Congo Expedition 2023 | Fauna Travel

Congo Expedition 2023

Lowland gorilla trekking at Ngaga Camp / Courtesy of Congo Conservation Company

11 Nights / Starting at $20,000 per person*

Each year Scott selects a notable guide to help him lead a small group of interesting people into a remote place to have an incredible wildlife experience and share stories over dinner or around a fire. For 2023 he has selected the Republic of Congo. 

Some lodges here can only be reached by kayak, and gorillas may roam about the camps. It is the most exclusive and unique primate experience in Africa.

You will be one of the few travelers exploring the vast Congo rainforest. Some lodges here can only be reached by kayak, and gorillas may roam about the camps. It is the most exclusive and unique primate experience in Africa. Accommodation is rustic yet stylish, so we won’t be completely roughing it. There are multiple prospective travel dates and guides for this mid-to-late 2023 trip, and plans will firm up based on traveler interests.

* Excluding international airfare and premium spirits. Food and in-country transfers are included.

Day 1-2: Arrival in Brazzaville

Arrive in Brazzaville, the capital of the Congo, via direct flights from Paris. Relax at the Raddison Blu hotel for the night and spend the next day on a guided tour of the city.

Day 3-4: Edge of the Forest

Fly to Odzala-Kokoua National Park, and settle in at Mboko Camp which is located on the edge of the savannah and rainforest and is surrounded by massive termite mounds. Spend the next two days warming up your muscles on nature walks and kayaking the river.

Day 5-7: Lango Bai

Travel deeper into the forest by road and then by kayak to Lango Camp overlooking Lango Bai, which was featured in the Our National Parks Netflix series. Explore the unique ecosystem of the swampy bai for the next two days and spot forest elephants and other wildlife that comes through camp.

Day 8-11: Gorilla Trekking

Finish your journey with four nights of lowland gorilla trekking at Ngaga Camp. After a full-day overland voyage, meet the gorilla research team over dinner in preparation for your trek. Venture into the jungle the next day with a trained guide or researcher in search of one of the habituated families. This is the only trekking operation in the entire park, so you will have uniquely exclusive access to the gorillas.

Day 11-12: Home

Drive back to Mboko Camp for one last day on the edge of the forest before flying back to Brazzaville for your trip home. Optional extensions include even more remote gorilla trekking in the Central African Republic or a casual few days dining in Paris.

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