Republic of Congo
This September be the first to discover our newest destination - the Republic of the Congo. Trek though the African rainforest on this inaugural adventure - for the privilege and thrill of observing one of our closest relatives - the Western Lowland Gorilla.
Discover Our New Destination - The Congo!
Embark on a 6 Night/7 Day a venture through the Republic of Congo's Odzala-Kokoua National Park. A maximum of 8 spaces available, so sign up now for this raw & real safari of a lifetime. Be one of the first travelers to stay at the new Lango & Ngaga camps, opening in June of this year. Located within the Odzala National Park, each camp boasts only 6 safari tents. The privilage and thrill of observing the gorillas in the wild will be undertaken from these two intimate, sensitively constructed camps that leave as light as footprint as possible and blend into this remote environment. Lango Camp is nestled in mature forest on the outskirts of Lango Bai with access to the savannah as well as the Lekoli and Mambili Rivers. Ngaga Camp is in the heart of a marantaceae forest. Activities range from gorilla tracking (habituated groups), pirogue rides along lush river systems, night drives in the savannal, walks along the lush forest streams and salines, and time spent at the productive forest bais. Adventure beckons in our new destination - the Congo! View 7 Day Itinerary
Western Lowland GorillaThe Western Lowland Gorilla is considered Critically endangered as a result of commercial bushmeat hunting, disease epidemics and habitat loss. The very slow rate of reproduction accentuates all these effects. It is the Western Lowland Gorilla that occurs in Odzala and is found here at the highest densities so far recorded of the species. In the area of Ngaga Camp, Western Lowland Gorillas live in groups ranging in sizes deom 10 to 25 individuals (average 16-17 animals) usually with one silverback, maybe 5-7 adult females and then a collection of sub-adults, babies and sometimes subordinate males.