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Gabon Safaris

Gabon is a paradise for wildlife enthusiasts, known as 'Africa's Last Living Eden'. It boasts an exceptional abundance of undiscovered wildlife experiences with outstanding eco-adventures. With 11.25% of the country being national parkland, it is a remarkable wilderness, home to lowland gorillas, chimpanzees, mandrills, turtles, and whales.

The Gabon Safari Experience

  • Primate Experiences: Gabon boasts diverse primate species, including gorillas, mandrills, and chimpanzees, making it a top destination for primate enthusiasts.
  • Rainforest Exploration: Explore Gabon's six National Parks in the second-largest rainforest, featuring mangroves, beaches, and tropical meadows.
  • River Cruises: Glide through Gabon's rainforest waterways on boat tours, spotting abundant wildlife along the riverbanks.
  • Marine Life: Discover Gabon's rich marine ecosystem, home to sea turtles, whales, and a variety of sea creatures.
  • Visit Kongou Falls: Experience the beauty of Kongou Falls in Ivindo National Park, with its cascading rocky steps and refreshing pools.
  • Beach Exploration: Enjoy Gabon's beautiful beaches, perfect for swimming, snorkelling, and relaxation, and are known as nesting grounds for sea turtles.
  • Local Culture: Explore Gabon's diverse indigenous tribes through guided tours, witnessing traditional dances and rituals in local villages.

Why NWS for your Gabon Safari?

Natural World Safaris (NWS) is an expert in gorilla tracking expeditions. Our team has extensive experience in tracking gorillas in various countries. We create tailor-made itineraries for wildlife safaris, cultural explorations, and beach vacations. We are committed to responsible travel and sustainable tourism, ensuring our trips have a positive impact on the environment and local people.

Sl Congo Ngaga Camp Gorilla Credit Andrew James

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How Much Does Gabon Cost?

A 9-day safari in Gabon starts at £13k per person. It includes gorilla permits, accommodation and private guides. Contact us to join the waitlist for future trips.

Where to stay in Gabon?

Gabon has a variety of accommodations from luxurious hotels to budget-friendly guesthouses. The capital, Libreville, offers upscale hotels like Laico Okoume Palace Hotel, Radisson Blu Okoume Palace Hotel, and Intercontinental Libreville Hotel. Nature reserves provide lodges and campsites, such as Loango Lodge in Loango National Park and Mikongo Camp in Ivindo National Park.https://www.naturalworldsafaris.com/africa/gabon/when-to-go

When to go to Gabon?

The best time to visit Gabon is during the dry season from June to September. The weather is mild and ideal for outdoor activities like hiking, beach activities, and wildlife safaris. The wet season from October to May brings heavy rains and high humidity, making travel difficult, but it's the best time to visit national parks and enjoy birdwatching.

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Gabon Safaris FAQs

What is the best month to visit Gabon?

The best time to visit Gabon is from June to September during the dry season when wildlife viewing and gorilla trekking are more favourable. The rainy season from October to May is perfect for birdwatching, but road conditions may be challenging.

Is Gabon safe for travel?

Gabon is generally safe for travel, but be cautious of petty crime, take health precautions, respect local customs and laws and be careful when engaging with wildlife. Stay informed about travel advisories and local conditions to ensure a safe trip.

Do I need a visa for Gabon?

Most visitors to Gabon require a visa to enter the country. The specific visa requirements can vary based on your nationality, purpose of visit, and the length of your stay.

Can you drink tap water in Gabon?

It is generally not recommended to drink tap water in Gabon. The quality of tap water can vary, and there is a risk of waterborne illnesses due to potential contamination. It's safer to rely on bottled water for drinking and cooking purposes.

Is Gabon good for safari?

Gabon is a great destination for safari enthusiasts with unique eco-friendly experiences in pristine rainforests and diverse landscapes. It offers opportunities to encounter wildlife like elephants, gorillas, and chimpanzees, explore protected national parks and coastal areas, and engage in adventurous activities. Gabon provides a responsible safari adventure with a focus on conservation and sustainable tourism practices.

Where can I see gorillas in Gabon?

Moukalaba-Doudou National Park in Gabon is a great place for gorilla sightings. The park is committed to safeguarding gorilla populations. Visitors can experience gorilla trekking, but it's important to plan with a reliable tour operator and follow responsible tourism practices. Stay updated on the latest information before planning your visit.