The Bais of the park offer the best wildlife sightings, with the Dzanga Bai being the most famous. A favourite of the forest fauna, this remains one of the most jaw dropping sites you will have the privilege to visit in Africa. Roughly translated to "the village of the elephants", Dzanga offers viewing of some tremendous wildlife interaction from the comfort of your treeline hide. Predominantly populated by the grunts and snorts of hundreds of forest elephants, gorillas are occasional visitors to the fringes of the Bai. Congregating on this forest clearing in order to access mineral salts and clay from the earth - with some excavations up to 4 metres in diameter - there can often be hundreds of elephants in the Bai at any one time. Other wildlife includes chimpanzees, often seen and heard whilst tracking through the rainforest, sitatungas, giant forest hogs, red river hogs, forest buffalos and duikers, making it an exceptional place for wildlife enthusiasts to get up close and personal with central Africa’s revered wildlife.
Bai Hokou Research Camp is the base for all lowland gorilla research and tourism activities, with trackers heading out in the early hours of the morning to locate the gorillas whilst tourists follow behind. The chances of seeing the gorillas in the wild are approximately 75% every time you track them.