Congo Wild Gorillas Encounter and Louna National Park Safari
Duration : 6 Days (approx.)
Product code : roc-overland-3-en
From USD $2,499.00
The Congo hosts more wild lowland and mountain gorillas than its neighbors Rwanda and Uganda, yet tourists wait for months to pay escalating prices to see them there. Encounter a gorilla face-to-face and see solitary males, silverback adults, and whole groups of infant baby gorillas in the forest! You’ll also have more chances via a riverboat safari to see more troops in the wild for a fraction of what you’d pay anywhere else!
See gorillas in Africa, a life-changing encounter with our earthly cousins that nobody ever forgets or walks away from the same. Have the chance (note this is very rare and not guaranteed) to see gorillas in the wild on a finger of the Congo River ecosystem, visit an orphanage and gorilla protection project on a protected territory of the jungle where gorillas can roam freely.
This tour also visits all of the main attractions and cultural and historical landmarks of Brazzaville and great views of the twin cities of Kinshasa-Brazzaville, and (on request) artist collectives, sapeur groups, and art schools, and en route to Lefini view a tank graveyard where you can see towers of rusting war machines handed down from the Great African War.
NOTE: Visitors to the park directly fund and help protect the gorillas and their natural habitat. Tourism greatly helps upkeep and maintain the park facilities and conditions for the gorillas, and incentivize the local community to take care of them; you are helping an endangered species.
Day 1: Arrival and Welcome
Welcome to Brazzaville, our representative will greet you at the airport, and courteously assist you to your hotel. After you comfortably check-in, decide on a fantastic evening tour with popular musicians and bar/cafe spots, or just enjoy a rest and refreshment after a briefing from the local guide. Tonight overnight in a midrange hotel in Brazzaville.
Day 2: Brazzaville City Tour
Kick of your day tour of Brazzaville with city sightseeing, cultural and historical introduction, and traditional Congolese food. Afternoon includes an overview of nearly every highlight in the city with the Congo River Rapids overlook, and a stop at Park N Shop supermarket to stock up for your safari with any needed favorite meals, treats, drinks, and snacks. In the evening enjoy dinner at a river-side restaurant overlooking Kinshasa, and the river traffic of the two capitals. Overnight at Brazzaville tourist hotel
Day 3: Depart for Louna National Park
After breakfast, depart in the morning in a 4×4 for the north; visit the tank graveyard on the way (if open – not guaranteed.) After lunch at the park safari lodge, visit a gorilla orphanage and drive further into the park to a natural crater lake far from civilization where you can relax and swim in the forest. Return for dinner and overnight at park safari lodge.
Day 4: Gorilla Encounter
After breakfast, depart in the morning for a male solitary gorilla encounter. We will take you as close as possible without putting you in danger from the gorilla or the gorilla in danger of germs from tourists. In the afternoon take a boat ride deep into Louna NP where you have the chance to see many big African wildlife, thousands of birds and fish, and look for the biggest group of wild gorillas in Africa. Dinner and overnight at Park safari lodge.
Day 5: Morning Park Viewing; Return to Brazzaville
After breakfast, enjoy a final day of exploring the rainforest and animal watching. In the afternoon depart for Brazzaville and relax on your final night in the capital city. Overnight at Brazzaville tourist hotel.
Day 6: Final Day – Departure
After breakfast at leisure and hotel check-out, relive the highlights of your expedition and stop at local markets for last minute gifts. Enjoy a casual drive through town before your transfer to the airport.END OF SERVICES