Congo Odzala Discovery


Congo Odzala Discovery

Style: PioneerGroundbreaking tours to unique destinations
Duration: 9 days
Type: PrivateExclusive departures for you, your friends and family

Itinerary

Day 1 (Wednesday) – 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.

Overnight at the Radisson Blu Brazzaville 

Day 2 (Thursday) – Odzala

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 Room (D)  

Day 3 (Friday) – Gorilla Trek

This morning you will set off on the first of your Gorilla treks. 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 Room (BLD) 

Day 4 (Saturday) – Gorilla Trek

Another chance to head off into the forest on a morning Gorilla trek 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 Room (BLD) 

Day 5 (Sunday) - Mboko Camp

This morning you can relax around the camp or if you wish there is the option for a 3rd gorilla trek (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 followed by a late afternoon river cruise and sundowners.

Overnight Mboko Camp in an en-suite River Room (BLD)  

Day 6 (Monday) - Lekoli River

We take a guided morning kayak on the Lekoli River followed by walk upstream to the Lango Bai. We arrive at Lango Camp in time for lunch and spend the afternoon relaxing, followed by a forest walk or even a dip in the Lango Bai.

Overnight Lango Camp in a luxury en-suite Forest Room (BLD)  

Day 7 (Tuesday) – Lango Camp

Today's activities can include a game drive 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). There is a chance to take a pirogue trip along the river, before returning to camp on foot through Lango Bai. In the evening you will be given a camera-trap presentation to see what wildlife researchers have managed to capture on film.

Overnight Lango Camp in a luxury en-suite Forest Room (BLD) 

Day 8 (Wednesday) - Mboko Camp

A guided morning walk to the bird hide from where you can watch species such as African Grey Parrots and African Green Pigeons at the bai, is followed by a game drive transfer and then a walk along a raised, wooden walkway through the swamp. Arrive in time for lunch at Mboko Camp. In the afternoon, choose between an adventure walk in the Likeni River or take an afternoon river cruise on the Lekoli River. Overnight Mboko Camp in an en-suite River Room (BLD) 

Day 9 (Thursday) – Brazzaville

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.