Odzala Lango Camp
Republic of Congo
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At a Glance
Combine Lango with a few nights at Odzala Ngaga Camp to trek the Western Lowland Gorillas for the ultimate safari experience
Situated in the heart of the Congo Basin - the second largest tropical rainforest in the world
Only six eco-friendly rooms, all built out of locally sourced materials
Daily walking and boating excursions give a unique perspective on this incredible ecosystem
A perfect option for those looking for something a bit different
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The Republic of the Congo can be visited at any time and since the country is located on the Equator, the climate is consistent all year round. The average day temperatures are around 24°C and the nights are around 16°C. The average yearly rainfall is around 2000 millimeters in the rainforest areas and the dry season is from June to August and there tends to be two wet seasons; one in March to May and one in September to November.
To start planning your vacation to Odzala Lango Camp
Odzala Lango Camp is an authentic safari camp tucked onto the edge of the rainforest with panoramic views over the majestic Lango Bai. With only six rooms, Odzala Lango provides an exclusive safari experience for anyone in search of a unique vacation.
Each of the six rooms are nestled into the forest with spectacular views over the river and the plains. The rooms have been inspired by the native B'Aja Pygmy groups and are raised almost 15ft above the forest floor to allow for the best possible views and a completely unique experience. All of the materials have been locally sourced and the rooms are built out of sustainably harvested timber, bamboo and locally woven raffia palm roofing. Floating wooden decks connect the rooms to the main area which has a star deck and a fire pit, the perfect spot to relax after dinner.
Lango is perfect for anyone looking for a more active safari experience, the activities are mainly a combination of walking and boating safaris. You can take a walk in the Bai River which is an incredible experience, allowing you to gain a better understanding of the wildlife in the area from a completely different perspective. Take a boat trip upstream and into the forest to try and spot the rare primate species such as the Putty Nosed Monkey and the Grey Cheeked Monkey. Daily game drives can also be organized and you can go in search species such at Forest Buffalo, Forest Elephant and the elusive Sitatunga.
Odzala Lango is perfect for the more adventurous types who feel that they have seen everything that Africa has to offer and want to experience something completely different from the usual safari experience.
Odzala Lango has six creatively designed rooms all built out of locally sourced materials and set 15 ft above the forest floor. The rooms are set on the edge of the Lango Bai with a forest wall behind them and they look out over the wetlands. The rooms are very cosy and comfortable and the en suite bathrooms have a shower with hot and cold running water.
Children 15 years and over are welcome at Odzala Lango Camp
All of the rooms are connected to the main living area by raised wooden walkways. The main area has a dining area at one end and at the other, a comfortable lounge area. Both have open sides and you can sit and watch the wildlife as it comes to drink from the river. Just below the dining and living area is a fire pit and star gazing deck which is the perfect spot to relax after an exciting days exploring.
Odzala Lango offers something a bit different from the traditional daily game drives. Walking and boating trips are the most popular activities which gives guests a unique opportunity to experience this incredible environment from a different perspective. The activities on offer here are definitely recommended for the more adventurous but daily game drives can be organized. After a few nights here, head up to the other Odzala camp, Ngaga to trek the habituated Western Lowland Gorillas.
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Republic of Congo
Odzala Kokoua National Park is one of the oldest national parks in Africa after being proclaimed by the French administration in 1935. It covers around 13600 sq km. of primarily untouched rainforest and is an integral part of the Central African Republic.