Explore the Congo basin with two legends

posted 15th November 2019 by Danica Wilson in Work in progress

When was the last time you did something for the first time?

This 11-night itinerary offers you the opportunity to visit the Congo Basin and be guided by two visionaries who are the custodians of this remote region in the central heart of Africa. Paul Telfer and Rod Cassidy, each a legend in their own right, will share their experience, wisdom and stories, and get you more connected to the Congo than you ever thought possible.

In addition to these specialist hosts, guests will have even more access to, and time with, Magdalena Bermejo, a primatologist and world authority on western lowland gorillas; the African Parks team; the pangolin research centre and researchers at Sangha Lodge; the Dzanga Bai research platform; and other role players in the region.

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Republic of Congo Safari Forest Elephant Safari

This special one-off discovery to the Congo Basin, staying at Odzala Discovery Camps and Sangha Lodge, will feature just eight guests. The journey will last for 11 incredible nights, from 26 March to 7 April, 2020.  Prices are US$20,190 (sharing) or US$24,508 (single).

This journey is ideally suited to guests who have been to the region before, those with an understanding of the region looking to expand their own knowledge or for guests wishing to experience an intellectual journey where research, science, community and nature are explored together.

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Gorilla conservation

Paul Telfer CEO Congo Conservation Company Odzala

About Paul Telfer, CEO of Congo Conservation Company
American-born primatologist with a foundation in research from Sierra Leone and Gabon in the 1990s. While investigating primate viruses and the origins of the HIV epidemic, Paul pioneered non-invasive sampling techniques for wild primates.


About Rod Cassidy, owner of Sangha Lodge
A renowned South African ornithologist, Rod purchased Sangha Lodge in 2008 – now home to a rehabilitation centre for local wildlife as well as the pangolin research project spotlighted in the recently released ‘EYE OF THE PANGOLIN’ DOCUMENTARY.


Are you ready for the Congo or elsewhere in Africa?
We can tailor holidays to suit you if this itinerary doesn’t quite fit the bill.

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