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Congo Safaris

There are few places left on the planet that offer an authentic encounter with unspoiled wilderness. The Congo Basin is one of them.

  • The western lowland gorilla, the most plentiful of Africa’s four types of gorillas, is critically endangered due to bush meat hunting, disease and habitat loss.

  • Ngaga Camp--on the southwest boundary of Odzala-Kokoua National Park--is our base for tracking the western lowland gorilla.

  • Several gorilla groups live near our camp in troops of 10-25 individuals, each headed by a male silverback.

This WWF priority region is home to some of central Africa’s largest primate populations, including western lowland gorillas and chimpanzees. On this exploratory adventure, you will fly into the heart of the Congo basin, transitioning through a variety of habitats before making Ngaga Camp your base from which to set out and track western lowland gorillas.

The western lowland gorilla is the most plentiful of Africa’s four types of gorillas, though it is critically endangered due to bush meat hunting, disease and habitat loss. Several gorilla groups live near the camp in troops of 10-25 individuals, each headed by a male silverback. Other wildlife thrives here, too, including forest elephant, forest buffalo, bongo, water birds and clouds of butterflies.

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Congo Undiscovered: Gorillas & Wildlife of the Rainforest
Our small-group rainforest immersion includes gorilla tracking and diverse wildlife viewing in Congo’s premier national park as well as personalized interactions with the world’s foremost western lowland gorilla researchers.  Itinerary highlights include Odzala-Kokoua National Park and the Ndzehi Forest.
8-day tours from $10,995


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WWF & Natural Habitat Adventures
Call (888) 993 – 8687 to book your spot on this tour. Questions? Email us at travel@wwfus.org.

WWF in Central Africa
Because poaching is a problem across central Africa, WWF works with TRAFFIC, the world’s largest wildlife trade monitoring network, and the World Conservation Union to monitor the illegal trade of gorillas and other great apes. Read more here.

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