DAY 2 - Ngaga Camp

Early wake-up and light breakfast.
•  Set out again on foot into the surrounding forest, part of the group for gorilla

   tracking and part for a forest walk.
•  Return to Camp to freshen up and enjoy brunch and a midday siesta.
•  In the afternoon we enjoy a change of pace during a walk out on the forest trails

   in search of the birds and mammals of the area or a cultural visit to nearby 

   Ombo village.
•  Return to Camp to enjoy a sundowner on the main deck.
Overnight: Ngaga Camp

"Discover the birds of Odzala"

6 Nights / 7 Days

  DAY 6 - Lango Camp

Early morning wake-up is followed by a light breakfast and coffee on the main deck overlooking Lango Bai.
•  Embark on your first activity for the day – perhaps a more expanded walk down 
Lango Bai to bird- rich mineral licks, or into gallery forest and            savannah fringe.
•  Return to camp for a relaxing brunch and midday rest period.
•  Head out again on your afternoon activity perhaps followed by a night drive

    back to camp.
Overnight: Lango Camp

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.

  DAY 1 - Ngaga Camp, Ndzedi Concession

  DAY 5  - Lango Camp

After breakfast in camp, leave for a three- to four-hour forest and savannah drive to Lango Camp passing through Mbomo Village on the edge of the National Park.
•  Having settled into Lango Camp guests then enjoy lunch and a first afternoon 
activity, which could be a walk in the bai.
Overnight: Lango Camp

Wildlife of the area 

 About Odzala-Kokoua National Park

 Itinerary - 6 Nights / 7 Days

  DAY 7 - Brazzaville

Wake up early for a light breakfast and coffee before setting off on the morning activity.
•  Today this may begin with a savannah drive to the boat jetty
for boat trip down the Lekoli River, returning to camp on foot through Lango Bai.
•  Return to camp for brunch and some downtime before
heading out again in the afternoon.
•  The afternoon activity will depend on local wildlife
movements and could take the form of a walking excursion in the Lango area, or perhaps further afield.
•  Return to camp on a night drive.

Overnight: Lango Camp

  DAY 3 - Ngaga Camp

Andrew Howard

Dana Allen

Will Burrard-Lucas

Lango Camp

A beautiful 6-roomed camp nestled in dense gallery forest overlooking the productive lango Bai and with access to the lekoli river and the surrounding savannah. Dining room, lounge and bar area are all on raised decks overlooking the bai, and are constructed from natural materials such as locally woven raffia palm panels. Raised walkways connecting the rooms to the public areas wind through the gallery forest. A star deck and fire pit are placed on a dropped deck overlooking the bai for after dinner relaxation and star-gazing.

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

The privilege and thrill of observing this astonishing variety of birds and other rainforest wildlife in the wild is

undertaken from two intimate, sensitively constructed camps that leave as light a footprint as possible and

blend into this remote forest environment: Lango 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.

  DAY 4 - Lango Camp, Odzala-Kokoua National Park

 This morning, after another early wake-up and light breakfast, we set out again on foot for gorilla tracking excursions and forest walks.
•  Return to Camp to freshen up and enjoy brunch and a midday siesta.
•  This afternoon another walk out on the forest trails gives more opportunities for
 birding and potential views of the small mammals in the area.
•  Return to Camp to enjoy a sundowner on the main deck.
Overnight: Ngaga Camp

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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.

BIRDS
Perhaps the richest forest block in west-central Africa for birds .
Odzala
− Over 300 breeding species
Important families:
− Broadbills, trogons, malkoha, greenbuls and turacos
Look out for:
− Green pigeons and African grey parrots at Lango bai (seasonal)
Special sightings:
Black-casqued wattled hornbill, Plumed guineafowl, Hartlaub’s duck, Cassin’s malimbe, Bare-cheeked trogon, Black bee-eater, Blue-throated roller, Spot-breasted ibis, Congo serpent eagle, Forbe’s plover, Chocolate-backed kingfisher, Hairy breasted barbet, Spotted greenbul, Firecrested alethe, Buff-throated apalis, Chestnut wattle-eye, and many more..

 About the Camps

After an early breakfast we depart from Lango Camp at 06h30 to head for Mboko airstrip (a drive of 45 minutes) for the private charter flight back to Brazzaville which will depart at 07h30, to arrive in Brazzaville at 10h30.
          NB - This means that guests can only connect with
 international flights departing from Brazzaville after 13h00.

Depart Brazzaville at 08h30 for private charter flight to Mboko airstrip with a light packed lunch en route.
•  Arrive at Mboko in the late morning and enjoy a three- to four-hour savannah

   and forest drive to Ngaga Camp, passing through Mbomo village en route.
•  Depending on time of arrival, have afternoon tea and freshen up before

    undertaking a short guided walk in the forest area around Ngaga to acclimatise

    and search for birds.
•  Comprehensive gorilla briefing (for interested guests).

Overnight: Ngaga Camp