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Includes -all accommodation and meals on a full board basis unless otherwise specified; game activities; meet and greet services; park fees and government taxes.
Excludes – flights, visas, airport taxes, insurance, telephone, drinks, items of a personal nature, gratuities
Ngaga Camp, Ndzehi Concession
You will be met by an Odzala Wilderness representative at Brazzaville’s Maya Maya International airport at 830am for a two hour (three if plane needs to refuel due to a heavy load) private charter flight, with light packed lunch to Mboko Airstrip in Odzala-Kokoua National Park. From there you will drive for three to four hours through savannah and forest to Ngaga Camp, where you will spend three nights. On arrival at the camp, you will have afternoon tea and settle into your room. The camp consists of six guest rooms inspired by local B’Aka Pygmy architecture, raised 4 metres above the ground with a 360 degree viewing deck. The communal area has wonderful views across the forest canopy. Later on, receive an extensive briefing on Western Lowland Gorillas, including the research project in the area, conservation of the species, its biology and ecology and what to expect from tracking the habituated groups of the area. Time permitting, there will be a forest walk or sundowners by the Ngaga stream. Enjoy dinner, knowing that you are well and truly in the heart of Africa.
After an early wake up and light breakfast, depart on foot with your guide and tracker for your first gorilla tracking excursion. You may cover between 5 and 8 kilometres, over a two to five hour tracking excursion, including up to a maximum of one hour observing the gorillas. Return back to camp for a substantial brunch and the middle of the day at leisure. In the afternoon, enjoy a guided forest walk in search of birds and primates as well as forest duiker.
After another early wake-up and light breakfast, you will set out again on foot for your second gorilla tracking excursion. In the afternoon you will head to the forest in search of birds and mammals. Alternatively enjoy an interactive cultural experience in the nearby traditional village of Ombo. Night walks in the forest are another option, giving you the chance to look for unusual nocturnal primates such as galagos and pottos.
Lango Camp, Odzala-Kokoua National Park
After breakfast, you will have a three to four hour forest drive to Lango Camp, set in the heart of Odzala-Kokoua National Park, giving you unique access to the Park’s diverse habitats and equatorial wildlife. You will pass through the village of Mbomo on the western boundary of the Park. Once at camp, you will have lunch and settle into your room, raised four metres above the ground, overlooking a bai with regular views of forest buffalo and African grey parrots. In the afternoon enjoy a short late afternoon activity which may be a walk around Lango Bai and the forest fringe and stream or perhaps a savannah drive.
An early morning wake-up is followed by a light breakfast and coffee on the main deck. The first activity of the day could be a walk from camp through Lango Bai and dow the clear shallow waters of the Lango Stream to its confluence with the Lekoli River. A motorised pirogue will then head upstream for two hours. Return by boat and a drive through the savannah. Back in camp enjoy a substantial brunch and rest period. In the afternoon, take a pirogue trip downstream along the Lekoli River with a stop for sundowners on the way. A night drive back to camp offers the chance to see nocturnal creatures.
Wake up early for a light breakfast. Today may begin with a savannah drive to the boat jetty at the conflucence of the Likeni Stream and Lekoli River and then a pirogue trip down the Lekoli River in search of primates, forest buffalo and other species, before returning to camp on foot through Lango Bai. After lunch and a period of relaxtion, take a pirogue upstream along the Lekoli River enjoying sundowners before returning to camp on a night drive,
Wake up early once more for a light breakfast on the deck at Lango overlooking the Bai before departing camp at 6h30 to Mboko airstrip. This is a 45 minute drive through a variety of habitats. Depart from Mboko airstrip at 730 and arrive in Brazzaville at 10h30. Guest can only connect with international flights from Brazzaville after 13h00.