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.
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.
Colobus Monkey copyright Maria Berg.
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