Odzala-Kokoua; The Oldest National Park In Africa
The oldest national park in Africa is Odzala-Kokoua National Park. This national park is found in Congo and it’s designated in 1935 and received Biosphere Reserve status in 1977. It Covers an expansive 13,546 km2 area. The national park lies in the heart of the Congo Basin, the second largest rainforest in the world after the Amazon.
The Congo Dip spans more than two million square kilometres across six countries, and accounts for 18% of the world’s remaining rainforest. For 50,000 years, Humans have occupied the area and still yet, it has the most biological diversity and rich species areas on the planet while the dip gives clean water, food and shelters to more than 50 million people.
It is home to the western lowland gorilla, which can be tracked from one of three camps (Ngaga) in the area and a place of stunning biological diversity with 400 bird species and 114 mammal species, as well as over 4,400 varieties of plants.
This park is a safe and nice place to explore and they have Rangers Safeguarding the Last of the Mountain Gorillas.
Odzala-Kokoua National Park is a truly remote place for the ultimate adventure seeker.