SMALL GROUP TRAVEL


Heart of Diversity

Gorilla Tracking in the Congo

  • Be one of the first travelers to explore this remote region
  • Two luxury eco-lodges, each with its own unique setting and amenities
  • Track gorillas on foot with an expert guide, who offers insight into their behaviors
Trip Type: Scheduled Departure
Destinations: Congo
Trip Length: 8 Days
Activity type(s): Safari, Exploratory, Day Hiking
Trip Extensions: Call 888-570-7108 for custom extension options

Within Central Africa lies an isolated nook of rain forest, teeming with an incredible density of western lowland gorillas. In this sprawling savannah and swampy grassland you'll experience a world that's both extraordinary and awe-inspiring.

After overnighting in Brazzaville, you catch a charter flight to Odzala-Kokoua National Park, renowned for its playful forest elephants and gentle western gorillas. It's also home to sustainability-minded Ngaga Camp, where you relish the next few days tracking lowland gorillas on foot. Observe these lovable creatures alongside a guide well versed in their habits and gestures.

Then it's off via vehicle to the edge of the savannah and your home for the next two nights, Lango Camp. This cozy treehouse-inspired lodging forms the perfect perch from which you can catch sight of hornbills from the wraparound deck or glimpse grey-cheeked mangabeys from nearby watchtowers. Days are free to explore rain forests, boat along the Lekoli River in hopes of spotting putty-nosed monkeys, or even go fishing.

Congo

Itinerary at a Glance


  • Day 1: arrive Brazzaville
  • Day 2: fly to Odzala-Kokoua National Park, drive to Ngaga Camp
  • Days 3 & 4: gorilla-tracking excursions; visit Ombo village
  • Day 5: drive to Lango Camp
  • Days 6 & 7: rain forest walks, river excursions & game drives
  • Day 8: fly to Brazzaville, international flights out.