Itinerary - Day by day summary

Day 1: Arrive Gabon

Accommodation :
Tropicana Hotel \  1 Lunch \ 1 Dinner
Activities : (Depending of your time of  arrival)

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 around Gabon.

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Day 2 : Nyonié Rainforest - 4WD Safari

Accommodation :
Campement Chez Beti \ 1 Breakfast \ 1 Lunch \ 1 Dinner
Activities : Wildlife Viewing, 4WD Safari, River Cruise, Village Visit

On day 2, we start with the breakfast at 7am then at 8am, we go on hikes in the forest with local guides to identify and learn about local plant. This is going to be your first contact with the Gabonese tropical forest.We will walk 6 hours (include the way back) through the jungle to reach the Atlantic Ocean. It’s a really famous tour just because you will learn a lot about the local uses of many tropical plants and trees in the traditional medicine and cuisine.  
We will have a picnic lunch on the Atlantic Ocean beach then after get back to the hotel, you’ll have a short rest before going for city sightseeing.
At 3pm, we will spend a final couple of hours exploring the city before transferring to the train station and leave to Lopé National Park at 6pm.
NB: The train is at night so we will have our dinner in the restaurant inside the train then sleep in until we arrive in Lopé at 2am.

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Day 3 : Bushwalk in Nyonié Rainforest

Accommodation :
Night Train \ 1 Breakfast \ 1 Lunch \ 1 Dinner
Activities : Wildlife Viewing, Bushwalk, River Cruise, Village Visit.

On day 2, we start with the breakfast at 7am then at 8am, we go on hikes in the forest with local guides to identify and learn about local plant. This is going to be your first contact with the Gabonese tropical forest.We will walk 6 hours (include the way back) through the jungle to reach the Atlantic Ocean. It’s a really famous tour just because you will learn a lot about the local uses of many tropical plants and trees in the traditional medicine and cuisine.  
We will have a picnic lunch on the Atlantic Ocean beach then after get back to the hotel, you’ll have a short rest before going for city sightseeing.
At 3pm, we will spend a final couple of hours exploring the city before transferring to the train station and leave to Lopé National Park at 6pm.
NB: The train is at night so we will have our dinner in the restaurant inside the train then sleep in until we arrive in Lopé at 2am.

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Day 4 : Poubara Waterfalls and Bridge of Liana

Accommodation :
Héliconia Central Hotel \ 1 Breakfast \ 1 Lunch \ 1 Dinner
Activities : Eco-Tour, Boat Tour, Bushwalk, Village Visit, City sightseeing, Local Market.

We start with the breakfast at 9am then at 10am, we leave to Poubara jungle where you  will admire the traditional engineering through a bridge construction that you have to cross to reach the waterfalls and the rapids.
The Poubara Bridge is an impressive suspended bridge first constructed in 1915  and made of liana vines by hand by members of the local tribe.  We will go over the bridge then hiked on a trail through the jungle to the waterfalls and rapids nearby.  
At 4pm,  we spend a final couple of hours exploring the city of Franceville, we will visit “Potos” the main local market and the Museum of Arts and Traditions and some interesting places and building.
At 7pm, we have the dinner in a typical African style restaurant nearby M’passa river with local dishes in menu.

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Day 5, 6 and 7 : Batéké Plateaux NP - Safaris & Treks

Accommodation :
2 Nights Camping - 1 Night Héliconia Hôtel (Franceville) \ 3 Breakfast \ 3 Lunch \ 3 Dinner
Activities : Eco-Tour, Boat Tour, Bushwalk, Village Visit, City sightseeing, Local Market.

Batéké Plateaux National Park is located between forest and savannah in the southeastern Gabon. It was added onto the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List on October 20, 2005, due to its purported universal cultural and natural significance.
We will spend the whole days exploring the park. The wildlife here is rich and includes the only young male lion captured on camera traps in 2015, chimpanzee, mandrill, leopard, hyena, elephant, giant pangolin, western lowland gorilla and numerous antelope species, as well as a huge number of bird species.
After the breakfast at 8am, we will drive through a beautiful landscape from Franceville to Batéké Plateaux National Park and on wards to Leconi Red Canyon. The journey is going to be fascinating, with many small villages located along the way. And there are rivers to cross, gallery forests, marshy areas, savannahs and rainforests to pass through until reaching the access point of the Batéké Plateaux National Park.
A motorised pirogue will then head us upstream for three hours to our main camp in the savanna and pass through the amazing white canyon named "Canyon Mohamed VI" by the king of Moroco himself after visiting this amazing place in 2015. This guided boat safari along the M’Passa river is one of the best ways to view forest animals such as the forest elephant, forest buffalo, western lowland gorillas, monkeys , sitatunga and the reclusive Grimm’s Duiker, locally known as the Ntsa. During these trips, you will often see some of the species of birds that are found in Batéké Plateaux National Park.
Upon arrival at our main savanna camp. Take a moment to appreciate the breathtaking savanna that surrounds the camp. Then check-in and we have lunch.
After lunch at 2pm, you will be embarked on a walk through the Batéké’s grasslands and gallery forest surrounding with our local guide pointing out plants, animals or insects of interest.
At 6.30pm, we meet around the fire before enjoying a delicious local meal.

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Day 8 : Exploration of Lékédi Park

Accommodation :
Night Train \ 1 Breakfast \ 1 Lunch \ 1 Dinner
Activities : Eco-Tour, Boat Tour, Bushwalk, Village Visit, City sightseeing, Local Market.

Batéké Plateaux National Park is located between forest and savannah in the southeastern Gabon. It was added onto the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List on October 20, 2005, due to its purported universal cultural and natural significance.
We will spend the whole days exploring the park. The wildlife here is rich and includes the only young male lion captured on camera traps in 2015, chimpanzee, mandrill, leopard, hyena, elephant, giant pangolin, western lowland gorilla and numerous antelope species, as well as a huge number of bird species.
After the breakfast at 8am, we will drive through a beautiful landscape from Franceville to Batéké Plateaux National Park and on wards to Leconi Red Canyon. The journey is going to be fascinating, with many small villages located along the way. And there are rivers to cross, gallery forests, marshy areas, savannahs and rainforests to pass through until reaching the access point of the Batéké Plateaux National Park.
A motorised pirogue will then head us upstream for three hours to our main camp in the savanna and pass through the amazing white canyon named "Canyon Mohamed VI" by the king of Moroco himself after visiting this amazing place in 2015. This guided boat safari along the M’Passa river is one of the best ways to view forest animals such as the forest elephant, forest buffalo, western lowland gorillas, monkeys , sitatunga and the reclusive Grimm’s Duiker, locally known as the Ntsa. During these trips, you will often see some of the species of birds that are found in Batéké Plateaux National Park.
Upon arrival at our main savanna camp. Take a moment to appreciate the breathtaking savanna that surrounds the camp. Then check-in and we have lunch.
After lunch at 2pm, you will be embarked on a walk through the Batéké’s grasslands and gallery forest surrounding with our local guide pointing out plants, animals or insects of interest.
At 6.30pm, we meet around the fire before enjoying a delicious local meal.

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Day 9 : Lopé National Park - Mandrills Tracking

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.

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Day 10 and 11 : Lopé National Park - Gorilla Tracking

Accommodation :
1 Night Mikongo Camp - 1 Night train \ 2 Breakfast \ 2 Lunch \ 2 Dinner
Activities : Hiking, Bushwalk, Safari, Eco-Tour, Swimming in freshwater, fishing(optional).

After arriving in Lopé National Park at 2am, you will be transferred at Lopé Hotel then you will have time to sleep a little bit then from 7am to 8am is the breakfast.
Then we will go for Safari on 4 by 4 car, and have a lunch at middle day. In the afternoon, we go climbing Brazza Mountain and watch arts carving. Later at night we have to take the train from Lopé to Franceville.

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Day 12 : Albert Schweitzer Hospital, Lambaréné

Accommodation :
Schweitzer Guestrooms \ 1 Breakfast \ 1 Lunch \ 1 Dinner
Activities : City sightseeing, Local Market, Museum.

This morning, drive to Lambarene a small town located on the south of the equator and lying on both side of the Ogooué River. The city is known world-wide because of Albert Schweitzer (Nobel Peace prize winner) and his hospital which is still a major attraction. The hospital was built in 1913 and still Supported by volunteers from around the world, this remarkable institution is run by a non-profit foundation. The small museum preserves its founder's lodgings, as well as some of his simple possessions.

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Day 13, 14 : Tsam Tsam, Lake Oguemoué

Accommodation :
OELO Camp \ 2 Breakfast \ 2 Lunch \ 2 Dinner
Activities : Wildlife Viewing, Bushwalk, Hiking, Night Safaris, Canoeing,  River Cruise, Swimming in Fresh Water, Fishing(Optional), Village Visit, Traditional meals.

Today you leave behind  “La ville du grand blanc” which is the nickname of Lambarene town and refered to Dr Albert Schweitzer. Then travel down on the Ogooué river and through the jungle of its southern chain of lakes to Tsam Tsam, an ecotouristic site on Lake Oguemoue where you’ll spend the next two nights on lake-side platforms with large tents and spectacular views.

Here, you’ll embark on hikes in the forest with local guides to identify animal signs and learn about local plant uses. The surrounding forests are home to lowland gorillas, forest elephants, chimpanzees, red river hogs, sitatungas, forest buffalo, red-capped.

The project was created by OELO, a Gabonese non-profit NGO run by local residents who wish to protect wildlife while creating jobs. 100% Of proceeds stay within local communities and fund environmental conservation in this area.

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Day 15 : Tsam Tsam, Lake Oguemoué to Libreville

Accommodation :
Tropicana Hotel \ 1 Breakfast \ 1 Lunch \ 1 Dinner
Activities : Wildlife Viewing, Canoeing,  River Cruise, Swimming in Fresh Water, Fishing(Optional), Village Visit.

After an early breakfast, take a guided walk through the local village, and learn about community life by visiting the homes of OELO members. Also take a tour of a local plantation or an early morning checking of fishing nets with fishermen.
Head back out to Lambarene by canoe ride following by a car ride to Libreville. Overnight in Tropicana Hotel.

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Day 16: Depart Gabon

Accommodation :
1 Breakfast \ 1 Lunch
Activities : (Depending of your departure time)

Say goodbye to Gabon, but before we’ll spend a final couple of hours relaxing on the white sand beach of Pongara National Park. End your trip with a drop off back at the Libreville International Airport in time for your flight home.

Tour Details

Itinerary : 16 Days / 15 Nights
Price : USD 4800 / Per person
Maximum Group Size : 10 People
Activities : Wildlife Viewing, Bushwalk, Hiking, 4WD Safari, Night Safaris, Sea Turtle Watching (November to April), Whales Watching (July to September), Canoeing,  River Cruise, Waterfall, Canyoning, Swimming in Fresh Water, Fishing(Optional), City Sightseeing, Local Market, Village Visit, Traditional meals, Cooking Class, Relaxing on White Sand Beach.
Activity Level : Relaxed

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Included

  • 15 Breakfasts, 116 Lunches, 15 Dinners (Exclusively Local Dishes)
  • 15 Nights Accommodations (shared)
    • 9 Nights Hotel
    • 1 Nights Guest House
    • 3 Nights Train
    • 2 Nights Camping
  • 16 Days Locally Hosted Guide Service
  • Both International Arrival and Departure Transfers are included.
  • Exclusive use of  Safari Vehicle, 4*4
  • National Park and Conservation Area fees and taxes
  • 1,5L Bottle of mineral  water daily

Excluded

  • Drinks and Gratuities
  • Items of personal nature
  • International Flights
  • Required Travel Insurance

Budgeting

  • 85 Gabonese Tourist Visa

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