Be amongst the first to arrive
The forests of the Congo Basin comprise the world’s largest rainforests after those of the Amazon Basin. They are the most beautiful and accessible forests of their kind in Africa.
Where the Central African countries of Congo-Brazzaville (also called the Republic of Congo), the Central African Republic and Cameroon meet in their northern, eastern and western sectors, they form a triangle of these precious forests which is protected by the national parks of Nouabale-Ndoki, Dzanga-Ndoki and Lobeke.
While wildlife research in these parks is an important focus, they also provide Africa's newest and most adventurous safari 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.
To spend time in the Congo Basin national parks is to accept that you are paying for the privilege to experience unique wildlife and culture and not for the five-star luxuries your per diem can provide you elsewhere on the African continent.