Set in the virgin rainforest on the edge of the Congo Republic's Odzala National Park, Ngaga Camp offers visitors the rare opportunity to explore the world's second-largest rainforest. Balancing comfort for its guests and consideration to its environment in equal measures, this pioneering camp is raised off the forest floor and each of the six twin-bedded rooms has incredible 360-degree views of the surrounding greenery, alive with exotic birds and inquisitive colobus monkeys.
But it is for the forest’s larger primates that Ngaga Camp is best located. Crowned and moustached monkeys – and sometimes chimpanzees – forage around camp; guided treks lead to the feeding sites of the forest’s greatest secret: western lowland gorillas. Several gorilla families are habituated to humans, and allow visitors to sit quietly with them for an hour as they forage and play.
Ideal for the seasoned African safari traveller and those who want to experience unique wildlife encounters, Ngaga Camp is best combined with its sister lodge at Odzala Wilderness Camps – Lango Camp – on a set-departure itinerary. Set inside Odzala National Park, Lango’s main attractions are its saline ‘bais’, attracting forest elephant, buffalo and rare antelope. River excursions and night drives for nocturnal forest creatures make for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.