Maximum 4 persons in 1 canoe
- 2 pax : 7.574,- USD per person
- 3 pax : 6.269.- USD per person
- 4 pax : 5.616,- USD per person
Kinshasa is a megalopolis of people, ideas and frenetic energy. The capital and largest city of the DRCongo
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Kinshasa is a megalopolis of people, ideas and frenetic energy. The capital and largest city of the DRCongo.
ID. NAT.: 01-9-N40471D
MAFFET / SGT / AV / 02 / 2003
Maximum 4 persons in 1 canoe
|Program: Day 1||Tuesday||Friday||Int. Arrival|
|Day 3||Thursday||Sunday||Maringa – and Lomakoriver|
|Day 4||Friday||Monday||Maringa – and Lomakoriver|
|Day 5||Saturday||Tuesday||Maringa – and Lomakoriver|
|Day 6||Sunday||Wednesday||Maringa – and Lomakoriver|
|Day 7||Monday||Thursday||Maringa – and Lomakoriver|
|Day 15||Tuesday||Friday||Arrival Mbandaka and visit|
|Day 16||Wednesday||Saturday||Transfer Kinshasa|
|Day 17||Thursday||Sunday||City visit|
|Day 18||Friday||Monday||Int departure|
Day 1: Hotel Invest 3* on B&B
Arrival in Kinshasa, airport assistance, transfer hotel and briefing
Day 2: Hotel, full board After breakfast, transfer to the airport for our flight to Mbandaka. We travel with CAA or Air Congo and depending on the number of passengers with Airbus A320, Fokker 50 or Short 360
Hotel in Mbandaka
Day 3,4,5,6,7: Tents, full board
In total, we have to travel between 40 and 50 hours on the water. We leave early in the morning, after breakfast, have a small break at noon for lunch and we’ll stop around +/- 4 pm for our camp and to prepare our diner. We stay overnight in small villages, with the agreement of the chief and buy our food on the local markets.
The Maringa River is between 100 and 200 meter wide and has a lot of sandbanks. The Lomako River is between 5 and 15 meter wide, forest everywhere on both sides a fast water flow and a lot of obstacles. Here we have to be careful. Normally, at the end of the 7th day, we arrive at destination.
Day 8,9,10,11: Tents, full board
Now we enter into the forest. To find the Bonobos, we’ll have to leave the camp at night, to arrive early in the morning where they passed the night, high in the trees and we’ll stay till they awake.
Except the Bonobos, we also can find:
Dryas Monkey (Cercopithecus Dryas) Tholan’s Red Colobus (Piliocolobus Tholloni) Golden-Bellied Mangabey (Cercocebus Chrysogaster) Black Mangabey (Lophocebus Aterrimus)
Allen’s Swamp Monkey (Allenopithecus Nigroviridis)
Angolan Colobus (Colobus Angolensis)
Elephant (Loxodonta Africana)
Buffalo (Syncerus Caffer)
Bongo (Tragelaphus Euryceros)
African Golden Cat (Felis Aurata)
Leopard (Panthera Pardus)
For birding, the region has more than 400 different species with a high density of the “Congo peafowl” (Afropavo Congensis)
Day 12,13,14,15 : Tents, full board
Return to Mbandaka. The people from the villages we meet on the way, are from the Mongo tribes. The last years, there is a migration of people from the Ngombe tribe, really good hunters. Luckily for the wildlife, ammunition isn’t easy to find.
Day 15: Hotel, full board
In Mbandaka, a day off, a day of rest, a day we’ll visit the town.
Day 16: Hotel Invest 3* on B&B
Flight to Kinshasa, Transfer to the Hotel.
Day 17 : Hotel Invest 3* on B&B
Visit of Kinshasa: Visit of the Bonobo Sanctuary at Chute de Lukaya , Mausolée de Kabila, Marché des Voleurs (Art), Symphonie Des Arts, Rapids of Kinsuka, ect.
Program depends on the outgoing flight time