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Mbandaka Pygmy and Bantouvillages in the jungle

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 10 - 14 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 10 people
Destination(s): Democratic Republic of the Congo   Congo  
Specialty Categories: Canoeing/Kayaking/Rafting   Cultural Journey  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 2900 Euro (EUR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 4200 Euro (EUR)

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival in Mbandaka. Visit of Mbandaka: Mark-up of the equator. We take a 4x4 from Mbandaka to Ilema, about 29 km further. This trip takes 2,30 hrs. The “Chef du village“ and his pygmies give us a warm welcome with traditional dances. We buy seasonal fruit and vegetables. The cook prepares a local specialty (Congolese Chicken).

Day 2: European breakfast at 7:00 am. We leave at 8:00 am. Trip to Samba. On the road we stop in Buya: we visit a small village with pygmies in traditional clothes. They show us their wooden sculptures. We spend the night in Samba: contact with the “Chief of the village” and with the local pygmies. Dinner à la façon Congolese.

Day 3: European breakfast at 7:00 am. We take a canoe to Nkake: 5 hours paddling. We admire the vegetation: tropical jungle. On the road we buy fresh fruit and vegetables and other specialties to taste. In Nkake the pygmies welcome us with their traditional dances. We eat our Congolese dinner (fresh fishes bought on the road and prepared à la façon Congolese).

Day 4: European breakfast at 7:00 am. We leave for Bikoro, paddling. On the road we visit Ikoko. Ikoko is situated on the border of the Lac Tumba. Possibility to buy some wooden souvenirs. We take 2 extra men with us to paddle: we cross the lake in 2 hours to Bikoro. Sightseeing in Bikoro: the cathedral, some buildings from the State, the beach, visit of the pygmies. Congolese dinner.

Day 5: European breakfast at 7:00 am. Trip into the virgin jungle to IRES in 4x4: 30 km. Congolese dinner.

Day 6: European breakfast at 7 am. I.R.E.S.: It is a center for research of climatology and ecology of the tropical fauna and flora. We make a guided excursion into the Park. Here we still find the virgin vegetation, several animals, birds. Congolese dinner.

Day 7: European breakfast at 7:00 am. 4x4 to Mbandaka. We stay the night in Mbandaka. We eat in a local restaurant and enjoy a fresh Primus.

Day 8: European breakfast at 7:00 am. We return to Kinshasa with airplane.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Supplier Information
Location: Congo
Joined InfoHub: Dec 2006
Client Request Served: 104

M15547 is the leading incoming tour operator in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. We strive to offer travellers an unforgettable impression of the D.R.Congo in an adventurous, ecologically sensible and secure environment. Kongo is not a normal tourist destination. It is not a country where you go for a couple of...

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