The Congo Rainforest Expedition is a 6-night, fly-drive itinerary in Odzala National Park featuring jungle treks, nature walks, river cruises and kayaking adventures in the care of passionate guides and expert trackers. The lodges are relaxed and comfortable, accommodating a maximum of 12 guests and suffused with generous hospitality. Lango Camp overlooks a ‘bai’ – a large natural mineral lick and watering point - frequented by forest buffalo and larges flocks of birds; Ngaga Camp is set deep in the forest, sharing a base with the research team that habituates and studies the gorillas.
To go on a Congo safari is to be a frontrunner in the race to protect the jungle and its western lowland gorillas. Since about 1999 or so, gorilla trekking tourism has been decisive in conserving mountain gorillas and their habitats in Uganda and Rwanda, destinations that have rapidly risen up travellers' bucket lists. Congo is embarking on a similar journey but offers a unique wilderness setting.
The best way to experience the Congo is simply to slow down and allow your senses to take it all in.
View our photo album from a recent trip to the Congo for a firsthand taste of what to expect from your safari.