Discover the fauna and flora of the Atlantic coast of Central Africa. Experience wild stretches of beaches, forests, savannahs and wetlands around Iguela Lagoon. Various mammals live here, such as African forest elephants, Western Plains gorillas, buffaloes, leopards and hippopotamus. Humpback whales, killer whales and dolphins swim offshore. The park is also home to rare birds, including the Small-billed Weaver and the African Pseudolangrayen.
Gabon is unique among its equatorial African neighbours and has the potential to be one of the world’s top destinations for ecotourism.
90% of its landmass is equatorial rainforest of which 10% is protected as National Parks and it is home to 50% of Africa’s forest elephants, thus has it rightly being christened the ‘Last Eden’.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||The SSG airport of Malabo|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Please arrive by 7:15 AM for a prompt departure at 7:30 AM.|
|RETURN TIME||Approximately 6:30 PM.|
|WEAR||Hiking Pants, Breathable T-shirt, Hat or Cap, Fit Socks, Hiking Shoes and Sunscreen|
Gabon is a land of astonishing wildlife, the only place in the world where Gorillas Chimpanzees, Hyppos, Buffalo, Red River Hog, Antelopes and birds roam on the beach. Whale watching is rewarding between June and September.
Oil and mineral reserves, combined with a small population, have helped Gabon become one of Africa’s wealthiest countries.
Day 2: Malabo
Day 3: Malabo – Bata
Day 4: Bata – Mongomo
Day 5: Mongomo – Oyem – Lambaréné
Day 6: Lambaréné – Libreville
Day 7: Libreville – Port Gentil – Omboué – Loango
Day 8: Loango National Park, Akaka Camp
Loango is one of the best parks in the Congo Basin where you can find big mammals roaming along the beach. These include Elephants, Antelopes, Chimps, Hippos, Gorillas, and a good variety of Monkeys, as well as diverse bird life. This morning we take a boat ride to Akaka forest where we spend the afternoon roaming around the depth of the Loango Park in quest of the aforementioned wildlife species. We spend the night in the beautiful camp where we will provide you with your meals provided.
Dry season is the best time for a tour in the north-western part of the park, when verdant savannah is dominant. There are breathtaking views of the ocean/savannah/forest from the Akaka Camp, a beautiful lodge in the midst of the jungle, where you have the unique chance to spot hippos surfing on the beach, buffaloes and other big mammals grazing on the savannah or roaming along the beach, as well as a great flock of birds swooping from the forest to the Savannah and to the beach.
We have an array of activities that can be undertaken this afternoon including kayaking in the nearby lagoon, or walking around the vicinity of the forest adjacent to the camp.