Conkouati-Douli National Park

Conkouati-Douli National Park

Conkouati-Douli National Park

Situated in the southwest of Congo, on the Atlantic coast, the Conkouati-Douli National Park is the Republic of Congo’s most diversified national park. Conkouati shares its northern border with Mayumba National Park (MNP) in Gabon, together forming the Mayumba-Conkouati Transfrontier Park. The borders of the protected area extending from the depths of the Atlantic Ocean, through the beach and coastal habitat, lagoons, and mangroves, savannah, and wetlands to the mountainous zones of the Mayombian forest and the Niari savannah. The area’s broad spectrum of habitats is consequently home to an extraordinarily diverse range of fauna, with marine species such as manatees, turtles, dolphins, and whales, and many threatened terrestrial species, including forest elephants, gorillas, chimpanzees, mandrills, and forest buffalo. Thirty-five percent of Congo’s coastline lies within Conkouati, providing one of the most important nesting sites in Africa for five integrally protected marine turtle species, particularly Leatherback (Dermatochelys coriaceae) and Olive Ridley (Lepidochelys olivaceae) turtles.

Size of Conkouati-Douli National Park

The size of Conkouati-Douli National Park covers an area of 5050 sq. km bordering Mayumba National Park in Gabon.

Location of Conkouati-Douli National Park

ConkouatiDouli National Park is located in the southwest of the Republic of Congo near the villages of Cotovindou and Louléma along the border between the Republic of Congo and Gabon.

How to get to Conkouati-Douli National Park

Conkouati-Douli national park is located North of Pointe-Noire a port city and oil industry hub in the Republic of the Congo the best way to get to this area is by charter flight from Brazzaville and then the park can be reached by road from the port city of Pointe-Noire.

Things to do in Conkouati-Douli National Park

  • Chimpanzee viewing and excursion
  • Boat cruise
  • Marine wildlife excursion to see whales, and turtles.
  • Primate walks and wildlife viewing
  • Research works with WCS
When/ best time to visit Conkouati-Douli National Park

Being located near the ocean the best time to visit Conkouati-Douli National Park is from June to September when there is less rainfall but there can be strong winds.

Where to stay in Conkouati-Douli National Park

We recommend staying at the WCS guest house which is located in the park and does have all the basic necessities for an expedition.


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