The main activity at Ngaga Camp – and a true Congo highlight – is tracking habituated groups of western lowland gorillas through the rainforest. Skilled local trackers will lead you in search of gorillas accustomed (through years of patient research) to being approached by humans. Deciphering barely visible tracks and signs, and keeping an ear open for vocalisations, the trackers have an uncanny ability to anticipate the gorillas’ movements and get you into the best possible viewing positions.
As well as gorilla tracking, Ngaga offers a host of additional unique activities:
- Explore the Ndzehe Forest on a network of well-maintained trails – a very different experience to the swampy terrain at Lango
- Night walks – in search of nocturnal primates and other shy forest species
- Take time to admire – and even commune with – giant forest trees
- Spend time just looking around you at the colours and shapes of insects, seed pods, fungi and orchids
- Don’t forget to look up for turacos, hornbills, and other impressive forest birds
- Cool off in a clear forest stream after a day tracking gorillas
- Visit nearby Ombo village to learn more about sustainable forest lifestyles and how people make the most of all that Nature provides in such a remote location.
- Experience the forest by night, in search of strange nocturnal creatures