This Odzala Kokoua trip is not a standard African safari. Best described as an active discovery within very remote rainforests of the Congo Basin. Suitable for seasoned African travellers for whom strict preparations and low expectations are the norm.
Keen naturalists, photographers and active participants will reap rich rewards with a very rare experience here.
The Odzala-Kokoua Discovery is a set date departure starting and ending in Brazzaville on Thursdays only. Deviations from this schedule will increase costs substantially.
Brazzaville is a safe African city in which we recommend a minimum 2 night stay before or after.
The temperature is fairly even throughout the year, sitting at around 30C on average.
We provide comprehensive fact files and checklists for this trip.
We don’t recommend this trip for first-timers to Africa. (Read this article if you’re planning your first African safari)
(Photo credits courtesy Tim Henshall)
|Day 1 - Brazzaville to Ngaga||Airport assistance at Maya Maya. Odzala Charter Flight to Mboko. Road transfer to Ngaga Camp|
|Day 2 - Odzala National Park - Ngaga||Gorilla trek in the morning. Lunch at Ngaga camp. Afternoon relax followed by a forest walk for bird watching and discovery of forest life and river sundowners. Overnight Ngaga Camp|
|Day 3 - Odzala National Park - Ngaga||Gorilla trek in the morning. Lunch at Ngaga camp. Afternoon time with the gorilla research team, forest walk and a night walk to view nocturnal forest life. Overnight Ngaga Camp|
|Day 4 - Odzala National Park - Mboko||Relaxed morning in camp (optional 3rd gorilla trek at additional cost) Road transfer through Mbomo village. Mboko Camp for lunch followed by late afternoon river cruise and sundowners Overnight Mboko|
|Day 5 - Odzala National Park - Mboko||River cruise on the Lekoli River or adventure walk in the Likeni River. Lunch at Mboko Camp. River cruise, kayak or adventure walk. Overnight Mboko Camp|
|Day 6 - Odzala National Park - Lango Camp||Guided morning kayak on the Lekoli River followed by walk upstream to the Lango bai Lunch at Lango Camp Afternoon relax followed by forest walk or time to take a dip in the Lango bai Overnight Lango|
|Day 7 - Odzala National Park - Lango Camp||Guided morning walk to bird hide to watch the African grey parrots in the bai or Guided adventure walk Lunch at Lango Camp Afternoon relax followed by forest and bai walk Overnight Lango|
|Day 8 - Odzala to Brazzaville||Early breakfast at Lango Camp Game drive transfer followed by raised wooden path walk through swamp to Mboko Camp Odzala Charter Flight Trip ends Connect with onward flight or stay in Brazzaville|