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Category: National parks, Local time: 15:39:39, Altitude: 430m

Odzala National Park is one of the most remarkable and also isolated nature preserves in Africa . It is located in the Republic of Congo-Brazzaville , in the northwest part of the country. The park area is typical with its species diversity. Right here you have a unique opportunity to observe Western Lowland Gorillas.

Basic Information

A blend of forest and savanna is characteristic for Odzala National Park, these overlaps explain richness in diversity of fauna and flora. Climatic changes in Central Africa are also documented by the existence of species for over several thousands of years. The park was founded in 1935 which makes it one of the oldest parks in Africa . Today it spreads over an area of 13 600 km2 and is a biosphere reservation of UNESCO . In this territory, you have a special opportunity to see animals typical both for savannas and tropical forests. Besides gorillas you can find lions, elephants, hyenas, buffaloes and panthers.

Practical Information

Before entering the park, it is necessary to get an entrance permission in the Ecofac office in Brazzaville , as well as to hire a guide. Coming with a travelling agency is easier because the agency will take care of this. The trekking is physically quite challenging in the park. Very few roads exist here. Five camps are spread in the area with possibilities to accommodate and eat. Trips in canoes are very popular. Good months for coming to the Odzala National Park are January, February, June and July, but the best one is August when conditions in the park are ideal. Camps are closed during May and November. The rainy season lasts from March to May and from the second half of September to December.

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GPS: 0.9434, 14.9311
Altitude: 430 m
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Last update: Nov 10, 2012 12:33:02 PM

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The information has not been confirmed by the owner yet Character of the park: insular
The information has not been confirmed by the owner yet Protected animal species: chimpanzee, gorilla, ape, elephant (Elephantidae), lion (Panthera leo), crocodile
The information has not been confirmed by the owner yet Other services: beach
The information has not been confirmed by the owner yet Why to go there?: unique fauna, marshland

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