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Gorilla Trekking in Kenya & Central African Republic

Nairobi & Dzanga Sangha National Parks

Best time to travel
All year
Ideal length
12 nights
Perfect for
Couples

At a glance

  • International flights from Dublin to Nairobi and home from Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic.
  • All private transfers, guiding requirements and internal flights.
  • 12 nights’ accommodation in Nairobi and Dzanga-Sangha National Park.
  • Safari adventures throughout Kenya and the Central African Republic including gorilla tracking, game drives and boat cruises.
  • Exclusive experiences like accompanying the Ba’aka Pygmy Tribe on a hunt and setting out on a sundowner cruise in search of the black-bellied pangolin.
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Introduction

Prepare for iconic journeys that have sparked our love of safari as you delve into a wilderness expedition designed for the intrepid traveller and wildlife enthusiast. A discovery of Kenya and the Central African Republic, combine the plains and jungles of Africa as you set out in search of safari wildlife and the captivating lowland gorilla. For an experience that some may never witness, we’ve included a private excursion with the hunter gatherers of the Ba’aka Pygmy Tribe.

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Trip Overview

Depart from Dublin to Nairobi.

Your private driver will be waiting to transfer you to our luxury lodge bordering the game-rich Nairobi National Park. Spend two nights in a boutique property overlooking the river valley. We’ve arranged a visit to the orphan elephant rescue of the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.

Visit the Giraffe Centre, one of the charities at the forefront of wildlife conservation in Kenya.

Open since 1979, the non-profit organisation’s main purpose is to educate others on Kenya’s diverse wildlife whilst allowing them to experience natures’ tallest species, the giraffe, up close.

The Giraffe Centre, Kenya
Embark on exhilarating game drives in Nairobi National Park.

Set out on a safari on the wild open plains with the city skyline as your backdrop. With your guide, search for the large population of black rhino in the park. It is also an excellent destination for close encounters with lion.

Kenya, Black rhino
Depart for the Central African Republic in time for a sundowner cruise.

Upon arrival, delve straight into rainforest adventures. Your first experience during your 10-night stay will be a sundowner cruise along the Sangha River in search of the only habituated black-bellied pangolin in the world.

Kenya, Sangha river lodge
Follow Ba’aka hunters on a guided forest walk.

Experience the daily routine of hunter-gatherers as you accompany the men through the forest. You’ll be shown many medicinal plants, learn their techniques and experience the thrill of a hunt, which many people will never get to witness.

Gabon Baboon
Set out in search of lowland gorilla.

Journey to Bai Hokou where you will spend the day tracking a family of western lowland gorilla. This sublime experience will include a dedicated hour spent in their presence. After admiring their behaviours and capturing amazing shots, return to the lodge.

Gorilla
Enjoy a boat cruise and guided hike to captivating waterfalls.

With your guide, journey upriver by boat to embark on a hike to the various waterfalls. Marvel at the beauty of the forest as you climb to the top of the falls for spectacular views. You may even witness the extremely rare picathartes.

Kenya Waterfall
Safari through the Dzanga-Sangha National Park.

Spend the day exploring the park on a walking safari. Catch sightings of buffalo, elephants and several species of monkey. We’ll also take you to visit the Agile Mangabey Monkey Sanctuary.

Monkey, walking safari in Kenya
Meet the incredible lowland gorilla families one last time.

Relive the thrill of witnessing lowland gorilla. Follow your guides through the forest and spend your final day in their company. Capture incredible photographs and marvel at their behaviour before your journey home.

Gorillas, Kenya
Depart for the international airport for your flight home.

Arrive in Dublin.

Tailoring your holiday

OROKO Itineraries are created with you in mind and no two are the same. These can be used to help plan your trip - or we can design a completely different itinerary to suit you.

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Accommodation

Where to rest your head

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The Emakoko

The family-run boutique property of Emakoko occupies a beautiful position on the hillside overlooking the river valley which borders Nairobi National Park. The lodge offers exceptional activities like game drives.

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Sangha Lodge

Sangha Lodge

Set on the banks of the Sangha River, the secluded Sangha Lodge offers one of the most beautiful settings for an exclusive gorilla safari experience. Located in a remote area of the diverse Dzanga-Sangha reserve.

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What people are saying

In summary, it was a first class trip which we truly enjoyed. We have not one single complaint and in fact we tip our hats to OROKO, you exceeded our expectations. It is a great feeling when you just know everything is organised.

Rose & John – Sorrento, May 2019

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