Hidden Congo Discovery

Hidden Congo Discovery

Hidden Congo Discovery

This is a true expedition of an untouched treasure in the heart of Africa for all our like-minded conservationists and adventurers. Get ready to experience a hidden part of the continent that only a very few have access to, exploring the small country Congo-Brazzaville and its wildlife paradise Odzala-Kokoua National Park.
OVERVIEW

We couldn’t be more excited to share this incredible experience with you. Not only will our guests have the opportunity to venture into the enchanted jungles of Odzala – a place completely unchanged for thousands of years – but they also directly contributing to conserve this magical place. There is no mass tourism here, limited access is controlled by Odzala Discovery, there are only a three camps in the entire national park and the main premise of tourism is conservation and community uplifting – nothing else.

Your adventure starts in Ngaga Camp, a little treehouse village nestled in the lush thickness of the jungle. Childhood dreams come true with guests staying in traditional round straw huts in the canopy. This is where you will set out to get a glimpse into the rare lowland gorillas habitat.

A nice contrast awaits at Lango Camp, overlooking a bai, a large marshy clearing attracting elusive forest elephants, buffalo, hyenas and a myriad of birdlife. Last stop is Mboko Camp, on the banks of the Lekoli River, perfect to reflect on your once-in-a-lifetime experience and conclude this trip.

SUMMARY
Brazzaville
1 Night
Ngaga Camp
3 Nights
Lango Camp
2 Nights
Mboko Camp
2 Nights
YOUR JOURNEY

Brazzaville

1 Night

You journey of the senses starts in Brazzaville, a colourful melting pot of authenticity. Explore the markets, visit the turquoise-tiled Basilique Sainte-Anne and admire the fashion excesses of the “Congo Sapeurs”. Since you’ve only just arrived, we recommend a boat ride on the mighty Congo River (the second largest in Africa) to relax a bit and also get a good sense of your location. While calm drifting down the stream you will even be able to see the neighbouring country Congo-Kinshasa. For the lovers of architecture visit the beautiful Basilique Sainte-Anne and if you like markets, our top choice is Le Marché de Poto Poto. 

Gorilla Tracking Ngaga Camp Odzala

Ngaga Camp

3 Nights

Leave the concrete jungle of Brazzaville behind and get ready to dive deep into an actual rainforest, into the true wild heart of Africa, undiscovered and pristine wilderness. Your first stop on this exhilarating rainforest adventure is Ngaga Camp. This authentic and remote lodge lies on the border of the Ndzehe concession and overlooks a beautiful open glade within primary forest above a forest stream. You will be surrounded by several overlapping home ranges of the western lowland gorillas, which you will trek directly from the camp. There are other primate species you might see on the way including the Crowned and Moustached Monkeys as well as other animals such as the stunning Black-casqued Wattled Hornbill or the Great Blue Turaco.

Accommodation

Ngaga Camp
Ngaga Camp
Ngaga Camp
Ngaga Camp

Experiences

Gorilla Tracking
Gorilla Tracking
Beautiful Bai in Lango

Lango Camp

2 Nights

Venture onto the south central part of Odzala-Kokoua National Park and arrive at Lango Camp. This small, intimate property with only six rooms makes everyone’s childhood dream of your own treehouse in the rainforest true. The main building and rooms are tucked away in the lush vegetation of the jungle, while a huge viewing deck looks out onto the characteristic marshy clearing, the bais, which are home to indigenous species of hippo, buffalo and hyena. Go for walks along the edges of the bai scaring off African Green Pigeons and Grey Parrots or spotting the beautiful Western Sitatunga antelope. Another highlight are watching small herds of Forest Elephants passing through, being slightly smaller and looking quite different from their cousins in the rest of Africa.

Accommodation

Lango Camp
Lango Camp
Lango Camp

Experiences

Bai Walks
Wildlife
Bai Walks
A walk through the wilderness in Odzala

Mboko Camp

2 Nights

Your last stop on your once-in-a-lifetime Hidden Congo Discovery is Mboko Camp on the Lekoli River. The camp is surrounded by a vast patch of savannah, which regularly attracts forest buffalo, forest elephant and spotted hyena. This is the largest camp out of the three inviting you to mingle with other guests and share your incredible experiences. The adventure is far from over of course: here you can go for more nature walks, go on a boat ride or a canoeing trip on the river. Look out for the smaller wonders of the Congo including beautiful butterflies, unique plant species or nocturnal animals like the aardvark.

 

 

 

Accommodation

Mboko Camp
Mboko Camp
Mboko Camp
Mboko Camp

Experiences

Nature Walks
Observation Deck
Rare Forest Elephant
Wildlife
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