Gorillas in our midst
The Republic of Congo boasts a mosaic of pristine tropical rainforest and moist savannah, and as part of the vast forests of the Congo Basin, holds most of the world’s remaining western lowland gorillas along with a host of fauna and flora diversity. Many of the mammals and birds have rarely been seen, and even experienced safari-goers will make many new discoveries.
The rivers that drain this vast area of central Africa provide one of the few means of access to these largely untouched forests and national parks such as Odzala-Kokoua, and Nouabale-Ndoki. It is this remoteness which has protected the rich ecology of the Congo and has allowed indigenous peoples to maintain their sustainable forest dweller lifestyle.
Congo offers an unparalleled opportunity to explore a little-visited African wilderness and to unveil some of the continent’s remaining mysteries.
Things to look forward to in Congo:
- Tracking western lowland gorillas, and encounters with habituated groups
- Exploring the natural splendour of untouched rainforests
- Guided day and night walks focusing on every aspect of the area’s ecology, from primates to insects
- Boat trips along rivers that give wonderful views into the gallery forests
- Walking through freshwater bais in search of forest buffalo and elephant