Did you know that Odzala-Kokoua National Park in the Republic of Congo lies within the second-largest area of tropical rainforest in the entire world? This relatively undiscovered park is home to western lowland gorillas as well as a range of buffalo, elephants and giant forest hogs. Not your traditional African safari destination, the Republic of Congo offers African enthusiasts something vastly different to the rolling plains of the Masai Mara or Kruger National Park. The "bais" are marshy grasslands which draw animals in with their constant water supply, so are perfect for wildlife encounters.
The best time to visit Odzala-Kokoua National Park for gorilla sightings is June to October.
All of our Republic of Congo safaris feature a number of days in Odzala-Kokoua National Park, where you can come face to face with wild gorillas who have been habituated to the presence of humans. Many travellers include at least two gorilla treks in their itinerary, allowing them to capture memorable photos on the first trek while putting the camera away on the second, an experience which can truly connect you to these great apes.