• Forest elephants in Central African Republic

About Doli Lodge

About Doli Lodge

Doli Lodge is constructed on the banks of the Sangha River in Central Africa, near the borders of Cameroon and Congo in Dzanga-Ndoki National Park. The accommodation is basic and clean, made from local woods and materials, with an authentic feel and a beautiful restaurant with fantastic views. Built on stilts, the buildings have little environmental impact.

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A comfortable, authentic lodge.


Over looking the Sangha River in Dzangha-Ndoki National Park, south western Central African Republic. Access is by 4 wheel drive.

Accommodation & Facilities

Each of the eight bungalows has two rooms, four of which sleep four, two sleep three in single beds and two sleep three with a double and a single bed. Rooms all have a bathroom and a fan, with simple décor featuring local wood. Additionally there is larger annex for families or larger groups wanting to stay together. This has 4 bedrooms, a shared bathrooms and a comfortable living area. All beds have ample mosquito netting.

The restaurant is built on a large open wooden terrace directly over the river. Power is supplied by a generator and there is a laundry service available.


Both European and African dishes are available and local produce is used where possible. Drinking water is provided at the lodge and for game drives.


Guests are able to view the forest elephants, ride a Pirogue (dug out canoe) on the Sangha River and meet the local community, see how they live in wooden houses with palm roofs and visit the local shops in Bayanga Village. The main activity is tracking the Lowland Gorillas, the Makumba group, which is one of just 3 habituated lowland gorilla groups in the world. Guests can also join a traditional Ba'Aka experience, where they will go net hunting and gathering. This is a truly unforgettable experience where you will really start to understand the rainforest and the charming, musical and lively people who live from it.

Child Policy

Children over 8 are welcome at the lodge, please bear in mind however that only people aged 16 and above are allowed to track the Lowland Gorillas.

Want to stay here?

Contact one of our Destination Specialists to start planning your journey to include a stay here. Please note we recommend a budget of from £7,000 / $10,000 USD per person for our style of trip to this destination.

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