Odzala Discovery Camps
Odzala Discovery Camps are the only accommodations available for foreign visitors to the Odzala-Kokoua National Park. However each camp is well-situated to the activities and adventures available.
Ngaga Camp is in the Ndzehi Forest on the western boundary just outside of Odzala-Kokoua National Park.
The camp comprises six chalets, constructed from natural materials such as locally woven raffia palm panels. The rooms, raised on 3- to 4-meter stilts, have 360° wraparound viewing walkways that connect with the main area. The dining room, lounge and bar area are all on a raised deck looking out into the rainforest.
There is a star deck with fire pit, located below the main area, where guests take pre-dinner drinks. Similarly guests enjoy post forest walk drinks, cocktail parties or private dinners on the river deck located in the Ngaga stream.
The main activity at Ngaga Camp is tracking western lowland gorillas.
A guide and skilled local tracker lead guests to 2 groups of habituated western lowland gorillas, an experience quite different from tracking mountain gorillas. Since western lowland gorillas spend a lot of time in trees, they are harder to see than the mountain gorillas. Gorilla viewing is not guaranteed and we therefore suggest guests plan multiple treks to ensure they extract the maximum from their time here. Birding walks, exploratory forest walks and night drives are also possible.
Lango Camp is in the south-central part of the Odzala-Kokoua National Park, allowing easy access to a variety of habitats. The camp makes maximum use of its forest location. The 6 chalets are all built on 3- to 4-meter stilts overlooking the Lango Baï. Natural materials like locally woven raffia palm panels make up the walls of the rooms. Meanwhile, a series of raised walkways connect the rooms, creating a treehouse-like atmosphere.
The dining, lounge and bar area overlook the baï, and a star deck on which to enjoy pre-dinner drinks or spend days watching the wildlife in front of camp.
While most activities focus on the baï, some driving may be required to get to more remote places. River activities involve wading through streams and baïs and adventure trails along the edges of forested areas give insights into the arboreal world. Look out for hyena, aardvark and serval on savannah game drives by day and night.
Located inside the Odzala-Kokoua National Park, Mboko Camp is the largest of the Odzala Discovery camps. The camp comprises 12 comfortable chalets located in the forests along the Likeni river. The spacious main area has a dining room, lounge, bar and star deck all overlooking the wide-open grasslands.
Most activities are a combination of walking and boating, while some driving may be required to get from one place to another. Aluminium boats or kayaks are available for river activities. Mountain biking between Mboko Camp and Lango Camp is available on request for fit, active guests. Adventure trails along the edges of forested areas give insights into the arboreal world.