NWS client Jon meets the great apes of Central Africa
As our 2-hour charter flight from Brazzaville made its final approach into Mboko Airstrip in Odzala-Kokoua National Park, it struck me that I had entered a vast undisturbed wilderness. The view through the porthole suggested an endless, mysterious, tropical rainforest that I couldn’t wait to explore. I had always been interested in visiting the Republic of Congo and seeing the diverse wildlife in Odzala, ever since reading a 1995 National Geographic article detailing an expedition to study the gorillas there. I wasn’t to be disappointed.