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Explore Republic of Congo

Safari's Last Frontier

Not to be confused with the Democratic Republic of Congo, this off-the-grid destination rewards the adventurous safari veteran a one-of-a-kind opportunity to explore barely touched wildlands. Immerse yourself in the heart of the Congo Basin rainforest – the world’s largest after the Amazon – and traverse savannahs, marshy wetlands and rivers in one of the world’s remaining intact ecosystems. The Forest Massif of Odzala-Kokoua is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and its lush terrain is home to western lowland gorillas, chimpanzees, forest elephant, rare antelope and over 400 species of birds. Safaris in Congo are an immersive experience rousing a deep appreciation for the area’s biodiversity, wildlife, culture and conservation in one of the planet’s most remote corners. Our bespoke itinerary offers a diverse journey incorporating traditional game drives, boat safaris, kayaking, walking and river wading.

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  • Home to western lowland gorilla
  • Birding & horticultural paradise
  • Diverse habitats
  • Strong conservation ethic
  • Low visitor numbers
  • Walking & kayaking
Enriching encounters


Whether you want to tick the Big Five off your bucket list or seek out specific safari species, our expert guides reveal the typical wildlife sightings to expect in the Republic of Congo.

  • Spotted Hyena
    Spotted Hyena
  • Chimpanzee
  • Colobus Monkey
    Colobus Monkey
  • Bushbuck
  • Western lowland gorilla
    Western Lowland Gorilla
  • Forest elephant
    Forest Elephant
  • Forest Buffalo
    Forest Buffalo
  • Bongo
  • African Grey Parrott
    African Grey Parrot
  • Greater spot nose monkey
    Greater Spot-Nose Monkey
  • Red River Hog
    Red River Hog
  • Green Pigeon
    Green Pigeon
Curated uniquely for you

Republic of Congo Experiences

Sample Itineraries


From majestic wildlife to out of this world natural wonders, cultural melting pots and enchanting beaches, every bespoke Mahlatini journey is thrilling. Unsure where to visit? Whether it’s a bucket-list adventure, a milestone celebration or simply a much-needed escape, experience the joy with this inspiring selection of favorites.

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