Ntokou pikounda national park was mainly established to protect the western low land gorillas, the park covers an area of 4,572 kilometers squared endowed with over 950 chimpanzees, 850 elephants and 15,000 gorillas. Nkotou pikounda national park, the park was created on the 28th of December 2012.
Ntokou pikounda national park has also been known as “Green abyss” from J MichaelFay’s Mega Transect, the forest is mainly dominated by marantaceae a fan of herbaceous tropical plants which j is a stronghold for larger mammals, the park was named after two villages in its boarder.
Nkotou pikounda national park is also home to Congo’s largest hippo population, the creation of the park has alerted hunters looking for bush meat and ivory as infrastructure has been developed but the government is trying it’s best to secure the park and it’s animals.
Nkotou pikounda national park joins other protected areas in the region including Odzala national park and Nouabale Ndoki national park
Water quality in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is in need of improvement. Only 46 percent of the population has access to clean and safe drinking water. ... Poorly maintained water systems can be dangerous because old and rusted pipes can possibly pollute water.
The best time to visit the park is in the dry season when the grass is short and animals can easily be seen without thick vegetation. Visitors are advised to use a four wheel drive vehiclewhen travelling to the park.