50 Tours of a Lifetime 2014

Nouabale-Ndoki National Park
Republic of Congo

#39 on New York Times
The 46 Places to Go in 2013

Republic of Congo, Africa's newest safari destination

according to a travel operator pioneer in the area, Leslie Nevison of Congo Wildlife Adventures... “It’s not an easy trip but it’s an incredible privilege to experience the Republic of the Congo’s unique wildlife and cultural opportunities.”

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Nouabale-Ndoki National Park in the Republic of Congo and Dzanga-Ndoki National Park in the Central Africa Republic preserve what are among the most beautiful, accessible rain forests in Africa, and the last of their kind on the planet.

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These remote Congo Basin parks are home to diverse wildlife such as Forest elephants, Western lowland gorillas, Forest buffaloes, sitatunga and bongo antelopes, Giant forest hogs, numerous monkey species, leopards and a long list of endemic birds, including the African grey parrot. Nowhere else in Central Africa is there such a high probability of seeing all this wildlife in one place.

While wildlife research in the parks is an important focus, Nouabale-Ndoki and Dzanga-Ndoki also provide Africa's newest and most adventurous wildlife experiences for intrepid travelers – access to the world's only habituated Western lowland gorilla silverbacks and their harems; Central Africa's highest concentrations of Forest elephants; and the Ba'Aka, the Central African indigenous people who serve as gorilla trackers and who are the cornerstones of the gorilla habituation programs.

The parks receive more visitors every year, but you can still count yourself among the trailblazers if you come.

CWA uses Brazzaville primarily as its entry and exit portal for the Congo Basin. As well as providing travel support for visits to the national parks, CWA can arrange other travel within the Republic; for instance, to populations of Ba’Aka living in the remote forests of the northeast and boat trips on the Congo River.

Brazzaville also makes a convenient city for combining a visit to Congo Basin national parks with other regional destinations in the Democratic Republic of Congo; Gabon; Sao Tome; Rwanda and Uganda, and more. With more flights available within Africa, it has never been easier to combine a safari in East or Southern Africa with the lowland gorillas and culture of Central Africa. Broad experience and knowledge of more than one African country and of more than one region of the continent makes CWA a qualified consultant for anyone seeking multiple country safaris.