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Undiscovered Congo: Gorillas & Wildlife of the Rain Forest EXPLORATORY TRIP!

Track Western Lowland Gorillas in Africa's Most Remote Tropical Wilderness
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Departure Return Notes
09/09/2015 09/09/2015 09/16/2015 Led by Gavin Lautenbach
09/16/2015 09/16/2015 09/23/2015 Led by Gavin Lautenbach
09/09/2016 09/09/2016 09/16/2016  
09/16/2016 09/16/2016 09/23/2016  
2014 Fees (mouse over departure dates to view specific trip prices)
$10,995 (8 trip participants)
$12,995 (6-7 trip participants)
$17,995 (1-5 trip participants)
Single Supp.: $2,995 
Deposit: $1,000 (nonrefundable)

Please note you will be charged at the highest rate listed above, for either double or single occupancy, upon booking. We will adjust your price based on the number of travelers booked on the trip at approximately 44 days prior to departure. You will be refunded any applicable amount at this time.

2015 Fees (mouse over departure dates to view specific trip prices)
Single Supp.: $5,875
Deposit: $1,000 (nonrefundable)

Dates & Pricing Notes
Prices are per person based on double occupancy and are given in US Dollars. Dates for 2016 are tentative and will be allocated to guests on a first-come, first-served basis. 2016 fees may change slightly. Guests who reserve their space prior to final pricing confirmation will receive the lowest rate within the range offered.
Location of Adventure
Republic of the Congo, West Central Africa
Group Size Limit
Approximately 10 Travelers
A very important feature of our Congo tour is the limited group size, as nature travel is best experienced with fewer travelers. At Lango Camp, activities are done in groups of 4-8 travelers, and gorilla tracking at Ngaga Camp is strictly limited to 4 travelers per group. 
Our Specialized 4x4 Land Rovers and Land Cruisers
Our Private Leaders
Internal scheduled round-trip flights between Brazzaville and Odzala-Kokoua National Park, accommodations, airport transfers on Day 1, all meals from dinner on Day 1 to lunch on the final day, non-alcoholic drinks at camps and in vehicles, house alcoholic beverages in camps, services of NHA Expedition Leader, local guides and camp staff, some gratuities, all permits, entrance fees and taxes.
Not Included
Travel to and from start and end point of trip, premium alcoholic beverages, some gratuities, passport and visa fees, optional activities, items of a personal nature (phone calls, souvenirs, etc.), airline baggage fees, airport and departure taxes, optional travel insurance, and required medical evacuation insurance.
Mandatory Insurance
Since the areas we travel to on this trip are remote and wild (that's why we go there!), we require medical evacuation insurance for our guests' safety. If you decline the medical evacuation insurance coverage offered by Natural Habitat, we request that you send us documentation of the independent coverage you have selected. We will add the cost of a medical evacuation policy to your tour invoice until you provide our office with proof of coverage including your insurance company's name, contact number and your individual policy number. Thank you for understanding that our policy exists exclusively in the interest of our guests' safety.
Physical Requirements
Moderate to Difficult
Activities primarily revolve around exploring thick, primary forest by boat and by foot, which is the best way to experience the primates and other unique, endemic wildlife of the area. Walking and trekking in pristine forest is strenuous, requiring good physical fitness and a sense of adventure. Treks and walks can involve a few to several hours of steady walking over rough, often muddy terrain, sometimes up to eight miles, and it is typically not possible to turn back from an activity due to fatigue. From Lango Camp, walks are more leisurely, departing in the early morning hours and returning to camp by lunchtime, while gorilla trekking from Ngaga Camp can last into the early afternoon at times and is fast paced with very little time to stop. Most areas are very wet, and while trails are opened to allow access, travelers almost always return to camp wet and muddy. Shoes will get soaked on most excursions, and it may be necessary to walk in hip or waist deep water at some point along the journey. Travelers are not required to participate in all activities and are welcome to forego any portion of the program, with the understanding that participation is the best way to view much of the wildlife of the area.
Important Information About This Trip
Undiscovered Congo: Gorillas & Wildlife of the Rainforest is an Exploratory Adventure. Our Exploratory Adventures are programs in which a select small group of travelers joins us on an exhilarating inaugural journey to a new destination. Since Exploratory Adventures tend to be very exciting (and often include surprises of which even we are unaware), we ask travelers to “go with the flow” and expect the unexpected. These trips are for those true explorers who enjoy a free-spirited adventure, as the itinerary will most likely continue to change and develop. This flexibility in our itinerary allows us to provide the best travel opportunities within each region. Exploratory Adventures may be canceled by NHA if we deem it necessary, and each trip requires a minimum of six travelers to guarantee departure. We hope you'll choose to join us on this thrilling new adventure!
Getting There & Getting Home
You should plan to arrive in Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo by 6 pm on Day 1, where you will be met and transferred to our hotel in the city (approximately a 15-minute drive). You may depart Brazzaville anytime after 1:15 pm on the final day. We can best serve you if our Natural Habitat Adventures Travel Desk makes your reservations, as our staff is intimately familiar with the special requirements of these programs and can arrange the most efficient and cost-effective travel. Please call us at 1-800-543-8917. Note that while we offer you the best possible rates available to us on airfare and additional nights' accommodations, you may find special web rates or better fares online.

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