Rainforest Luxury: Ecolodges In The Congo

Long overshadowed by the violence of its larger neighbor, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the smaller Republic of the Congo is just starting to show up on tourists' radars.

That's thanks in large part to two new luxury safari camps opening this year in the Odzala-Kokoua National Park, which at long last will give travelers the chance to appreciate the pristine rainforest and wildlife-spotting opportunities in the RoC's rugged Congo Basin. Visitors can track Western Lowland gorillas and elephants with local guides (members of indigenous Pygmy tribes) and then overnight in luxury at high-end basecamps.

Boundless Journeys is offering trips here, as well as the Africa Adventure Company.

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