A Guided Congo Gorilla Trekking And Beach Holiday Itinerary

A Guided Congo Gorilla Trekking And Beach Holiday Itinerary. Start your 11 Days Gorilla Trek through the Jungles of the Congo before flying to the remote islands of Sao Tome for a beach holiday.

Our expedition into the untamed rainforests of Congo is among the most genuine wilderness experiences we have had in quite some time. The expedition to Odzala National Forest, which is teeming with parrot colonies, elephants, and gorillas, is both thrilling and surprisingly uncomplicated. After arriving at Johannesburg, the international hub of Africa, you board a regional flight to Brazzaville, the contemporary capital of Congo. After an overnight stay in a luxury hotel, you embark on a charter flight to Odzala the following morning, feeling revitalized and renewed. You realize that as your charter plane descends beneath the tropical cloud cover, you have discovered a genuinely wild frontier, a rare and precious commodity in our contemporary world.

Gorilla Tracking, Odzala-Kokoua National Park

Itinerary at the Glance: Congo Gorilla Trekking And Beach Holiday

  • Days 1, 2, and 3: Gorilla Tracking, Odzala-Kokoua National Park
  • Day 4: Mboko Camp
  • Day 5: Brazzaville
  • Days 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11: Sao Tome & Principe, Departure

Detailed Itinerary

Days 1, 2, and 3: Gorilla Tracking, Odzala-Kokoua National Park

When you arrive in Brazzaville, you will be met at the airport and assisted with your 2-hour direct flight to Odzala. It is a 3-hour road journey from Odzala through the woodlands of the Odzala-Kokoua National Park. When you arrive at Ngaga Camp, you will have the opportunity to meet the gorilla research team before supper. Enjoy your first night in the forests by listening to the sounds of nature.

This is your first gorilla tracking adventure. Before venturing into the forest in search of the gorilla family, your guide and the researchers will go over a safety briefing and will explain more about the gorillas you will be tracking. Following your briefing, you will venture into the wilderness in search of the family. Once you’ve located the gorillas, you have a maximum of one hour with them. This is done to minimize the impact on their daily lives and the possibility of them contracting infections from us.

Following your Gorilla Trekking Experience, you return to the resort for lunch, followed by a guided Forest walk in search of forest birds and animals. Enjoy river sundowners this evening.

Today is your second Gorilla tracking safari with the lodge’s personnel. Return for lunch and spend time learning more about the Odzala gorillas with the gorilla research team. This evening, venture into the forest in quest of some of the jungle’s nighttime inhabitants.

Lowland Gorillas in Odzala-Kokoua National Park
Odzala-Kokoua National Park Lowland Gorillas

Day 4 – Mboko Camp

You have another chance to track the gorillas this morning (at an additional cost). You return to Mboko Camp in time for lunch from Ngaga through Mbomo Village and the Odzala-Kokoua National Park. Following a siesta, guides will take you out on the river in kayaks or on a sundowner river tour. Mboko Camp is where you’ll spend the night.

Wildlife in Congo
Mboko Camp

Day 5 – Brazzaville

You fly back to Brazzaville from Mboko Camp in time for your next departure. Tonight’s plans are contingent on the best flight path to Sao Tome the following day.

Days 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 – Sao Tome & Principe

A Crazy Journey to the EQUATOR (in São Tomé)

You fly to Sao Tome today, where you will be met and transferred to your accommodation for the night.

The following morning, you board a 35-minute flight to Principe, where you will spend the next six nights in paradise. Principe is regarded as Africa’s Galapagos. Towering volcanoes surrounded by lush forests flow down to desolate golden beaches and blue waters filled with marine life. Spend your days discovering the island’s rich history of ruins and enormous cocoa plantations. Learn more about the environment and become acquainted with the local culture. If this sounds too tough, simply explore the various uninhabited beaches to locate the perfect spot to spread your towel and rest.

Turtles come to the beaches to deposit their eggs between September and April. The eggs hatch after 30 days and the newborn turtles make their way down the beach to the ocean. Whales and dolphins can be spotted off the northeast coast of the island on a boat tour between August and September.

End of the Congo Gorilla Trekking And Beach Holiday

Sao Tome beach adventure
Sao Tome

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