Meet the BonobosDemocratic Republic of Congo
On this unique expedition into the Congo Basin you’ll get up close to the bonobo, humankind’s closest kin. Plunged into the world’s second largest forest system, you’ll visit rehabilitation and reintroduction sanctuaries for orphaned bonobos rescued from deforestation and the illegal bushmeat trade.
Travel the waters in a dugout canoe (the only way as there are no forest paths here) to spot them before making your way to Lomako-Yokokala Faunal Reserve, a protected research and conservation area. Trek through tangled jungle, observing the bonobos in their natural habitat while learning about the efforts to protect these apes. You black-and-white colobus, red tailed guenocs and Wolf’s mona monkeys black-and-white colobus, red tailed guenocs and Wolf’s mona monkeys
- Meeting human’s closest kin
- Visiting one of the few places in the world where regular tourists can see Bonobos in the wild
- Travelling in a traditional dugout canoe
- The opportunity to see other primates such as black crested mangabey, black-and-white colobus, red tailed guenocs and Wolf’s mona monkeys
- The Democratic Republic of Congo is one of the most corrupt countries in the world. Bring a few dollars bills to grease a few palms
- Extreme temperatures and pesky insects – bring a hat, loads of sunscreen and insect repellent
From around US$10,300.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo is located in central Africa. The next available DRC: Bonobos, Tracking our Closest Relatives expedition departs on: 12 SEP 2021 – 23 SEP 2021.