• Mbeli Camp, Republic of Congo

About Mbeli Camp

About Mbeli Camp

Mbeli Camp is a simple but comfortable camp, providing a real chance to sit back and appreciate the environment you are in. There are no habituated gorillas here however there is an exceedingly high density in the area surrounding the Bai, with about 150.

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An exciting camp, where even the journey in is an adventure


Access is via a 1 hour drive and a 1.5 hour pirogue ride through stunning forest swamps, gliding past tree stumps and past forest vines to a seasonal island in the middle of the forest.

Accommodation & Facilities

This is a basic camp, with long drop toilets and bush showers. Rooms are on stilts with views to the forest.


Meals are nourishing and basic due to the remoteness of the camp.


The bai is a 13 hectare swamp clearing in the forest, accessed by a forty minute walk through the forest. A nine metre observation tower has been built here where you can spend the day observing the wildlife that frequents the bai. The gorillas congregate here to feed on a protein-packed aquatic plant, making them easier to spot here than in the thick forests. A variety of other wildlife also congregates here, including the forest elephant, red river hog and sitatunga.

Child Policy

You must be over 15 years to track the gorillas so we do not recommend this camp for children.

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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