Africa’s newest safari destination offers travellers the long-awaited chance to explore the continent’s last great wilderness: the equatorial rainforests. The establishment of premier safari lodges in and around the Odzala National Park means the Congo’s pristine galleried rainforest and teeming mud wallows can now be accessed with relative ease and in plenty of comfort. Colourful birds and butterflies are everywhere and the game viewing is diverse: forest elephants and buffalo are the big attractions at the jungle clearings but it is usually gorilla trekking that takes centre stage on a Congo safari.
With its healthy population of western lowland gorillas, the northern rainforests of the Republic of Congo offer nature on a grand scale: the rainforest setting is magnificent, and its exotic wildlife fascinating. Ideal for adventurous travellers who have perhaps been on several safaris before, Congo safaris and gorilla treks are still in their infancy and are best organised with the help of travel professionals. Browse our recommended Congo tours below or simply talk to one of our African Travel Experts and they will be happy to tailor-make an itinerary for you, either as a stand-alone or in combination with other destinations in Africa.
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