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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.

highlights

  • Low-impact, solar-energy design
  • Night drives for nocturnal animals
  • Trekking of western lowland gorillas
  • Rare & seldom-seen forest wildlife
  • Superb bird watching
  • Boating trips in flat-bottomed pirogues

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Facilities

Tucked into the branches of grand hardwood trees and overlooking a productive ‘bai’ where forest buffalo and bush pig wallow during the day, Lango Camp is raised off the ground to allow visitors to soak up the views and enjoy cooling breezes off the wetland.

Winding through the forest, elevated wooden walkways connect the camp’s six twin-bedded chalets with the main lodge, where a bar and lounge make welcoming places to relax after a day’s exploring. On clear nights, the outside deck promises a show of stars; on cool nights, the fire pit is a place for tall drinks and even taller stories.

Carefully designed to impact as lightly on the environment as possible, Lango’s electricity is provided by solar energy (with a back-up generator if required), which means that video and camera batteries as well as laptops can be charged at camp. There is also a laundry service.

General Facilities

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Dining

Early morning is a good time to be out exploring the rainforest because it is still cool so a light breakfast and coffee begin the day at Lango Camp. After returning from an exciting walking or boating excursion, lunch is served in the dining room before you take advantage of some free time to catch up on your journal or have a nap.

Night drives often end the day’s activity at Lango Camp so you will return to lantern light and candles. Drinks are enjoyed around the fire pit before dinner is announced. A combination of local fresh ingredients and imported French items makes for inspired cuisine, created by the French chef and served in the beautiful, vaulted dining room that has been woven from sustainably-harvested bamboo.

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Inspired by the domed architecture of the local B’Aka Pygmy villages, each of Lango Camp’s six rounded chalets has been built high off the ground to deliver the best views of the productive Lango ‘bai’, an open wetland in front of camp where animals gather to feed and wallow. Set in a canopy of hardwood trees, the chalets have been constructed from sustainably-sourced timber and raffia-panels; solar power provides lighting and power for the cooling fan.

Earthy décor, draped mosquito nets and elegant finishes create a cool and welcoming ambience to the comfortably-rustic rooms. En suite facilities include a flush toilet and shower, with environmentally-friendly soaps and shampoos provided.

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Activities

  • Boat excursions
  • Game drives
  • Guided walks
  • Kayaking
  • Night drives
 

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Liesel van Zyl

Liesel van Zyl

Product Manager

"The remoteness and forest life at Lango camp vividly intices the imagination. Unlike any other safari, we recommend a trip to the Congo for seasoned travellers looking for something different and very special; picture forest elephants, butterflies, parrots & carpets of flowers. Combined with its sister camp Ngaga you have the opportunity to encounter 9 different primate species, including the unique lowland forest gorillas."

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