If you are in search of a truly wild place, the swampy tropical forest of Nouablae - Ndoki National Park in the Congo may just suit you.   Much of the area is unexplored, and crocodiles and blood-sucking insects add to the adventure.  In the forests, you may see black-and-white colobus, red colobus and moustached guenon monkeys.  Western lowland gorillas and other primate species are also here, along with forest elephants, dwarf forest buffalo, bongos, leopards and blue duikers.

The park currently requires visitors to be part of a group or an organized tour.  A UK tour operator, Discovery Initiatives, offers a Heart of Darkness trip that includes six nights in Ndoki.  A South African tour company, Wild Frontiers, also offers wildlife watching trips in the park.  For the latest in park rules and tourist advisories, contact the WSC Congo office in Brazzaville.

Image of Black and White Colobus Monkey copyright Maria Berg.

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  Nouabale-Ndoki National Park, Congo Republic, Africa
Black and White Colobus Monkey, copyright Maria Berg

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