8-Day Pygmy Tour from Kinshasa in Congo Explores and views Kinshasa, ride the infamous river into the heart of darkness and can stretch to 10 or 12 depending on weather/flights/conditions). Visit villages, tribes, and forests and view animals and hundreds of unique and some undiscovered species of river fish and birds. Enjoy some of the best music, culture, and scenery of Africa and one of its most legendary journeys. We adapted this tour out of popular demand and inquiries from our customers online. This trip has an adventurous character and takes place in very back-land Jungles.
Explore and view Kinshasa, ride the infamous river into the heart of darkness. Visit villages, tribes, and forests and view animals and hundreds of unique and some undiscovered species of river fish and birds. Enjoy some of the best music, culture, and scenery of Africa and one of its most legendary journeys.
We adapted this tour out of popular demand and inquiries from our customers online. This trip has an adventurous character and takes place in very back-land Jungles.
Our overland tours include all insurance, transport, food, permits, entrance fees, taxes, 4×4 with a/c, and accommodation in safari-style lodges, villages, and tourist hotels (where applicable). Alcoholic drinks are extra. Congo Travel and Tours will arrange your visa facilitation upon purchase of a tour, and you must apply with our invitation letter at your nearest possible embassy.
Welcome to Kinshasa, our representative will greet you at the airport, and courteously assist you to your hotel. After you check-in enjoy a fantastic nightlife tour, or evening to rest.
Fly to Mbandaka city on the Congo River, and get a glimpse at local river life, largely unchanged for countless thousands of years. On arrival take a 4x4 from Mbandaka to Ilema (29 km), where pygmies and the chief of the village give us a warm welcome with traditional dances. We stay here for viewing of nearby natural and cultural attractions, and settle in for an overnight deep in the African rainforest. Understand that regular tourists rarely visit these villages. You are some of the only people they see visit from the outside world. Make a good impression.
After breakfast we leave by 8:00am for a thrilling trip to Samba. On the Road we stop in Buya, where we visit a small village with pygmies. Here we have the opportunity to view their traditional clothes and wooden sculptures. Overnight stay in Samba, with local pygmies and the chief of the village.
After breakfast we take a canoe to Nkake (5 hours paddling) and take the time to admire the vegetation in the old and hugely biodiverse tropical jungle. Enjoy fresh fruit, vegetables, and other specialties to taste.
After breakfast we leave for Bikoro (2 hours paddling by pirogue on the serene Congo River tributary) on Lake Ntumba. We visit forest pygmies here of another tribe and family.
After breakfast at Bikoro we head into the virgin Jungle to I.R.E.S in a 4x4 jeep (30 km). IRES is an animal protection area that has many attractions including a center for research and climatology, and an outpost for the study of the ecology of tropical fauna and flora. Enjoy a guided excursion in the park where you can find ancient and virgin vegetation, several unique animals and birds, and many more that are not yet documented by science! Finish the evening with a traditional Congolese dinner.
Breakfast at 7h00, followed by a 4x4 trip to Mbandaka. We stay the night in Mbandaka and enjoy local restaurant food and cold beer.
Fly back to Kinshasa, assistance and boarding formalities