This 13-day two-country Congo and Central African Republic tour follows a similar itinerary as the 8-night Congo Adventure, but with the added bonus of a captivating trip deep into the rainforests of the impressive, and rarely visited Sangha Lodge.
Your adventure begins in the heart of Odzala-Kokoua National Park, a vast expanse of dense rainforest and swampy savannahs. Accompanied by expert guides, you’ll have the opportunity to explore this incredible ecosystem on foot, by boat, and even through exhilarating gorilla treks. Odzala is home to the critically endangered Western Lowland Gorillas, and getting up close to these gentle giants is an awe-inspiring experience that will stay with you forever.
But Odzala is not just about gorillas. It is also a haven for other primate species, such as chimpanzees and golden monkeys, offering unique opportunities for primate sightings and research. Embark on thrilling forest walks, listen to the sounds of the jungle, and witness these intelligent creatures in their natural habitat.
As you venture deeper into Odzala, you’ll discover the remarkable diversity of wildlife that thrives in this pristine wilderness. Encounter forest elephants, elusive bongos, rare forest buffalo, and an array of bird species, including the magnificent African grey parrot. Odzala’s ecosystem is a delicate balance of flora and fauna, and every moment spent here is a testament to the incredible resilience and beauty of nature.
Explore the meandering rivers and waterways that wind their way through Odzala. Cruise along the Lekoli and Mambili Rivers, keeping an eye out for hippos, crocodiles, and a myriad of water-dwelling species. Marvel at the stunning landscapes as you glide through the pristine waters, surrounded by the sights and sounds of the rainforest.
The next stop is the Central African Republic. Nestled in close proximity to the geographical heart of Africa, Sangha Lodge boasts a prime location offering breathtaking views of the majestic Sangha River. Prepare to be captivated by the mysteries that unfold around you, leaving an indelible imprint on your soul. The awe-inspiring surroundings and the allure of Sangha Lodge will awaken a newfound appreciation for the beauty and wonders of the natural world.