Wildlife, rainforests and political stability

Have you ever dreamed of...

a place where it is still possible to experience the rhythms of equatorial Africa in its most primitive state, a place completely lost in time, a place where you can see with vivid clarity just how it all once was?

Well its not just a dream this place really exists!

Wildlife-rich forest cover 70% of Gabon's landmass

Gabon is wild & unspoiled

Gabon's picturesque coastline and lagoons are predominantly wild and unspoiled

Manatees, hippos, crocodiles in Gabon's waters

Gabon's inland and coastal waters teem with myriad species of fish, reptiles and marine mammals

Plenty more than hippos and elephants

Gabon is home to western lowland gorillas and nearly 200 other mammal species, 600 species of birds, and more than 8,000 plant species

Capture the essence of Gabon

in its inhabited tropical rainforest and wetlands

An attractive patchwork of savannah & grasslands

In the savannah of Loango National Park, the wide-open vistas give you a much more classical Africa feel, not easily found elsewhere in densely forested Central Africa.

Whales & dolphins

Offshore, whales and dolphins can sometimes be spotted swimming playfully from mid-July to mid-September.

Bantu tribes

In addition to Gabon's mystical nature and wildlife, Gabon has a rich culture heritage
Many nature lovers well acquainted with the African continent consider Gabon a rare and exotic tropical gem, yet tourism here still remains relatively undeveloped. Wildlife rich forests cover 70% of Gabon's landmass, its vast picturesque coastline is predominantly wild and unspoiled, and its inland and coastal waters teem with myriad species of fish, reptiles and marine mammals.

Mike Fay, National Geographic, about Loango National Park, Gabon:  





 
I literally want as many people on earth as possible to see this place and fall in love with it
 

Gabon travel - Surfing HipposLoango is Africa's Last Eden

The naturalist Mike Fay has referred to Loango, one of Gabon thirteen national parks, as ‘Africa’s Last Eden’.

This is also where the photographer and conservationist Nick Nichols from National Geographic took his famous pictures of surfing hippos and elephants on the beach.

70% covered by wildlife rich rainforest

But there’s plenty more to discover in the rainforests and waters besides hippos, for Gabon is home to forest elephants and western lowland gorillas and nearly 200 other mammal species, 600 species of birds, and more than 8,000 plant species. 



Longlasting political stability

Gabon's small population (less than 1.5 million), abundant natural resources, and foreign private investment have helped make Gabon one of the more prosperous African countries, with a longstanding stable political climate.
 

Travel to Gabon: Located on the equator

Gabon is bordered to the west by the Atlantic Ocean, to the north by Equatorial Guinea and Cameroon, and to the east and south by the Congo.


© Images of surfing hippos and Mike Fay by Nick Nichols, National Geographic Megatransect
News on Loango Lodge, Gabon

Re-open of Loango lodge, Gabon, 
as per 15 December 2011


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Gabon Map

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