Unparalleled beauty ranges across Gabon's varying landscapes, with unexplored wilderness as far as the eye can see. Rolling savannahs and impenetrable rainforests shelter large gatherings of colobus, chimpanzee, and lowland gorillas, whilst a labyrinth of entangled mangroves frame the glistening coast forming a hotspot for migrating sea turtles, humpback whales, and hippos surfing the waves. This unforgettable expedition showcases some of the best of equatorial Africa, a surreal experience plummeting you into a lost world of idyllic wilderness. Gabon is, without a doubt, a must-see destination for everyone with a spirited interest in the natural world.
Join us in a relatively unexplored part of Africa for a small-group frontier jungle travel experience that offers encounters with an array of wildlife in varied habitats from dense rainforest to open savannah, from rushing rivers to white-sand beaches. Gabon is an undiscovered Eden not to be missed. Explore Lope National Park, starting with a scenic train journey, before venturing to both North and South Loango National Park tracking the forest and coastline.
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 forest elephants, while turtles and whales traverse the unspoilt Atlantic coast. The wildlife is truly wild here, completely unhabituated and perfect for a jungle vacation. Patience is required but rewarded.
‘My time guiding in Gabon was one of the most truly unique wilderness experiences of my time on the continent. Forest elephants, lowland gorillas and rugged coastline make for a truly different experience...’
NWS Founder & CEO Will Bolsover
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What makes this trip extraordinary
- Track the Western Lowland Gorillas in North Loango National Park
- See nesting leatherback turtles and hatchlings throughout the beaches of the National Parks,
- Beach mobile camp set up in South Loango National Park
- Explore the habitat of the very rarely seen water chevrotain
- Enjoy time on beaches where hippos often surf the shorelines