Dzanga Sangha is a protected area located in the Central African Republic, near the border with Cameroon. It is known for its diverse wildlife, including elephants, gorillas, chimpanzees, and forest buffaloes, as well as its stunning rainforests and savannas. The area is also home to several traditional Bantu villages, where visitors can learn about the culture and way of life of the local people.
A tour of Dzanga Sangha typically begins with a visit to the Dzanga Bai, a large clearing in the forest where elephants gather to drink mineral-rich water. Visitors can observe the elephants from a raised platform and also have the chance to spot other wildlife such as gorillas, chimpanzees, and forest buffaloes. The tour can be continue to Mount Cameroon, which is the highest mountain in West Africa and offers an unforgettable hiking experience. The mountain is also home to a variety of endemic flora and fauna and offers beautiful views of the surrounding landscape. The tour then continues to Brazzaville, Makoua, Ouesso, Bayanga, Libongo, Yaoundé, Douala and Buea.
Visiting the Dzanga Sangha Reserve
The Dzanga Sangha Reserve is a protected area located in the Central African rainforest and is known for its diverse wildlife, including gorillas, elephants, chimpanzees, and many other primates. Visitors can take guided walks through the forest to see these animals in their natural habitat and learn about the conservation efforts being undertaken to protect them. One of the highlights of a visit to the reserve is the chance to witness the elephants coming to the clearings to drink mineral salts, a sight that is not seen anywhere else in the world. The reserve is also home to the BaAka people, the forest dwellers, and visitors can learn about their traditional way of life and culture.
Hiking to the summit of Mount Cameroon
This is a challenging but rewarding experience that offers breathtaking views of the surrounding landscapes, wildlife and vegetation. Mount Cameroon is an active volcano and the highest mountain in West Africa, standing at over 4,000 meters. It is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and home to a diverse range of plant and animal species. Hikers will need to be well-prepared for the steep climb and unpredictable weather conditions, but the experience of reaching the summit and taking in the spectacular views is truly unforgettable.
You will be picked up from your hotel in Kinshasa and driven to the beach for exit formalities. You will then board a rapid canoe to cross the Congo River to Brazzaville. Your guide will be at the harbour to assist you with entry formalities and transfer you to your hotel for check-in. In the afternoon, you will go for a sightseeing tour of Brazzaville, visiting the basilica, the Poto Poto market, and other lively venues in the city. Overnight stay at Villa Monama.