Gorillas in our midst
The Republic of Congo has seemingly endless tropical forest and fingers of moist savannah covering its interior. Its largely pristine northern rainforest is the heart of the Congo Basin, the world’s second largest expanse of tropical rainforest. Aside from a host of biodiversity, it holds the majority of the world population of western lowland gorillas.
Rivers such as the Sangha, Mambili and the mighty Congo drain this basin and provide a means of exploration through dense forests and access to remote national parks such as Odzala-Kokoua, and Nouabale-Ndoki. It is in these areas that endemic wildlife flourishes and traditional forest dweller cultures persist.
Things to look forward to in Congo:
- Searching for and meeting a western lowland gorilla
- Exploring the second largest tropical rainforest on Earth
- Guided forest walks in search of birds, primates and other iconic wildlife
- Boating trips by motorised pirogue (a traditional flat-bottomed boat)
- Game drives in the savannah areas