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Why Gabon gorilla safaris and holidays are truly unique

Why Gabon gorilla safaris and holidays are truly unique

Gabon is unapologetically wild and enchanting – a paradise for wildlife enthusiasts. Celebrated as ‘Africa’s Last Living Eden’, Gabon offers an unrivalled wealth of some of Africa’s most spectacular biodiversity and supports an exceptional abundance of undiscovered wildlife experiences with outstanding and incomparable eco-adventures. Gabon is a remarkable wilderness, with an impressive 11.25% of the country proclaimed as national parkland. This is a land of incredible wildlife, including lowland gorillas, chimpanzees, and huge troops of mandrills, while turtles and whales traverse the unspoilt Atlantic coast.

Gabon Highlights

Primate Experiences - From lowland gorillas to mandrills, chimpanzees and many more monkey species, Gabon is one of the best destinations to see a vast range of primates.

Rainforest Exploration- With six National Parks within Gabon located within the World's second-largest rainforest, there are plenty of opportunities to delve into the Gabon ecosystem. Walk through mangroves, beaches, tropical meadows 

River Cruises - Travel by boat down the meandering waterways of the rainforests as you keep an eye out for the prolific wildlife skirting the riverbanks. 

Marine-Life - Discover the multitude of sea-life surrounding Gabon 

Seeing Gorillas in Gabon

With the second-largest rainforest on the planet, Gabon accommodates many primate species, with the most famed being the Western lowland gorilla. 

Indigenous to Gabon, the western lowland gorillas population here thrive with one primary habituated group located within Loango National Park. Visiting the habituated 'Atananya Group' is a unique experience with rules in place to minimise visitor's impact on the gorillas, limiting group contact during the week. 

Lowland gorillas move fast and cover vast areas of land. A safari to see them in the wild truly is unique, thrilling, and not for the faint-hearted.



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Why book with us

We are destination specialists

Our team of specialists have extensive on-the-ground knowledge and have all lived, guided or explored in great detail the destinations that they sell. They will design your journey around you, at the right place at the right time.

We are wildlife specialists

As a leading specialist operator we have excellent partnerships with naturalists and conservationists. We know our wildlife and do what we can to preserve its natural habitat.

We really care about our destinations

At Natural World Safaris we frequently monitor the social, economic and environmental impact of our travel operations to ensure we are at the forefront of a sustainable and ethical tourism industry. 

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Your Next Steps

View our Gabon safaris, or talk to one of our specialists for more details on travelling to Gabon. Please note we recommend a budget of from £7,000 / $10,000 USD per person for our style of trip to this destination.