Central African Republic - 11 days
Central African Republic – Gorilla Adventure
Prices from £3,875

Dzanga-Ndoki National Park in the Central African Republic preserve some of the most beautiful rainforests in Africa, and the last of their kind on the planet. Created in 1990, Dzanga-Ndoki covers an area of just over a thousand square kilometres and is home to important populations of forest elephants, western lowland gorillas, chimpanzees and many other endangered mammals. Starting in the Cameroonian capital of Yaounde we journey on rough roads to the east before crossing into the Central African Republic. From here we continue to Dzanga-Ndoki, to discover a world untainted by man, an intact jungle where nature rules. We venture into the heart of this primeval jungle to Dzanga Bai, a beautiful forest clearing which attracts spectacular wildlife, including large herds of forest elephants, and we have the unforgettable experience of tracking these lowland gorillas, getting close to a habituated family and seeing how they make the forest their home. Spending our time fully immersed in the jungle we learn about the complex biodiversity of this fragile ecosystem. We also learn about the human inhabitants of the forest, spending a night in the company of Ba’Aka pygmies, learning from them as they go about their daily lives in the rainforest. This is an uncompromising trip, travelling through one of the last wildernesses on earth in search of some of the planet’s most enigmatic wildlife and treading where few have ever set foot before.