Take a walk with a primatologist and ornithologist
21 October 2019

An intelligent journey with two -logists*

EXPLORE THE CONGO BASIN LIKE NEVER BEFORE


Hosted by Paul Telfer and Rod Cassidy, each a legend in their own right, guests will discover more, learn more, and connect more than they ever thought possible, in a special once-off discovery to ODZALA DISCOVERY CAMPS and SANGHA LODGE, this coming March.

I have had the privilege to travel with these visionaries, and I can tell you that it's eye-opening, and you will never be the same again.
11 Nights | 8 Guests
26 March - 7 April 2020
US$ 20 190 sharing | US$ 24 508 single
including a private guide supplement of US$ 500 pp/day (commissionable)
Republic of the Congo & Central African Republic
* -logist: combining form
indicating a person skilled or involved in a branch of study denoted by a noun ending in -logy (such as biologist corresponding to biology)

For those interested in primatology; ornithology; ethology; anthropology; entomology; ichthyology; mycology... the list goes on.

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

  • LIVE - try something new: a once-in-a-lifetime journey with only 8 guests.
  • LOVE - the planet, the Congo Basin rainforest, rare species, connecting, exploring & discovering.
  • LAUGH - out loud with Paul & Rod, memories that you will retell again and again.
  • LEARN - it's time to get curious... Guests will spend time with
    • Magda Bermejo, a world authority & primatologist on western lowland gorillas;
    • the African Parks team at Odzala-Kokoua National Park;
    • the pangolin research centre and researchers at Sangha Lodge;
    • Dzanga Baï research platform;
    • anthropologists studying the Ba'Aka tribes.
Congo Conservation Company

YOUR HOSTS:

Paul Telfer

PAUL TELFER, Ph.D.
CEO:
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.
Rod Cassidy

ROD CASSIDY
Owner:
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.
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We are thrilled that Paul and Rod have agreed to host this special discovery.
Recommended for guests who want to expand their knowledge of the region, and experience an intellectual journey where they will explore research, science, community, and nature.
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Suzanne Bayly-Coupe
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Mfuwe Lodge has 18 air-conditioned chalets (2 suites, 3 family rooms and 13 double & twin rooms) and a new 2-bedroom Director's House, perfect for families, all set underneath a canopy of ebony and mahogany and arranged around two lagoons. In November, the local elephants regularly wander right through the lobby, lured by a nearby wild mango tree. Whether you’re staying at Mfuwe Lodge before or after an adventure to the bush camps or enjoying some time as a family in the Director’s House, its laidback charm with enviable surroundings is the ideal setting for a relaxed and prolific safari. 

All chalets have their own private decks and are equipped with en-suite showers, twin wash basins and toilet.

Suites have a king size bed downstairs with en-suite bathtub and shower. Upstairs there is a sitting area with a daybed and a small bathroom with a toilet and sink. Family chalets have a king size bed upstairs with a daybed downstairs in the sitting area with en-suite shower, twin wash basins, and toilet. Double & twin chalets have a sitting area, en-suite shower, twin wash basins, and a toilet.

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