Set amid pristine equatorial rainforest at the heart of the Congo Republic’s Odzala National Park, Lango Camp offers a rare opportunity to encounter Africa’s most seldom-seen animals, especially playful western lowland gorillas. Ideal for seasoned safari travellers or adventurers looking for a unique wildlife experience, this pioneering camp balances comfort and elegance with minimal environmental impact in the world’s second-largest tropical rainforest.
From its elevated position, Lango Camp looks over an open, marshy ‘bai’, attracting forest elephant and buffalo as well as leopard and bongo antelope. With galleried rainforests and sunny savannahs to discover, much of the game viewing is done on foot but there are lazy permanent rivers, ringing with birdsong, to explore by boat or even kayak.
Conceived to be as low-impact as possible, Lango’s design was influenced by the traditional architecture of the local B’Aka tribe. For the complete rainforest experience, combine Lango Camp with its sister lodge – Ngaga Camp - located in primary rainforest on the park’s borders. This is primate country: colobus monkeys peer curiously at visitors, foraging chimpanzees are heard close to camp and guided treks lead to entrancing encounters with inquisitive gorilla families. Together, Lango and Ngaga make up a thrilling set-departure itinerary from Odzala Wilderness Camps.