Located in the Ndzehi Forest on the western boundary of Congo's Odzala-Kokoua National Park, Ngaga is a comfortable, traditionally built camp, from where you can track two habituated groups of western lowland gorillas.
The dining room, lounge and bar area are all on raised decks with views into the rainforest. Walkways connect the rooms to the shaded and insect-proofed public areas, which provide a sanctuary between activities. For atmosphere in the evenings, there is a fire pit and deck on the banks of the Ngaga Stream below camp.
Activities revolve around exploring the surrounding forests on foot in search of the gorillas and other denizens of the forest. While out tracking gorillas you’ll encounter other primates, the most common of which are the putty-nosed monkey and crowned monkey. Chimpanzees also occur in the area and are occasionally seen while out on foot, but are more often heard then seen – although their nests of leaves high up in the canopy are obvious. Night walks are also done with the intention of seeing nocturnal primates such as the Central African potto and various galago species. The hammer bat, Africa’s largest fruit bat, is also regularly encountered roosting in the trees above.
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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 £8,995 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