Odzala can be reached either by road or by air from Brazzaville. All visitors to Odzala are required to first visit Brazzaville to complete immigration and customs formalities. Visitors requiring a visa first need to obtain a letter of invitation (LOI) that is authorized by the Congolese immigration authorities with their official stamp. The Congo Conservation Company will assist in obtaining the letter of invitation and the authorization process (for more details see Obtaining a Congolese Visa).
From Brazzaville, there are several options for reaching the Odzala Discovery Camps, but the quickest and most convenient is by air. CCC has organized weekly departures each Monday and Thursday, which correspond with our 4, 7 and 10-night Discoveries. Guests may check in one bag on the charter flight (weight restrictions may apply).
For guests seeking a different itinerary, it is possible to arrange a special private charter flight to or from Odzala.
The other options are by road, including self-driving (this option is for people who live in Congo have access to a 4 x4 vehicle). If you are interested in this option please contact us to find out more.
Otherwise it is possible to access our camps by road in our 26 seat Toyota Coaster bus that takes you from Brazzaville to the Etoumbi, where the tar road ends. At Etoumbi you will then cross the Likouala-Mossaka river by pontoon barge and continue on the laterite road through the forest to the Camps in one of our game viewers. The trip by road is long (14 hours), but provides a different perspective as one passes through the various landscapes of the Congolese countryside.