Congo rainforest and Odzala-Kokoua National Park
FROM PRICE: $ 6927 | ON SPECIAL FOR ONLY: $ 6474
Set off to the African rainforests and discover the Odzala-Kokoua National Park, Republic of Congo tracking lowland gorillas, red river hogs, bongo, forest buffalo and elephants.
Heart of diversity, heart of Africa, heart of humanity
Odzala-Kokoua National Park, Republic of Congo (Brazzaville) - 6 nights/7 days
Where is it?
The safari takes place in Odzala-Kokoua National Park in the Republic of Congo (Brazzaville). Part of the Tridom National Park and in the Congo Basin where the second biggest rainforest in the world is located.
Around one quarter of the world's rainforests are found in the Congo Basin, second only to the Amazon!
What is the best time of year to go?
Our trips will depart with a maximum of 12 guests and a minimum of 2 guests throughout the year.
The temperature is fairly even throughout the year, sitting at around 30C on average. In the north of the country, the driest part of the year is between December and February. To the south of the Congo, the driest time is between April to October.
Around Lango Bai, the green seasons March to May and September to November, have frequent bouts of rain. In between the rain, the sky is clear and blue with sunshine penetrating into the forests. Its a great time to see elephants, year round primates such as grey cheeked mangabey, putty nosed monkey and colobus. Rarer sightings of bongo, sitantunga and red river hog. At night you could see galagos and palm civet.
December to February and June to August are drier. The air could be hazy and water levels lower. Gorillas feed in the trees during this period and are therefore easier to see.
Birding is excellent year round and chimpanzees are also frequently seen all year.
How to get there
The safari starts from Brazzaville, the capital of Congo, which is easily accessed by numerous airlines, notably Air France via Paris, Inter Air via Johannesburg and Kenya Airways via Nairobi, thus making the destination easily accessible from Europe and also combinable with Southern or East African safaris.
The cost of all flights is excluded from the price. Your Zambezi consultant can advise you on the correct flights to book, or book them on your behalf at additional cost.
Tips and Notes
The special rate is valid to end of December 2014.
The safari is available as a 6 night safari and the price is per person per trip. A single supplement is applicable.
Included in the price:
• ground transportation (M’boko airstrip to Lango Camp and return; Lango Camp to Ngaga Camp and return); accommodation as per itinerary; 3 nights Lango Camp, 3 nights Ngaga Camp, all meals, all local drinks, laundry.
LANGO CAMP – guided walking/game drives/boat cruises/motorised pirogue trips/park and forest visits, kayaks.
NGAGA CAMP – daily tracking of habituated gorilla groups/guided forest walks
Excluded from the price:
International air travel to/from Brazzaville; tips; internal flights Brazzaville to M'boko airstrip return, items of a personal nature; Visa fees; Accommodation and excursions in Brazzaville where this is required; Departure tax of US$ 30 from Brazzaville; travel and medical insurance.
Our Recommended Accommodation
Lango Camp and Ngaga Camp
Two intimate, sensitvely constructed camps which leave as light a footprint as possible and blend into this remote forest environment. Lango Camp nestled in mature forest on the outskirts of Lango Bai with access to the savannah and Ngaga Camp in the heart of a marantaceae forest.
Each camp has 6 forest dweller inspired tree houses 3-4m above the ground with wraparound walkways allowing full appreciation of the forest canopy.
Track wildife residents including western lowland gorilla,guereza colobus,bongo,moustached monkey, elephant, buffalo, sitatunga.