Lobeke National Park

Descriptions

Lobéké National Park covers a vast area of 217854 ha. It is a priority biodiversity conservation landscape. It includes the Lobéké National Park, the Dzanga-Sangha and Nouababélé protected areas.  At Lobéké National Park, a diversity of animals is at the rendezvous. The landscape offers you large trees in which you can listen to the sound of cicadas, birds. Also different species of monkeys and other animals.

You are passionate about animals, meet 45 species of mammals, 305 species of birds. You will also find 18 reptile species, 16 amphibian species, 134 fish species and 215 butterfly species.You will have the opportunity to observe the behaviour of wild animals during the hours they feed in the clearings. This in the comfort of the watchtower. You will see gorillas, elephants, sitatunga, bongos, buffaloes, giant pigs and many species of birds. You can also spend a night in the tents near the watchtower.

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Itinerary

  • Day 1: Europe – Nsimalen Airport (Yaoundé) Djeuga Palace Hotel

    Welcome at the DLA International Airport by your guide, you will be given airport assistance and taken to your private car for the hotel for check-in, briefing, diner and night.

  • Day 2: Yaoundé – Yokadouma Elephant Hotel

    Early in the morning we embark on a long-distance drive down to Yokadouma. The road stretches its 545km on a partly unpaved distance after Abong Mbang or Bertoua depending on the road we chose which in turn depends on the state of the unpaved roads. The road drives us deep into the equatorial rainforest crossing picturesque Bantou villages with most of the natives on their slash & burn traditional farming duties. As we move further south, we start encountering Ba’Aka Pygmy settlements. Via Lomié or Batouri, we attain Yokadouma by the late hours of the afternoon.

  • Day 3: Yokadouma – Lobeke (Petite Savane) Tents

    Today we have an early breakfast before we depart to the Lobeke National Park. Through the rainforest, we drive towards “Petite Savane”, a partially swampy forest clearing (Baï) inside Lobeke that attracts Western Lowland Gorillas, Forest Elephants, Sitatungas, Black & White Colobus, and an important amount of birdlife. We park our car and hike through the rainforest for about 2 hours with an instructive forest ecoguard to the “Petite Savane” Baï. We then settle in our Tented Camp and from the watchtower placed at the Bai outskirts we observe the game that interacts in the Baï.

  • Day 4: Lobeke (Petite Savane – Djangui) Tents

    Today we go further into the rainforest from Petite Savane to Djangui Baï which is a 3 to 4 hour walk. Djangui is located in the centre of the park, 12km from Petite Savane, and is one of the major hot spots for African Grey Parrots, Green Pigeons, Red River Hogs, Forest Buffaloes, Forest Elephants, Western Lowland Gorillas, Chimps and even Leopards. Here we’ll settle in our remote camp on the watch tower and enjoy the game interaction in the clearing in front of us. Night in tents.

  • Day 5-: Lobeke ( Djangui – Petite Savane) Tents

    This day we undertake a morning trek back to Petite Savane, just after the morning interaction gets slower. We spend the afternoon relaxing on the watchtower from our hike while observing wildlife in the clearing. Night in tents.

  • Day 6: Lobeke (Petite Savane – Bolo – Djembé) Tents

    After an early morning observing game from the platform, we leave Petite Savane and meet our car and continue through the jungle to Djembe Camp. We stop midway for a visit to Bolo Baï, a special marshy forest clearing in the southwest part of the Park. Located 3km from the main road, Bolo is a paradise for Sitatungas, Buffaloes and Elephants. After a picnic lunch we head on to Djembe, which lays on the eastern side of the park contiguous to Noubalé-Ndoki National Park (NNNP) – part of the Sangha Tri-National – in Congo and along the Sangha River.

  • Day 7: Lobeke (Djembé) – Yokadouma Elephant Hotel

    Today we transfer to Yokadouma ideally through the Sangha River or by road. We may either drive through the park on our way back with a chance of viewing some great wildlife on the road in the early morning or transfer in a motorized pirogue to Libongo where we board our car and drive to Yokadouma. These options depend on our logistics on the ground which will permit us choose to transfer by boat as this is a great opportunity for bird lovers or take the straight track through the park. You are informed of the chosen option about a month before departure. We reach Yokadouma in the later afternoon for the night.

  • Day 8: Yokadouma – Yaoundé Djeuga Palace

    We depart Yokadouma early after breakfast to Yaoundé via Lomié or Batouri depending on the state of the road. We have lunch on the way and attain Yaoundé in the afternoon. Check-in at our Hotel, dinner and night.

  • Day 9: Yaoundé – Mfou – Return flight

    Today, we have our buffer day which is included just in case we need to catch our international flight late. So this day can either be spent at the pool of the hotel or by undertaking our proposed activities. If you are active, then in the morning we undertake a sightseeing tour of the Political Capital of Cameroon. Later on, we drive to the nearby site of the Great Apes Sanctuary of Mfou which is a refuge working for the protection of endangered great apes that are seized or brought back from captivity. We transfer to the Nsimalen International Airport for the international flight to Europe. End of the trip.

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