Wednesday, 27 September 2023
Monday, 9 October 2023
Thursday, 12 October 2023
Wednesday 27 Sept:
Arrive at Maya Maya Airport in Brazzaville where you will be met by the Kamba team before heading on a 15 minute road transfer to the Radisson Blu. Settle in before heading out on the Sapeur Experience, ending with dinner at Mami Wata restaurant overlooking the mighty Congo River.
27 Sept: Stay: Radisson Blu, Brazzaville
Thursday, 28 Sept:
A nurse will be at the hotel at 07:30 to administer the required PCR tests prior to heading to the camps. After the PCR test and breakfast, you will head out on a morning guided tour of Brazzaville, before heading off to the jungle!
Your charter flight operated by Kamba departs to Odzala at 13:00 and arrives at Mboko Airstrip at 15:00, where the Kamba team will be waiting to meet you and take you on the 2 – 3 hr open game drive transfer to Ngaga Camp. Meet the gorilla team in camp before exploring the forest and all who call it home over the next 2 days.
28 Sept – 1 Oct: Stay: Ngaga – includes 2 gorilla treks
Sunday, 1 Oct:
Planes, trains, and automobiles! As you move from Ngaga Camp to Lango, you will traverse the Congo Basin first by game drive (2 hrs) from Ngaga to Mboko in time for lunch, followed by a 1 hour kayak, and finally a wet and wild walk along the Lekoli River and straight into Lango.
Spend 2 days exploring the baï, Lekoli River, and the surrounding areas by foot, immersing yourself in the exceptional and special flora and fauna.
1 – 3 Oct: Stay: Lango
Tuesday, 3 Oct:
Start the day right with an early morning walking safari, before jumping into the game vehicle to head back to Mboko.
Mboko is set along the winding Likeni River surrounded by savannas on all sides. Enjoy guided explorations by boat, foot, and kayak looking out for the unique species that call this are home, such as the forest elephants and buffalo, spotted hyenas, and the elusive Bongo.
5 Oct: Stay: Mboko
Thursday, 5 Oct:
Get ready to depart the Congo basin with a flight back to Brazzaville (09:00 – 11:00) followed by a 15 minute road transfer to Radisson Blu for a night in Brazzaville. Tonight you will head to Jaipur for your last dinner in the Republic of Congo.
5 Oct: Stay: Radisson Blu Radisson
Friday, 6 Oct:
Depart Brazzaville and fly to Johannesburg via Addis Ababa. Flights to be booked by the agent:
ET861 BZV – ADD (12:10 – 20:50)
ET859 ADD – JNB (23:30 – 03:55) +1
Saturday, 7 Oct:
Arrive at Johannesburg Airport and head on to East London Airport. Classic Portfolio will book the below flight on your behalf:
FA388 JNB – ELS (07:10 – 08:45)
Upon arriving in East London, catch your private charter direct to Kwandwe Private Game Reserve where you will spend the next 2 days exploring the various biomes and wildlife across this stunning and exclusive Eastern Cape Reserve.
7 – 9 Oct: Stay: Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge
Monday, 9 Oct:
After breakfast and your final game drive, you’ll head to Port Elizabeth Airport by road transfer with Ilios (2.5 hrs) before flying to Cape Town Airport. Flight to be booked by the agent:
FA131 PLZ – CPT (14:35 – 16:00)
Magnas Tours and Transfers will be waiting to take you on the 45 minute road transfer from Cape Town Airport to Boschendal. Enjoy an afternoon of personal downtime.
9 – 12 Oct: Stay: Boschendal Farm
Thursday, 12 Oct:
There are no workshop plans for this day, so you can enjoy breakfast at your leisure and carry on with your onward travel arrangements. Check-out is at 10am.
No driving, no lines, no waiting area: just walk straight out of camp and into your gorilla track
Take a dip in the Likeni River and end your adventure with a sunset boat cruise (G&T mandatory!)
Walking up to your waist in water in the Lango Baï? It will be one of the best things you've ever done...
KWANDWE GREAT FISH RIVER LODGE
Come one, come all! Kwandwe has a lodge or villa for every guest and safari style
Please pack dark green, brown, or khaki colored clothing and avoid black and blue colors.
All equipment needs to be suitable in humid and possibly wet environments.
All flights are operated by Kamba.