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Travellers can now go on solo adventures along the Congo Basin

Swisher Post - 13.03.2020

Solo travellers can now book adventure trips to the majestic Congo Basin.

A travel agency can be credited for making it possible for travellers to go on a fully-fledged cruise along the majestic Congo Basin.

Travel to the Congo Basin: This is what we know

As reported by Tourism Update, the Congo Conservation Company has launched a discounted offer to travellers seeking solo thrill adventures in the north-western parts of the Republic of Congo.

Termed the Odzala Discovery tour, travellers can spend between seven and 11 nights experiencing the picturesque Odzala-Kokona National Park through river cruises, gorilla tracking, forest walks and other activities.

This is the standard itinerary on offer (the weight of the itinerary depends on guests’ fitness levels and personal preferences):

  • The starting point is Brazzaville, the capital of Congo.
  • guests will move between the Odzala Discovery Ngaga, Lango, Mboko and Sangha Camps via boat and chartered flights; and
  • experience different parts of the country, from swamps to savannahs.

The travel agency also confirmed that all travel costs, from Brazzaville and throughout the experience, are included in the rate, with 23% discounts available for seven-night guests.

Five facts about Africa’s majestic basin

The sedimentary basin of the Congo River is one of Africa’s many wonders. Apart from its naturally flawless aesthetic beauty, the Congo Basin is also known for its many WTF facts.

These are five interesting truths about the majestic Congo Basin:

  1. The Congo Basin forests run across six countries, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Gabon, Equatorial Guinea and the Republic of Congo
  2. It is the second-largest tropical rainforest in the world, with almost 2 million square kilometres of humid forest- an area about the size of Mexico.
  3. The DRC is the largest country in the Congo Basin and contains 12.5% of the world’s remaining tropical rainforest.
  4. The basin’s forests contain the greatest number of mammals, and more than a 1 000 species of bird can be found here.
  5. The basin is the only place to shelter all three subspecies of gorilla: the lowland gorilla, the endemic eastern lowland gorilla and the endangered mountain gorilla.