Overland tour to Gabon, Congo and DRC
Expedition in 4x4 overland truck of prospective character through Central Africa.
What does prospecting trip mean? Total adventure. We will discover together the great majority of places, improvising during the trip.
A unique adventure in which we will travel to Gabon, Congo Brazzaville and DRC exploring their jungles, visiting national parks, learning about their different cultures and ethnic groups and partying in two of the craziest and liveliest African capitals.
In this trip to Gabon, Congo and DRC we will travel most of the way through remote and difficult tracks, where very few pass, and where the trips almost always become great adventures ... Which we love!
Are you ready for adventure?
Tour to Gabon, Congo and DRC - Highlights
Humpback whale sighting, Gabon
Loango National Park, Gabon
Camping in the jungle of Akaka, Gabon
Gorillas, Loango National Park, Gabon (optional)
Hospital, Dr. Scheweitzer Museum, Gabon
We will try to attend some animist ceremony Bwiti, Gabon
Visit to the National Museum of Mâ Loango in Diosso in Congo
Pointe Indienne Beach, Congo
Diosso's Throats, Congo
Cosmopolitan city of Point Noire, Congo
Going out for a weekend in Brazzaville and Kinshasa, lively African cities, where we are very likely to see the fascinating "Sapeurs", Congo and DRC
Bonobos, Lola Ya Bonobo Sanctuary, DRC
Our tour to Gabon "The last Eden"
We will start our journey in Libreville, capital of Gabon. From Libreville we will take the regular ferry to Port Gentil where we will go to see humpback whales.
With the truck, we will travel between sands and savannahs to Omboue, gateway to the Loango National Park.
We will go to the Iguela lagoon, in the Loango National Park, where sharks, hippos and crocodiles live together. Here we embark with all our provisions to face the next two days in the jungle of Akaka.
At this time of the year, Akaka is a wildlife orchard where large mammals (elephants, buffalo, etc.) come to feed in the meadows that are exposed when the water level drops.
In Lambarené we will stay for two nights at the Dr. Scheweitzer hospital. The hospital complex dates back to the mid 1920s and the original buildings now house a museum, preserving the hospital, its equipment and the Schweitzers' homes.
For several days we will cross Gabon to the Congo border. We will keep an eye out during the trip in case we are lucky enough to attend a Bwiti ceremony
Travel in Congo and DRC
We continue our journey in the Republic of Congo.
We will explore for several days the south of the Republic of Congo, visiting some beaches, the spectacular cliffs of Diosso or Point Noire, one of the most modern cities in Africa
Located 35 km northeast of Pointe Noire, the Diosso Gorges are among the most beautiful landscapes in the region. Rain erosion has formed cliffs of ochre rocks, a succession of large cirques that create gorges covered with very dense vegetation. Some of them look like small forgotten valleys.
Brazzaville is situated on the bank of the Congo River, opposite Kinsasha. It is one of the most peaceful, small, clean and safe African capitals, in contrast to the frenetic Kinshasa, a gigantic and chaotic city.
We will arrive just at the weekend in Brazzaville, which will allow us not only to visit the Congo River rapids, the central market and some historical buildings of the capital, but also to go out at night to the night clubs where the Sapeurs usually meet.
We will leave the truck in Brazzaville and take the local ferry to Kinsasha, where we will also go out to discover its markets and nightlife. Kinsasha is famous for being the African capital of partying.
From the DRC capital we will travel to Lola ya Bonobo Sanctuary, the only bonobo sanctuary in the world, where we will spend the morning and have lunch. Back in Kinsasha we will ask about the areas where the Sapeurs usually move to see them in real action.
Kinsasha nights are famous all over the world... what better farewell than to experience them in first person.
This trip isn't enough for you and you want to continue to Chad?
This trip can be linked with a transit and prospecting route that we will take from Brazzaville to N'Djamena in Chad, through northern Congo, Central African Republic and Cameroon.
FULL EXPEDITION SUMMARY: GABON, CONGO, DRC, CAMEROON,CAR AND CHAD
- Price 3.700€ + 1.100€ local payment
- From Tuesday 14th july, 2020 in Libreville, Gabon
- To Thursday 27 August 2020 in N'Djamena, Chad
- Duration 45 days