It’s very rare that an entirely new wilderness destination opens up in Africa. Finally, the pristine rainforests of Central Africa are making their debut for intrepid travellers. Be among the forerunners to explore this pristine home of western lowland gorillas, chimpanzees, monkeys, bongo antelope and forest elephant.
The Republic of Congo belongs on every safari aficionado’s African bucket list, but with poorly developed infrastructure, this is one destination where your Africa safari expert is absolutely essential. The Congo Rainforest Expedition is a six-night safari into the wild heart of Odzala National Park where two jungle lodges have been established. Intimate and comforable, each lodge accommodates a maximum of twelve guests and offers a unique perspective on the jungle: Lango Camp overlooks a ‘bai’ – a large natural mineral lick and watering point frequented by forest buffalo and elephant; Ngaga Camp sits deeper in the forest, well-placed for trekking for gorillas and chimpanzees.
Our inaugral Congo safari combines Lango and Ngaga Camps in a fly-in itinerary featuring guided nature walks, river cruises and kayaking adventures in the care of passionate local guides and expert naturalists. The birdlife is spectacular, the wildlife unique and the atmosphere of unchartered Africa is simply sublime. Flights are via Africa’s main hubs Nairobi (Kenya) or Johannesburg (South Africa), making it easy to combine Congo with a traditional big game safari or a beach vacation.