Day 1 (Wednesday/Sunday) – Arrive Brazzaville
On arrival at Maya Maya International Airport you will be met and helped with the transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is free to relax or to explore the city. No meals nor guided arrangements are included today. Overnight at the Radisson Blu Brazzaville or similar.
Day 2 (Thursday/Monday) – Odzala
The morning is left at your own leisure. The flight to Odzala departs Brazzaville at 1pm, arriving Odzala at 3pm where there is a road transfer from the airstrip to the Ngaga Camp. The drive takes about 2½ hours through the Odzala-Kokoua National Park. You will be met on arrival by the Gorilla Research Team, with dinner to follow. Overnight Ngaga Camp in a luxury en-suite forest chalet. (D)
Day 3 (Friday/Tuesday) – Gorilla Tracking
This morning you will set off on the first of your Gorilla tracking with a local guide and tracker.
Please note: for gorilla viewing guests need to produce a medical certificate to prove they have been vaccinated against Polio and Measles, and are free from Tuberculosis. A guide and skilled local tracker lead guests to 2 groups of habituated Western Lowland Gorillas. Your chances of seeing Gorilla are extremely high, but, as with many wildlife experiences, never guaranteed.
You will return to the camp for lunch and spend the afternoon relaxing, followed by a forest walk for bird watching and the discovery of forest life, with sundowners by the river. Overnight Ngaga Camp in a luxury en-suite forest chalet. (BLD)
Day 4 (Saturday/Wednesday) – Gorilla Tracking
Another chance to head off into the forest on a morning Gorilla tracking with a local guide and tracker before returning to the camp for lunch. This afternoon you will have time with the Gorilla Research Team, before a forest walk and a night walk to view the nocturnal forest life. Overnight Ngaga Camp in a luxury en-suite forest chalet. (BLD)
Day 5 (Sunday/Thursday) - Mboko Camp - Lekoli River - Lango Camp
This morning you can relax around the camp or if you wish there is the option for a 3rd gorilla tracking walk (at an additional cost) before we take a road transfer through Mbomo village and travel to the Odzala-Kokoua National Park. We will arrive at Mboko Camp for lunch and then continue our journey by kayak on the Lekoli River all the way to the Lango Camp. There will be time to relax upon arrival, or you may wish to enjoy a easy walk to start discovering the baï, followed by sundowners. Overnight Lango Camp in an en-suite forest chalet. (BLD)
Day 6 (Monday/Friday) - Lango Camp and the Baï
Depart after breakfast for a guided morning walk through the baï. Return to the camp for lunch and then, join another forest and baï walk, or go bird watching from the camp deck. From the bird hide you can watch species such as African Grey Parrots and African Green Pigeons. Overnight Lango Camp in a luxury en-suite forest chalet. (BLD)
Day 7 (Tuesday/Saturday) – Lango Camp - Mboko Camp
Start your day with a nice breakfast and a last guided morning walk through the baï. Depart afterwards for a walk along a raised, wooden walkway through the swamp and a game drive transfer to Mboko Camp. You will be looking for primates such as Guereza Colobus, Grey-cheeked Mangabey and Moustached Monkey as well as bushbuck and various species of forest-dwelling Duiker (small antelope). After lunch at the camp, relax or take a walk through the forrest. Later in the afternoon, there is a chance to take a river cruise. Overnight Mboko Camp in a luxury en-suite river chalet. (BLD)
Day 8 (Wednesday/Sunday) - Mboko Camp
After breakfast, you can decide on whether to take a guided walk through the forest, or you can simply relax and enjoy the superb savannah views. In the afternoon, choose between an adventure walk and swim in the Likeni River or a further guided forest walk. Overnight Mboko Camp in an en-suite river chalet. (BLD)
Day 9 (Thursday/Monday) – Brazzaville - Departure
After breakfast at Mboko Camp, depart on the charter flight back to Brazzaville at 9am. On arrival in Brazzaville at 11am you will be met and assisted with checking in for your onward flight. (B)
Note: If you wish to arrive earlier or extend your stay at the end, we are able to book hotels in Brazzaville and also arrange a day tour of the city. Please contact us for details and costs.
- Airport meet and greet in Brazzaville and full airport assistance on arrival and departure.
- Return schedule charter flight from Maya-Maya Airport, Brazzaville to Mboko airstrip, Odzala-Kokoua National Park on Thursdays.
- 3 nights Ngaga Camp, 2 nights Mboko Camp and 2 nights Lango Camp.
- Daily guided activities, including 2 gorilla permits, 1 boat cruise, 1 kayak safari, daily guided forest walks.
- 3 meals per day, house wines, beers, spirits, water and soft drinks (excluding connoisseur wine and champagne).
- Road transfers between camps and airstrip and to and from Brazzaville hotel (if booked) and Maya-Maya Airport.
- Congo letter of invitation fee and all 3rd party fees including Medical Evacuation, Community Fees and Park fees.
- Laundry and internet access (Wi-Fi available in all camps).
- International flights
- Any airport taxes
- Travel Insurance
- Gratuities and all items of a personal nature at Odzala Discovery Camps.
- Optional 3rd gorilla trek if requested