Called the “Heart of Darkness” by renowned novelist Joseph Conrad, the Congo region in Africa has long been thought of as a mysterious, mythical place. The region is in fact the second-largest rainforest in the world, after the famous Amazon, and spans an area of more than six countries. Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the Republic of Congo are most commonly associated with the Congo rainforest. The forest is one of the most important biodiversity hotspots on the planet- and it also serves as a source of livelihood and sustenance for millions of people across Central Africa. The rainforest houses more than 600 tree species, and 10000 animal species. Perhaps the most famous of these are the gorillas. Both mountain gorillas and Western lowland gorillas are found within the Congo rainforest. A gorilla trekking safari is a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see these fascinating creatures in the wild.
- A Congo Rainforest safari is a great option for those looking for a unique experience away from the busier regions such as Tanzania or Kenya.
- Odzala-Kokoua National Park in the Republic of the Congo (Brazzaville) is the ultimate destination for a gorilla trekking safari.
- There are only three safari camps found in Odzala-Kokoua National Park. The Safari Index team can help you to arrange your trip to Odzala.
- Gorilla trekking safaris are usually unsuitable for children younger than 15 years.
Western Lowland Gorilla
Congo Serpent Eagle
White-Crested Tiger Heron
African Dwarf Kingfisher
African Slender-Snouted Crocodile
Forest Hingeback Tortoise