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This package gives you an opportunity for Visiting Bonobos In Congo in the wild in the heart of Africa. You will navigate up the Congo River to reach Tshumbiri in Mai-Ndombe Province in DR Congo. The Bonobos are a very rare animal to see in the wild. Additionally, the Bonobos are our closest living relatives, with more than 99% identical DNA. This comes as a unique experience as the Bonobos are endemic to the DR Congo. The experience of seeing the locals along the river going about their daily lives is something that, in all likelihood, can only be found in one or two places in the world. To visit bonobos in the wild will definitely not be an easy trip, it is an expedition. It will surely be very rewarding if you can handle the unpredictable environment that is the Democratic Republic of Congo. At the end of the trip, you will be among the rare tourist on the planet to visit bonobos in the wild.
8 DAYS CONGO EXPEDITION FOR VISITING BONOBOS IN CONGO
Day 1. Arrival in Kinshasa
Eco Adventure Safaris representative will pick you up from Beach Ngobila Airport in Kinshasa. You will then be whisked away to your hotel for a briefing and orientation. Overnight at Léon Hotel or Similar.
Day 2. Kinshasa City Tour
On this day you will discover Kinshasa’s vibrant culture and history on a tour of the city that explores local landmarks, a bustling market, and the banks of the churning Congo River. Traveling with a local guide, you’ll learn the stories behind each place you see, from the National Museum to Kabila’s Mausoleum and the Place of Independence.
You will also be brought in another incredibly unique aspect of Kinshasa, Sapeurs. La Sape is an abbreviated way to refer to the movement of Sapeurs. The translated meaning of the term La Sape is “Society of Ambiance-Makers and Elegant People”. Also known as Congolese Dandies, the importance of physical appearance and attire is of the utmost and this is very clear, as you will see. You will experience the city in the safety of a private vehicle that will comfortably accommodate you, with all entrance fees included.
Stop at: Musee National de Kinshasa (National Museum), Kinshasa
Stop at: Academie des Beaux-Arts, Kinshasa
Stop at: Chez les Sapeurs
Stop at: Marché des voleurs
Stop for lunch at Chez Flore Restaurant
In the evening transfer back to your hotel for rest and overnight.
Day 3. Kinshasa – Menko
Boarding for Tshumbiri at the Ngafura port of Maluku (Maluku is a town in the city of Kinshasa located 80 km from the city center) night at the Menko village. This part of the itinerary will allow you to discover the Congo River, its traffic and its inhabitants in a particular immersion formula approach. During the 2 days navigation, you can participate in several types of traditional fishing. Consider your fishing rods and swimwear if needed.
Day 4. Menko – Tshumbiri – Nkala
After breakfast, continue your journey to Tshumbiri. You will arrive at around 3:00 p.m. As you arrive, we will leave the boat and transfer by jeep to Nkala to reach around 6:00 p.m. Free evening and night in a tent.
Day 5. Trekking Bonobos in the forest
Wake up early at around 5 a.m. to go for the bonobos trekking in the wild. You will bring your breakfast with you. Trek the Bonobos and return to the village at around 12 noon. After lunch, courtesy visit to the chiefdom and tour of the village as you encounter with the Téké people. Around 4:30 p.m. attend to a show with the famous folklore Ekoul balow. Return to camp around 6.30 p.m. If interested you could have a chat with the staff of the NGO Mbomou tour. Nights in tent or inn Mbomou tour.
Day 6. Nature walk and meeting with Téké people
Go for a nature walk and meet with the téké people and their culture. In the afternoon, return to Tshumbiri for overnight.
Day 7. Tshumbiri – Kinshasa |
Around 6:00 a.m. boarding and return to Kinshasa. Breakfast on board. Arrival in Maluku around 4:30 p.m. Goodbye the boat crew and transfer to the city center. Free evening. Night at the hotel
Day 8. Departure from Kinshasa
In the morning, you will be brought to N’djili International Airport for departure.
End of the Visiting Bonobos In Congo
The price of the package including 8 days and 7 nights costs:
- 5999 USD per person for one person
- 4999 USD per person for two people
- 3999 USD per person for three people.
- Private transportation (a mix of Vehicle and motorbike)
- Accommodation (mix of hotel, guest house and tents)
- English speaking guide / Chef
- Visa Invitation Letter (VIL)
- Meal as specified in the itinerary.
- Covid19 related expenses
- International flights
- Airports taxes (55$ pp)
- Gratuities and souvenirs
- Medical insurance
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Eco Adventure Safaris is a local tour operator in Congo, we take pride in customizing tailor made Gorilla trekking in Congo. Including Congo gorilla trekking from Kigali Rwanda. We have a very diligent and trust worthy team. Your queries are answered within 20 minutes by our team of professional tour consultants. These consultants will make you a travel plan for you, answer to all your questions and make sure all your services are booked in advance for you to avoid inconveniences. We also have very knowledgeable safari guides depending on your language preferences. Contact us here about Visiting Bonobos In Congo