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Tree Climbing Crocodiles

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Deep in the rain forest of the Republic of Congo (the safe part of Congo) there is the Odzala Kokoua National Park, which is the size of Belgium and home to some of Africa’s most remarkable wildlife.

Here you have the chance to see lowland gorillas and forest elephants. The gorillas are habituated to humans and therefore get on with their lives whilst ignoring the other two legged creatures. The forest buffalo and elephants are smaller than their plains cousins and move in smaller herds. The forest is so dense in parts that the crocodiles do climb trees to get in to the open and the sunlight. Imagine looking up through the canopy and seeing a croc basking in a tree in full sunlight!

Wilderness Safaris have opened two camps in this Park. The first is Ngaga Camp is deep in the forest and the rooms are 3 or 4 metres off the ground to give visitors a canopy view. The whole camp wraps itself around and up in the trees making for a wonderfully different place to stay and relax in. Lango Camp is situated on the edge of the savannah and near the river and reflects the local designs in the room.

Activities range from gorilla tracking (habituated groups), pirogue boat rides along lush river systems, game drives in the savannah, night drives, walks along lush forest streams and of course time spent at the camps in the hides to see what turns up in the clearings.

Only 40 intrepid travellers made the journey here last year. Truly off the beaten track and an experience that very few have managed. Getting there is not direct from the UK but there are options via Paris, Johannesburg and Nairobi.

For fuller details contact us at info@experienceholidays.co.uk or on 01323 446550 or to talk about a bespoke, tailor made holiday for you.


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