The plateau area around Congo’s capital Brazzaville, bears a remarkable resemblance to Wales, with rolling hills, long grass and lush green trees. Further north, towards the equator, the scenery gives way to bright orange earth and dense tropical rainforest bristling with gorillas, chimps and monkeys of all kinds. The area just north of Ouesso is most noteworthy; it has the highest density of elephants in the country. These are forest elephants, smaller than their relatives roaming the plains, with notably smaller ears. Among others, the forests of Congo are also home to the bongo, a beautiful striped antelope; the less glamourous giant forest hog and a truly stunning array of birdlife.