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 bungalows has incredible 360-degree views of the surrounding greenery, alive with exotic birds and inquisitive colobus monkeys.
But it is for a glimpse of the forest’s larger primates that Ngaga Camp is best located; guided treks, if you're lucky, lead to the feeding sites of the forest’s greatest (and most elusive) secret: western lowland gorillas. Currently, two gorilla families are habituated to humans, and sometimes allow visitors to stand quietly behind the foliage and watch as hey forage and play.
Ideal for the traveller who is looking for an off-the-beaten track nature experience, Ngaga Camp is best combined with its sister lodge Lango Camp. Set inside Odzala National Park, Lango’s main attractions are its saline ‘bais’, attracting forest buffalo and if you're lucky, other forest animals. River excursions at Lango and night walks at Ngaga for nocturnal forest creatures make for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.