Pygmy Discovery in DRCongo

Pygmy Discovery in DRCongo

$1,702 (Per Adult)

$952 (Per Child)

$142 (Per Adult) / Day

$79 (Per Child) / Day

(Includes)

  • Meals
  • Transport
  • Accomodation
  • Sightseeing

Duration12 day(s)

LocationDemocratic Republic of the Congo

Start PointKinshasa

End PointEquatorial Forest

AvailabilityMay 01 , 2018 to May 05 , 2019

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Summary

Days Pygmy’s Villages Tours from 1800 usd /per persons We adapt this as for well known travel ways; you have to understand that the trip has got an adventurous character in very back land forest .All transfer are made by jeeps and pirogue (traditional dug out equipped with canoe) Accommodation consist of tented campi ing the interior and hotel in the city centers The trip is based on full board meal in the interior ,the full board meal plan consist of breakfast including sliced bread and rolls butters, cheeses ham /salami and sugar coffee tea or hot chocolate. Our lunch and dinner consist mainly of local specialties ,fresh fruit, and local specialties[goat meat, chicken a la moambe, Fresh fruit and local snack food are served as lunch on board the main course of our dinner consist of meat poultry fish ,and pasta vegetables , rice potatos or fufu a local side dish made of the manioc plant . The dessert traditionally consists of fresh fruit. Day 01: Arrival in Kinshasa; Transfer to the Hotel and briefing Day 02: Transfer to Mbandaka by plane In the Equatorial Province, arrival in Mbandaka city we take a 4×4 from Mbandaka to Ilema about 29 km in a span of 2 hrs where pygmy and the chief of village shall give us a warm welcome with trad itional danses, We stay there ,for attractions and we pass night. Day 03 .Trip to Samba, Buya … the pygmies’ villages. After breakfast we leave by 8:00am for a thrilling trip to Samba. On the Road we stop in Buya, where we visit a small village with pygmies. Here we have the opportunity to view their traditional clothes and wooden sculptures. Overnight stay in Samba, with local pygmies and the chief of the village. (B, L, D) Overnight in tents . Day 04: Nkake , Paddling … in Forest After breakfast we take a canoe to Nkake (5 hours paddling) and take the time to admire the vegetation in the old and hugely biodiverse tropical jungle. Enjoy fresh fruit, vegetables, and other specialties to taste.. Day 05 Bikoro Paddling in Ntumba Lake After breakfast we leave for Bikoro , we have two hours paddling by pirogue on the serene Congo River tributary) on Lake Ntumba. We visit forest pygmies here of another tribe and family. (B, L, D) Overnight Bikoro Day 06 Trip into the virgin Jungle : After breakfast at Bikoro we head into the virgin Jungle to I.R.E.S in a 4×4 jeep (30 km). IRES is an animal protection area that has many attractions including a center for research and climatology, and an outpost for the study of the ecology of tropical fauna and flora. Enjoy a guided excursion in the park where you can find ancient and virgin vegetation, several unique animals and birds, and many more that are not yet documented by science! Finish the evening with a traditional Congolese dinner..) Day07:Travel Back to Mbandaka Breakfast at 7h00, followed by a 4×4 trip to Mbandaka. We stay the night in Mbandaka and enjoy local restaurant food and cold beer. (B, L, D) Overnight Hotel Nina Days 08: Transfer Back to Kinshasa To Kinshasa with air plane, transfer to your hotel and night tour with popular musician. Arrangement: • Air port pick up and drop of service as mentioned in the program • All transfers as mentioned in the program • French /English speaking Guide • All the night accommodation in the tented campement in Interior • Full board plane in the Interior • Nina River Hotel*** Mbandaka

Activities

  • Animal Tracking
  • Bird Photography
  • Boat Cruise
  • Camping
  • Cooking
  • General Photography
  • Wildlife Photography
  • Culture

Places

  • Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Physical Condition

  • Suitable For Seniors

Connectivity

  • WiFi and phone coverage throughout

Day-by-day Description

Day 1 to Day 12Pygmy Tours in Democratic Republic of Congo

Activities Included

Animal Tracking Bird Photography Camping General Photography Wildlife Photography Bird Watching Culture

Day 01: Arrival in Kinshasa; Transfer to the Hotel and briefing Day 02: Transfer to Mbandaka by plane Day 03 .Trip to Samba, Buya … the pygmies’ villages. Day 04: Nkake , Paddling … in Forest Day 05 Bikoro Paddling in Ntumba Lake Day 06 Trip into the virgin Jungle Day07 to day 11 :Travel Back to Mbandaka and its surrounds Days 08: Transfer Back to Kinshasa

Other Benefits (On Arrival)

  • Transfer

Location

Congo

Travel Time: 9 hrs

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Offical Visa Regulations and Health Requirements

For personalized details on health and visa requirements please check the IATA travel centre here

https://www.iatatravelcentre.com

The DRC requires a visa for most foreign visitors. Please check the DRC website and with your visa-issuing agency. Make certain that your visa, when issued, tells you by when it must be used, for how long the stay, and for the number of entries.Exit requirements: In addition to your stamped visa upon entry, you will likely be required to pay an exit fee 50 usd $US only (Go Pass)–when you depart the country. for Health Vaccinations: Yellow fever, international health certificate. Make sure you visit your doctor before departure to determine any other additional shots or pills, such as for malaria. Do not forget some based insect-repellent, bed net, first aid kit, sunscreen, hand sanitizer

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Moderate Cancelation Policy

30% of payment due on date of booking, 70% due 90 days before start of trip and 100% due 60 days before start of trip. 70% refund until 90 days before trip, 30% until 60 days before trip.

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$1,702 - $952 Duration: 12 day(s)

Destination

Democratic Republic of the Congo