Adventures in the Congo

Throughout 2014 award-winning tour operator Austin Adventures will guide clients into the Congo River Basin tracking the Western Lowland Gorilla, one of the world's most elusive animals. “Few companies offer the Republic of Congo in their African safari itineraries,” says Dan Austin, Director of Austin Adventures. “This region is only regaining attention due to calming of political unrest in neighbouring countries of the Democratic Republic of Congo and Gabon, and building of new safari camps and infrastructure.” The trip begins and ends in Brazzaville, capital of the Republic of Congo with stays at the Lango and Ngaga Camps in the Congo River Basin on the edge of the savannah in Odzala-Kokoua National Park. With expert guides you will spend two-full days tracking the Western Lowland Gorilla with opportunities throughout the trip to also catch a glimpse of chimpanzees, mountain gorillas, bonobos (pygmy monkeys), okapi, white rhinos and duikers. The per person double rate for the seven-day/six-night trip is $8,598 with weekly departures year round for between two and ten clients.