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REPUBLIC OF CONGO & CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

Time to hang out in the jungle

Odzala and Sangha offer the most exciting and uniquely different wildlife experience on the African continent. There is nothing else like this rainforest safari. 

Here you explore bais, rivers and forests to see gorillas, chimps, pangolin, bongo, forest elephant, forest buffalo and a multitude of birds and other mammals deep in the African rainforests. It is a discovery that is safe, professionally guided and managed from start to finish.

In a time of global travel complexity, the relative ease of exploring this region is appealing to a wider group of travellers.  As a trusted safari partner, Congo Conservation Company manages all in-country travel logistics and offers the complete rainforest immersion over 7+ days in complete assurance.

The Congo Conservation Company reopens their camps from the 20th December 2021. For the first 3 months there is limited availability. 

Space for new bookings will reopen for travel from 4 April 2022.

QUICK OVERVIEW OF CAMPS

Odzala Kokoua National Park
1. NGAGA CAMP: best for viewing western lowland gorillas
2. MBOKO CAMP: best for exploring rivers and kayaking
3. LANGO CAMP*: best for viewing elephants in the bai and forest walking
4. COMING SOON: Fly camping and mini expeditions
* Reopening April 2022

Dzanga-Sangha Special Reserve
SANGHA ECO LODGE: Best for access to Dzanga bai

NDZEHI CONCESSION

Ngaga Camp

REOPENING 20 December 2021

In the Ndzehi Concession, adjoining Odzala-Kokoua, Ngaga Camp is a focal point for world-class primate research, as well as unforgettable primate encounters. Overlooking a canopy of primary forest, the unique design of the camp evokes the fun and mystery of childhood treehouses in an ancient and mystical forest.

Ngaga Camp is also home to scientists Magdalena Bermejo and Germán Illera. This is the base camp from which they conduct their gorilla research and conservation. Their constant presence has been successfully accepted by 3 gorilla families which are closely monitored, 2 of which are available for guests to track.

At Ngaga Camp, 6 en-suite rooms are perched in the tree canopy. From here you head straight out into the forest for your gorilla tracking.

  • SEASONALITY Open all year.
  • CHILDREN: 16+ years
  • 6 Rooms from US$ 1 135 per person per night
  • All meals and drinks.
  • Meeting gorilla researchers (when available).
  • Gorilla tracking (permit additional).
  • Guided forest walks.
  • Guided night walks.
  • Visit to Mbomo village.
  • Laundry.
  • WiFi (limited).

ODZALA-KOKOUA NATIONAL PARK

Lango Camp

REOPENING 15 January 2022

Lango Camp, on the edge of Lango Baï, offers one of the most extraordinary locations of any camp in Africa. Like the front row seat of a Nat-Geo documentary, the mineral rich baï attracts huge flocks of green pigeons and African grey parrots, as well as herds of forest buffalo and forest elephants. They congregate in large herds and flocks in front of camp to gather much needed mineral salts.

The whole camp is built on elevated platforms and has 6 en-suite rooms perfectly positioned on the edge of the forest with views over the baï.

Here you explore the baïs, forests and natural elephant corridors on foot with experienced guides.

  • SEASONALITY: Open all year.
  • CHILDREN: 16+ years
  • 6 Rooms from US$ 1 135 per person per night
  • All meals and drinks.
  • Guided forest walks.
  • Guided baï explorations.
  • River kayaking.
  • Laundry.
  • WiFi (limited).

ODZALA-KOKOUA NATIONAL PARK

Mboko Camp

REOPENING 20 December 2021

A combination of wide-open grasslands, gentle rivers and towering forests result in a place of peace and adventure, in equal measure. Explore on foot, by vehicle and by boat. The closest of the camps to the private airstrip, Mboko is the epicentre of the Congo Conservation Company tourism operations.

At Mboko Camp, activities are a combination of walking, boating and kayaking through some of the Congo Basin’s most beautiful habitats. Short drives may be required between experiences.

The 12 en-suite rooms are all located in the tree-line and overlook a fresh river, the perfect swimming spot to cool off on a hot day.

  • SEASONALITY: Open all year
  • CHILDREN: 16+ years
  • 12 Rooms from US$ 1 135 per person per night
  • All meals and drinks.
  • Meeting African Parks representatives (when available).
  • Guided forest walks.
  • Guided baï explorations.
  • River kayaking.
  • River swimming.
  • Massages (extra cost).
  • Laundry.
  • WiFi (limited).

ODZALA-KOKOUA NATIONAL PARK

Lango Camp

REOPENING 15 January 2022

Lango Camp, on the edge of Lango Baï, offers one of the most extraordinary locations of any camp in Africa. Like the front row seat of a Nat-Geo documentary, the mineral rich baï attracts huge flocks of green pigeons and African grey parrots, as well as herds of forest buffalo and forest elephants. They congregate in large herds and flocks in front of camp to gather much needed mineral salts.

The whole camp is built on elevated platforms and has 6 en-suite rooms perfectly positioned on the edge of the forest with views over the baï.

Here you explore the baïs, forests and natural elephant corridors on foot with experienced guides.

  • SEASONALITY: Open all year.
  • CHILDREN: 16+ years
  • 6 Rooms from US$ 1 135 per person sharing per night
  • All meals and drinks.
  • Guided forest walks.
  • Guided baï explorations.
  • River kayaking.
  • Laundry.
  • WiFi (limited).

Dzanga-Sangha Special Reserve

Sangha Eco-Lodge

REOPENING 20 December 2021

Discover ancient forests and wildlife as never before at Dzanga Baï. Sangha Lodge is located near the geographical heart of Africa, with chalets overlooking the Sangha River. Built with immense passion and love, on a hope and prayer, by Rod and Tamar Cassidy, Sangha Lodge is now managed by the family alongside their son, Alon. Sangha is an inspiring destination and its mysteries leave your senses sharpened.

Spending time with the Cassidy family and visiting Dzanga Baï are the main attractions. Experience the elusive Forest elephant congregating en-masse, observing their social behaviours and interactions; spend time with the Ba’Aka net hunting; walk through the Valley of Giants; explore hidden waterfalls; kayak down the Sangha River; and learn about conservation efforts, including the Sangha Pangolin Project. End the day with sundowners on the star deck and marvel at all this destination has to offer.

  • SEASONALITY: Open all year
  • CHILDREN: 16+ years
  • 12 Rooms from US$ 1 135 per person sharing per night
  • All meals and drinks.
  • Visiting Dzanga-Sangha Bai (permit additional).
  • Valley of the Giants guided walk.
  • Pangolin research walk.
  • Net hunting with the Ba’aka pygmy tribe
  • Meeting researchers (when available).
  • Guided forest walks.
  • River kayaking.
  • Laundry
  • WiFi (limited)

11-night discovery package

Congo Basin Discovery

The most in-depth discovery of Odzala and Sangha, this is the ultimate immersion into the immense landscape of rivers, baïs, forests, and savannah.

3 x nights at Ngaga Camp. Includes 2 gorilla treks and time with researchers.

2 x nights Lango Camp. Arrive via kayak and walk up the Lango Baï as the sun is setting.

1 x night Mboko Camp. Experience forest walks, river swimming, boat cruises and baï walks.

4 x nights Sangha Eco-Lodge. The arrival at Sangha is half the reason to go. Fly to Kabo and then a boat journey up the Sangha River. Once at the lodge, days are filled with visiting Dzanga-Sangha Baï, forest walks, hunting with the Ba’aka, and pangolin conservation.

1 x night Mboko Camp. Return from Sangha to Mboko and connect onwards to Brazzaville.

Start & End: Brazzaville on a Thursday.

  • SEASONALITY: Open all year
  • CHILDREN: 16+ years
  • Congo Basin Discovery
  • 11-nights fully inclusive itinerary
  • US$ 19 580 per person sharing
  • Accommodation, meals and drinks.
  • Return between Brazza-Odzala-Kabo-Brazza.
  • Gorilla tracking permits.
  • Day permit for Dzanga-Sangha bai.
  • Boat journey from Kabo to Sangha.
  • Brazza airport meet and greet.
  • Brazza city tour including lunch.
  • All conservation, community and park fees.

7-night discovery package

Odzala Discovery

The most popular discovery of Odzala-Kokoua, this is the perfect balance to experience a little bit of everything the Congo has to offer.

3 x nights at Ngaga Camp. Includes 2 gorilla treks and time with researchers.

2 x nights Lango Camp. Arrive via kayak, and walk up the Lango Baï as the sun is setting.

2 x nights Mboko Camp. Experience forest walks, river swimming, boat cruises, and baï walks.

Start & End: Brazzaville on a Monday or Thursday.

  • SEASONALITY: Available all year
  • CHILDREN: 16+ years
  • Odzala Discovery
  • 7-nights fully inclusive itinerary
  • US$ 12 795 per person sharing
  • Accommodation, meals and drinks.
  • Return flights from Brazza to Odzala.
  • Gorilla tracking permits.
  • Brazza airport meet and greet.
  • Brazza city tour including lunch.
  • All conservation, community and park fees.

TESTING AND HEALTH PROCEDURES 

With many travel restrictions across Africa, getting to and from Congo-Brazzaville is relatively straight forward.  

BEFORE ARRIVAL:

  • A negative PCR test is required 72 hours prior to ARRIVING in Brazzaville.

UPON ARRIVAL @ MAYA MAYA AIRPORT:

  • An additional PCR test is required for all passengers at the airport. This costs XAF 40,000 / EUR 60 / USD 70 per person and can be paid for in cash, in person. 
  • Every passenger completes a Traveller Personal Health Form, Passenger Information Form, and International Embarkation / Disembarkation Form. The Congo Conservation team can assist with providing these documents prior to departure. 

GORILLA TRACKING:

  • Once you have flown to Odzala, a negative rapid test is required before guests have access to the forest for gorilla viewing.
  • This test is carried out at Ngaga Camps with immediate results available.
  • The cost is USD 15 per person per test, and included on your reservations invoice.

BEFORE INTERNATIONAL DEPARTURE:

  • Departure requirements are stipulated by the country of arrival.  If a PCR test is required, this can be completed in Brazzaville at the Radisson Blu Hotel, with results within 4 – 6 hours. 
  • This test costs USD 55 per person and can be either invoiced and paid in advance with CCC, or paid directly in cash to the testing facility (in XAF only – money exchange available at Radisson Blu).

All arrangements can be coordinated through reservations, including complimentary transport to the testing facility. 

SOLO & GROUP TRAVEL SAVINGS

SOLO TRAVELLERS:
No single surcharge on schedule flights, and single supplement reduced to 25%. Valid on 1st Mon & Thurs of every month for the 7- and 11-night Discoveries.