1 recommended wildlife location.The species listed below are just a selection of those you may see.
Odzala-Kokoua National Park provides a refuge for 114 mammal species, more than 400 birds and in excess off 4,400 varieties of plants. It is perfect for the wildlife enthusiast, who yearns for adventure and discovery; a known 16 primate species are local inhabitants and it supports the largest forest elephant and buffalo populations in Central Africa.
Where: Cuvette Ouest Region
Ideal for viewing: Chimpanzee, Forest buffalo, Forest elephant, Western lowland gorilla, Putty-nosed monkey
1 recommended location for extending your wildlife trip.
Named after the Franco-Italian explorer, Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza, who founded the city in 1880 on the site of a village called Nkuna, Brazzaville is now home to over a third of the country’s total population – around 2.5 million inhabitants – and 40% of its non-agricultural employment.
A week is all you need to penetrate the Congo’s dense rainforests and seek out one of man’s closest relatives, the remarkable lowland gorilla, in its natural habitat.
Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea
Duration exc. international flights: 8 days
When to go
The dry season lasts from June to October, but you can see lowland gorillas between July and December. The wet season is just too wet, although it’s very humid all year round.
Jun to Oct: This is the driest time of year, but temperatures and humidity are high all year round.
Nov to May: Rainfall is particularly heavy from January to May.
Aug to Oct: Gorilla trekking season - Odzala Camp is open for gorilla trekking in the equatorial lowland forest
Nov to Dec: Gorilla trekking season - Odzala Camp is open for gorilla trekking in the equatorial lowland forest
3 recommended places to stay.
Lango camp sits at the edge of the savannah, overlooking the bai - a large forest clearing that attracts elephant and other animals to come and socialise and dig for mineral salts.
Ideally located in the French-influenced downtown area of Brazzaville, this elegant boutique hotel lies within walking distance of the city’s main attractions, and just ten minutes drive from Maya Maya International Airport.
Ngaga camp sits in the heart of a pristine primary rainforest and the epicentre of a population of western lowland gorillas, of which three habituated groups are tracked and viewed here.