Deepest, Darkest Africa

Republic of Congo

Pioneering eco-tourism hotspot

The Republic of Congo, or Congo-Brazzaville as it is sometimes named (not to be confused with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) which is a completely different country) is an unspoilt conservation hotspot and exotic safari destination. The safari experience here combines river ecosystems and savannahs with wildlife rich bais (clearings) and steamy jungles teeming with forest elephants, chimpanzees, butterflies, colourful funghi, brilliant birdlife and plenty of primates including the critically endangered western lowland gorilla.

Tourism is a relatively new, but growing, sector in the Republic of Congo and our carefully selected operators here are tirelessly committed to preserving Congo’s wilderness areas. We firmly believe that their well managed eco-tourism approach will put the Congo on the map, provide local sustainable development and help to protect the forests by diversifying the economy away from petrochemicals.

The Republic of Congo is a destination for those looking for a wild and unique safari adventure. Few have trodden the Congo’s wilderness areas and this presents an exciting opportunity to be among the first to discover their astonishing biodiversity and pave the way for a sustainable future.

You Will Love

  • An emerging, little known safari destination
  • Critically endangered western lowland gorillas
  • River ecosystems, savannahs, wildlife rich bais & steamy jungles
  • Birds, butterflies & colourful funghi
  • Sound eco-tourism operators & a sustainable future

Unforgettable experiences in the
Republic of Congo

A selection of our favourite places to stay in the Republic of the Congo

A collection of safaris in Republic of Congo

Exellent and wonderful, reaching way above expectations.

Elizabeth Mackintosh

Julia you did a fantastic job - everything was first class. Well organised, efficient and stress free. We all agreed it was the best holiday we've ever had. Cant wait to travel with CSC again.

Milford family

We are so happy we put our trust in CSC, we had an amazing adventure and would recommend them to anyone.

Kim & Brad Balance

The trip exceeded my expectations and was the best family holiday I have ever had. Our children simply loved it and now I know more about African wildlife than they do about our own farm animals.

Rowntree family

Classic Safari are the people who genuinely know other culture and offer incredible insight to perfectly meet your expectations.

Melanie McMillan & Iain Jones

We loved it all. Our son wants to go back tomorrow. We would ALL go back again!

Laurence & Remi Cunningham

An amazing experience - the best family holiday we have ever had. We were extremely impressed by the meticulous attention to our itinerary. I can't speak highly enough of all the elements of this exciting journey!

Sheryl & Robert Taylor

Thank you for making our trip to Africa so spectacular. The attention to detail really made it special. It was the trip of a lifetime for our family together.

Sarah & Paul Cozzi

Very knowledgeable and patient. Our trip was all that we hoped for. Wonderful!

Jane & Robert Happell

Everything was perfect! Advice and information on destinations and activities hit everything I had hoped to experience. I contacted the Classic Safari Company upon recommendation and have now, in turn, recommended to others.

Tim Bradley

You can't improve on perfection. I had my best birthday and holiday with my family celebrating my 80th birthday in Africa. Everything that Julia organised was perfect and the whole trip was a highlight!

Buckingham Family

The trip of a lifetime, couldn't have dreamt of a better adventure if I tried.

Emma Jeffcoat

Absolutely everything was first class & so well organised.

Simon & Jackie Adams

Classic Safari Company has done it again! A unique experience that ticked all the boxes - wildlife, culture and dining experience. A dream come true!

Ros Wheeler

Their experience and knowledge of Africa is evident and we couldn't have been happier with the total package. This has given us a taste for Africa - now we are ready for more.

Andrew & Pip Stevens

If you want the most sensational experience in Africa let Julia and the staff at Classic Safari Co plan it for you! Their knowledge, expertise and enthusiasm for their job means your every wish will be fulfilled.

Miriam & Joseph Harrison

Classic Safari is the place to go to for "top end" adventure travel.

Ron & Alison Guthrie

Classic Safari Company were brilliant - 10/10

Di & Kingsley Yates

The Classic Safari Company is the best I have dealt with. Extremely knowledgeable & professional, friendly, patient & understanding of first timers to Africa.

Annette Whiley

It certainly was the best trip we have EVER had. The experiences were mind blowing.  We want everyone we know to experience Africa - the animals, the people - magical.

Jo-anne & Dean Mifsud

Would do it all again and not change a moment. Best holiday ever!

The McGowan Tribe

An absolutely fantastic travel company - every one of the many trips they have organised for us over 22 years have been faultless and fabulous.

Judith & Roger Williams

Thank you for my awesome Congo adventure. I left Odzala covered in tsetse and sand fly bites but a very happy girl. Odzala is a great National Park, with its different habitats, wonderful wildlife and unspoiled by hordes of people.

Kim Ketelbey

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