African Rainforest Experiences
A visit to the Congo Basin is a transformational journey into one of the wildest, most isolated, most remote places on the planet. A rainforest second in size only to the Amazon, the Congo is home to more than 400 species of mammals — including the critically endangered Western Lowland Gorilla — 1,000 bird species, 10,000 plant species… and scarcely any outside visitors.
Kamba African Rainforest Experiences (formerly Congo Conservation Co.) invites you to become one of those privileged few. We offer the only opportunity to immerse yourself in one of Africa’s most spellbinding ecosystems. Encounter gorillas, forest elephants, African gray parrots, and other rarely sighted wildlife. Fill your lungs with the immaculate air of a forest barely touched by humanity. And experience the paradigm shift that comes from visiting one of the remotest, most remarkable places on Earth.
Our lodges are located within the safe and politically stable Republic of the Congo (not to be confused with the Democratic Republic of Congo, a separate country located 200 miles to the east). Rarely visited by tourists, our Congo is filled with delightful surprises, from the elegant restaurants and jauntily dressed denizens of the capital, Brazzaville, to the exquisite, untouched wilderness of the national parks where we operate.
Iconic ExperiencesGorilla TrackingObserve the families of Western Lowland Gorilla that live in the forest surrounding Ngaga Lodge as they climb trees to feast on ripened fruit, swing from branches, and communicate with hoots and howls. Each encounter with these primates so like ourselves is fascinating and life-changing.Guided Baï WalkPrepare to get wet and a little muddy exploring the streams and marshes of the forest on foot. Marvel at the dense flocks of Green Pigeon and African Grey Parrot flying overhead, and scan the horizon for Forest Elephants peeking through the trees.KayakingDip your paddle into the pristine waterways of the Congo Basin and explore the wilderness from a new angle. As you drift along, keep your eyes open for cavorting monkeys, colorful birds, and elephants grazing on the banks. The tranquil beauty of your surroundings will soothe your soul.Nature WalksOur intimate guided walks reveal the splendor of the Congolese rainforest, fostering a deeper understanding of this precious ecosystem and the flora and fauna it shelters. Hear the sounds of the forest, smell the dewy humidity, and feel connected to something greater than yourself.Village VisitsMeet the community. Mbomo and Ombo villages, both located near Ngaga Lodge, provide an opportunity to meet some of the people who have lived in the Congo Basin for generations. Learn about the challenges and rewards of life in the forest and share your own experience in the outside world.
Featured JourneysOdzala Discovery7 NightsExplore Odzala-Kokoua National Park’s unique biomes with 3 nights at Ngaga Lodge (with 2 gorilla tracks), 2 nights on the baï at Lango Lodge, and 2 nights along the river at Mboko Lodge.Odzala Odyssey10 NightsOur most popular Journey through Odzala-Kokoua National Park includes 3 gorilla tracks over 4 nights at Ngaga Lodge, 3 nights at Lango Lodge, and 3 nights at Mboko Lodge.Odzala Immersion11 NightsComplete immersion in the rainforest — and more chances to spot rare wildlife — with 4 nights at Ngaga Lodge (with 3 gorilla tracks), 4 nights at Lango Lodge, and 3 nights at Mboko Lodge.Coming 2025 Ultimate Congo12 NightsComing 2025! Journey into the heart of the forest with 6 nights in our Odzala lodges and 6 at our spectacular new lodges in the untouched wilderness of Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park, including an overnight stay on breathtaking Mbeli Baï, famed from Netflix’s Our Planet series.
If you truly believe in supporting conservation of a remote, rich tropical rainforest, travel to Odzala-Kokoua National Park.—HEATHER T. ON TRIPADVISOR
A pioneering adventure that leaves you feeling empowered and inspired.
—EMILY J. ON TRIPADVISOR
Unique, remote, magical, intense, and breathtakingly stunning.—STEPHANIE U. ON TRIPADVISOR
If you want wildlife, adventure, wilderness, and somewhere different, then Kamba is for you. I really want to go back.—ROZ N. ON TRIPADVISOR