Explore the diverse wildlife of Lobéké National Park, a 217854 ha conservation area that includes the Lobéké National Park, Dzanga-Sangha and Nouababélé protected areas. Immerse yourself in the lush landscape of large trees and listen to the sounds of cicadas and birds while encountering different species of monkeys and other animals.
As an animal lover, you’ll have the chance to spot 45 species of mammals, 305 species of birds, 18 reptile species, 16 amphibian species, 134 fish species and 215 butterfly species. Observe wild animals in their natural habitat from the comfort of a watchtower during their feeding times and see gorillas, elephants, sitatunga, bongos, buffaloes, giant pigs and many species of birds. Experience the wilderness by spending a night in tents near the watchtower.
Lobeke National Park
The large forest clearings known by the Ba’aka pygmy name of « bais » offer enormous opportunities for large mammals such as elephants, gorillas, bongo antelopes and many other forest species.
Some of the bais are larger than football pitches with soils rich in various minerals attracting the forest’s megafauna. Observation towers (miradors) have been built in some of the bais in Lobéké and Boumba Bek to support both ecological monitoring work and the reception of tourists.
More than 330 species of birds have been recorded in the area to date.
The Baka Pygmies
Here, the Baka Pygmies are still the only custodians of the secrets of the forest, moving in symbiosis with the dense equatorial vegetation, between the Lobaye and Sangha-Mbaeré regions. It is therefore not surprising that on the trail of the gorillas, elephants, crocodiles and hippopotamuses that inhabit these green lands, it is the Baka hunters who lead the way, the only ones able to move nimbly in the environment surrounding their camps of huts, knowing how to interpret every slightest sign of nature, such as reading animal tracks, predicting the weather and even interpreting animal and bird calls.
Upon your arrival at the DLA International Airport, our guide will meet and greet you and provide airport assistance if needed. You will then be transferred to your hotel in a private car for check-in, briefing, dinner, and overnight stay.