Day 1 – 2: Radisson Blu M’bamou Palace Hotel, Brazzaville
Day 2 – 6: Ngaga Camp, Odzala-Kokoua National Park
Day 6 – 10: Lango Camp, Odzala-Kokoua National Park
Day 10 – 13:Mboko Camp, Odzala-Kokoua National Park
Brazzaville, the capital city of the Republic of Congo, is situated in the banks of the mighty Congo River. This city holds the opportunity for superbly interesting city tours to take in the Poto Poto market (known for amazing textiles), visiting areas of local and historical interest, eating in some fun and quirky restaurants and if time allows to meet up with the Sapeurs or La Sape, a slang abbreviation based on the French word sape, meaning ‘attire’. This refers to the Société des Ambianceurs et des Personnes Élégantes (Society for Creators of Ambiance and Elegant People) which is a subculture centred on the cities of Brazzaville and Kinshasa but growing in followers throughout Central and West Africa. Spending time with the Sapeurs, you will be enlightened and taught the rules of elegance, through parades, dance and walking the town. (Image credit: Tariq Zaidi)
The Radisson Blu M’Bamou Palace Hotel offers a prime location on the banks of the famous Congo River in Brazzaville’s central business district. As the capital of the Republic of Congo, Brazzaville hosts hundreds of business visitors who can choose from our 178 guest rooms, including Presidential Suites and the Penthouse apartment.
Enjoy a full range of facilities at our contemporary Brazzaville hotel. We have several on-site dining options to keep you fueled on the go, whether you’re looking for a satisfying meal or simply a refreshing drink from the juice bar. Ideal for family trips as well as business travelers, the M’Bamou Palace Hotel has a children’s pool in the wellness center to entertain younger guests, while you enjoy the sauna and fitness facilities.
You’ll also find shops, a nightclub, a beauty salon and marina on site. With over 2,600 square meters of meeting space, we can also help you host a successful social or business event in one of our 8 innovative function rooms.
Odzala-Kokoua National Park is a protected area located in the northwest region of the Republic of Congo, covering an area of approximately 13,500 square kilometers. The park is known for its diverse and rich wildlife, including gorillas, chimpanzees, forest elephants, leopards, and over 400 species of birds. The park is also home to the Congo Basin, one of the world’s largest tropical rainforests. It is a popular destination for ecotourism, offering visitors the opportunity to go on guided safaris, observe the wildlife, and experience the unique and stunning natural beauty of the park. The park is managed by the Wildlife Conservation Society in partnership with the Congolese government, which works towards the protection and conservation of the park’s unique ecosystem and wildlife.
Ngaga Camp – 4 nights: Ngaga Camp is located in the Ndzehi Forest on the western boundary of Odzala-Kokoua National Park, and situated right next to the gorilla research center pioneering Western Lowland Gorilla research. Guests can have dinner with the team and leading researchers and learn more about their work in the Odzala-Kokoua National Park which is home to the highest density of Western Lowland Gorillas. Explore the Ndzehi Forest on a network of well-maintained trails – a very different experience to the swampy terrain at Lango.
Lango Camp – 4 nights: Lango Camp is in the south-central part of the Odzala-Kokoua National Park, allowing easy access to a variety of habitats. Most of the activities focus on the Lango Baï, and swamps by walking or wading. Some driving may be required to get to more remote spots. Here the adventure continues on foot in search of various primates, birds, forest elephants, bongo and forest buffalo. The mineral-rich Lango Baï attracts a variety of birds and mammals, easily viewed from the open deck.
Mboko Camp – 3 nights: Mboko Camp is located inside the Odzala-Kokoua National Park. This is the base camp of Odzala Discovery Camps and the largest of the 3 camps. It is set along the Likeni River which leads into a network of waterways with surrounding savannah to be explored. River safari in aluminium boats or on kayaks are a great way to explore the wilderness and find unique wildlife species in their secluded habitats.
Enjoy outstanding adventure through the rivers, baïs, swamps and forests, tracking gorilla on foot, forest walking trails, kayaking, river walks and boating, while discovering rare and unique species such as forest elephant, forest buffalo, bongo, sitatunga, and many rare bird species. This 11 night adventure truly is the ultimate way to discover the Congo Basin.
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