Thursday, 11 August 2011
Odzala, Congo - New safari ideas from Busanga
As one of only a very few safari campanies in the world to have real hands on experience on safaris in the Congo region we are very pleased to be able to be able to offer what we think will be the next step forward in tourist activity to the . Working in hand with a new an eco-project in the Republic of Congo (Brazzaville) our aim will be to soon announce set date departures for shorter 6 night safaris with the aim of introducing our guests to tracking of the Western Lowland Gorilla. We will operate in and near the Odzala-Kokoua National Park in Congo, where we will also be able to enjoy seeing forest elephant, forest buffalo, bongo, sitatunga, red river hog, slender snouted crocodiles and other primate species, to name but a few .. and what a few they are…
Odzala-Kokoua National Park lies is the remote north of the country - in the heart of the Congo Basin, the world’s second largest expanse of tropical rainforest. Aside from a host of forest biodiversity, it holds Africa’s densest population of Western Lowland Gorillas. It is also renowned as the richest forest block in central Africa for primates species with eleven diurnal species recorded.
Activities range from gorilla tracking (habituated groups), pirogue rides along lush river systems, night drives in the savannah, walks along lush forest streams and salines, and of course time spent at the productive forest bais.
The camps are already being built at Odzala. and the design philosophy is one of a green, sustainable, earth-friendly nature, where we will reduce the building impact on human health and the environment
In terms of the actual programe, we are working on a “set departure” style itinerary, coinciding with the current flight schedule of inbound flights to Brazzaville.
In essence we are looking at a Thursday departure from Brazzaville to the camps – staying 3 nights at each of the 2 camp before returning to Brazzaville.
The itinerary as well as the costings are being finalised and we hope to have
more information on the camps and itineraries in the next couple of weeks.
If You would like to receive info on this exciting new safari by email please drop us an email and we will keep you uptodate