Upcoming tour in Central Africa
Lake Tele is located in the heart of the jungles of the Republic of Congo, Africa, in one of the most unexplored corners of our planet. A true jewel of nature.
In this prospective expedition towards Lake Tele, we will enter on foot a remote area of very difficult access, since the lake is surrounded by swampy areas.
During the 6 days on foot that we will cross these jungles on foot, we will have to overcome many surprises that could arise in the way.
The community reserve of Lake Tele has an enormous concentration of animals and the highest density of gorillas in all of Africa. And although it is not always easy to see animals in this area, you have to keep in mind that having encounters with the different fauna of the Lac Tele Community Reserve (gorillas, chimpanzees, snakes, etc.) could lead to unpredictable situations.
This expedition is only for travelers who are in excellent physical and psychic condition, able to withstand extreme and exhausting conditions.
The food will be absolutely basic. The water will be what we find in streams or lianas, and it is possible that in some occasions we will have to camp on humid or wet soils in a very reduced space.
Lac Tele Community Reserve
The Tele Lake Community Reserve was created in 2001 and is located in the north of Congo. This reserve consists of 70% wetlands, making it the largest swamp forest on the planet.
The Lac Télé Community Reserve covers an enormous area of 4400 km2 and is located between the Sangha and Oubangui rivers. During the rainy season, these rivers flood the region's swampy forests and floating grasslands and in turn feed the lakes and ponds with water.
Much of the resources of the 20,000 people living in the 27 towns of the reserve depend on the Lac Télé Community Reserve. Deforestation and poaching are some of the challenges faced by the conservationist societies working in the Tele Lake Community Reserve. This is one of the realities that we will have the opportunity to get to know in this expedition.
The Tele Lake Community Reserve is managed by the Ministry of Forest Economy (MEF) in association with WCS Congo.
Extension of the trip to Lake Tele in Congo
This expedition is the continuation of the overland trip to Chad, Cameroon and Central African Republic, that begins at the end of January 2021 in N'Djamena
You can extend your expedition to Lake Tele in Congo, joining our trip in N'Djamena visiting Ennedi massif, Zakouma National Park and Dzanga Sangha or starting in Bangui a few days earlier and joining us in the Dzanga Sangha Reserve.