Upon arrival in Douala you pass through customs and are transferred to your hotel where you check in and depart for dinner at a restaurant on the harbor. Return to the hotel for the night.
After breakfast at the hotel, you board your private charter (three hour flight) to the Central African Republic. Upon arrival in Bayanga, CAR, you are transferred by 4x4 vehicles to the Doli Lodge for welcome drinks and dinner.
Your base camp, Doli Lodge, is an ecotourism lodge built specifically to allow interested parties to experience the rare ecosystem of Dzangha. It is set in the jungle on a wide section of the Sangha River. In the evenings, enjoy meals atop teak-decks and watch the sun set while hippos romp in the river upstream.
Day 3 & 4
DZANGHA-SANGHA NATIONAL PARK
The world-renowned Dzangha-Sangha National Park is in the remote southwest corner of the Central African Republic. You spend the next three days exploring the bai. Large viewing platforms called miradors allow you to watch the animals interact in their natural habitat. Avid birders find the occasion to identify numerous exotic species. One of the highlights of your stay in Dzangha is trekking through the mist in search of the lowland gorilla in one of only two places in the world where lowland gorillas are habituated to human presence. Mangebey tracking is also available to those who are fit to keep up with the agile and fast-paced primates. During your stay, you participate in an authentic Ba'aka (known as pygmies or forest people) hunt in which it is possible to see the animals lured by the magical music of the pygmy hunters. Moreover, Ba'aka women take you on a forest walk to teach you about medicinal local plants. You visit Bayanga village to observe village life and local customs; here you enjoy a private viewing of the unique tortoise dance.
DZANGHA BIRD VIEWING AND MANGABEYS
After an early breakfast, depart for morning activities in the Dzangha-SanghaNational Park. Visit the Dzangha bai for bird-viewing from the platforms and drop down to the Bai Hokou for your last chance to track gorillas and Mangabeys.
BAYANGA / DEPART
Transfer back to Bayanga to catch the first flight on your journey home or onward.
NOTE:This is just one example of many custom itineraries we can do for you in this diverse country. For additional itinerary options, please contact us