Langoue Bai Platform, Ivindo National Park

Langoue Bai Platform

This three-level platform is situated on the edge of the bai, beside the treeline. After dark, simple dome tents are erected on the top two levels of the platform. Mattresses and bedding are provided, but the confined nature of the platform means space is relatively limited. Despite this, a night here is a great experience - the sounds of elephants can usually be heard throughout the night. And at dawn, the rising sun burns mist off the bai.

In the morning, the tents are all taken down and breakfast is served at a table on one of the lower levels. There is a long-drop toilet located a few minutes' walk into the forest and a small stream flows nearby, which can be used for washing your face and hands. 

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