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Congo Odzala Discovery

A rainforest discovery like no other. Fill your lungs with the freshest air in the world as you explore the vast Congo Basin and its rare and endangered species from lowland gorillas and forest elephants to bongo and blue turaco. You will stay in 3 unique camps in the Odzala-Kokoua National Park and undertake an epic adventure of gorilla tracking, boating, game drives, kayaking, forest walking and river-wading.

After a night in the capital Brazzaville, you will be flown to the Odzala-Kokoua National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and undertake a transformational journey into one of the wildest, most isolated places on the planet. Second only in size to the Amazon, the Congo has scarcely any visitors and its species numbers are staggering. You will experience rainforests, savannahs, rivers, mineral-rich baïs and swamps, staying 3 nights at Ngaga Camp (with 2 gorilla tracks), 2 nights on the baï at Lango Camp, and 2 nights along the river at Mboko Camp.

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Day by Day summary

  • Starts - Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Maya Maya International Airport
  • 1 night - Radisson Blu M’Bamou Palace Hotel, Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo
  • 3 nights - Ngaga Lodge, Ndzehi Concession, Republic of the Congo
  • 2 nights - Lango Lodge, Odzala-Kokoua National Park, Republic of the Congo
  • 2 nights - Mboko Lodge, Odzala-Kokoua National Park, Republic of the Congo
  • Ends - Transfer to Maya Maya International Airport for your international flight home

At a glance

  • Country Icon Republic of Congo
  • Nights Icon 8 Nights
  • City Icon City
  • Scenic Icon Scenic

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Guide Price

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Includes flights from JFK
Itinerary Details

Day-by-day

Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Maya Maya International Airport

Radisson Blue MBAMOU Lunch
Brazzaville Street Food
Radisson Blue MBAMOU Interior
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Day 1

Arrive Brazzaville Airport where you will be met and privately transferred to your hotel in the city.

  • 1 night

Radisson Blu M’bamou Palace Hotel
B&B | Standard Room
Republic of Congo

Radisson Blue MBAMOU Room
Ngaga Bush Walk
Ngaga Lounge
Ngaga Firepit
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Day 2 - 5

Today you will be returned to the airport to catch a flight to Mboko Airstrip in the Odzala-Kokoua National Park. From here you will be met and taken on a 2-3 hour safari drive through the park and rainforest to the Ndzehi Concession and Ngaga Lodge.

  • 3 nights

Ngaga Lodge
All Inclusive | Chalet
Republic of Congo

Room Ngaga
Lango lodge bai and deck view
Lango lodge Bai deck and fire pit
Lango lodge Kayaking
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Day 5 - 7

Today you will be driven through Odzala-Kokoua National Park to Mboko lodge for lunch. From here continue by kayak down the Lekoli River to Lango Lodge.

  • 2 nights

Lango Lodge
All Inclusive | Chalet
Republic of Congo

Lango lodge suite interior
Mboko lodge setting
Mboko lodge From your private deck
Mboko lodge On the deck at night
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Day 7 - 9

Today you will be driven through the savanna followed by a brief nature walk to arrive at Mboko Lodge.

  • 2 nights

Mboko Lodge
All Inclusive | Chalet
Republic of Congo

Mboko lodge suite

Day 9

Today you will be taken on a game drive through the savanna to Mboko airstrip to catch your flight to Brazzaville Airport and your connection home.

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Our trips are unashamedly high-end but always deliver excellent value for money. Our guide price covers the majority of trip costs upfront, on a per person basis, including international flights and all transfers.

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Includes

  • International flights as detailed
  • Meals and accommodation as detailed
  • Drinks (excluding premium brands) whilst on safari
  • Road transfers as detailed
  • Light aircraft transfers as detailed
  • Scheduled activities
  • National Park Fees
  • Gorilla permits
  • Brazzaville half day tour including lunch
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Excludes

  • Entry visas and fees
  • Gratuities
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Additional activities or options on offer at the lodge or camp which aren’t scheduled activities such as cultural excursions, special bush meals, taking a private vehicle etc.
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ACTIVITIES

This sample trip offers countless adventures and activities to ensure lifetime memories are made. From unforgettable thrills to indulgent relaxation, choose those that appeal most and we will curate your perfect itinerary.

  • 4 WD Safari Icon 4WD Safari
  • Birdwatching Icon Birdwatching
  • Boat Trip Icon Boat Trip
  • Guided Walking Safari Icon Guided Walking Safari
  • Primate Trekking Icon Primate Trekking
  • Conservation Experience Icon Conservation Experience
  • Cultural Experience Icon Cultural Experience
  • Canoeing Kayaking Icon Canoeing/Kayaking
Enriching encounters

ICONIC WILDLIFE

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 on this sample trip.

  • Spotted Hyena
    Spotted Hyena
  • Chimp
    Chimpanzee
  • Colobus Monkey
    Colobus Monkey
  • Bushbuck
    Bushbuck
  • Western lowland gorilla
    Western Lowland Gorilla
  • Forest elephant
    Forest Elephant
  • Forest Buffalo
    Forest Buffalo
  • Bongo
    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
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