As the deepest river in the world and the second largest in Africa after the Nile, the Congo River is a force to be reckoned with. As it winds through the country, the river provides a lifeline for the thousands of people who live on the banks of it. The river has an extremely diverse mixture of wildlife within it, many endemic and some that are unknown to man, and is bordered by lush, largely uninhabited tropical rainforest in many areas. Today's tour will allow you to soak in a glimpse of life on the Congo River as you cruise upward toward villages along the shore.
Today you will be picked up from your accommodation in Brazzaville from your guide and you will transfer onto a pirogue (canoe).The tour is very flexible and can begin at almost any time, just let us know what time would work best for you. If you have special requests, we are more than open and happy to help, just ask!As you coast along the river, you'll notice quickly the incredible view of Kinshasa, Brazzaville's closest neighbor in the DRC that sits beautifully along the north side of the river. You'll also notice the abundance of ships on the river, villages, and also local fishermen as you journey further up the river. Here, you will experience farmers tilling alongside the river and simply experience their everyday life. Today you have the option of enjoying lunch right in the canoe on the Congo River, in the middle of the Malebo Pool, or at a nearby village that overlooks the river rapids, or you can coast to a private island to enjoy lunch in the sand. Each option offers a very unique and great experience that is sure to be remembered.**Barbecues are available on the weekends, while picnics on the Congo River are available on weekdays (which we cater.)***please alert us of any dietary considerations in advance of the tour.