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07 Day Rainforest Adventure to Republic of the Congo - $7,975.00

This Republic of the Congo adventure is about viewing the Western Lowland Gorilla as well as other lowland rainforest mammals. Of the three primary national parks, Odzala-Kokoua and Nouabale-Ndoki in the north and Conkouati-Douli in the south along the coast, you will stay in two camps located in the heart of Odzala. The parks provide shelter for dozens of primate and duiker species, as well as large forest mega fauna such as the Western Lowland Gorillas, forest elephant, forest buffalo, lowland bongo, leopard and spotted hyena. Departures in 2014 - Thursday once a week.

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Itinerary


  • 2014 Land Arrangements
  • Jan - Dec 2014
  • Per Person Double
  • $7975.00
  • Single Supplement
  • $3875.00

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  • Day 01
  • This morning you will be greeted at the Brazzaville Maya Maya International Airport at 8:30 am. (Please note an overnight in Brazzaville is required to coordinate with this transfer.) Board your private charter flight to the Mboko Airstrip, Odzala-Kokoua National Park. On arrival at the airstrip, you will be met by a guide and drive to Ngaga Camp, your home for the next three nights. Enjoy afternoon tea, followed by an opportunity to settle in. The group will later receive an extensive briefing on Western Lowland Gorillas, including the research project in the area, conservation of the species, its biology and ecology and of course what to expect when tracking the habituated groups of the area. If time allows, there will be a short introductory forest walk and / or sundowners by the Ngaga stream. Overnight Ngaga Camp.
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  • Day 02+03
  • This morning, after an early wake-up and light breakfast you will depart on foot with your guide and tracker on your first gorilla tracking excursion. In the afternoon, enjoy a guided forest walk in search of birds and primates as well as forest duiker. If their research schedule allows, we can spend time with primatologists Dr Magda Bermejo and German Illera. Overnight Ngaga Camp.
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  • Day 04
  • Today after breakfast in Camp you will have drive to Lango Camp, passing through different habitats and the village of Mbomo on the western boundary of the Park. Once inside the Park, pass through open savannah and forest patches with views of the forest fringe and into the interior. At camp, enjoy lunch and an opportunity to freshen up and settle in before embarking on your short late afternoon activity (time permitting), which may consist of a walk around Lango Bai and the forest fringe and stream, or perhaps a savannah drive. Overnight Lango Camp.
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  • Day 05+06
  • Enjoy two days of activities. This could be a walk from camp through Lango Bai and down the clear, shallow waters of the Lango Stream to its confluence with the Lekoli River. A motorized pirogue will then head upstream for two hours until reaching the access point to Mbouebe Bai, where a short excursion on foot reaches a concealed hide from which activities at the Bai can be observed. Or take a pirogue trip down the Lekoli River in search of primates, forest buffalo and other species, before returning to camp on foot through Lango Bai. The trip along the river offers great opportunities for birding and Mammals, while the walk can provide excellent viewing of buffalo, red river hogs, a number of primate species and even Bongo. Overnight Lango Camp.
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  • Day 07
  • Early morning wake-up for a light breakfast before departing camp at 6:30am to the Mboko airstrip. This is a 45-minute drive through a variety of different habitat types. Departure from Mboko airstrip will be at 7:30am. Arrive in Brazzaville at 10:30am [Please note – the earliest international flight you could connect to would be departing from Brazzaville after 1:00pm].
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