Rob Murray-John

Congo Travel Expert

Beyond the plains of the Serengeti, the hillsides of Virunga or the shorelines of the Cape, Congo offers a whole new realm of African discovery. One for the intrepid and the adventurous, this is a place best explored wading through jungles bais, fly-camping beneath the stars and kayaking down remote rivers. On a tailormade vacation in Congo, experience nature as it was intended; raw and untouched.

Rob Murray-John

Congo Travel Expert

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Congo Highlights

An untouched African gem, discover the luscious green forests and arty cities of Congo. Unleash your inner explorer and embark on a whole new safari adventure, swapping lions and game drives for gorillas and kayaks.

More about Congo

MORE ABOUT CONGO

For great stretches of the Congo river, which surges, spills, and winds its way across this Central African nation, the reeds become so thick that the river effectively disappears. Such things only add to the peculiar beauty of Congo, a country which boasts half the world’s lowland gorillas, swathes of balmy rainforest, and a decidedly laidback capital in Brazzaville. Answer the call of the wild. You won’t regret it.

Private tours in Congo

TO BRAZZAVILLE AND BEYOND

If you stay in the 1880-founded city of Brazzaville (named after its Italo-French founder), you’ll experience a gentle slice of laidback West African comfort. You can also take in the venerable sight of the Nabemba Tower, which rises over the city in gold-grey - an outcome of the then Marxist government’s spatial policies during the 1980s. For those heading out into the wilds (that’ll be most of you), some of the continent’s best safari awaits - not least the simply huge community of lowland gorillas in the country. Let us sort you out a private tour and you can see for yourself.

Best hotels in Congo

LUXURY CAMPING IN THE CONGO

Camps, lodges and no-stress hotels mark the luxury offering in Congo. The best of these are nestled among the rainforest and wild nature which will be your base to encounter an ultimate wildlife experience. At Ngaga Camp, you’re pretty much in Gorilla Central Station. Your expert guide and tracker will show you the way.

Honeymoons in the Congo

LANGUOROUS HONEYMOONS IN LANGO

If trekking gorillas through the jungle mist, and traversing a country with not one but three wildlife parks, is your idea of the perfect luxury honeymoon then look no further than Congo. Alongside the (understandably addictive) gorilla watching, you can explore the raised platforms of Lango bai, kayak down the Lekoki River, and descend into the wildlife-rich riverine forests of Lango. Keep your camera handy.

Congo Highlights

An untouched African gem, discover the luscious green forests and arty cities of Congo. Unleash your inner explorer and embark on a whole new safari adventure, swapping lions and game drives for gorillas and kayaks.

Where to stay in the Congo

WHERE TO STAY

Perched on suspended tree platforms; drinking in the views of the meandering Lekoli river from a private veranda, and resting your eyes in raffia-palm crafted rooms in the Ndzehi Forest. Stay close to the gorillas, but with all of the trappings of modern five-star convenience, of course.

Stay in Congo's Ndzehi forest

IN THE NDZEHI FOREST

This beautiful, luxury camp was built using entirely natural materials - including woven raffia palms. Providing unspoilt views over the canopy and total seclusion, this will be your base from which to set out in search of local wildlife and to learn about conservation in this stunning region.

Stay along the Lekoli River, Congo

ALONG THE LEKOLI RIVER

The large and luxurious Mboko Camp features twelve generous, comfortable canvas cabins built alongside the meandering Lekoli River. Sharing stories in its hidden nooks or sitting back on the lovely River Deck - drink in hand - with the Lekoli passing beneath you, is a true sight to behold.

Stay in the tree canopies in Congo

IN THE CANOPY

The playful, suspended walkways of the Lango Camp walkways never fail to raise our mood. These raised wraparound balconies, high among the trees, afford the perfect place from which to trek the local gorillas who call the region home.

  • Population Population 4,620,330
  • Capital Capital Brazzaville
  • Language Language French, Kituba, Lingala
  • Currency Currency CFA Franc
  • Time Difference Time Difference GMT +1 | ET +5
  • Expert Tip Expert Tip

    "Don't just go for the gorillas, spend a night in Brazzaville where the friendly, colourful culture and top notch eateries will catch you by surprise"

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