South African luxury eco-tourism company Wilderness Collection has announced the opening of two new lodges in the Odzala-Kokoua National Park in the Republic of the Congo. The lodges will start operating in May 2012.
Odzala-Kokoua National Park is one of the oldest and most famous in Africa. Its unspoiled thousand-year-old rainforest is home to over 430 bird species and about 100 mammal species. It is also home to the largest number of rare endangered western lowland great gorillas.
Guests of the new lodges will be able to enjoy hiking, canoeing and simple boat trips and observe unique animals during the day and after sunset. Here you can get up close and personal with such savages as forest buffaloes and elephants, bush pigs, spotted hyenas, as well as with many species of monkeys – chimpanzees and of course lowland gorillas.
The new Ngaga Camp is located on an area of 30 square kilometers, where as many as seven groups of gorillas live, and this is about 105 animals!
In total, Ngaga Camp has 12 exclusive chalets, carefully integrated into nature so as not to disturb its balance, while at the same time contributing to the support of the local population and the protection of forests and the unique animals that live in them.
You can go to these evergreen regions starting from May 3, 2012 – all year round, except for October and November.