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BIG MAMMALS TOUR/SETTE CAMA

DAY 1 Monday:  Arrival in Libreville, meet and assistance at the airport for a transit flight to Gamba at 07H45, then transfer to Sette Cama Safaris lodge by boat. Lunch and first excursion in the national park - Dinner.

DAY 2 Tuesday:  Departure for the heart of Loango for a day excursion with picnic, by boat then walk across the park and along the coast to spot the mammals on the beach. Dinner and overnight at Sette Cama Safaris Lodge.

DAY 3 Wednesday:  Along the National Park, excursion with picnic to Lake Sounga and explore the surroundings. Dinner and overnight at Sette Cama Safaris Lodge.

DAY 4 Thursday:  Visit of the lagoon and its thousands islands where some typical villages can be found. Dinner and overnight at Sette Cama Safaris Lodge.

DAY 5 Friday:  Relax in the morning or walk around to the local village. Lunch and transfer to Gamba for a flight back to Libreville at 17h00, then transfer to Tropicana restaurant on the beach in Libreville .In the evening transfer to the train station for a departure to Lope National Park (21H30/02H00), then transfer to Lope hotel.

DAY 6 Saturday:  Morning: rest and relax near the swimming pool. Afternoon game drive in Lope National Park looking for buffalos, elephants, antelopes, monkeys, birds. Night at the Lope hotel.

DAY 7 Sunday:  Morning: walking safari, spotting small animals and observing tracks, nests and drops. Afternoon game drive in the savannas.

DAY 8 Monday:  Transfer to Mikongo camp at 8h00 from the hotel by 4 wheel drive car (1h30). Mikongo, deep in the forest, it is a research centre for primate studies. Briefing about forest walks and environment. After lunch walk in the forest looking for chimpanzees, black colobus, gorillas if lucky, and other forest mammals, monkeys and birds.

DAY 9 Tuesday:  Complete day walk in forest.

DAY 10 Wednesday:  Walk in the morning. Lunch and transfer to Lope hotel. Overnight.

DAY 11 Thursday:  Excursion with motorised dugout canoe on the river to visit an important archaeological site of rock engravings .Train back to Libreville at 16h00 arriving at 20h30 then transfer to hotel Tropicana.

DAY 12 Friday:  Day at leisure and at night transfer to the airport for your international flight.

Hotels, lodges and camps:

TROPICANA: is a simple and small hotel located on the beach and not far from the airport.
Rooms with shower/toilets and air conditioning, good restaurant.

LOPE HOTEL: Charming place on the banks of the river with wooden bungalows and swimming pool. Comfortable rooms with shower / toilet and air conditioning.

MIKONGO: 6 rustic wooden bungalows and a dining hall, private bush shower and toilets.

SETTE CAMA SAFARIS LODGE: A very ecologic small lodge, run by gabonese owners, with 5 bungalows and a restaurant room, build in local material only. Fans, shower and toilets en-suite.

Prices include:
All transfers, transports, domestic flights, accommodation, meals (except in Libreville and in the train), excursions, local guides in the parks and entry fees.

Do not include:
Drinks, tips, personal insurance and visa

Prices are valid at the time being. Any increase of costs of carriers, hotels and lodges will be added as long as the total payment of the trip has not been completed.

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