Congo: wild, virgin and pristine nature
The Republic of Congo, also referred to as Congo-Brazzaville, is set in the primordial forests of Central Africa between Cameroon and Gabon, and it faces the famous Gulf of Guinea, where virgin nature is the wildest and most pristine you can imagine.
Lowland gorillas are one of the main attractions in this country, which is still relatively undiscovered by tourists. Forest elephants, many types of birds and rare species of monkeys live along the course of the impressive Congo River, making this experience even more unique.
The Equator runs through the country’s parks and nature reserves. Conkouati Douli National Park, bathed by the Atlantic Ocean, has lagoons and dense vegetation, so it is the perfect habitat for forest elephants and buffaloes, lowland gorillas, chimpanzees, sitatunga, mandrills and leopards. And its beaches are home to several species of endangered turtles and dolphins.
At Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park you can admire various species of small primates, forest elephants and buffaloes, as well as the Bongo antelope.
Odzala-Kokoua National Park offers a rare opportunity: the privilege of entering one of the planet’s most extensive tropical rainforests, home to the largest concentration of lowland gorillas in the world. Between excursions in pirogues and game drives to admire the local fauna, gorilla trekking is unquestionably the most thrilling experience.
Congo’s real gem is the Dimonika Biosphere Reserve, a pristine botanical reserve with plants that are centuries old.