Gabon Gorilla Trekking And Safari

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05 Nights / 06 Days

Loango National Park, the largest of thirteen, is situated in the southwest (just south of the equator) and protects a diverse coastal habitat, including parts of the 220 km² Iguéla Lagoon, the only West/Central-Africa lagoon ecosystem that is protected within a national park.

The 1,550 km² Loango National Park is a mosaic of grassland savannas, remote beaches, numerous types of forests, swamps, mangrove habitats and salt marshes, and is one of best examples of Gabon’s incredible biodiversity. The park offers breathtaking panoramas in every direction together with great possibilities to see many of the 200 mammal species and over 600 bird species found in the country.

In Loango National Park, there is opportunity to see forest elephants, forest buffalo, and red river hog among other rare wildlife against the backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean.

Day 01: Arrive Libreville
On arrival in Libreville, you will be met, assisted and transferred to your hotel.
Overnight at hotel.

Day 02: Libreville /Port Gentil/ Loango National Park
Early morning transfer to the airport for the flight to Port-Gentil. On arrival in Port Gentil, you will be met and transferred in a 4×4 to Loango Lodge. Upon arrival and check-in enjoy a light lunch. After settling in go on a short introductory safari (by boat) on the Iguela lagoon, covering the mangrove forests.
Overnight at hotel.

Day 03: Loango National Park (Gorilla Excursion)
After breakfast drive to the Max Planck Gorilla Habituation and Research Project. Depending on the location of the gorillas today, the trip will take upwards of 45-minutes. Enter the forest on foot following a team of Pygmy master-trackers, whose daily task it is to track the family of 18 western lowland gorillas including the mighty silverback.

Once contact is made with the gorilla group, observe them from close-up (10 meters). It is an incredible experience watching these great apes in their natural habitat doing what gorillas do. After spending an hour with the gorillas, visit the researchers’ Yatouga Base Camp either by walking or traveling a short distance by boat on the lagoon. At Yatouga enjoy light refreshments followed by a briefing about the gorillas and the ongoing research.

This afternoon go on a savanna Safari by vehicle; the savannas of Loango form an integral part of the park’s amazing ecosystem. Drive through extensive savannas with the opportunity to see all the usual animals in addition to rarely-seen wildlife such as forest sitatunga (marshbuck), leopard, chimpanzee & yellow-backed duiker. At sunset stop at the beach for a sundowner as you watch the sunset over the Atlantic.
Overnight at hotel.

Day 04: Loango National Park
After breakfast, go on an excursion to Tassi camp located in the savannah near to the ocean. Tassi is one of the last few places on earth where large mammals can still be seen roaming freely near or on the beach. Only in Gabon can hippos be seen swimming in the surf. Here, during the rainy season, buffaloes, monkeys, forest elephants and other species can often be found grazing on the coastal grasslands. On the rare occasion a family of gorillas may also be spotted foraging in the trees nearby. In turtle season (October to February), venture out at night with our expert guide to search for nesting marine turtles. In total, four species of marine turtles can be found nesting on Gabon’s beaches.
Overnight at hotel.

Day 05: Loango/Port Gentil/Libreville
After an early breakfast, go on a final safari or boat ride to see the aquatic animals. Depending on your flight time from Port Gentil, go on a morning safari either by boat or in a 4×4 before you depart by road to Port Gentil. On arrival in Port Gentil, enjoy refreshments, then board for the 30 minutes flight to Libreville. On arrival in Libreville, optional departure or overnight to enjoy what Libreville has to offer.
Overnight at hotel.

Day 06: Tour of Libreville/Depart
After breakfast, begin the tour of Libreville, a city with wide pavements, clean streets, huge gated villas and expensive restaurants. Visit the distinguished church of Saint Michel, with its 31 large wooden columns that were carved by a blind Gabonese artist.

Take a stroll along the waterfront, noting the folk art sculptures along the walkway. Visit the Musée des Arts et Traditions and learn about Gabon’s tribal culture and visit the popular Louis Quarter where the city’s stylish clubs, restaurants and bars are found. Your guide will take you behind the glitz where you will find the real urban Gabon, with its crowded street markets and busy residential neighborhoods. Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

City Night (s) Hotel
Libreville 01 Royal Palm Hotel Libreville
Loango 03 Loango Lodge
Libreville 01 Royal Palm Hotel Libreville

– Meeting and assistance by our representative.
– Welcome with fresh flower garlands.
– 05 Nights accommodation hotel/camp
– Daily Breakfast, Lunch and Dinners.
– All scheduled safaris and excursions, excluding fishing excursions and or other special excursions.
– Local English-speaking guide
– All transfers, sightseeing, excursions as per the program by private vehicle.
– Entrance fees to monuments.
– Transport, Parking, Gasoline & Toll ways.
– All present government taxes.

– International Airfare.
– Tips, gratuities, Portage, laundry, telephone calls, table drinks, camera/ video camera charges, or any other expenses of a personal nature.
– Visa fees, personal insurance.
– Any item not specified under cost includes.

– Accommodation in good hotels.
– Check-in / out time is 12 noon at most of the hotels.
– Extension to other places is also possible with a minimal extra cost.
– Additional nights are available at each place with minimal supplement.
– A visa is required and must be obtained prior to your departure from your Country.
– If quoted hotel is not available, we will provide one of a similar category and standard.
– Small deviations in the tour program are sometimes necessary, depending on weather, road conditions, flight schedules and room availability.
– In case the government changes presently applicable taxes, increase in airlines prices, fuel surcharge our rates will need to be adjusted accordingly.
– Sometimes, there is no relevance between the distance and time of travelling, as it depends upon the condition of the roads and congestion of the traffic.
– While every effort will be made to maintain the itinerary, in view of local strikes etc that are beyond our control all schedule and itineraries are subject to last moment changes.
– Clients must be fully insured, as the company cannot accept liability for loss or damage to client’s property, medical emergencies or any other loss suffered by them whilst on tour.
– In Case of issuing Domestic or International air tickets, SGV is not responsible for any refund if the flight is delayed or cancelled, as it is the responsibility of airline.

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