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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.

Libreville Airport
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Day 2: 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 3: Lambaréné to Tchibanga

Accommodation :
Golf 2 Hotel \ 1 Breakfast \ 1 Lunch \ 1 Dinner
Activities : Village Visit, City sightseeing, Local Market.

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 national road number one, before arriving into Tchibanga town on the Southwest. After arriving in late afternoon the day is yours to explore this lively town with its colonial influence and vibrant African markets before returning to your centrally located Hotel Golf 2 for the night.

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Day 4, 5 and 6: Moukalaba-Doudau National Park

Accommodation :
Doussala Guest House \ 3 Breakfast \ 3 Lunch \ 3 Dinner
Activities : Wildlife Viewing, Gorilla Trekking, Bushwalk, Eco-Tour, Village Visit.

Enjoy your days at Doussala Camp to explore Moukalaba-Doudou National Park any way you like. Go on a guided walk around the immediate rainforest for gorilla trekking as well to spot a different kind of wildlife such as chimpanzees, elephant and many others.

Abundant with succulent Marantaceae plants, a major food source for lowland gorillas as well as elephants and other species, such as chimpanzee, Moukalaba-Doudou is Gabon’s third largest national park, added in 2005 to the UNESCO World Heritage List as a place of outstanding universal value. The park has an estimated population of about 5,000 chimpanzees and gorillas which is one of the highest densities of primates in Gabon, the savannahs near Doussala are the only place in Gabon where herds of common waterbuck (‘cobe’) are found and the hippos enjoy wallowing in the Nyanga River.
The park is also a remarkable area for birders. More than 380 species of birds have been spotted here and many of them unique, including the vermiculated fishing owl, black-backed barbet, black-headed batis, fiery-breasted bush shrike, brown twinspot and some rare swallows.

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Day 7: Moukalaba-Doudau NP to Tchibanga

Accommodation :
Golf 2 Hotel \ 1 Breakfast \ 1 Lunch \ 1 Dinner
Activities : Wildlife Viewing, Gorilla Trekking, Bushwalk, Eco-Tour, Village Visit, Bwiti Ceremony.

Take an early safari through Moukalaba-Doudou National Park before the heat of the day limits the movement of the animals. After lunch head to Tchibanga town, your home for the nights. This evening after dinner at a local restaurant, enjoy a guided walk to visit a local temple and witness a mesmerising Bwiti ceremony and learn about the local rituals and traditions. Although Bwiti is still very much alive in Gabon, few outsiders ever witness it. Temples are small, unobtrusive buildings that hide behind houses. Amongst many Gabonese, Bwiti continues to instil fear, whilst others revere it - both are reasons that it is rarely talked about openly.

Sit with the believers as they summon the spirits. Chanting, dancing and drumming are all integral parts of these ceremonies, which vary depending on the occasion or objective. This is an entirely authentic and powerful experience. Bwiti blends Christianity with animism and other practices, all fuelled by the consumption of iboga. This potent endemic plant has psychedelic properties, which the local people take advantage of by chewing the root. This combination of religious fervour and iboga can see the faithful stay up all night chanting and singing.

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Day 8: Tchibanga to Sette-Cama

Accommodation :
Case Abietu Guest House \ 1 Breakfast \ 1 Lunch \ 1 Dinner
Activities : Wildlife Viewing, Eco-Tour, Village Visit, City sightseeing, Local Market.

Depart Tchibanga this morning after breakfast and set off towards Gamba town. Enjoy the scenic drive through the amazing landscapes and a dug-out canoe ride on Ndogo lagoon before arriving to Sette-Cama, a small village in South of Loango National Park.

Sette Cama is the last village south of the Loango National Park, it’s tongue of land between the lagoon Ndogo and the Atlantic Ocean. The lagoon, beautiful at the approach of the mouth, welcomes hippos, while elephants and buffaloes sometimes appear to turn a water arm or on the beach. In the mangroves, you will see many small animals particularly amphibians and in the forest, you can admire the huge trees with birds frolic and primates.

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Day 9, 10, 11 and 12: Loango National Park

Accommodation :
Loango Lodge, Akaka Camp, Louri Camp \ 4 Breakfast \ 4 Lunch \ 4 Dinner
Activities : Wildlife Viewing, Bushwalk, 4WD Safari, Dugout Canoe Safari, Eco-Tour, Hippos Tour, Village Visit, Sea Turtle Watching (November to April), Whales Watching (July to September).

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.

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Day 13: Loango National Park to Omboué

Accommodation :
Olako Hotel \ 1 Breakfast \ 1 Lunch \ 1 Dinner
Activities : Wildlife Viewing, Bushwalk, Dugout Canoe Safari, Eco-Tour, Village Visit, City sightseeing.

This morning, take an early last game drive to explore the surrounding by boat, looking out for the impressive wildlife to be found here in Loango National Park. Afterwards we continue by 4WD car to the town of Omboué. Overnight at Hotel Olako.

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Day 14: Gorillas Island - Omboué to Libreville

Accommodation :
Tropicana Hotel \ 1 Breakfast \ 1 Lunch \ 1 Dinner
Activities : Wildlife Viewing, Eco-tour, Bushwalk, Village Visit, Gorilla Trekking, Historical Site.

Today, visit Evengué Island, home to the Fernan-Vaz Gorilla Project, where we have the opportunity to get close to western lowland gorillas. We also visit the 19th century Mission of St Anne, built by Gustav Eiffel, then transfer to Port-Gentil town to cash a night flight to Libreville.  Overnight at Tropicana Hotel.

Evengue (also know as the orilla Island) is a small island in the vast Fernan Vaz Lagoon, a thirty-minute boat trip from the town of Omboue. It’s actually the base for a gorilla rehabilitation project managed by WCS, a Netherlands zoo specializing in primates. A family group of gorillas made up largely of orphaned individuals is housed in an enclosure on the island. Resident WCS staff are highly knowledgeable on gorilla behaviour and share their knowledge and experiences with guests.

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Day 15: 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 exploring the city. End your trip with a drop off back at the Libreville International Airport in time for your flight home.

Tour Details

Itinerary : 15 Days / 14 Nights
Price : USD 5430 / Per person
Maximum Group Size : 10 People
Activities : Bushwalk, Wildlife Viewing, 4WD Safari, Canoe Safari, Gorillas Trekking, Swimming,  Village Visit, Bwiti Ceremony, City Sightseeing, Local Market, Cooking Class, Relaxing on Sand Beach, Sea Turtle Watching (November to April), Whales Watching (July to September).        
Activity Level : Relaxed

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Tour Highlights

  • Tour the highlights of Libreville including “Mont Bouèt” the biggest local market of the country
  • Visit Albert Schweitzer Museum and Hospital in Lambaréné
  • Track elusive western lowland gorilla families in Moukalaba-Doudau National Park
  • Encounter with the Bwiti practitioners to learn about this ancestral spiritual traditions of the forest-dwelling Babongo and Mitsogo peoples of Gabon
  • Cruise the Ndogo Lagoon to view hippos and birds
  • Experience game drives while on safari in Loango National Park
  • Cruise the waters and shorelines of the Rembo Ngowe River in search for wildlife in Loango National Park
  • Walk through Evengue island to explore the gorilla sanctuary

Places Visited

Africa \  Gabon \ Libreville \ Albert Schweitzer Hospital and Museum \  Ogooué River \ Bwiti Temple in Tchibanga \ Doussala Bush Camp \  Moukalaba-Doudau National Park \ Nyanga River \  Loango National Park \ Rembo Ngowe River \ Iguela Lagoon \  Omboué \ Evengue (Gorilla Island).

Included

  • 14 Breakfasts, 15 Lunches, 14 Dinners (Exclusively Local Dishes)
  • 14 Nights Accommodations (shared)
    • 5 Nights Hotel
    • 2 Night Guest House
    • 7 Nights Bush Camp
  • 15 Days Locally Hosted Guide Service
  • Services of driver / Wildlife Guide
  • Both International Arrival and Departure Transfers are included.
  • Transport
  • 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

Budgeting

  • USD 95 Gabonese Tourist Visa

Tour Dates

Available on private arrangement.

What do you need to bring?

Long sleeved t-shirt
Long sleeved t-shirt
Pants
Pants
T-shirt
T-shirt
Shorts
Shorts
Raincoat
Raincoat
Trekking shoes
Trekking shoes
Mosquito repellent
Mosquito repellent
Sunglasses
Sunglasses
Cap for the sun
Cap for the sun
Sunscreen
Sunscreen
Small knife
Small knife
Flashlight
Flashlight
Camera
Camera
Small backpack
Small backpack

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