Lango Camp sits at the edge of Odzala-Kokoua National Park, overlooking a bai - a large forest clearing that attracts elephant and birdlife.
Facilities include a dining room, lounge and bar area on raised decks with views of the bai. Walkways connect the rooms to the public areas, and a star deck and fire pit sit on a dropped deck overlooking the bai for after-dinner vigils. Activities include excursions to the savannah and the saline bai, as well as boat trips on the Lekoli and Mambili rivers. Hard-top vehicles (seating six people) are used from time to time when weather conditions demand.
Forest elephant, forest buffalo, western sitatunga and spotted hyena are regular visitors and can be seen at any time of the day. Nocturnal visitors include the rare bongo, leopard and red river hog. Harnessed bushbuck and various forest duiker species can be encountered nearby and Guereza colobus monkeys are resident in camp. Other primates such as grey-cheeked, mangabey and moustached monkey are commonly seen nearby, while chimpanzees are regularly heard from camp. Hippo are found in the Lekoli River and serval are regularly seen on the savannah. For birdwatchers, the bai is a magnet for huge flocks of African green pigeons and African grey parrots.
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Deep in the dense rainforest of Congo's Odzala-Kokoua National Park, track habituated lowland gorilla groups in a pristine wilderness barely ever touched by tourism, and enjoy the area's incredibly beautiful fauna and flora, with a kayaking trip down Lekoli River and walks on forest elephant trails.
When to go: May-Feb
Duration inc. flights: 11 days
Price inc. flights: From £8,295 pp
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Odzala-Kokoua National Park is perfect for the wildlife enthusiast who yearns for adventure and discovery. It provides a refuge for 114 mammal species and more than 400 species of birds. A known 16 primate species can be found here, including the western lowland gorilla, one of Africa's great apes.
Where: Cuvette Ouest Region
Ideal for viewing: western lowland gorilla, chimpanzee, forest buffalo, forest elephant, putty-nosed monkey