This fly-in journey delivers you straight into the heart of the Congo rainforest for a unique safari experience. Your destination is Odzala-Kokoua National Park, a swathe of majestic primary forest famed for its biodiversity. Once virtually inaccessible, the forest teems with wildlife ranging from western lowland gorillas, elephants and forest buffalo to dazzling clouds of butterflies and a vast array of birds. A few eco-sensitive lodges are now scattered throughout the forest, carefully built into the landscape and each reflecting a different aspect of it such as rainforest, wetlands and savannah.
Spending a minimum of two nights in three different lodges, you can expect an unforgettable introduction to Odzala-Kokoua. Gorilla trekking, river cruises, kayaking adventures and guided walks are all part of your tour and you can look forward to comfortable en suite accommodation. The local guides are knowledgeable and passionate about their work and happy to accommodate interests such as bird watching or photography.
This 8-day itinerary is an unforgettable way to discover the emerald heart of Africa and see a sizable portion of the world’s remaining gorilla population. Your stay will contribute to protecting these critically endangered species. Local communities are also benefitting through revenue-sharing schemes from trekking permits, new infrastructure and new business opportunities in tourism.