1 recommended wildlife location. The species listed below are just a selection of those you may see.

Odzala-Kokoua National Park

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
  • Excellent for: Vehicle safaris, Gorilla trekking, Birdwatching

1 recommended location for extending your wildlife trip.

Brazzaville

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.

1 recommended trip. All our trip ideas are offered to inspire you, but our strength is in tailoring your itinerary.

Great Ape Encounters

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.

Seasons

  • Dry season

    Jun to Oct: This is the driest time of year, but temperatures and humidity are high all year round.
  • Wet season

    Nov to May: Rainfall is particularly heavy from January to May.

Wildlife events

  • 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

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