The latest sightings and happenings from Sangha Lodge camp and the Pangolin project
18/09/21: Reopening confirmed!
Sangha Lodge are pleased to confirm that the lodge will be reopening from the 28th of November, beginning with a 10 night set departure (Spaces still available). Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
This departure includes trekking to see western lowland gorillas, a day at the world famous Dzanga bai to see the largest gathering of forest elephants, walks and treks in the rainforest by day and night to see the vast array of wildlife in the area, as well as time with the Ba'aka tribes people.
A unique opportunity in this difficult year to see some of Africa's true wild spectacles.
15/09/21 A nighttime encounter
On a night walk close to the lodge, an encounter between an African Wood Owl and a Needle Clawed Galago, filmed with a thermal inager.
We use the imager to find nocturnal wildlife which we can then show to our guests. This technology offers a great way to expand the range of wildlife that can be seen at the lodge, and is vital to help increase our understanding of the environment in which we live and work.
08/07/21: Chimpanzees using tools
A short clip from one of our camera traps.
Not the best footage but it's always great to see chimpanzees on our concession.
Here you can just about see the use of grass stems to "fish" for driver ants
05/06/21: In the night
While the lodge remains closed, the nocturnal animals that visit us remain active. Rod has been finding them with our thermal imaging camera, which makes these rarely seen animals much easier to find and show to oru guests
Following our camera trap pictures of this species several years ago, we
were pleased to get this in the traps recently, some decent quality
pictures of this unique monkey. Known prior to this by local hunters
whose knowledge is immense, though often ignored by science, ours are
the first pictures
06/04/21: Forest birds
Another video of bycatch from our camera trapping. This time some forest birds.
NB: First Guinea fowl are plumed not crested
31/03/21: Forest Elephant recognised as separate species
Last week the IUCN formally recognised African forest elephant as a separate species to their savannah relatives. Forest elephants
(Loxodonta cyclotis) are listed as critically endangered and savannah elephants
The forests of Dzanga Sangha are arguably the best place in the world to view forest elephants and their protection is hugely important to us and to the wider world.
Photo: Jacha Potgieter
24/03/21: Squirrels, primates and other small mammals in camera traps
Some random rare footage of small mammals from a single camera trap set up at a know den of a Long-tailed Pangolin. Includes footage of the rarely filmed Central African Oyan
28/02/21: Changes to Reopening
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, the decision has been made to remian closed until September, our set departure dates have been amended to reflect this
01/01/21: De Brazza's monkey
A shy and rarely seen De Brazza's monkey came to visit
20/11/20: New Page - The Squirrels of Sangha Lodge