For so long African safaris have focused on the accessible savannas and the tricky to access rainforests have been left alone. Africa’s “green lung” is so loaded with extraordinary wildlife from Forest Elephants and Lowland Gorillas to the near-mythical Bongo and Okapi, that for serious naturalists and photographers a visit here is a must. Congo Brazzaville has a tropical climate characterised by relatively heavy precipitation, moderately high temperatures and humidity.
The typical adventure is to stay three nights in Lango and three nights in Ngaga as each offers different habitats and different wildlife viewing opportunities. Water levels will determine the extent of paddling required and travelers will need a decent level of fitness to spend time tracking the gorillas. A journey of a lifetime. The weather remains a critical feature to consider when planning your trip here, so do consider that Odzala-Kokoua National Park lies just north of the equator where the primary dry season extends from June through September, with a shorter dry season from December through February. July and August are the driest months, and the climate is fair with average temperature ranging between 19°C and 29°C. It starts to get hotter towards the end of March. Remember to pack plenty of lightweight clothing and a good few changes of socks for this humid region.