Odzala Discovery Camps
Odzala offers a rare and life-altering opportunity to visit the Congo Basin rain forests in comfort and safety. Explore the imposing forests, crystal-clear streams and expansive open savannah of the north-west Congo: Track lowland gorillas, spot unique birds and view incredible wildlife through a mosaic of wetlands

Odzala Discovery Camps

Odzala-Kokoua National Park in Congo’s remote north-west corner is one of Africa’s oldest national parks and an integral part of both the Congo Basin and the TRIDOM Transfrontier Park which overlaps Gabon, Congo and Cameroon. Getting there is relatively straight forward with their privately operated 2 hour flights taking guests from Brazzaville Mboko airstrip.

Consisting of 1 360 million hectares of unsullied rainforest, rivers, marshes and swamps, the Park receives some 1 500 mm of rain annually resulting in permanent rivers being a primary feature. As a result of this swampy, grassy and mineral rich region is home to many mammal species that come to the bais on a regular basis in order to access various elements, from water to minerals and salts to sedges.

There are three camps in the park, perfectly positioned for a seven night circuit - here’s why.

The first camp - Ngaga - is a focal point for world-class research and primate encounters. Consisting of six charming, elevated guest rooms surrounded by forest canopies and wraparound walkways, this camp is the best location for sightings of the western lowland gorillas. Go on guided treks to their feeding sites and watch them forage and play.

The newest and the largest camp in the portfolio, Mboko stretches across the banks of a free-flowing tributary of the Lekoli River and is frequented by elusive forest buffalo, forest elephant and spotted hyaena. Mboko gives guests time to focus on some of the smaller details: flowers and butterflies (depending on the season) can be seen in profusion, star-viewing and the opportunity to meet and interact with local people

The next two nights would be spent at Lango - a beguiling six-roomed Camp nestled in thick gallery forest overlooking the high-yielding Lango Bai with access to the Lekoli River and surrounding savannah. The bai holds a magnetic attraction for huge flocks of African green pigeons and African grey parrots, as well as for herds of forest buffalo by day and forest elephants by night.

One of Africa’s most undiscovered yet precious gems Odzala is an incredible experience at incredibly good value

Caroline's Hot Tips

New and exciting destination for all adventure travellers. Excellent value and exclusive gorilla trekking opportunities.
 
7 night fly-in package from Brazzaville combines all three of the camps. Per person sharing all inclusive rates from:
2017 - US$ 7,750.00
2018 - US$ 8,525.00
 
Ngaga Camp is home to the pioneering research of the Western Lowland Gorilla. Easy to reach, the gorillas are found within a short 8km walk from the Lodge. No vehicle, no entrance gate, no mountain (as the name says: lowland)
 
Adventure at its best with minimal impact on the ecosystem: tracking lowland gorilla on foot, forest walking trails, kayaking, river walks & boating activities
 
Spot unique wildlife such as forest elephant, forest buffalo, bongo, sitatunga, various monkey species and rare birds habituate this pure wilderness
 
Take an old pair of shoes for wading through the swamps - then donate to the local village
 
Important : For gorilla viewing, guests need proof of polio and measles vaccinations, and that they are free from tuberculosis




A FAVOURITE TRAVEL QUOTE

'Nothing but breathing the air of Africa, and actually walking through it, can communicate the indescribable sensations.'

William Burchell

Odzala Discovery Camps Overview

BEST SUITED TO – Couples and groups of friends/ families children over 15 years old

SUGGESTED LENGTH OF STAY – Seven nights (with two extra nights in the capital city Brazzaville)

BEST TIME TO TRAVEL – May - December

CHILDREN – Children over the age of 15 are welcome

WE LOVE IT BECAUSE – It’s the closest one will ever get to walking in David Livingstone’s boots!