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Explore Loango and Lope National Parks

Mandrills, Gorillas and Chimpanzees Trekking.

Join our small group of 8 adventurers during 11 days to explore Loango National Park and Lope National Park the two most famous national parks of Gabon. Get 40% discount until September 2022 by joining one of our monthly two departures.

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Tour Details

$ 4,130 $ 2,500

Itinerary : 11 Days / 10 Nights

Promotional Price : USD 2500 / Per person

Maximum Group Size : 8 People

Activities : Bushwalk, Wildlife Viewing, 4WD Safari, Canoe Safari, Mandrills Tracking, Gorilla Tracking, Chimpanzees Tracking, Swimming, Village Visit, Bwiti Ceremony, City Sightseeing, Local Market, Cooking Class, Relaxing on Sand Beach, Sea Turtle Watching (November to April).

Activity Level : Relaxed

Departures : There’re two departures a month for this trip. Please to check the available dates.

Experience a deep exploration of two of the most famous national parks in Africa, Lope National Park the oldest in Gabon and Loango National Park the most famoust in the country.

We begin with a visit to the Lope National Park where we have the opportunity to tick off viewing the world’s largest population of Mandrills. The largest group of primates ever recorded is a troop of 1,350 mandrills sighted in the park. For safety reasons, we’ll be tracking a part of this large group between 150 and 300 individuals. The next day we’ll spend time with lowland gorillas and have a fantastic chance to observe chimpanzees in Mikongo rainforest.

Our journey continue to Loango National Park the most famous wildlife reserve in Gabon also know as “The Last Eden”. For animal lovers, Loango is a true paradise on earth. Situated in the middle west of the country, the park covers an incredible range of eco-systems, from savannas to pristine, unoccupied beaches; from seemingly untouched virgin rain forests to the serpentine bends and gnarls of mangrove forests, and offers many sights for any true nature anthusiast such as opportunities to witness hippos surfing the waves off the beach, spotting big mammals such as the forest elephant, red forest buffalo, red river hogs , sitatunga, various duiker species, a variety of monkey species, a huge array of birds.

Accommodation :

Tropicana Hotel / 1 Breakfast / 1 Lunch / 1 Dinner

Activities :

Welcome to Gabon! Upon arrival at the Libreville International Airport, you will meet your main guide. After greetings, you will be transfered at Tropicana Hotel which is a pretty nice and famous place alongside Libreville beaches, where you can rest before starting out on your exciting trip in Gabon.

Accommodation :

Lopé Hotel / 1 Breakfast / 1 Lunch / 1 Dinner

Activities :

Village visit, City sightseeing, Local Market.

We rise early this morning. After breakfast, we travel to Lope National Park. To allow for the number of highlights & experiences included in this tour, we have a lot of ground to cover today. We have allocated this as a driving day in which we cover quite a lot of ground and have minimal stops. Upon arrival in late afternoon, dinner and overnight in Lope NP.

Accommodation :

Lopé Hotel / 1 Breakfast / 1 Lunch / 1 Dinner

Activities :

Wildlife Viewing, Bushwalk, Hiking, Mandrills Tracking.

After breakfast, head out for a full day game drive in Lopé National Park, a world heritage site, the park is the only place in the world that offers visitors a likely chance to view the enormous troops of hundreds of mandrills up close and personal. The largest group of primates ever recorded is a troop of 1,350 mandrills sighted in the park. Since some of the mandrills in Lopé National Park have been fitted with radio collars, tracking them becomes an easier task, increasing the possibility of seeing a troop.

Accommodation :

Mikongo Camp / 2 Breakfast / 2 Lunch / 2 Dinner

Activities :

Wildlife Viewing, Bushwalk, Gorilla and Chimpanzees Tracking

After breakfast, head out for a two days full exploration of Lopé National Park, a world heritage site. we drive off to Mikongo rainforest inside the park to join our bushcamp. The journey is exciting with beautiful views to see, the vehicle can be stopped at any time to take good pictures.

Gorilla and chimpanzees tracking are the highlight of the trip, which may last the entire day. We trek them through the rainforest guided by experienced trackers. The walking can sometimes be tough and long, but when you catch a glimpse of the magnificent silverback, any discomforts will be quickly forgotten. When the gorillas are sighted, visitors will be guided to within 6 metres from the gorillas. For conservation purposes, time spent with the gorillas is limited to one hour.

Gorilla trekking is unpredictable. It’s difficult to foresee how many hours you will hike. The gorilla excursion can take from 1 up to 4 hours. Expect to walk along distance in steep and muddy conditions, sometimes with rain overhead, before you encounter any gorillas. A good physical condition is recommended.

Accommodation :

Tropicana Hotel / 1 Breakfast / 1 Lunch / 1 Dinner

Activities :

Village visit, City sightseeing, Local Market.

We rise early this morning. After breakfast, we travel back to Libreville. To allow for the number of highlights & experiences included in this tour, we have a lot of ground to cover today. We have allocated this as a driving day in which we cover quite a lot of ground and have minimal stops. Upon arrival in late afternoon, dinner and overnight in Tropicana Hotel.

Accommodation :

Akaka Camp / 1 Breakfast / 1 Lunch / 1 Dinner

Activities :

Wildlife Viewing, Bushwalk, 4WD Safari, Dugout Canoe Safari, Eco-Tour, Hippos Tour, Village Visit.

Today you’ll have an early flight at 7:30 am to Port-Gentil the closest town to Loango National Park then transferred to the park by 4×4 car. Generally, when we get to Loango NP at middle day, immediately, in the afternoon you have your first game in the park.

Accommodation :

Akaka Camp / 2 Breakfast / 2 Lunch / 2 Dinner

Activities :

Wildlife Viewing, Bushwalk, 4WD Safari, Dugout Canoe Safari, Eco-Tour, Hippos Tour, Village Visit.

Enjoy your days exploring Loango National Park any way you like. Set out on game drives inside the park, or go on a guided walk around with experienced guides deeply into the rainforest. Enjoy night drives as well to spot a different kind of wildlife who are active when you sleep.

Situated in the east of the country, between the Iguéla, Nkomi and Ndogo Lagoons, Loango National Park covers an incredible rangey of eco-systems, from savannas to 100 km of pristine, unoccupied beaches; from seemingly untouched virgin rain forests to the serpentine bends and gnarls of mangrove forests, and offers many sights for any true nature anthusiast such as opportunities to witness hippos surfing the waves off the beach, and gorillas and elephants walking on the sand.

For animal lovers, Loango National Park is a true paradise on earth. Gabon holds one of the highest densities of wildlife in the world, and Loango National Park proudly shows off its bountiful harvest to the world: forest elephants, hippos, red forest buffalo, leopards, crocodiles, western lowland gorillas, chimpanzees, sitatunga, duikers, a vast array of birds, a variety of different monkey species, and the world’s largest concentration of humpback whales and dolphins after South Africa.

Accommodation :

Tropicana Hotel / 1 Breakfast / 1 Lunch / 1 Dinner

Activities : 

Wildlife Viewing, Bushwalk, Dugout Canoe Safari, Eco-Tour, Village Visit, City sightseeing.

This morning, take a last game to explore the area by boat, in search of the impressive wildlife of Loango National Park. We will continue then by 4×4 car to the city of Omboué. After lunch, transfer to Port-Gentil for a night flight to Libreville. Time has come for you to share your impressions and give your opinion to your guide.

Accommodation :

— / 1 Breakfast 1 Lunch

Activities :

(Depending of your departure time)

Say goodbye to Gabon and end your trip with a drop off back at the Libreville International Airport in time for your flight back home.

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Highlights

  • Track one of the world largest group of Mandrills in Lopé National Park
  • Enjoy game drives in world heritage landscape of Lopé National Park
  • Track Gorillas and Chimpanzees on foot through the forest of Mikongo in Lopé National Park
  • Soak up the scenic beauty of Loango National Park
  • Cruise the waters and shorelines of the Rembo Ngowe River in search for wildlife in Loango National Park
  • Cruise the Iguela lagoon to view hippos, birds and a wide range of wildlife across the lagoon of Loango National Park.
  • Encounter with the Bwiti practitioners to learn about this ancestral spiritual traditions of the forest-dwelling Babongo and Mitsogo peoples of Gabon

Places Visited

  • Africa / Gabon / Libreville / Port-Gentil / Omboué
  • Loango National Park / Lope National Park
  • Iguela Lagoon / Fernan Vaz Lagoon / Rembo Ngowe River
  • Mikongo Bush Camp / Mikongo Rainforest / Ogooué River.

Included

  • 10 Breakfasts, 11 Lunches, 10 Dinners.
  • 10 Nights Accommodations (shared)
  • 6 Nights Hotel
  • 0 Night Guest House
  • 4 Nights Bush Camp
  • 11 Days Locally Hosted Guide Service
  • Services of driver / Wildlife Guide
  • Transportation (Local Flight, Train, Road and Boat transfers), Road tolls and taxes
  • All Tour Highlights
  • National Park and Conservation Area fees and taxes
  • Meals as indicated
  • 1,5L Bottle of mineral water daily

Excluded

  • Drinks and Gratuities
  • Items of personal nature
  • International Flights and Visa
  • Required Travel Insurance
  • Optional activities
  • Meals not indicated
Lope and Loango NP

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Alone in The Wood

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7 Days / 6 Nights
$ 1,989 .99
  • Deep Jungle, Villages
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7 Days / 6 Nights
$ 1,989 .99
  • Jungle, Villages, Lakes and Rivers
  • 7 Days – 6 Nights
Backpackers and Lifestyle
10 Days / 9 Nights
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Catching and Records

Birding

Birding Adventure
10 Days / 9 Nights
$ 4,489 .99
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Fishing

Fishing Adventure
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Hunting Adventure
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$ 2,489 .99
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16 Days / 15 Nights
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Southern Explorer
21 Days / 20 Nights
$ 6,489 .99
  • Mayumba NP, Moukalaba NP, Loango NP, Waka NP, Pongara NP, Ogooue River
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North Gabon and Equatorial Guinea
21 Days / 20 Nights
$ 5,489 .99
  • Villages, Medouneu, Oyem, Bitam, Minvoul, Mongomo, Bata, Mbini
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