• Gabon elephants by Anderson Expeditions
  • Gabon elephants by Anderson Expeditions

Itinerary Summary

Duration
11 Days
Price
£11885
When
December & July
Destination
Gabon
Type
Small Group Safari
Duration Price When Destination Type
11 Days £11885 December & July Gabon Small Group Safari
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Gabon: Jungle & Beach Explorer

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

Embedded Video Overview

A 11-day small group jungle wilderness experience in Gabon -
from $13,668 per person, excluding gorilla permits and international flights.

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Day by day

Day by day

Day 1

Arrive Libreville

Arrival at Libreville International Airport. Road transfer to the hotel for your first night.

Overnight Accommodation: Hotel de la Sablère

Day 2

Libreville - Pongara National Park

Road transfer from Hotel de la Sablière to Michel Marine. Enjoy a boat transfer to Pongara National Park, ready for an afternoon forest walk.

Overnight: Pongara Lodge

Day 3

Pongara National Park

Explore Pongara National Park. Located just an hour's drive from Libreville, Pongara is one of Africa's most pristine coastlines and is singularly distinguished by a remarkable diversity of primates, plants and birds. Travel along the shimmering estuary as it veins through mangrove forests and flooded swamps keeping an eye out for arboreal monkeys peering down from lofty treetops, and forest elephants and hippos wading in slow-moving lagoons. The National Park is an important refuge to small herds of forest buffalo and elephant, red river hog and the elusive leopard. The National Park's marine reserve often remains full of action following the arrival of humpback whales and dolphins mid-year, Pongara’s beaches come to life amidst thousands of nesting sea turtles coming to shore.

Overnight: Pongara Lodge

Day 4

Pongara National Park - Libreville

Spend the morning exploring the area before taking a boat and road transfer back to Libreville.

Overnight: Hotel de la Sablière

 

Day 5

Libreville - Northern Loango National Park

Emark on your schedued flight from Libreville to Port Gentil. Vehicle transfer to Lourie Wilderness Camp.

Overnight: Lourie Wilderness Camp

Day 6

Northern Loango National Park

Spend the morning gorilla tracking at the Max Planck Gorilla project. In the afternoon, explorer the area by game drive vehicle and on foot.

Overnight Accommodation: Louri Wilderness Camp

Day 7

Louri Wilderness Camp - Akaka Forest Camp

Explore the forest and beaches by foot and then precede on to an afternoon boat transfer to Akaka Forest Camp

Overnight Accommodation: Akaka Forest Camp

Day 8

Akaka Forest

Explore the river systems and the forest surrounding Akaka. Take a boat and vehicle transfer to N'dola Camp. 

Overnight Accommodation: N'dola Camp

Days 9-10

N'dola

Explore the surrounding savannah on foot, boat and by game drive vehicle searching for the regions' forest wildlife and birds.

Overnight Accommodation: N'dola Camp

Day 11

Loango National Park - Libreville

Transfer by road from Loango to Port Gentil in time for your domestic flight to Libreville to connect with your onward international flight home.

Accommodation

Akaka Forest Camp. Akaka Forest Camp is nestled deep in the jungle at the crossing of the Ngowe and Echira rivers. There are 5 comfortable tents, each with 2 single beds, ensuite bathroom with ( shower, basin and toilet, mounted on a platform with private terrace facing the forest. Delicious meals are prepared onsite, while guests embrace the bewitching views of the waterway outside the restaurant and the bar’s expansive terrace under incredible night skies.

 

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Trip Details

This safari is a small group departure with a maximum of six travellers.

SOLO TRAVELLER? There is no single supplement for this trip. 

 

Trip date Duration Prices from
Dec 04 - Dec 14 2022 11 Days £11885

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