8 Days Luxury Fly in Republic of Congo Gorilla Safari

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8 Days Luxury Fly in Republic of Congo Gorilla Safari

8 Days Luxury Fly in Republic of Congo Gorilla Safari

Odzala-Kokoua National Park in the Republic of Congo is a remote and vast tract of the globally important Congo Basin rain forest. With the largest concentration of western lowland gorillas in Africa, a high density of forest elephants, plus chimpanzees (rarely seen) and other primates, predators such as spotted hyenas and several, in fact over 100 mammal species, and rich bird wildlife, this is a hugely special forest reserve.

Safari highlights

  • Western lowland gorilla trekking experience
  • Nature walks
  • Boat Cruise
  • Game drives and Night walks

Detailed safari itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Brazzaville and transfer to your Hotel

On arrival at Maya Maya Airport you will be received by our expert guide and transferred to your hotel for relaxation and overnight, depending on the time of arrival we recommend changing enough money and buying all you will need for the next few days and enjoy dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Domestic flight from Brazzaville to Odzala Kokoua national park

Your Congo adventure begins at Brazzaville’s Maya Maya International Airport where you enjoy assistance from our tour representative as you transfer to a scheduled light aircraft flight. After a flight time of around two hours, you land at the local airstrip and can sit back on a 4X4 game drive into the Odzala-Kokoua National Park.

Day 3: First Western lowland Gorilla trekking experience After morning breakfast you will meet the Expert guides who will lead the way on the treks enabling you to spend time with a gorilla family, this is one of west African greatest wildlife encounters as you will come face to face with the western lowland gorillas in their natural habitat after you will return to the lodge for relaxation and later You will also enjoy bird watching in the evening around the Camp.

Day 4: Second western lowland gorilla trekking experience

After morning breakfast you will again meet the expert guides for your second gorilla trekking experience, this will be yet another expedition where you will come face to face with the lowland gorillas and later you will return to the lodge for relaxation and later you will enjoy guided walks to look out for the forest’s most elusive creatures and later return to the lodge for overnight.

Day 5: Transfer to Lango Camp

Your final morning at Ngaga can be spent relaxing at camp before a road transfer to Mboko Camp where you will stop for lunch. Leaving Mboko, you kayak along the Lekoli River to Lango Camp, a journey that takes you back into pristine equatorial rainforest – this time at the heart of the Odzala-Kokoua National Park. Your cottage is built into the gallery forest and overlooks a ‘bai’, a local word for an area of open marshy ground surrounded by forest which are great habitat for forest elephants and Buffalos.

Day 6: Enjoy Guided walks to see forest elephants and Buffalos

After your morning breakfast you will head out for morning and evening walks to the bais which are often laden with salts and minerals and are visited regularly by elephants and buffalos, as well as flocks of parrots and herds of antelope. The surrounding rainforest is good habitat for primates and several species may be seen here during your nature walks, night drives, 4×4 and boating excursions.

Day 7: Transfer to Mboko camp

After lazily morning breakfast you will transfer to Mboko Camp arriving in time for lunch and later in the afternoon you will enjoy nature walk or a river cruise. Showcasing a different aspect of the park, Mboko lies in a savannah landscape and next to the Lekoli River, its waters flowing to the Congo River. Here the emphasis is on experiencing the forest’s larger animals – such as shy forest elephants, spotted hyena and forest buffalo – as they emerge from the forest and onto the open savannah grasslands.

Day 8: Transfer back to Brazzaville for your onward journey

After breakfast at Mboko Camp you are transferred to the local airstrip for a scheduled charter flight back to Maya-Maya Airport in Brazzaville. Here you will connect with your onward flight or transfer to your Brazzaville accommodation.

Trip Includes

This expedition is escorted by our expert Guides from Wilderness Explorers Africa and all tour includes are paid for in advance including gorilla permits, air transfers.

Trip Excludes

  • International flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Republic of Congo Tourist Visa
  • Tips for guides and hotels
  • Post safari accommodation
When to book this safari package

We recommend booking at least 1 year in advance as the camps in this area are small and intimate and gorilla permits are very limited to in house guests.

Best time for western lowland gorilla trekking in Congo Brazzaville

The dry season is from June to October. There are light rains from October to December and heavy rains between January and May.



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