Explore Gabon: Central Africa Adventure Safari
FROM PRICE: $ 4325
Update May 2013: TRIP NOT AVAILABLE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE Explore Gabon including Lope National Park, Lekedi National Park, Loango National Park and the Wonga Wongue Reserve.
An adventurer's safari in Central Africa discovering Gabon
Libreville and 4 Gabonese National Parks - 13 nights/14 days
Where is it?
You will begin your adventure in Libreville the capital city with its strong French influence. Here you'll climb aboard the night train to Lope National Park for 3 nights. Catching the train again you'll travel to Lekedi Park in Bakoumba for 2 nights. Return to Libreville before catching the scheduled flight to Loango National Park for 3 nights. Returning again to Libreville before you transfer across the harbour to the nearby Wonga Wongue Reserve for 2 nights.
What is the best time of year to go?
You could visit Gabon at any time of the year; it's hot and humid the whole year apart from the dry season from May to September when the humidity is less. The best time for your visit is the European winter, known as the ‘champagne’ months because of the brilliant light and hours of sunshine allowing a combination of beach and safari.
The Gabon forests start to flower in mid-September, and by Christmas and New Year there is plenty of fruit. Orchids in the savannah flower between October and January, and some marshy areas flower during December and January.
How to get there
On Air France from Paris to Libreville is the best and simplest route into Gabon.
Tips and Notes
A Gabon safari is unlike any other safari in East or Southern Africa. It's off the beaten track, non-touristy and you'll need a strong sense of adventure. Expect the unexpected!
The safari includes a visit to see ancient rock art, a piroque trip on the Ogoue River, canopy walkway to see mandrills and chimps, mammals on the beach along with game drives, walks and enjoying the West African rainforests.
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