Ngaga Camp

A delightful camp consisting of 6 rooms that rests in a glade within primary forest above the ngaga stream and within the home ranges of several groups of western lowland gorillas, two of which are habituated groups.Dining room, lounge and bar area are all on raised decks at the crest of the glade looking into and above the primary rainforest. They are constructed from natural, traditionally used materials including locally woven raffia palm roofing panels. A star deck and fire pit are placed on a dropped deck below the main area for after dinner relaxation while a separate deck is located at a natural cooling off spot on the Ngaga stream below camp.

Wildlife of the area 

 About the Camps

The vast green wilderness that is Odzala-Kokoua National Park has a multitude of habitats. 
In general, the north of the Park has dense forest covering many steep-sloped hills, while in the west a major escarpment runs roughly north-south from which the altitude drops 350 metres into low swampy forest. The southern part of the Park is characterised by pockets of savannah dotted with forest islands, bisected by the rivers and their associated gallery forests.


A primary feature is the occurrence of “bais” or salines. These are swampy, grassy clearings in the otherwise dense forest that forest wildlife visit on a regular basis in order to drink, feed on sedges and grasses, and obtain minerals and salts. These bais range in size from less than a hectare to more than ten hectares and represent the best chance of seeing forest wildlife.

The bais we visit in Odzala-Kokoua are relatively small and as a result offer the opportunity for close up viewing of various wildlife species.

 About Odzala-Kokoua National Park

 Safari Itinerary Options - 7 Nights / 9 Nights / 11 Nights

  7 Nights / 8 Days

Inclusive off:

Sunday departure from Brazzaville Includes:

• 2 nights Radisson Blu

• 3 nights Ngaga
• 2 nights Mboko
• 2 gorilla permits, 1 Boat ride, 1 Kayak activity, All forest walks
• Activity drinks & drinks package
• Transfers in camps
• Letter of invitation fee
• 3rd party fees - med, community, park fee 

Join us for an extraordinary journey off discovery in search of these unique animals in this incredible part of Africa.

The privilege and thrill of observing one of our closest relatives and other rainforest wildlife in the wild is undertaken

from three intimate, sensitively constructed camps that leave as light a footprint as possible and blend into this remote

forest environment: Lango Camp & Mboko Camp, on the edge of the savannah and with access to the Lekoli and

Mambili Rivers, and Ngaga Camp in the heart of a marantaceae forest.

"Discover Odzala Safari"

(selection of three safari options)

Mboko Camp

This 12 room adventure camp is our largest, with canvas cabins that have been constructed along the Lekoli River. Frequent visitors can include Forest elephant and buffalo.
Located inside Odzala-Kokoua National Park.
Camp Features:
Dining room, lounge and bar area look out into the wide-open grasslands.
A star deck and re pit is attached to the dining/ lounge area for pre-dinner drinks and relaxation.
A river deck is located along the Lekoli River for post forest walk drinks, cocktail parties or private dinners. 
Odzala is blessed with numerous habitats, which range from dense primary forest to forest fringe, savannah, wide, languid rivers and forest bais and salines. As a result, species diversity is high and the rivers and bais in particular allow the ‘green curtain’ of the forest to be pulled back and allow our guests an insight into this spectacular ecosystem. This vast, wild region, with its wide range of landscapes, is home to an incredible diversity of life. It holds globally significant populations of Western Lowland Gorilla and Forest Elephant as well as a plethora of other species: 430 bird species and more than 100 mammal species of which around 50 are classified as medium- or large-sized. It has the highest number (11) of diurnal primates for any forest block in central Africa, as well as central Africa’s highest density of Chimpanzees. Other species include Forest Buffalo, Leopard, Bongo, Giant Forest Hog and Hippo. Clouds of spectacular butterflies are characteristic of the region. The trees are spectacular: ancient giants well over 50 metres tall emerge from the canopy, delicate orchids cling to the branches, while the forest floor is littered with an incredible array of pods, fruits, flowers and fungi.

Lango Camp

A beautiful camp containing 6 double occupancy rooms built high up in the dense forest overlooking Lango Bai. These unique rooms were constructed from natural materials such as locally woven raffia palm panels.
Located in the south central part of the park allowing easy access to a variety of habitats.
Camp Features:
Camp is connected by a series of raised walkways creating a treehouse-like atmosphere. Dining room, lounge and bar area are all on raised decks overlooking the bai. A star deck and fire pit is placed on a dropped deck overlooking the bai for pre-dinner drinks and relaxation. 

IMAGES COURTESY OF:

Dana Allen

Odzala Discover Camps​

Please note: activities described are an example of what might happen from day to day. local climatic and other conditions occasionally dictate changes to this in order for our guests to have the best possible chances of seeing desirable species. Adaptations to these activities can also be made on request where this is required for specialised group bookings. Each group of guests has two opportunities to track gorillas. 


Gorilla viewing protocol is based on the guidelines issued by the IUCN for great ape viewing and is very similar to that of Rwanda/Uganda. Protocols are designed specifically to limit stress and behavioural impact and also potential disease transmission from humans to gorillas. They are critical for gorilla conservation.

  • Minimum age for gorilla viewing is 15 years – this is for reasons of safety, but also for possible disease transmission, with children under this age more prone to infection.
  • Maximum proximity to gorillas is 7 metres (22 feet). it is not permitted to approach more closely and we typically view the animals at 10- 15 metres (32-50 feet).
  • Maximum viewing duration of any group is one hour per day. each group of guests has two opportunities to track gorillas.
  • Maximum number of guests per gorilla tracking excursion is 4, plus a guide and local tracker to make a maximum group size of 6.
  • Guests that display cold, flu or other respiratory tract symptoms will not be allowed to track gorillas.
  • No food or drinks may be consumed when near the gorillas, but guides will carry water and snacks for rest stops.
  • Smoking is not allowed.
  • Hand washing facilities are provided at Ngaga Camp prior to gorilla tracking. 
  • Although gorilla sightings and encounters are very reliable, viewing is dependent on variables such as weather and tracking conditions.
  • While gorilla tracking is the main focus of Ngaga Camp, there are a range of other activities that highlight the other fascinating flora and fauna of the area. 

  9 Nights / 10 Days

Inclusive off:
Sunday departure from Brazzaville Includes:
• 2 nights Radisson Blu
• 4 nights Ngaga
• 2 nights Mboko

• 1 night Lango
• 2 gorilla permits, 1 Boat ride, 1 Kayak activity, All forest walks
• Activity drinks & drinks package
• Transfers in camps
• Letter of invitation fee
• 3rd party fees - med, community, park fee 

 11 Nights / 12 Days

  IMPORTANT Notes:

Inclusive off:
Sunday departure from Brazzaville Includes:
• 2 nights Radisson Blu
• 5 nights Ngaga
• 2 nights Mboko
• 2 nights Lango
• 3 gorilla permits, 1 Boat ride, 1 Kayak activity, All forest walks
• Activity drinks & drinks package
• Transfers in camps
• Letter of invitation fee
• 3rd party fees - med, community, park fee