Sabine Plattner African Charity
The Tales of Us – Odzala Storytellers team will work closely together with Sabine Plattner African Charities (SPAC). The SPAC has invited Storming Donkey Productions to collaborate on a project to increase the awareness about The Second Largest Coherent Rainforest Region on Earth.
The international charitable organization SPAC is intimately involved in community based social development through education and conservation in the north west of the Republic of Congo.
Around Odzala-Kakoua National Park the construction of SPAC community centers provides space and technical support to enable, educate and empower children, youth and their parents, who survive in an extremely challenging environment.
SPAC takes responsibility for the living environment, and the respectful symbiosis between nature, wildlife and man. SPAC is supportive in finding access to severely limited social infrastructure (educational institutions, health care etc.).
SPAC supports and strengthens regional structures for environmental protection, and helps communities cope with the difficulties of everyday life. They promote local action to preserve the rainforest in a global context Embedded in SPAC education programs; and live by the idea of sustainable ecosystems and wildlife protection, while supporting regional infrastructure. SPAC follows a comprehensive approach: strengthening the people in the communities close to the park, allowing them to become protectors of their own families as well as of the rainforest and its animals.
Congo Conservation Company
Tales of Us is also proud to receive backing from the Congo Conservation Company. Their knowledge and infrastructure will help the Story teller team find their way trough the magical Odzala forest.
The Congo Conservation Company is proud to pioneer eco-tourism in the Republic of Congo (Congo-Brazzavile). At Odzala Discovery Camps you have the privilege and thrill of observing one of our closest relatives and other rainforest wildlife in safety and comfort. Ngaga Camp and Lango Camp are intimate, sensitively constructed camps that blend expertly into their surrounds. Each has splendid communal areas and six beautiful guest suites, all made from locally sourced materials. Ngaga camp is particularly enthralling as it is located in a marantaceae clearing, each suite raised 3 to 4 metres above the forest floor with vistas at the height of the tree canopy. Lango camp is situated close to the Lekoli River and has elevated decks connected by timber walkways. It looks out over Lango Bai where various animals, particularly forest buffalo congregate. The elusive forest elephant also visits, and often at night can be heard feeding on the trees next to the bungalows. Our newest camp, Mboko Camp, offers visitors breathtaking views of the interface between the tropical rainforest and grassland savannah where hundreds of towering termite mounds help create an otherworld experience. Daily excursions from our camps offer a wide range of habitats, species and experiences during your stay. Whilst the main focus at Ngaga camp is gorilla trekking and gorilla research, Lango and Mboko camps offers a diverse range of experiences including guided walks through the rainforest and boating trips (motorized and kayaking) along the river in search of birds, primates and other iconic wildlife.