Gabon Gorilla Trekking & Democratic Republic of Congo

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Duration

12 days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

English

Gabon Gorilla Trekking & Democratic Republic of Congo tour presents a lovely adventure that combines lovely natural beauty and rich heritage. This tour will immerse you in the heart of Africa, where you can discover some of the continent’s most lovely landscapes, incredible wildlife, and fascinating traditions.

Begin your adventure, explore the untamed wilderness of the national parks in Gabon, and trek through lush rainforests. Here, you can discover diverse wildlife, including elephants, gorillas, and chimpanzees, and witness breathtaking landscapes that will leave you in awe. Gabon is known for its natural beauty and clean wilderness, making it an ideal destination for nature lovers.

Also, as you journey deeper into the heart of Gabon, you can communicate with locals and gain a deeper understanding of their traditions and way of life.

You can immerse yourself in the vibrant music and dance performances and admire the complex traditional arts and crafts of the local people. Additionally, you can have the chance to taste the delicious local cuisine, which features a variety of fresh fruits, vegetables, and seafood.

After exploring Gabon, cross over to the Democratic Republic of Congo, one of the regions on the planet.

Here, you can trek through dense forests and observe rare and endangered species such as the elusive okapi. The Congo Basin rainforest is home to a rich array of wildlife, including gorillas, chimpanzees, and forest elephants, making it a must-visit destination for animal lovers.

Throughout the tour, you will participate in cultural exchanges and learn about the ancient customs, traditions, and rituals of the local people.

This will offer a unique opportunity to connect with the local people and gain experience in their way of life, creating lifelong memories and a deeper appreciation for the diverse heritage of Africa.

Don’t miss this opportunity to embark on a once-in-a-lifetime cultural immersion and natural experience journey in Gabon Gorilla Trekking & Democratic Republic of Congo.

Furthermore, this tour promises to be a lovely adventure that combines stunning natural beauty and rich cultural heritage, experiencing you in the heart of Africa, where you can discover some of the continent’s most lovely landscapes, incredible wildlife, and fascinating traditions.

Highlights

  • Port-Gentil
  • LOANGO NATIONAL PARK
  • Gorilla Trekking
  • Safari

Day 1:  Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

Arrive in Kinshasa; meet assist and transfer to Hotel. Overnight at Grande Hotel Kinshasa

Day 2:  Kinshasa

After breakfast, your full-day tour of Kinshasa begins. Highlights will include: • Memorial of the former DRC president Kabila, the statue of Patrice Lumumba, the first Prime Minister • Kinkole, a fishing village, will visit the local market. • Rapids of Kinsuka Meal(s) Included: Breakfast and Dinner Overnight at Grande Hotel Kinshasa

Day 3:

Day 4:  Kinshasa – Chute de Lukaya – Bonobo Sanctuary

After breakfast go on a tour of the Bonobo Sanctuary, a haven for abandoned Bonobos, and the rst of its kind. Afterwards visit the Symphonie des art. Meal(s) Included: Breakfast and Dinner Overnight at Grande Hotel Kinshasa

Day 5:  Libreville, Gabon

After breakfast, transfer to airport for ight to Gabon; meet assist and transfer to hotel. Meal(s) Included: Breakfast and Dinner Overnight at La Residence Maisha

Day 6:  Libreville

After breakfast, begin your full-day tour of Libreville. Take a morning stroll along the waterfront, noting the folk art sculptures along the walkway. Visit the Musée des Arts et Traditions; learn about Gabon tribal culture and in the evening visit the popular Louis Quarter where you can sample the city’s stylish clubs, restaurants, and bars. Or you can visit Pointe Denis, which is easily accessible by a short boat ride and is a resort island with some of the area’s best beaches. Meal (s) Included: Breakfast and Dinner Overnight at La Residence Maisha

Day 7:  Village of Cap Esterias – Bwiti Ceremony

After breakfast, transfer to the shermen village of Cap Esterias. You will have the opportunity to attend and assist in the preparation of a Mayaya ceremony which occurs that night. Meet with the traditional healers of the village and venture into the Mondah forest to collect healing plants and barks. You will be shown how the traditional torches are made among other things. Sit with initiates in what is called “the Bwenze” (the place where the traditional treatments are prepared) and assist in everything that is allowed for a non-initiate. The ceremony will start around 10:30 pm with a speech and lecture, afterwards the ceremonial songs start followed by dancing which lasts until the sun rises. There is no sleep this night. Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Sleepless night Bwiti ceremony from sunset to sunrise

Day 8:  Village of Cap Esterias – Bwiti Ceremony

The Dancing must stop at sun rise and is followed by a blessing ritual; afterwards transfer to hotel for some much needed sleep. Meal(s) Included: Breakfast Overnight at La Residence Maisha

Day 9:  Ivindo National Park

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for ight to Ivindo National Park. Visit the surrounding Ba’Aka pygmy villages in the afternoon. Dinner is in the local Pao Rosa Restaurant. Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 10:  Ivindo National Park

After breakfast, transfer by pirogue to Mekob village. For day 5 and day 6, you will be sharing in the everyday life of traditional shing, hunting, hut building, cooking, and traditional healing of Ba’Aka pygmees. Nowadays, pygmees wear jeans but their knowledge of the forest is still irreplaceable. They will reveal to you a few secrets of the rainforest. Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Overnight at Belinga Palace

Day 11:  Ivindo National Park – Libreville

After breakfast, begin another full day in the village. Around 4pm, transfer to Booué by car, and from Booué to Libreville by train. Arrive at Booue at night to catch your train, which should depart around midnight (some delay can be expected). Meal(s) Included: Breakfast and Lunch Overnight at Belinga Palace

Day 12:  Libreville – Departure

Arrival Libreville; meet assist and transfer to Hotel. Evening transfer to airport for your flight back home. Meal(s) Included: None

TOUR INCLUDES

  • Arrival and departure services at Libreville and Port Gentil Airports.
  • Transfers to and from the airports and hotels
  • Hotel accommodation in Libreville and Loango National Park
  • Return flights between Libreville and Port Gentil.
  • Boat and/or vehicle transfers to and from Loango.
  • Accommodation, meals and bottled water at Loango.
  • One Gorilla Permit
  • All scheduled safaris and excursions, excluding fishing excursions and or other special excursions.

TOUR EXCLUDES

  • International Flights
  • Visa
  • Travel Insurance
  • Meals not listed
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
  • Gratuities
  • Additional Gorilla permits
  • Additional Activities and Add-ons

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Owner

BOADI FREDERICK

Member Since 2022

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