • Additional activities not specified, including but not limited to:
    • Spa treatments

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