Odzala-Kokoua Park Discovery Camps: CCC Lango, Ngaga, and Mboko Luxury Safari Camps

From USD $7,599.00
  • Duration: 8 Days (approx.)
  • Product code: roc-overland-10-en
Ranked as one of the top countries to visit in 2013 by the New York Times, and best places to travel for 2015 by Lonely Planet's top 10, this part of the Congo has become a fantasy destination for ecotourism. In the heart of the Congo Basin, the world’s second largest tropical rain forest after the Amazon Basin.


*Note: We have a low price guarantee for this tour, and as we are in the Congo on the ground, give support and actual personnel to get you to Odzala. Beware of other websites and re-sellers that purport to sell the old Wilderness Safaris tour for any rates and with any similar pictures, as Wilderness has since resigned and left the country and withdrawn from Odzala and no longer operates Lango and Ngaga Camp. The Congo Conservation Company and the African Parks Network is the excellent international organization that manages the park and conservation efforts inside. 


CTT and CCC is open and fully operational in all 3 of the Odzala Discovery Wilderness camps: Ngaga, Lango and Mboko.

2017 CTT Special Discount Program 
(Strict and Set Departures, Only on Thursdays) - By Private Aircraft Only


Day 1 | Thursday

• Airport assistance at Maya Maya

• Odzala Charter Flight: departs Brazzaville at 1pm, arrives Odzala at 3pm • Schedule charter (Let L-410) flight to Odzala (2 hours), landing strip Mboko airstrip

• Road transfer from airstrip to Ngaga Camp (about 2½ hour drive through the Odzala-Kokoua National Park)

• Meet the gorilla research team followed by dinner

• Overnight Ngaga Camp in a luxury en-suite forest room

 

Day 2 | Friday

• 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 in a luxury en-suite forest room Day 3 | Saturday

• 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 in a luxury en-suite forest room

 

Day 4 | Sunday

• Relaxed morning in camp (optional 3rd gorilla trek at additional cost)

• Road transfer through Mbomo village (Sunday village life) and the Odzala-Kokoua National Park

• Arrive at Mboko Camp for lunch followed by late afternoon river cruise and sundowners

• Overnight Mboko Camp in an en-suite river room

 

Day 5 | Monday

• 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 Camp in a luxury en-suite forest room

 

Day 6 | Tuesday

• Guided morning adventure walk

• Lunch at Lango Camp

• Afternoon relax followed by forest and bai walk or bird watching from the camp deck

• Evening camera trap presentation – what has been around camouflaged in the forest?

• Overnight Lango Camp in a luxury en-suite forest room

 

Day 7 | Wednesday

• Guided morning walk to bird hide to watch the African grey parrots in the bai

• Game drive transfer followed by raised wooden path walk through swamp

• Lunch at Mboko Camp

• Afternoon river cruise on the Lekoli River or adventure walk in the Likeni River

• Overnight Mboko Camp in an en-suite river room

 

Day 8 | Thursday

• Breakfast at Mboko Camp

• Odzala Charter Flight: departs Odzala at 9am, arrives Brazzaville at 11am

• Connect with onward flight or stay in Brazzaville


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More about Odzala, Why Go?

This tour covers part of northern Congo and takes in the biggest group of wild gorillas in Africa and one of its most untraveled and untouched game parks. Hike in the jungles, ride the Congo River and some of its most out-of-the-way and beautiful tributaries, see giant lowland gorillas as well plenty of chances to see other animals such as leopards, giraffes, chimpanzees, buffalo, elephants, hippos, and hundreds of species of birds and fish as well as perhaps some new ones. 

In Odzala at night, glowing scorpions move like specters around trees in the canopy above you, while a cosmos of tiny fireflies swirls in the swamps below. You will top it all off with Africa’s best food and music and the ultimate safari that nowhere else in Africa can match anymore. This is the Africa that most tours promise but few can deliver anymore in the modern world. This is as real as it gets, and it's open for 2015.

(For more customized Odzala luxury tours, see below)


Odzala does have a landing strip so chartering a small plane is possible on request (includes lunch,) but we also bring guests up by flying them halfway to a town called Ouesso with the local airline, where it is available and on what days. This allows for greater budget flexibility for the guest.

Guests preferring the budget option fly to Ouesso (their flights run Mondays Wednesdays and Fridays) where they are met by a driver from Odzala and are driven several hours to Etoumbi in our transfer van. 

Due to the ferry crossing at Etoumbi, all overlanding guests will overnight there as the ferry stops running at 1700.  

Overland transport from Brazzaville is also available for our guests to reach the forest.

One of our experienced guides greets the guests, hosts them for the evening and is there to travel with them the next morning to the camps where they arrive before noon. 

As soon as you reach Etoumbi you begin to experience the beauty of the rainforest, as it's possible to spot animals from the hotel!!!

We can book everything for you: hotels in Brazzaville, private charter planes (although these are significantly more alone than the price of the entire safari,) and we take care of booking the camps, gorilla tracking, treks, special needs, and all activities as well here with extra customer service, custom tours designed around the bookends at the start and end of your Odzala Safari, and of course discounts on everything versus trying to set it up direct to retail.

Please email us to request for programs according to your group size and timing, for a complete Odzala information kit, and all prices (which change according to high and low season.)

We carry a low price guarantee for all Odzala Activities, Accommodations, and Tours, and work closely in partnership with the Congo Conservation Company and African Parks Network.


SAMPLE ITINERARY: Odzala Kokoua National Park, Lango and Ngaga Camps, Birding and Gorilla Tracking, Animal Viewing, Cultural and Historical Tour - Top Level Bracket 


Day 1 - Arrival in Brazzaville and pickup at the airport, welcome and transfer to hotel. Get a good rest tonight for an early day the next day!


Day 2 - Congo Brazzaville City, Cultural, and Historical Introduction Tour, overnight at hotel 

Day 3 - Picked up at 0400 hrs by Odzala park vehicle and drive overland directly into Odzala park today. See the Congolese landscape

Day 4 - Ngaga Gorilla Tracking Day 1 + Ngaga Camp Activities and Game Walks

Day 5 - Ngaga Gorilla Tracking Day 2 + Ngaga Camp Activities and Q&A available with park staff

Day 6 - Lango Camp and River Safari 

Day 7 - Lango Camp and more activities with researchers and rangers ; game walks, more

Day 8 - Start your journey back to the capital at 0400hrs today. See plenty of villages, culture, & commerce en route. Drop off at the hotel.

Day 9 - (Optional) Congo River Cruise, Twin Cities View to see Kinshasa (DRC) from a panoramic view, Picnic on private river island, Evening Capstone Dinner

Day 10 (May 24) - Breakfast at the hotel. Free & easy day at Brazzaville, and transfer to Brazzaville airport for your flight out.

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INCLUDES: All guided and escorted luxury safari service in the remote Congo wilderness.

Includes:

  • All gourmet meals and full board in the park during your safari, and activities. 
  • All breakfasts in the city
  • Evacuation and Medical Coverage deep in Odzala
  • All transport and accommodation in the tour
  • 2 gorilla tracking days (2 permits per person)
  • All activities and entrances
  • Boat Safaris
  • Immigration Assistance, Airport Transfers RT
  • Visa Support and LOI's and sponsorship for visitor visas (DC Embassy)
  • Transfer from Brazzaville for 2 through Etoumbi and Science Remote Research Camp Outpost and to Discovery Camps
  • Community Fees 
  • Odzala remote Medical Evac 
  • Park Entrance
  • Hotel in Brazzaville (4 star) start 
  • Hotel in Brazzaville (4 star) finish 
  • Airport Transfers RT 
  • Brazzaville Cultural and Historical Introduction Tour 
  • The best safari and frontier adventure of your life!


**Note: The advantage of booking with us is that we know CCC and APN and partner with them to tackle all of Congo and all incoming tourists to their camps, have the license to take tourists anywhere in the park and the whole of the country, and are not just a stand-alone booking site. All of us can help in emergencies, and have an agreement with Odzala and the Park Authority for the sake of benefiting local tourism and local ecology and the future of the forests and the fantastic fauna therein.