ODZALA DISCOVERY CAMPS
Ndzehi Concession | Republic of the Congo
A focal point for world-class primate research, as well as unforgettable primate encounters, Ngaga Camp overlooks a canopy of primary forest. The unique design evokes the fun and mystery of childhood treehouses, with wraparound walkways to gaze directly into the forest.
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”Of all the camps in Africa that I've been lucky to stay at, Ngaga Camp in the rainforests of Odzala-Kokoua National Park in Republic of the Congo is one of the most atmospheric. Built on raised platforms, the camp makes you feel like you're floating among the trees."Scott Ramsay
Activities at Ngaga Camp
Ngaga Camp is home to our Western Lowland Gorilla research team who has spent the past few decades in the forest navigating its trails and understanding its rhythms. Guests come here to share in their knowledge and experience this intact rainforest. Forest walks, night walks, night drives and more are available.
Meet the community
Close to Ngaga Camp lies Mbomo and Ombo villages where you can have the opportunity to learn more about living in the Congo Basin for generations. Before you arrive, let us know if you would like to meet some of the members of these local communities and we will request this on your behalf.
Meet the researchers
An opportunity to engage with science and nature through exploration, meet members of the research team at Ngaga Camp before your gorilla tracking experience. This briefing allows you to gain insight into the ongoing research in the area, glimpses into camera-trap footage captured and an introduction to your tracker, an integral member of the research team, who will guide you to the gorilla families during your stay.
With over 400 bird species in the Congo Basin, birders come here to find paradise. Odzala offers huge flocks of African Green Pigeons and African Grey Parrots as well as the elusive Great Blue Turaco and Giant Kingfisher, amidst a host of other species. At Sangha, the rare Picathartes can be found (best in October while breeding), as well as various eagles, nightjars, sunbirds and many, MANY more.
Book a private guide for the duration of your stay and explore the ecosystem at your leisure or pursue a personal passion with our specialists in birding, photography, mammals, flora, culture and various activities. Go deeper in your understanding with a personal trusted and knowledgeable field guide at your side (additional costs apply).