Overnight: Ngaga Camp
At 8:30 AM, we depart by private charter from Brazzaville to M’boko Airstrip, Odzala-Kokoua National Park.
The charter flight takes approximately two hours (possibly 3 hours if a fuel stop is required) and includes a light packed lunch.
On arrival at M’boko Airstrip, we are met by a Ngaga Camp guide who will transfer us by vehicle to Ngaga Camp – our home for the next three nights.
The drive takes approximately 3 - 4 hours through open savanna and forest, passing through different habitats along the way. On arrival at Ngaga Camp, we will be met by the staff and given afternoon tea, followed by an opportunity to settle in.
The group will receive an extensive briefing on Western Lowland Gorillas, including the research project in the area, conservation of the species, their biology and ecology and of course what to expect when tracking the habituated groups of the area.
About Ngaga Camp
Ngaga Camp is an intimate 6-unit lodge secreted within a glade in the primary forest above the Ngaga Stream and within the home ranges of several lowland gorilla groups.
Like Lango Camp, the 6 guest rooms are styled on traditional B’Aka architecture and use natural materials that blend into the forest environment. The slope down to the Ngaga Stream and the 10-13 foot high decking give each room a view right into the forest canopy and the passing bird and squirrel life.
Paths lead through dense marantaceae vegetation to the central main area, which is sited at the crest of the glade looking into and above the rainforest, while a separate deck is located at a natural swimming spot on the Ngaga Stream below camp.
The principal activity at Ngaga Camp is the tracking on foot of habituated western lowland gorillas. These excursions are led by a guide and skilled local tracker who are able to follow signs on the forest floor, which lead them to the chosen gorilla group for the day. Birding and night walks are possible in search of various primate species as well as some spectacular forest birds.