Mboko Camp, Republic of the Congo

The largest of Odzala Discovery’s camps, Mboko Camp sits within the Odzala-Kokoua National Park in a beautiful riverside spot surrounded lush tropical rainforest and grassland savannah.

Mboko has a total of 12 canvas cabins that lay along the banks of the Lekoli River. The main area, which has lovely views overlooking the open grasslands, encompasses the lounge, bar and dining area. The camp also features a “star deck” and a river deck where guests can listen to the sounds of the forest under a star-studded sky.

The highlight of a stay here is of course the wonderful wildlife. The area surrounding the camp is often visited by spotted hyena, forest elephant, harnessed bushbuck and forest buffalo, making for some wonderful sightings at your doorstep. But it’s not all about the big wildlife at Mboko. Knowledgeable guides will also show you the region’s smaller species – the insects, birds and butterflies – as well as a vivid display of plants. 

Activities at Mboko combine a mix of walking, boating and driving, allowing access to some of the most wildlife rich corners of the concession. You could find yourself wading through river streams and bais on foot, floating down the Lekoli River in search of putty-nosed and colobus monkeys, and exploring trails on the fringes of forested areas. 

Mboko Camp, at a glance

  • Situated inside the Odzala-Kokoua National Park on the banks of the Lekoli River
  • Enclosed by verdant forest which provides a sense of privacy
  • Ten double cabins and two family cabins
  • Each cabin has its own private deck with lounge chairs
  • Room facilities include fans and indoor showers
  • Wildlife sightings include forest elephants, dwarf crocodiles, kingfishers, spotted hyena, serval, aardvark and various primates
  • Run by Odzala Discovery Camps 

For leisure and pleasure 

  • Day and night game drives in the park
  • Mountain biking between Mboko Camp and Lango Camp
  • Kayaking and canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Walking through streams and bais
  • Adventure trails along the edges of forested areas
  • Walk the 700m boardwalk through semi flooded forest
  • Star-gazing 
  • Just first class! Interested, imaginative and very helpful.

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    VN, Argentina & Antarctica, 2016
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