Odzala-Kokoua 3 Nights / 4 Days Safari
Join Wilderness Collection on a journey through the life-filled African rainforest – along with
the privilege and thrill of observing one of our closest relatives in the wild – the Western
Tuesday – Day 01:
In the early afternoon we depart by private charter from Brazzaville to M'boko Airstrip in
Odzala-Kokoua National Park. The charter flight takes approximately two hours and includes
a light packed lunch. On arrival at M'boko Airstrip, we are met by a Lango Camp guide who
will transfer us by vehicle to Lango Camp. Once at camp we are given an opportunity to
settle in before embarking on our short afternoon activity which may consist of a walk
around Lango Bai and the forest fringe and stream.
Wednesday - Day 02:
This morning, after a very early wake-up and breakfast we depart for Ngaga Camp, a
transfer of approximately two hours. On arrival at Ngaga Camp, we will be given an
extensive briefing on Western Lowland Gorillas including what to expect when tracking the
habituated groups of the area. We then depart on foot with our guide and tracker and using
their expert tracking skills follow gorilla signs as they move through the forest, until we
find them. While home range sizes are relatively small, the gorillas can move quite quickly
through thick forest undergrowth and during a 2-5 hour tracking excursion (including time
spent observing the gorillas) we may cover between 5 and 8 kilometres. We later return
to camp to freshen up and enjoy brunch before spending the middle of the day at leisure.
In the afternoon we will enjoy a walk on the forest trails in search of birds and mammals.
Thursday – Day 03:
This morning after an early wake-up and light breakfast, we set out again on foot for
our second gorilla tracking excursion. Our expert trackers will again follow the obscure
tracks and sign of the group through the forest until we find the group and enjoy another
fascinating experience watching them resting and foraging. Returning to camp, we freshen
up and enjoy brunch and a siesta. The afternoon sees us out on the forest trails in search
of the birds and mammals of the area, returning to camp to enjoy a sundowner on the main
deck overlooking the forest canopy and Ngaga Stream.
Friday – Day 04:
We have a far more leisurely start this morning, leaving after breakfast for M'boko airstrip
(a drive of 2.5 hours) to meet our private charter flight back to Brazzaville. We will land in
Brazzaville in the afternoon in plenty of time for any onward flights.
Additional Information about Accommodation, Gorilla Tracking, Wildlife and Resources [pdf]
INCLUSIONS AND EXCLUSIONS
- I nternal flights (Brazzaville to Lango Camp airstrip and return).
- Ground transportation (M'boko airstrip to Lango Camp and return; Lango Camp to Ngaga Camp and return).
- Accommodation (full board basis) as per itinerary:
3 nights Lango Camp, 3 nights Ngaga Camp
1 night Lango Camp, 2 nights Ngaga Camp
- All meals
- All local drinks (excludes premium alcoholic brands)
- Laundry at camps
LANGO CAMP – guided walking/game drives/boat cruises/canoeing/park and forest visits
NGAGA CAMP – daily tracking of habituated gorilla groups/guided forest walks
- International air travel to/from Brazzaville
- Curios and personal purchases
- Accommodation in Brazzaville where this is required
- Departure tax of US$30 from Brazzaville
DEPARTURE & SEASON DATES
Departing every Thursday starting from 3 May 2012.
(Closed between 27 September 2012 to 05 December 2012 and
26 September 2013 to 04 December 2013.)
Due to the remote location of Odzala it is a requirement for all travellers to ensure that they have a minimum of US $100,000 medical
evacuation cover in case of any emergencies. Additional cover above this figure will also be required for in-house hospital costs and for this
purpose we would recommend a minimum of US$50,000.
||Odzala-Kokoua 3 Nights / 4 Days Safari
||$4,500 /per person double occupancy
||Single Supp: $2,700
(valid for travel 3 May 2012 until 9 January 2013)