Things to see and do in Loango

In Loango National Park, we have created a circuit that allows you to see and experience all the park’s highlights and ecosystems. From the lodge, you can venture out into the forest with one of our eco-guides or go on a cultural walk to the nearby village.

Activities in Loango National Park

You can discover the National Park by going on few safaris.

Game drives

Game drives in a 4×4 jeep are an easy and comfortable way to view the park and see wildlife such as buffalo, elephant, red river hogs and sitatunga. In the rainy season from November to April, you can find large mammals roaming freely on the beach.

Walking safaris

You can venture out with one of our eco-guides into the forest. On foot is one of the best ways to learn more about the diversity of the park. You can encounter wildlife such as elephants and buffalo, but even more so, discover the more inconspicuous forest animals and birds.

Cultural walks

From the lodge, you can go on a cultural walk to the nearby village or the ‘Operation Loango’ school, which is sponsored by Africa’s Eden’s sister company ‘Société de Conservation et Développement’.

Whale watching

From mid-July to mid-September, humpback whales visit the coastline of Loango National Park. Go out on a boat with our skipper to look for these impressive, playful mammals.

Please note that sightings cannot be guaranteed and this excusion is not included in the cost of this programme.

Fishing

The point where the lagoon empties into the ocean contains some of the largest game fish in the world, making it an ideal spot fo fishing – and only 10 minutes by boat from Loango lodge!

Presentation/dinner with the Wildlife Conservation Society researchers

Loango Lodge is base camp for the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). WCS is engaged in a collaborative venture with SCD (Societé de Conservation et Développement) in Loango National Park, a unique effort to bring the private sector and an international NGO together to achieve a series of key conservation activities. WCS is partly funded by Africa’s Eden tourism revenues and is active in conservation, monitoring, surveillance, and research activities in the park, all aimed at maintaining the long-term integrity of this ‘window into the past’. The researchers are happy to give a presentation about their activities in Gabon, and/or simply to chat about what they do over drinks/dinner.

Expeditions to other camps

Akaka Forest Camp, Evengué Lodge & Fernan-Vaz Gorilla Project, Tassi Savannah Camp, Pte. Ste. Cathérine Beach Camp.

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Whale watching

Loango lodge

Facilities

Loango Lodge is the perfect base from which to launch expeditions into different areas and camps. The lodge is the ideal spot to prepare for the explorations ahead or recover from the adventures enjoyed.

Safari

Things to see and do

In Loango National Park, we have created a circuit that allows you to see and experience all the park’s highlights and ecosystems. From the lodge, you can venture out into the forest with one of our eco-guides or go on a cultural walk to the nearby village.

When to go

Loango Lodge is open all year round. Temperatures vary from 28 to 31 °C. The rains fall between November and April.

Gabon

Have you ever dreamed of a place completely lost in time where you can see with vivid clarity how it all once was? A place of abundant wildlife, where dense jungle, savannahs, wetlands and lagoons all meet the sparkling ocean? Well it’s not just a dream – this place really exists!