If you have tracked the mountain gorillas already and want to see their relatives then why not head to the Republic of Congo to track the lowland gorillas of Odzala National Park…? Accessible from May through to December, this is one of the only places in the world where you can track lowland gorillas in the wild. Staying at the unique forest lodging of Lango and Ngaga Camps, you have access to some of the most pristine central African rainforest remaining on the planet. Other highlights during your 7 night stay can include admiring forest elephants as they graze the bais (open forest clearings), forest buffalo, red river hogs and even bongo!
Moving to the other side of the globe we visit the Pantanal wetlands of Brazil, home to the elusive jaguar. June is the beginning of the jaguar watching season as temporary water sources dry up and jaguars are forced to come to the river banks of the more permanent rivers. Jaguar spotting safaris are principally carried out in boats as you patrol the river banks scanning for this formidable predator. With a 100% success rate to date, jaguar spotting is one of our favourites; you will maximise your chances however if you wait until later in the season (August and September), when water is scarce and jaguars are more regularly seen in proximity to the permanent rivers.