Our Pygmy and Congo River Tour will take you to communities of hunter-gatherers that have maintained a harmonious existence within the forest. Collectively known as ‘pygmies’, these remote tribes have captured the imagination of anthropologists, few of whom have gone to extreme lengths to study them since their discovery in the 18th century.
Explore Kinshasa like a local and cruise on the deepest River on earth River Congo into the absolute heart of Africa. Visit villages, traditional 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 has to offer on our legendary DR Congo Pygmy and Congo river tour
- Welcome to Kinshasa D.R. Congo
- Lights Flight to Mbandaka
- Explore Buya Pygmy Village
- Canoe to Nkake Forest
- To Bikoro using Lake Ntumba
- Explore Pygmy Villages
- Transfer to Mbandaka
- Flight To Kinshasa
DAY 1 ARRIVE IN KINSHASA, D.R CONGO
Welcome to D.R Congo! A Laba Africa Expeditions guide will be waiting for you at the airport and will be ready to drive you to your hotel. After you check-in , it is possible to tour around the city or go to enjoy the great nightlife of Kinshasa. please Note. These activities are optional and will be at ones cost.
DAY 2 LOCAL FLIGHT TO MBANDAKA CITY
There are only two flights to Mbandaka city a week here and delays are not uncommon here. Mbandaka is a town with a very peaceful atmosphere, surrounded by swamps and dense forests. Daughter of the river, this one gives it all its magic and a little freshness, in this tropical furnace interspersed with numerous torrential showers. And still makes it an important river stage between Kinshasa and Kisangani.
On arrival here, we will drive to llema village to introduce our selves to the local chef who will welcome us to the pygmy territory enjoy some traditional dances before overnight in the forest camping with the Pygmies’
DAY 3 EXPLORE PYGMY VILLAGES
Have early breakfast and go to Buya, where we visit villages of pygmies. You will have a chance to immerse your self more in the traditions of batwa people, learn about their traditional medicines, hunting skills, making back cloths from trees
Overnight in Samba.
Meal plan: Full board
DAY 4 CONGO RIVER CRUISE TO NKAKE
Take a boat trip to Nkake the boat trip is about for about 6 hours passing through dark vegetation and an opportunity to spot some wildlife in company of your experienced guides.
DAY 5 BOAT TOUR TO THE CONGO RIVER TRIBUTARY AND CONGO PYGMY VILLAGE TOUR
Lake Tumba (or Ntomba) is a shallow lake in northwestern part of theDemocratic Republic of the Congo, in the Bikoro Territory of Equateur Province.The lake covers about 765 square kilometres (295 sq mi) depending on the season, connected via the Irebu channel with the Congo River. Water may flow into or out of the lake through this channel depending on the floods. Lake Tumba has 114 species of fish and supports important fisheries. Overnight: Mongo tribe village in tents. Lake Ntumba. We visit forest pygmies here of another tribe and family.
DAY 6 ANOTHER DAY PYGMY AND CONGO RIVER TOUR
On this 8 Days Pygmy and Congo Riveryou will Tour the villages arround and immerse yourself in the local culture for the second day living and learning from the pygmies the way of life and learning some serious survival skills in the forest.
DAY 7 ROAD TRIP TO MBANDAKA
After a big breakfast, we shall say goodbye to the locals and the elders of pygimies and take our jeeps make our way back to Mbandaka.
DAY 8 MBANDAKA TO KINSHASA
Mbandaka – Kinshasa
Breakfast in the hotel and transfer to the airport. Flight to the capital.
8 Days Pygmy and Congo River Tour