Exterior of Tent, Mondika Camp, Ndoki-Nouabalé National Park, Congo

Mondika Camp

With a handful of walk in, two man dome style tents on raised wooden platforms covered by thatch and metal roofs, people come here for the wildlife, not the turn down service. Hot water and shower facilities are provided outside each tent along with long drop loos.

The main dining area is a short walk from the tents where the food is surprisingly good, but like Mbeli, we suggest you bring some snacks - preferably those that don't melt! Camera's can be charged, but the researchers and there equipment do take priority so access to this is limited. That said, if you want an incredible wilderness camp, in the heart of the rainforest - where gorillas have been known to wander past - Mondika is hard to beat.

Why We Like It

The region’s best lowland gorilla tracking is found here so in order to find them, you need to get stuck in and Mondika camp is a place for the adventurous. Open the tent and listen carefully as time spent here will allow the forest to slowly reveal its wildlife secrets, from the background white noise of the insects, to the chorus of birds at sunrise, before you head out for a thrilling encounter with lowland gorillas. About as remote a camp as you can get, although unlike the nearby Mbeli Camp sitting in the forest, the open feel to the camp grounds offers a slightly more spacious place to relax.

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