The Best of Pointe Noire and Around: Congo Natural Wonders Tour
- Duration: 1 Days (approx.)
- Product code: pnr-sbb-2-en
If you're on a business trip in Congo and you need a small break, this trip is the right answer to that dilemma...
Our staff will pick you up at your hotel in the morning to go to Lac Papyrus on the way to Cabinda (Angola.)
It is said that the papyrus plants were once imported by an expat who wanted to produce paper, and it's now found all around the lake. Locals believe the papyrus is some kind of spirit roaming around the lake, as it's constantly on the move.
Going by piroque with local fishermen who will show you the lake, you will enjoy the scenic beauty of the surrounding nature and the relaxing atmosphere of the area. There are many beautiful birds in all colors to be found (Angola-Congo is one of the most bird-biodiverse region of the world) and if you're lucky you might see some monkeys in the bushes as well.
At noon there will be a stop at Malonda Lodge, Pointe-Noire's most beautiful spot to have a drink near the ocean. You can have lunch and a cold drink with a breath-taking view of the beach and a small lagoon.
After lunch, it's time to head to Gorge Du Diosso (Diosso Gorge,) a beautiful red rock formation in the rainforest which stretches to the beach. Bring your hiking shoes if you like for a beautiful walk down the gorge all the way to the spectacularly scenic beach of Matombi, where you can refresh by taking a dive in the ocean, and enjoy the luxury of being the sole tourist in this tropical paradise.
After a beautiful sunset our staff will bring you back to your hotel.
*Meals and drinks are not included. Please bring
enough water, mosquito repellent, sun cream, swimming clothes and
towel and a hat and sunglasses as the sunlight on the boat is quite
**Guides are paid for, but it's good customs offering
some drinks, snacks, sweets or cigarettes of your own. This will
bring you a long way in Congo.
On this tour you will hike the jungle-capped ridges of Diosso Gorge, which plummet into the abyss of rainforest in a uniquely Congolese spectacle only in Pointe Noire. You will also see the terminus of the engineering wonder of the Congo Ocean Railway (Jungle Train.)
This tour samples the evolution of modern Africa set against the backdrop of its most striking scenery and geography.
You can also hire us for JUST Car Rental: (SUV with English-Speaking Guide and Driver and Fuel Daily, room for 4 people, NO tours or entrances or food included.) rather than the tour for the day. This way, you can go wherever you like and pay your own way rather than follow our suggested itinerary.