Our newest excitement is building in the Republic of Congo (the good Congo)! For those of you wanting a bit more of the wild side of Africa….. a must do is a visit to see the Lowland Gorillas in the Odzala-Kokoua National Park:
After a wonderful hour together watching the Neptuno Group go about their business it was time to head back to camp. Wherever one places a foot or pulls back a branch in this vibrant ecosystem life comes pouring in: nippy yellow-backed duiker, naughty putty-nosed monkeys and noisy black-casqued wattled hornbills were only a few of the jungle residents we saw on the walk back to Ngaga Camp.
Back in the lap of luxury at Ngaga, the mood was a contemplative one. We couldn’t quite put our finger on it, but everyone agreed that being so close to these great apes was a humbling experience. The likeness that we see in them is mystifying and makes the experience so much more than just a human-animal interaction. When you catch the eyes of a gorilla something primal stirs within you… a connection from hundreds of thousands of years ago.
To experience the Lowland Gorillas in Congo, the Odzala-Kokoua 6 Nights / 7 Days Safari package is now available at Africa Discovery.