Journey to the heart of the Congo

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Very remote areas Wonderful wildlife Meeting the people of the forest Great food

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THE GREAT ASCENT OF THE CONGO AND SANGHA RIVERS : 550 MILES FROM BRAZZAVILLE TO OUESSO

Departing from Brazzaville in the Republic of Congo, city of Rumba dance, extravagantly dressed 'sappeurs' and the Poto-Poto artistic school, we will embark on an extraordinary 12-night journey on the Congo and Sangha rivers.

For almost 900 km, we will navigate from the green hills to the swamp forests of the Sangha to reach the cathedral forests populated by thousands of gorillas, chimpanzees, forest elephants, Bongos, Buffalos and more than 350 species of birds.

With our launch boat, we will go up tributaries that have been forgotten by all, every day, in search of the wonders of nature preserved out of sight.

The peoples of the forest will be our guides. We will share their way of life and their unique knowledge transmitted for centuries.

In the evening, in the calm of our comfortable ship in the heart of the second largest lung on the planet, while sipping a glass of wine, we will address the major issues of preservation, the history of the Congo, the history of peoples…

On the 12th day, we will leave the forest by flying over the entire Canopy. The journey is over. What we saw, probably few people had the chance to see.

Very remote areas Wonderful wildlife Meeting the people of the forest Great food

21 June, 2024 to 03 July, 2024
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Deluxe Suite
£ 5429 GBP pp (+ Letter of invitation (if required) £53 GBP pp)
Deluxe Suite 18 m². Second Deck. Public balcony. Two windows, armchair, writing desk and chair, two bedside tables, and a closet. Bathroom. Air-conditioning. 82 cabins with two single beds that can convert to a queen. 4 cabins with queen beds.
Master Suite
£ 5699 GBP pp (+ Letter of invitation (if required) £53 GBP pp)
Master Suite
Master Suite 27 m². Second Deck. Public balcony. Three windows, armchair, writing desk and chair, two bedside tables, sofa, and a closet. Bathroom. Air-conditioning. 1 cabin with two single beds that can convert to a queen. 1 cabin with one queen bed.
Forward Master Suite
£ 5875 GBP pp (+ Letter of invitation (if required) £53 GBP pp)
Forward Master Suite 23 m². Second Deck Forward. Public balcony. Four windows, armchair, writing desk and chair, two bedside tables, and a closet. Bathroom. Air-conditioning. 2 cabins with Queen beds
Owners Suite
£ 7035 GBP pp (+ Letter of invitation (if required) £53 GBP pp)
Owner's Suite 35 m². Observation deck. Private balcony (9m²). Three windows, armchair, writing desk and chair, two bedside tables, sofa, and a closet. Bathroom. Air-conditioning. 1 cabin with two single beds that can convert to a queen. 1 cabin with one queen bed.
02 July, 2024 to 14 July, 2024
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Deluxe Suite
£ 5429 GBP pp (+ Letter of invitation (if required) £53 GBP pp)
Deluxe Suite 18 m². Second Deck. Public balcony. Two windows, armchair, writing desk and chair, two bedside tables, and a closet. Bathroom. Air-conditioning. 82 cabins with two single beds that can convert to a queen. 4 cabins with queen beds.
Master Suite
£ 5699 GBP pp (+ Letter of invitation (if required) £53 GBP pp)
Master Suite
Master Suite 27 m². Second Deck. Public balcony. Three windows, armchair, writing desk and chair, two bedside tables, sofa, and a closet. Bathroom. Air-conditioning. 1 cabin with two single beds that can convert to a queen. 1 cabin with one queen bed.
Forward Master Suite
£ 5875 GBP pp (+ Letter of invitation (if required) £53 GBP pp)
Forward Master Suite 23 m². Second Deck Forward. Public balcony. Four windows, armchair, writing desk and chair, two bedside tables, and a closet. Bathroom. Air-conditioning. 2 cabins with Queen beds
Owners Suite
£ 7035 GBP pp (+ Letter of invitation (if required) £53 GBP pp)
Owner's Suite 35 m². Observation deck. Private balcony (9m²). Three windows, armchair, writing desk and chair, two bedside tables, sofa, and a closet. Bathroom. Air-conditioning. 1 cabin with two single beds that can convert to a queen. 1 cabin with one queen bed.
14 July, 2024 to 26 July, 2024
Prices

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Deluxe Suite
£ 5429 GBP pp (+ Letter of invitation (if required) £53 GBP pp)
Deluxe Suite 18 m². Second Deck. Public balcony. Two windows, armchair, writing desk and chair, two bedside tables, and a closet. Bathroom. Air-conditioning. 82 cabins with two single beds that can convert to a queen. 4 cabins with queen beds.
Master Suite
£ 5699 GBP pp (+ Letter of invitation (if required) £53 GBP pp)
Master Suite
Master Suite 27 m². Second Deck. Public balcony. Three windows, armchair, writing desk and chair, two bedside tables, sofa, and a closet. Bathroom. Air-conditioning. 1 cabin with two single beds that can convert to a queen. 1 cabin with one queen bed.
Forward Master Suite
£ 5875 GBP pp (+ Letter of invitation (if required) £53 GBP pp)
Forward Master Suite 23 m². Second Deck Forward. Public balcony. Four windows, armchair, writing desk and chair, two bedside tables, and a closet. Bathroom. Air-conditioning. 2 cabins with Queen beds
Owners Suite
£ 7035 GBP pp (+ Letter of invitation (if required) £53 GBP pp)
Owner's Suite 35 m². Observation deck. Private balcony (9m²). Three windows, armchair, writing desk and chair, two bedside tables, sofa, and a closet. Bathroom. Air-conditioning. 1 cabin with two single beds that can convert to a queen. 1 cabin with one queen bed.
25 July, 2024 to 06 August, 2024
Prices

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Deluxe Suite
£ 5429 GBP pp (+ Letter of invitation (if required) £53 GBP pp)
Deluxe Suite 18 m². Second Deck. Public balcony. Two windows, armchair, writing desk and chair, two bedside tables, and a closet. Bathroom. Air-conditioning. 82 cabins with two single beds that can convert to a queen. 4 cabins with queen beds.
Master Suite
£ 5699 GBP pp (+ Letter of invitation (if required) £53 GBP pp)
Master Suite
Master Suite 27 m². Second Deck. Public balcony. Three windows, armchair, writing desk and chair, two bedside tables, sofa, and a closet. Bathroom. Air-conditioning. 1 cabin with two single beds that can convert to a queen. 1 cabin with one queen bed.
Forward Master Suite
£ 5875 GBP pp (+ Letter of invitation (if required) £53 GBP pp)
Forward Master Suite 23 m². Second Deck Forward. Public balcony. Four windows, armchair, writing desk and chair, two bedside tables, and a closet. Bathroom. Air-conditioning. 2 cabins with Queen beds
Owners Suite
£ 7035 GBP pp (+ Letter of invitation (if required) £53 GBP pp)
Owner's Suite 35 m². Observation deck. Private balcony (9m²). Three windows, armchair, writing desk and chair, two bedside tables, sofa, and a closet. Bathroom. Air-conditioning. 1 cabin with two single beds that can convert to a queen. 1 cabin with one queen bed.
06 August, 2024 to 18 August, 2024
Prices

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Deluxe Suite
£ 5429 GBP pp (+ Letter of invitation (if required) £53 GBP pp)
Deluxe Suite 18 m². Second Deck. Public balcony. Two windows, armchair, writing desk and chair, two bedside tables, and a closet. Bathroom. Air-conditioning. 82 cabins with two single beds that can convert to a queen. 4 cabins with queen beds.
Master Suite
£ 5699 GBP pp (+ Letter of invitation (if required) £53 GBP pp)
Master Suite
Master Suite 27 m². Second Deck. Public balcony. Three windows, armchair, writing desk and chair, two bedside tables, sofa, and a closet. Bathroom. Air-conditioning. 1 cabin with two single beds that can convert to a queen. 1 cabin with one queen bed.
Forward Master Suite
£ 5875 GBP pp (+ Letter of invitation (if required) £53 GBP pp)
Forward Master Suite 23 m². Second Deck Forward. Public balcony. Four windows, armchair, writing desk and chair, two bedside tables, and a closet. Bathroom. Air-conditioning. 2 cabins with Queen beds
Owners Suite
£ 7035 GBP pp (+ Letter of invitation (if required) £53 GBP pp)
Owner's Suite 35 m². Observation deck. Private balcony (9m²). Three windows, armchair, writing desk and chair, two bedside tables, sofa, and a closet. Bathroom. Air-conditioning. 1 cabin with two single beds that can convert to a queen. 1 cabin with one queen bed.
17 August, 2024 to 29 August, 2024
Prices

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Deluxe Suite
£ 5429 GBP pp (+ Letter of invitation (if required) £53 GBP pp)
Deluxe Suite 18 m². Second Deck. Public balcony. Two windows, armchair, writing desk and chair, two bedside tables, and a closet. Bathroom. Air-conditioning. 82 cabins with two single beds that can convert to a queen. 4 cabins with queen beds.
Master Suite
£ 5699 GBP pp (+ Letter of invitation (if required) £53 GBP pp)
Master Suite
Master Suite 27 m². Second Deck. Public balcony. Three windows, armchair, writing desk and chair, two bedside tables, sofa, and a closet. Bathroom. Air-conditioning. 1 cabin with two single beds that can convert to a queen. 1 cabin with one queen bed.
Forward Master Suite
£ 5875 GBP pp (+ Letter of invitation (if required) £53 GBP pp)
Forward Master Suite 23 m². Second Deck Forward. Public balcony. Four windows, armchair, writing desk and chair, two bedside tables, and a closet. Bathroom. Air-conditioning. 2 cabins with Queen beds
Owners Suite
£ 7035 GBP pp (+ Letter of invitation (if required) £53 GBP pp)
Owner's Suite 35 m². Observation deck. Private balcony (9m²). Three windows, armchair, writing desk and chair, two bedside tables, sofa, and a closet. Bathroom. Air-conditioning. 1 cabin with two single beds that can convert to a queen. 1 cabin with one queen bed.
30 August, 2024 to 11 September, 2024
Prices

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Deluxe Suite
£ 5429 GBP pp (+ Letter of invitation (if required) £53 GBP pp)
Deluxe Suite 18 m². Second Deck. Public balcony. Two windows, armchair, writing desk and chair, two bedside tables, and a closet. Bathroom. Air-conditioning. 82 cabins with two single beds that can convert to a queen. 4 cabins with queen beds.
Master Suite
£ 5699 GBP pp (+ Letter of invitation (if required) £53 GBP pp)
Master Suite
Master Suite 27 m². Second Deck. Public balcony. Three windows, armchair, writing desk and chair, two bedside tables, sofa, and a closet. Bathroom. Air-conditioning. 1 cabin with two single beds that can convert to a queen. 1 cabin with one queen bed.
Forward Master Suite
£ 5875 GBP pp (+ Letter of invitation (if required) £53 GBP pp)
Forward Master Suite 23 m². Second Deck Forward. Public balcony. Four windows, armchair, writing desk and chair, two bedside tables, and a closet. Bathroom. Air-conditioning. 2 cabins with Queen beds
Owners Suite
£ 7035 GBP pp (+ Letter of invitation (if required) £53 GBP pp)
Owner's Suite 35 m². Observation deck. Private balcony (9m²). Three windows, armchair, writing desk and chair, two bedside tables, sofa, and a closet. Bathroom. Air-conditioning. 1 cabin with two single beds that can convert to a queen. 1 cabin with one queen bed.
10 September, 2024 to 22 September, 2024
Prices

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Deluxe Suite
£ 5429 GBP pp (+ Letter of invitation (if required) £53 GBP pp)
Deluxe Suite 18 m². Second Deck. Public balcony. Two windows, armchair, writing desk and chair, two bedside tables, and a closet. Bathroom. Air-conditioning. 82 cabins with two single beds that can convert to a queen. 4 cabins with queen beds.
Master Suite
£ 5699 GBP pp (+ Letter of invitation (if required) £53 GBP pp)
Master Suite
Master Suite 27 m². Second Deck. Public balcony. Three windows, armchair, writing desk and chair, two bedside tables, sofa, and a closet. Bathroom. Air-conditioning. 1 cabin with two single beds that can convert to a queen. 1 cabin with one queen bed.
Forward Master Suite
£ 5875 GBP pp (+ Letter of invitation (if required) £53 GBP pp)
Forward Master Suite 23 m². Second Deck Forward. Public balcony. Four windows, armchair, writing desk and chair, two bedside tables, and a closet. Bathroom. Air-conditioning. 2 cabins with Queen beds
Owners Suite
£ 7035 GBP pp (+ Letter of invitation (if required) £53 GBP pp)
Owner's Suite 35 m². Observation deck. Private balcony (9m²). Three windows, armchair, writing desk and chair, two bedside tables, sofa, and a closet. Bathroom. Air-conditioning. 1 cabin with two single beds that can convert to a queen. 1 cabin with one queen bed.
22 September, 2024 to 04 October, 2024
Prices

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Deluxe Suite
£ 5429 GBP pp (+ Letter of invitation (if required) £53 GBP pp)
Deluxe Suite 18 m². Second Deck. Public balcony. Two windows, armchair, writing desk and chair, two bedside tables, and a closet. Bathroom. Air-conditioning. 82 cabins with two single beds that can convert to a queen. 4 cabins with queen beds.
Master Suite
£ 5699 GBP pp (+ Letter of invitation (if required) £53 GBP pp)
Master Suite
Master Suite 27 m². Second Deck. Public balcony. Three windows, armchair, writing desk and chair, two bedside tables, sofa, and a closet. Bathroom. Air-conditioning. 1 cabin with two single beds that can convert to a queen. 1 cabin with one queen bed.
Forward Master Suite
£ 5875 GBP pp (+ Letter of invitation (if required) £53 GBP pp)
Forward Master Suite 23 m². Second Deck Forward. Public balcony. Four windows, armchair, writing desk and chair, two bedside tables, and a closet. Bathroom. Air-conditioning. 2 cabins with Queen beds
Owners Suite
£ 7035 GBP pp (+ Letter of invitation (if required) £53 GBP pp)
Owner's Suite 35 m². Observation deck. Private balcony (9m²). Three windows, armchair, writing desk and chair, two bedside tables, sofa, and a closet. Bathroom. Air-conditioning. 1 cabin with two single beds that can convert to a queen. 1 cabin with one queen bed.
03 October, 2024 to 15 October, 2024
Prices

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Deluxe Suite
£ 5429 GBP pp (+ Letter of invitation (if required) £53 GBP pp)
Deluxe Suite 18 m². Second Deck. Public balcony. Two windows, armchair, writing desk and chair, two bedside tables, and a closet. Bathroom. Air-conditioning. 82 cabins with two single beds that can convert to a queen. 4 cabins with queen beds.
Master Suite
£ 5699 GBP pp (+ Letter of invitation (if required) £53 GBP pp)
Master Suite
Master Suite 27 m². Second Deck. Public balcony. Three windows, armchair, writing desk and chair, two bedside tables, sofa, and a closet. Bathroom. Air-conditioning. 1 cabin with two single beds that can convert to a queen. 1 cabin with one queen bed.
Forward Master Suite
£ 5875 GBP pp (+ Letter of invitation (if required) £53 GBP pp)
Forward Master Suite 23 m². Second Deck Forward. Public balcony. Four windows, armchair, writing desk and chair, two bedside tables, and a closet. Bathroom. Air-conditioning. 2 cabins with Queen beds
Owners Suite
£ 7035 GBP pp (+ Letter of invitation (if required) £53 GBP pp)
Owner's Suite 35 m². Observation deck. Private balcony (9m²). Three windows, armchair, writing desk and chair, two bedside tables, sofa, and a closet. Bathroom. Air-conditioning. 1 cabin with two single beds that can convert to a queen. 1 cabin with one queen bed.
15 October, 2024 to 27 October, 2024
Prices

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Deluxe Suite
£ 5429 GBP pp (+ Letter of invitation (if required) £53 GBP pp)
Deluxe Suite 18 m². Second Deck. Public balcony. Two windows, armchair, writing desk and chair, two bedside tables, and a closet. Bathroom. Air-conditioning. 82 cabins with two single beds that can convert to a queen. 4 cabins with queen beds.
Master Suite
£ 5699 GBP pp (+ Letter of invitation (if required) £53 GBP pp)
Master Suite
Master Suite 27 m². Second Deck. Public balcony. Three windows, armchair, writing desk and chair, two bedside tables, sofa, and a closet. Bathroom. Air-conditioning. 1 cabin with two single beds that can convert to a queen. 1 cabin with one queen bed.
Forward Master Suite
£ 5875 GBP pp (+ Letter of invitation (if required) £53 GBP pp)
Forward Master Suite 23 m². Second Deck Forward. Public balcony. Four windows, armchair, writing desk and chair, two bedside tables, and a closet. Bathroom. Air-conditioning. 2 cabins with Queen beds
Owners Suite
£ 7035 GBP pp (+ Letter of invitation (if required) £53 GBP pp)
Owner's Suite 35 m². Observation deck. Private balcony (9m²). Three windows, armchair, writing desk and chair, two bedside tables, sofa, and a closet. Bathroom. Air-conditioning. 1 cabin with two single beds that can convert to a queen. 1 cabin with one queen bed.
25 October, 2024 to 06 November, 2024
Prices

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Deluxe Suite
£ 5429 GBP pp (+ Letter of invitation (if required) £53 GBP pp)
Deluxe Suite 18 m². Second Deck. Public balcony. Two windows, armchair, writing desk and chair, two bedside tables, and a closet. Bathroom. Air-conditioning. 82 cabins with two single beds that can convert to a queen. 4 cabins with queen beds.
Master Suite
£ 5699 GBP pp (+ Letter of invitation (if required) £53 GBP pp)
Master Suite
Master Suite 27 m². Second Deck. Public balcony. Three windows, armchair, writing desk and chair, two bedside tables, sofa, and a closet. Bathroom. Air-conditioning. 1 cabin with two single beds that can convert to a queen. 1 cabin with one queen bed.
Forward Master Suite
£ 5875 GBP pp (+ Letter of invitation (if required) £53 GBP pp)
Forward Master Suite 23 m². Second Deck Forward. Public balcony. Four windows, armchair, writing desk and chair, two bedside tables, and a closet. Bathroom. Air-conditioning. 2 cabins with Queen beds
Owners Suite
£ 7035 GBP pp (+ Letter of invitation (if required) £53 GBP pp)
Owner's Suite 35 m². Observation deck. Private balcony (9m²). Three windows, armchair, writing desk and chair, two bedside tables, sofa, and a closet. Bathroom. Air-conditioning. 1 cabin with two single beds that can convert to a queen. 1 cabin with one queen bed.
06 November, 2024 to 18 November, 2024
Prices

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Deluxe Suite
£ 5429 GBP pp (+ Letter of invitation (if required) £53 GBP pp)
Deluxe Suite 18 m². Second Deck. Public balcony. Two windows, armchair, writing desk and chair, two bedside tables, and a closet. Bathroom. Air-conditioning. 82 cabins with two single beds that can convert to a queen. 4 cabins with queen beds.
Master Suite
£ 5699 GBP pp (+ Letter of invitation (if required) £53 GBP pp)
Master Suite
Master Suite 27 m². Second Deck. Public balcony. Three windows, armchair, writing desk and chair, two bedside tables, sofa, and a closet. Bathroom. Air-conditioning. 1 cabin with two single beds that can convert to a queen. 1 cabin with one queen bed.
Forward Master Suite
£ 5875 GBP pp (+ Letter of invitation (if required) £53 GBP pp)
Forward Master Suite 23 m². Second Deck Forward. Public balcony. Four windows, armchair, writing desk and chair, two bedside tables, and a closet. Bathroom. Air-conditioning. 2 cabins with Queen beds
Owners Suite
£ 7035 GBP pp (+ Letter of invitation (if required) £53 GBP pp)
Owner's Suite 35 m². Observation deck. Private balcony (9m²). Three windows, armchair, writing desk and chair, two bedside tables, sofa, and a closet. Bathroom. Air-conditioning. 1 cabin with two single beds that can convert to a queen. 1 cabin with one queen bed.
29 November, 2024 to 11 December, 2024
Prices

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Deluxe Suite
£ 5429 GBP pp (+ Letter of invitation (if required) £53 GBP pp)
Deluxe Suite 18 m². Second Deck. Public balcony. Two windows, armchair, writing desk and chair, two bedside tables, and a closet. Bathroom. Air-conditioning. 82 cabins with two single beds that can convert to a queen. 4 cabins with queen beds.
Master Suite
£ 5699 GBP pp (+ Letter of invitation (if required) £53 GBP pp)
Master Suite
Master Suite 27 m². Second Deck. Public balcony. Three windows, armchair, writing desk and chair, two bedside tables, sofa, and a closet. Bathroom. Air-conditioning. 1 cabin with two single beds that can convert to a queen. 1 cabin with one queen bed.
Forward Master Suite
£ 5875 GBP pp (+ Letter of invitation (if required) £53 GBP pp)
Forward Master Suite 23 m². Second Deck Forward. Public balcony. Four windows, armchair, writing desk and chair, two bedside tables, and a closet. Bathroom. Air-conditioning. 2 cabins with Queen beds
Owners Suite
£ 7035 GBP pp (+ Letter of invitation (if required) £53 GBP pp)
Owner's Suite 35 m². Observation deck. Private balcony (9m²). Three windows, armchair, writing desk and chair, two bedside tables, sofa, and a closet. Bathroom. Air-conditioning. 1 cabin with two single beds that can convert to a queen. 1 cabin with one queen bed.
27 December, 2024 to 08 January, 2025
Prices

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Deluxe Suite
£ 5429 GBP pp (+ Letter of invitation (if required) £53 GBP pp)
Deluxe Suite 18 m². Second Deck. Public balcony. Two windows, armchair, writing desk and chair, two bedside tables, and a closet. Bathroom. Air-conditioning. 82 cabins with two single beds that can convert to a queen. 4 cabins with queen beds.
Master Suite
£ 5699 GBP pp (+ Letter of invitation (if required) £53 GBP pp)
Master Suite
Master Suite 27 m². Second Deck. Public balcony. Three windows, armchair, writing desk and chair, two bedside tables, sofa, and a closet. Bathroom. Air-conditioning. 1 cabin with two single beds that can convert to a queen. 1 cabin with one queen bed.
Forward Master Suite
£ 5875 GBP pp (+ Letter of invitation (if required) £53 GBP pp)
Forward Master Suite 23 m². Second Deck Forward. Public balcony. Four windows, armchair, writing desk and chair, two bedside tables, and a closet. Bathroom. Air-conditioning. 2 cabins with Queen beds
Owners Suite
£ 7035 GBP pp (+ Letter of invitation (if required) £53 GBP pp)
Owner's Suite 35 m². Observation deck. Private balcony (9m²). Three windows, armchair, writing desk and chair, two bedside tables, sofa, and a closet. Bathroom. Air-conditioning. 1 cabin with two single beds that can convert to a queen. 1 cabin with one queen bed.
07 January, 2025 to 19 January, 2025
Prices

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Classic Cabin
£ 4809 GBP pp (+ Letter of invitation (if required) £53 GBP pp)
Classic Cabin 12 m². First Deck. Public balcony. One window, armchair and a closet. Bathroom. Air-conditioning. 2 cabins with 2 single beds
Deluxe Suite
£ 5429 GBP pp (+ Letter of invitation (if required) £53 GBP pp)
Deluxe Suite 18 m². Second Deck. Public balcony. Two windows, armchair, writing desk and chair, two bedside tables, and a closet. Bathroom. Air-conditioning. 82 cabins with two single beds that can convert to a queen. 4 cabins with queen beds.
Master Suite
£ 5699 GBP pp (+ Letter of invitation (if required) £53 GBP pp)
Master Suite
Master Suite 27 m². Second Deck. Public balcony. Three windows, armchair, writing desk and chair, two bedside tables, sofa, and a closet. Bathroom. Air-conditioning. 1 cabin with two single beds that can convert to a queen. 1 cabin with one queen bed.
Forward Master Suite
£ 5875 GBP pp (+ Letter of invitation (if required) £53 GBP pp)
Forward Master Suite 23 m². Second Deck Forward. Public balcony. Four windows, armchair, writing desk and chair, two bedside tables, and a closet. Bathroom. Air-conditioning. 2 cabins with Queen beds
Owners Suite
£ 7035 GBP pp (+ Letter of invitation (if required) £53 GBP pp)
Owner's Suite 35 m². Observation deck. Private balcony (9m²). Three windows, armchair, writing desk and chair, two bedside tables, sofa, and a closet. Bathroom. Air-conditioning. 1 cabin with two single beds that can convert to a queen. 1 cabin with one queen bed.
show reverse itinerary
Day 1 - Brazzaville

Night at the 4 stars hotel in Brazzaville. Free dinner.

Day 2 - Fly to Ousso - Embark

Flight at 10 am to Ouesso by a 37 seats private jet. Through the portholes, we can see all the primary forest. Such view of one of the largest primary forest of the world will stay in our memory for always. We discover the capital of the Sangha region, Embarkment around 2pm, Lunch on board. Then we ascend the Sangha River, slaloming between the sandbanks with caution. The depth decreases. Conference about Congo Basin Ecosystem.

Days 3-4

We enter in the Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park and start for a 3 hours expedition to Mbeli bay (1-hour drive, 1-hour pirogue ride, 1-hour walk). This clearing is the gathering place for hundreds of animals, attracted by the mineral-rich waters. We discover the breathtaking spectacle of wildlife: lowland gorillas (unhabituated), forest elephants, chimpanzees, leopards, bush pigs, Sitatungas, Bongos (numerous births between June and August), and Forest buffaloes roam there peacefully. For less energetic passengers there is the possibility to go to Wali Bay (45 mn walk from Bomassa) to observe Forest elephants and Forest Buffaloes. (Half of the group). In a group of 12 people, we join the scientific camp of Mondika in Triangle of Djéké (From Bomassa, 1-hour drive, 2-hour walk). Walk into the forest in the footsteps of a group of Lowland gorillas (habituated, 20 individuals). On the trail, we can see many other animals. We follow the signs of the passage of the group. We can observe them and they observe us from close quarters. The young bicker, the females feed, others rest and the Silverback watches closely. The largest measure up to 1.70 meters. So as not to disturb them, after an hour we will leave with images in our heads. Conference on the preservation of species in connection with local communities (Half of the group).

Day 5 Sangha River

We go down the Sangha river in direction of Pokola where we meet representatives from a logging company where we have a talk about sustainable forest management.

Day 6 - Forest villages

We pass Pokola and continue our journey to a pygmy village. The Pygmies are one of the two peoples living in this region. They are among the last groups of hunter-gatherers in the world. In the forest, in small groups, we share their daily life: hunting, collecting plants and fruits. We share their millennial way of life and discover their incredible symbiosis with the forest. We will learn about the problems of the pygmy populations facing modernity.

Day 7 - Pygmy culture and forest waterfall

We go up a tributary towards a waterfall. The rocks glisten as the sun shines through the canopy. Along the way, we see different birds. Dinner and evening in a clearing. The pygmies are with us. They tell the stories of their people and the stories born during the time spent together. With the help of mimes and songs, the stories live and the evening is anchored forever in the memories. The pygmies have an extremely lively oral culture and this is one of the undeniable riches of this people.

Day 8 - Cross the Equator

We cross the equator. We explore tributaries of the main river, either by canoe or by motor boat. Further on lies Lac Télé with its mysteries and legends. In the rainforest, we discover the plants of pharmacology: 1000 species of plants. Those who wish can go fishing.

Day 9 - Sangha River

We go down the Sangha River zigzagging through the green and impenetrable swamp forest. We enter very sparsely populated and wildest territories. the sounds of the forest punctuate our progress. We meet some fishermen, the Sangha-sangha people. We stop in one of their villages and discover their daily life.

Day 10 - Mokassa and the Congo River

We reach the fishing village of Mokassa where we branch off on the Congo, leaving the heart of the forest. The Congo River widens considerably (more than 10 km). Many islands dot it, occupied by fishing villages.

Day 11 - Lefini Estruary

We arrive at the Lefini estuary which borders the Téké kingdom. We find hippos basking. We will learn about about the Savorgnan de Brazza expedition and Stanley expedition.

Day 12 - Ngabe

Navigation on the Congo river to Ngabe, one of the former capitals of the Téké kingdom. This village is the access point of the Makoko (Téké king) estate. Nearby are sacred forests. If we are lucky, we will have the chance to meet the Makoko. The landscape is hilly with forests. Learn about the Téké kingdomongo history.

Day 13 - Brazzaville

Arrival in Brazzaville. Disembark around 10am.

RV Ducret - Congo

Speed 12 knots
Length 52 Metres
CREW 18, including a cruise director and 3 naturalist guides.

The ship lwas built in a Belgian run shipyard in Kinshasa in 2017. It takes the form of the passenger ships that have for decades transported passengers on the Congo River and its tributaries between the different capitals of Central Africa. With a robust steel construction, she is powered by two new-generation 380 HP Caterpillar engines, thus reducing noise pollution and fuel consumption. Its draft of 90 centimeters allows it to navigate easily on shallow rivers.

In 2022/2023, she was refitted to launch the first 4* safari cruises in the heart of one of the most mysterious forests in the world, the Congo Basin forest. Its renovation into a comfortable 4-star Boutique Hotel Ship launches a new era for the development of sustainable tourism in the Republic of Congo (Congo Brazzaville).

In June 2023 she began the first cruises on the Congo and Sangha rivers, thus reviving the long tradition of river navigation in the Congo.

ON BOARD LIVING AND SOCIAL AREAS :600 m² of common areas

Dining room

Indoor bar and lounge

Outdoor lounge

Outdoor jacuzzi

Massage Room

Observation Deck

WORLD CLASS DINING PROGRAM

A culinary experience nourished by African and European influences

A menu specially prepared by a French Chef rewarded for his work with a Michelin star in 2021

Local products and fine wine.

LAUNCH BOATS FOR SHORE EXCURSIONS

Two auxiliary aluminum launch boats equipped with four-stroke low emission engines. Each boat has a capacity of 15 passengers.

Kayaks for two people

Accommodation

Passengers are accommodated in 14 Design cabins across three decks.

Owner’s Suite 35 m². Observation deck. Private balcony (9m²) :

Three windows, armchair, writing desk and chair, two bedside tables, sofa, and a closet. Bathroom. Air-conditioning. 1 cabin with two single beds that can convert to a queen. 1 cabin with one queen bed. (401, 402)

Forward Master Suite 23 m². Second Deck Forward. Public balcony :

Four windows, armchair, writing desk and chair, two bedside tables, and a closet. Bathroom. Air-conditioning. 2 cabins with queen beds. (201, 202)

Master Suite 27 m². Second Deck. Public balcony :

Three windows, armchair, writing desk and chair, two bedside tables, sofa, and a closet. Bathroom.Air-conditioning.1 cabin with two single beds that can convert to a queen. 1 cabin with one queen bed. (203, 204)

Deluxe Suite 18 m². Second Deck. Public balcony :

Two windows, armchair, writing desk and chair, two bedside tables, and a closet. Bathroom. Air-conditioning. 2 cabins with two single beds that can convert to a queen. 4 cabins with queen beds. (205, 206, 207, 208, 209, 210)

Classic Cabin 12 m². First Deck. Public balcony :

One window, armchair and a closet. Bathroom. Air-conditioning. 2 cabins with two single beds (101, 102)

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