8 Days Congo Safari to Pygmies, Congo River and Equatorial Jungle

8 Days Congo Safari to Pygmies

 

The 8 Days Congo Safari to Pygmies, Congo River and the Equatorial Jungle is a medium safari package that starts and ends in Kinshasa the main capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The 8 Days Safari in Congo includes great deal of culture especially with the famous Pygmies – one of the great indigenous tribes of Africa,  adventure exploration in the dense equatorial jungle of Congo ranked only second to Amazon in the whole world and extensive recreation along the famous Congo River.

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Day 1 of the 8 Days Congo Safari to Pygmies, Congo River and Equatorial Jungle: Arrive in Kinshasa

Day 2 of the 8 Days Congo Safari to Pygmies, Congo River and Equatorial Jungle: Arrive in Kinshasa: Transfer by flight to Mbandaka & visit the Pygmies Community

Day 3 of the 8 Days Congo Safari to Pygmies, Congo River and Equatorial Jungle:  Transfer to Samba with a stop at Buya & explore more pygmies

Day 4 of the 8 Days Congo Safari to Pygmies, Congo River and Equatorial Jungle:  Canoe Paddle to Nkake Forest enjoying the beautiful views of Congo River

Day 5 of the 8 Days Congo Safari to Pygmies, Congo River and Equatorial Jungle: Bikoro Paddling in Lake Ntumba   

Day 6 of the 8 Days Congo Safari to Pygmies, Congo River and Equatorial Jungle:     Undertake extensive Jungle trekking

Day 7 of the 8 Days Congo Safari to Pygmies, Congo River and Equatorial Jungle:      Transfer back to Mbandaka

Day 8 of the 8 Days Congo Safari to Pygmies, Congo River and Equatorial Jungle:      Transfer by flight back to Kinshasa

Day 1 of the 8 Days Congo Safari to Pygmies, Congo River and Equatorial Jungle: Arrive in Kinshasa

Following a flight from your country of origin, you land at Kinshasa where you will be welcomed by our representative before transferring to the respective 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 8 Days Congo Safari to Pygmies, Congo River and Equatorial Jungle: Arrive in Kinshasa: Transfer by flight to Mbandaka & visit the Pygmies Community

Embark on a flight transfer to Mbandaka city along the famous Congo River enjoying the remarkable Arial views of the River which stands as the second largest in terms of discharge in the whole world. Upon arrival, you are picked up in a 4X4 to Ilema 29km where you will be treated to a courteous welcome by the Village chief and the locals amidst traditional dances. You enjoy the cultural and natural wonders of area and stands as a perfect gateway to explore the authentic African landscapes.  Retire for overnight

Accommodation: Nina River Hotel

Day 3 of the 8 Days Congo Safari to Pygmies, Congo River and Equatorial Jungle:  Transfer to Samba with a stop at Buya & explore more pygmies

Following breakfast, you set off at 8am and transfer to Samba making a stop en route in Buya where a small pygmy village is explored learning more of their way of life. The time is spent exploring the pygmy wooden sculpture and the traditional clothes.
Day 4 of the 8 Days Congo Safari to Pygmies, Congo River and Equatorial Jungle:  Canoe Paddle to Nkake Forest enjoying the beautiful views of Congo River

 

Following breakfast, you set off to Nkake taking a five (5) hour canoe paddling experience exploring the amazing vegetation in the ancient tropical jungle of Congo. Tastes of vegetables, fruit among others are available along this adventure transfer.

Day 5 of the 8 Days Congo Safari to Pygmies, Congo River and Equatorial Jungle: Bikoro Paddling in Lake Ntumba  

Following breakfast, undertake a two (2) hour Bikoro paddling using a pirogue along the calm tributary of River Congo on Lake Ntumba. The chances of viewing forest pygmies exist before returning for relaxation and overnight

Day 6 of the 8 Days Congo Safari to Pygmies, Congo River and Equatorial Jungle:     Undertake extensive Jungle trekking

Following breakfast at Bikoro, you embark on the drive to penetrate the virgin jungle of IRES which is an animal protection area with a range of Congo Safari attractions such as a centre for climatology and research and a station for ecology study of tropical flora and fauna. Undertake a guided excursion in the lush jungle of the protected area gaining possible sights of birds and animals. Settle for a traditional Congolese dinner in the evening.

Day 7 of the 8 Days Congo Safari to Pygmies, Congo River and Equatorial Jungle:      Transfer back to Mbandaka

Set off after breakfast at 7am and transfer to Mbandaka enjoying good sceneries before approaching in the evening settling for relaxation, dinner and overnight

Accommodation: Nina River Hotel

Day 8 of the 8 Days Congo Safari to Pygmies, Congo River and Equatorial Jungle:      Transfer by flight back to Kinshasa

Transfer by flight back to Kinshasa from where you can catch up with a connecting flight back home.

End of the 8 Days Congo Safari to Pygmies, Congo River and Equatorial Jungle


Safari Cars for hire/rent in Uganda
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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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