15 Days Congo Safari Tour to Wild Bonobos to Frontier Abyssal Zone & Deep Jungle

15 Days Congo Safari Tour to Wild Bonobos

 

The 15 Days Congo Safari Tour to Wild Bonobos to Frontier Abyssal Zone & Deep Jungle is a comprehensive Congo Wildlife Safari package that takes you to the deep layers of Congo Equatorial Jungle to explore the Bonobos – one of our closest cousins sharing 99% of the DNA and limited in range to the Democratic Republic of Congo. It involves return flight transfer from Kinshasa to Basankusu while the days of river cruise transfer offers authentic exploration of Congo Wilderness.

Juvenile bonobo (Pan paniscus) reacting to photographer blowing through the fence. Lola Ya Bonobo Sanctuary, Kinshasa, DR of Congo, 2007

Juvenile bonobo (Pan paniscus) reacting to photographer blowing through the fence. Lola Ya Bonobo Sanctuary, Kinshasa, DR of Congo, 2007

Day 1 of the 15 Days Congo Safari Tour to Wild Bonobos to Frontier Abyssal Zone & Deep Jungle: Arrive in Kinshasa & transfer to the Hotel

Day 2 of the 15 Days Congo Safari Tour to Wild Bonobos to Frontier Abyssal Zone & Deep Jungle:  Flight transfer to Basankusu

Day 3, 4 & 5 of the 15 Days Congo Safari Tour to Wild Bonobos to Frontier Abyssal Zone & Deep Jungle:   Transfer to the Bonobo Forest

Day 6, 7, 8 & 9 of the 15 Days Congo Safari Tour to Wild Bonobos to Frontier Abyssal Zone & Deep Jungle: Spend time in the jungle with Bonobos

Day 10, 11, 12 & 13 of the 15 Days Congo Safari Tour to Wild Bonobos to Frontier Abyssal Zone & Deep Jungle: Transfer back to Basankusu

Day 14 of the 15 Days Congo Safari Tour to Wild Bonobos to Frontier Abyssal Zone & Deep Jungle: Day at leisure at Basankusu & do town tour

Day 15 of the 15 Days Congo Safari Tour to Wild Bonobos to Frontier Abyssal Zone & Deep Jungle:  Transfer back to Kinshasa

Day 1 of the 15 Days Congo Safari Tour to Wild Bonobos to Frontier Abyssal Zone & Deep Jungle: Arrive in Kinshasa & transfer to the Hotel

After a flight from your country of origin, you land at Kinshasa Airport from where you will connect with our representative ushering you to the Democratic Republic of Congo – the Africa’s second largest nation. You will then transfer to the hotel for relaxation, dinner and overnight

Accommodation

 Luxury / Upmarket: Kempinski Hotel Pleuve Congo

Midrange / Standard:  Hotel Memling

Budget / Basic:  Guesthouse Residence

Day 2 of the 15 Days Congo Safari Tour to Wild Bonobos to Frontier Abyssal Zone & Deep Jungle:  Flight transfer to Basankusu

Following breakfast, connect to the Airport and transfer by flight to the area of Busankusu travelling with Kin Avia enjoying Ariel views of the Congo Equatorial jungle en route.  Upon arrival, you spend the evening at leisure

Accommodation: Tents
Day 3, 4 & 5 of the 15 Days Congo Safari Tour to Wild Bonobos to Frontier Abyssal Zone & Deep Jungle:   Transfer to the Bonobo Forest

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You set off for the transfer to the Bonobo forest arriving at mid day of Day 5. You start the journey in the early morning of Day 3 spending 30 – 40 hour on the water.  The cruise commences in the morning, make a lunch stop at noon and take a break from the cruise at around 4pm. The nights are spent in the small villages under agreement with local chiefs and the food is purchased from the local markets.  River Maringa stretches to 100 – 200m in width marked with a lot of sandbanks while River Lomako stretches from 5 – 15m in width marked with dense forest cover on its sides, fast water flow along with various obstacles.

Accommodation: Tents
Day 6, 7, 8 & 9 of the 15 Days Congo Safari Tour to Wild Bonobos to Frontier Abyssal Zone & Deep Jungle: Spend time in the jungle with Bonobos

Now, you set off to the forest to explore the wild Bonobos. You depart from the camp at night so as to reach there early in the morning. You traverse the high trees and the lush jungle and the search for the Bonobos is an exciting one. Besides the Bonobo encounter, you have possibilities of exploring Tholan’s Red Colobus (Piliocolobus Tholloni), Dryas Monkey (Cercopithecus Dryas), Black Mangabey (Lophocebus Aterrimus), Golden-Bellied Mangabey (CercocebusChrysogaster), Angolan Colobus (Colobus Angolensis), Allen’s Swamp Monkey (AllenopithecusNigroviridis) Buffalo (Syncerus Caffer), Elephant (Loxodonta Africana), Bongo (Tragelaphus Euryceros), Leopard (Panthera Pardus) and African Golden Cat (Felis Aurata). The jungle is also a rich birding destination with over 400 species of birds including high density of Congo Peafowl.

Accommodation: Tents

Day 10, 11, 12 & 13 of the 15 Days Congo Safari Tour to Wild Bonobos to Frontier Abyssal Zone & Deep Jungle: Transfer back to Basankusu

After breakfast, embark on the transfer to Basankusu. You enjoy the amazing views of local villages including the Mongo tribes and a range of migrants from Ngombe tribe.

Accommodation: Tents

Day 14 of the 15 Days Congo Safari Tour to Wild Bonobos to Frontier Abyssal Zone & Deep Jungle: Day at leisure at Basankusu & do town tour

You spend the day at leisure and a town walk where offices of Africa Wildlife Foundation and other NGOs can be seen. Retire for overnight

Accommodation: Tents

Day 15 of the 15 Days Congo Safari Tour to Wild Bonobos to Frontier Abyssal Zone & Deep Jungle:  Transfer back to Kinshasa

You transfer by flight back to Kinshasa from where you will catch up with a connecting flight back home.

End of the 15 Days Congo Safari Tour to Wild Bonobos to Frontier Abyssal Zone & Deep Jungle


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Get a premium safari vehicle for hire in Uganda from our wide range of cars available at Prime Uganda Safaris and Tours Ltd. Take your safari in Uganda comfortably with a great choice for a long road trip or family vacation in a safari vehicle that meet your needs. From 4X4 Land Cruisers, Land Rovers to custom omnibuses, we have a car that makes your safari in Uganda’s Parks and Rural countryside a memorable one. Our car hire is mainly based on limited mileage and applies to travel within Uganda. (Terms and conditions apply)

 

General Safari Inclusions

  • Gorilla Permit (for gorilla trekking safaris)
  • Chimpanzee Permit (for chimpanzee trekking safaris)
  • Full Board Accommodation on Safari
  • Transportation in either 4X4 Safari Van or 4X4 Safari Land Cruiser all with Pop up roof & AC
  • Fuel
  • Professional English Speaking driver guide. Any other foreign language speaking guide can be arranged on request.
  • Entrance fees to the tourist sites including Protected areas mentioned
  • Activity fees of the tourist activities mentioned
  • Bottled water while on safari
  • Border crossing fees (for cross border safaris)

General Safari Exclusions

  • General tips for the driver guide, site guides and service staff at the lodges
  • Laundry Services
  • Other Beverages / drinks of personal nature like Alcohol
  • International Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Domestic Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Visas
  • Optional Activity fees
  • Other extras not mentioned in the Itinerary
  • Airport Transfer (Arranged on request)
  • Accommodation in Kampala or Kigali unless it is part of the Itinerary (Arranged on request)

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