Luxury Congo Itinerary

Pioneering Safaris: The Wild and Remote Congo

A world of under-the-radar safari-style experiences exist – if you know where to look.

With this luxury Congo safari we pride ourselves on our knowledge of remote and extraordinary places that showcase tried and tested destinations in a new light. If you want to dig a little deeper, we will guide you every step of the way.

The dream: Discover a different side of Africa that combines incredible wildlife experiences with ultra-remote camps and unusual experiences.

The vision: Walk in the footsteps of the great explorers and alongside endangered animals for a perspective-altering safari in the Congo Basin, one of the world’s last intact ecosystems.

KEY FACTS
PEAK TIME

May-September

PRICE

From GBP £16,900 per night for up to 12 USD $20,200 excl. flights

IDEAL LENGTH

10 days

FLIGHT TIME

11 hours 40 mins from London
15 hours 55 mins from NYC

CURRENCY

Congolese Franc

LANGUAGE

French

Where you'll go

Brazzaville

Odzala National Park

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CELEBRATE THIS

The Republic of the Congo is known for its vast stretches of tropical rainforests, which are part of the Congo Basin rainforest, one of the world’s largest.

Experience highlights

  • Get set for extraordinary encounters with gorillas and more in one of Africa’s least-explored safari regions. Begin the adventure in Brazzaville, famous for its dapper Sapeurscolourful fashionistas that dominate the street style scene.
  • Our wildlife safari includes a journey on to Ngaga Camp, a focal point for world-class primate research as well as unforgettable meetings with great apes.
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  • Next up in our Congo safari is Lango Camp situated on the edge of Lango Baï, which offers one of the most arresting views of any camp in Africa. A magnetic attraction for huge flocks of green pigeons and African grey parrots as well as herds of forest buffalo and forest elephants, the combination of wide-open grasslands, gentle rivers and towering forests result in a place of peace and adventure in equal measure.
  • Your final stop on our luxury African safari will be Mboko Camp, tucked away under large trees on the banks of the tranquil Likeni River. Each day at Mboko brings new adventure, as you explore the land and creatures that call it home on foot, by vehicle and by boat.
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Enjoy an immersive foray into the sights, sounds and spirit of Brazzaville, combining parades, dancing and walking the town with the Sapeurs and an expertly guided introduction to iconic locations. The Poto-Poto Textile Market and Painting School, Marche Plateau Ville, St. Anne’s Basilica and the Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza Memorial are all on the agenda, ending up with cocktails overlooking the mighty Congo River, followed by sunset driving along La Corniche and the Independence Bridge.

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Accommodation

Where to stay

Nothing but the best. On this suggested Congo itinerary these are our handpicked, tried-and-tested choices.

Ngaga Camp, Brazzaville

Ngaga camp is set in the Marantaceae forest. Great care has been taken to use locally sourced materials and for the camp to blend well into its unique environment.

The camp consists of 6 uniquely designed "rooms" taking inspiration from the local Pygmy groups. Each are set on stilts with a wrap around walkway to fully appreciate your forest surrounds.

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Lango Camp, Odzala-Kokoua National Park

Lango camp is set on the edge of the forest on the outskirts of the Lango Bai with access to the savannah as well as the Lekoli and Mambili rivers.

The camp has been carefully constructed to leave as light a footprint as possible in this remote and delicate forest environment. There are just 6 tents raised 4 metres above the ground. Inspiration for their design came from the local Pygmy tribes' housing. Spend your days tracking forest elephants, spotting exotic birds and cruising the river at sunset. When night falls, retreat to your eco-friendly, uniquely designed suite and let the sounds of the jungle lull you to sleep.

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Mboko Camp

At the confluence of savanna, forest, and river, Mboko Lodge offers an exclusive vantage point to witness the captivating Congolese ecosystem. Here, the wilderness unfolds before you, as hyenas roam the grasslands and playful monkeys frolic in the trees.

Located in the southern reaches of Odzala-Kokoua National Park in the Republic of the Congo, serves as a gateway to remarkable explorations. Nearby waterways promise enchanting beauty and rare wildlife encounters, making each day a thrilling adventure. Designed for both comfort and contemplation, Mboko's six chalets line the Likeni River, each offering screened-in porches nestled under trees or verandas serenaded by the soothing water. The camp features works by local artisans, mosquito-netted beds, writing desks, and cosy seating. En-suite bathrooms provide flush toilets and hot showers. A grand pavilion serves as the social heart of the lodge. It boasts an open deck with a fire pit, a charming shop, a well-stocked bar, and numerous inviting lounging spaces. Culinary delights take centre stage at a one-of-a-kind dining table hewn from a slab of petrified wood, providing a sumptuous setting for your meals.

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