• Pirogue safari, Republic of Congo

About Mondika Camp

About Mondika Camp

Mondika Camp is a very basic tented accommodation, with normal dome tents pitched on the ground. Primarily a research base, this is the only accommodation from which you can reach the tricky Mondika group of Western Lowland gorillas.

Established in 1995 by Professor Diane Doran for the study of gorilla behaviour, it opened to tourism in 2005 in collaboration with WCS. 

lodge details


Very basic tented accommodation, the focus here is on the wildlife and your inspiring surroundings.


The camp is located close to Nouabale Ndoki National Park, accessed via a 45 minute drive from Bomassa then a three hour walk.

Accommodation & Facilities

The tents are basic and pitched on the ground. Do not expect the type of luxury you would get from a tented camp in Tanzania or Botswana for example.


Cuisine is nourishing, but basic due to the remoteness of the camp


This is the only place from which you can track the Mondika gorilla group, probably the most difficult group to track. It can take from between 2 – 8 hours tracking through thick jungle vegetation and wading through forest swamps. This is a completely different experience to tracking the mountain gorillas in Uganda and Rwanda as lowland gorillas are much more mobile and sightings can often be as you track them through the jungle. This can be strenuous work, so you must be quite fit and healthy.

Child Policy

To track the gorillas you must be over 15 years of age, so we do not recommend this camp for anyone under that age.

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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