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Republic of Congo is a former French colony on the northern bank of the Congo River. Its modern history began with the late 19th century explorations of Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza, after whom the capital is still named. Despite significant oil wealth, Congo initially had a troubled time as an independent nation but is now a calm, stable and rapidly developing country of some 4.5 million people, which plays a leading role in African affairs and is investing more of its oil wealth in development and infrastructure.

Many traces of French colonial rule remain, but Congo is forging a new identity for itself. The people are invariably friendly and welcoming, and look forward to their tourism sector growing. With past troubles now firmly behind them, the future looks bright for the people of Congo. Tourism is a relatively new, but growing, sector in Congo. We are delighted to have an opportunity to contribute to the nascent eco-tourism industry of Congo as we firmly believe that low-impact wildlife tourism contributes to global awareness, local sustainable development and protection of Congo’s invaluable rainforests.

The Congo Basin:

  • Spreads across six countries
  • Contains 25% of the world’s surviving tropical forests.
  • 10,000 plant species
  • 1,000 bird species (more than all of southern Africa)
  • 700 fish species
  • 10,000 plant species of which some 3,000 are endemic
  • 125,000+ western lowland gorillas

Odzala-Kokoua National Park

One of Africa's oldest national parks. It covers over 136,000 square kilometers of pristine rain forest. It holds a significant population of Western Lowland Gorilla and Forest Elephants.

The dry season is typically regarded as the best time to visit the Congo. During the dry season, the air can be relatively hazy and the humidity is lower, but rainfall during these times can still occur and be quite variable. During the wetter months, tropical rainstorms contrast with sustained periods of clear blue skies and beautiful limpid light for photography.

Rainy Season - March, April, October to December

Dry Season - January, February, May to September