The port of Yoro is an enclave at the end of the Mpila district. The place takes its name from Yoro Thiam, Senegalese owner in the 1950s of the land where the port was established. It's isolated
location in the city center by the beverage and beer (drinks) depots, oil yards, and old shipyards gives the curious impression of having left the capital and started to creep into the doorstep of the greater Congo savannah.
Past this point one sinks into the harbor district where a large fish market is held (and the terrible but symptomatically healthy focus of rubbish strewn on the area testify to the intense activity of the place, but is not a pretty sight.) The port is past a customs post that resembles an abandoned hard hut, and is set up along a cove at the confluence of the Tsieme and Congo.
A few dozen canoes and fishing boats are moored there. Mpila was, before the French colonization, a teke village and a prosperous trading port. The last colonial chief of the village, Mbankwa, died in 1916 and was buried here. His tomb, characterized by an opening to feed the spirit of the deceased by offerings, in accordance with the batéké mortuary rites, is today forgotten. We are here very close to the old shipyards during French and European rule.
This tour includes:
- Government taxes
- All the activities as indicated in the itinerary
- An English speaking Guide
- Guide Fee
- Boat Fee
- Fuel and Oil
- Fishermen's Fee
This tour does not include:
- Items of personal nature
Day 1: Brazzaville – Maloukou via Port of Yoro.
Part A: Port of Yoro
This is where we shall board the local boat, a canoe that is local however safe and motorized. From the Yoro port up to Maloukou. You will do participate at the evening fishing on day 1.
Part B: Maloukou
After arriving at Malouko island, we will have some good time to establish our tents and also
time for lunch.
Part C: Lower Congo River
In the evening we will start fishing the Goliath Tiger through several methods
that the guides and fishermen will show us. Supper and overnight at the Island.
Day 2: Maloukou – Tiger Fishing / Fishing
After breakfast at the island. We go on the second day deep upstream of the River Congo and departure to search for new areas to fish for the Tiger Fish and others species, in company of our
professional fishers. During the entire day we will do fishing with several different Congolese and sport fishing methods. This program day can be changed according to our needs based on the cicumstances of the passengers, the local communities, and the river Congo, and is flexible. Supper and overnight at the tent.
Day 3: More Fishing / Maloukou – Brazzaville
Enjoy your final day at the fishing in the main Congo River and its fingers and tributaries if optimal, with our team. After your morning activity we will head back for the Port of Yoro in Brazzaville and end of your Tour.