Loango National Park

Travel Guide Africa Gabon Loango National Park

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Introduction

One of the last tropical wilderness areas in the world, the Loango National Park in Gabon deserves a place in Africa's top 10 regarding safari opportunities. Where else in the world can you see chimpansees, elephants and hippos living so close together in one habitat. The elephants and hippos, among other people can even be seen on the Atlantic beaches, which form the western border of this magnificent park. The Land of the surfing hippos it is called sometimes and the park is also famous because this is where Dr. Michael Fay ended his MegaTransect across Congo to Gabon, right there on the beach. In the waters just offshore there are good opportunities to see dolphins and whales as well, making the combination of animals you can see even weirder.

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Getting There and Around

You can arrive from Omboué Evengué Island by boat up the Mpivié River or fly directly to Iguela, close to Loango National Park. Africa’s Connection (sister company of Africa’s Eden) provides scheduled and charter flights between Iguela and the major capitals in the region such as Libreville and Port Gentil.

In Loango National Park, the operator has created a circuit that allows you to see and experience all the park’s highlights and ecosystems. The starting point for most visitors is Evengué Island, just outside the park. From there, you can travel to Loango Lodge and their eco-camps in the jungle, the savannah, and on the beach.

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Eat/Drink

Loango Lodge serves international cuisine, and supplies Evengué Lodge and the eco-camps with the same high-standard cuisine.

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Sleep

  • Africa's Eden (Loango Lodge & eco-camps), ☎ +31(0)263705567 or +241564818. From Loango Lodge, you can launch expeditions into different areas of Loango National Park, and camps such as Pte. Ste. Cathérine Beach Camp, Tassi Savannah Camp, Akaka Bush Camp and Evengué Lodge. From €235 per person per night, full board, including excursions.

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