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ORNITHOLOGICAL TOUR

Day 1 Friday::  Meet/assistance at the airport upon arrival to Libreville. Day use room at Tropicana hotel. Transfer to the train station at 20.00 for a departure at 21.30.

Day 2 Saturday::  Arrive Lopé at 2.30, transfer to Lopé Hotel. Morning : rest and relax near the swimming pool wit a marvellous view on the Ogooué River and Brazza Mountain or walk birding by yourself around the hotel's gardens. Afternoon : birding tour in the savannas.

Day 3 Sunday::  Transfer to Mikongo Forest Camp. Besides Mikongo is a center of habituation of gorillas, it's also an excellent spot to see the rare Rock Fowl (Picatarthes). You will also meet forest buffalos and elephants, and 6 different species of primates.

Day 4 Monday::  Mikongo camp spotting birds and mammals. In the afternoon, return to Lopé Hotel.

Day 5 Tuesday::  Birding along the Ogooué river in the morning. After lunch, train to Franceville at 14.30, arrives 19.00. Transfer to Lékoni town . Accommodation at Lékoni hotel.

Day 6 Wednesday::  With 4WD cars, explore the savannahs species on the plateaux.

Day 7 Thursday::  Birding in the morning, then fly back to Libreville in the afternoon. Transfer to Tropicana Hotel.

Day 8 Friday::  Transfer to the airport for a flight to Iguela in the Loango National Park. Birding in Loango

Day 9 Saturday::  A full day birding in Loango NP.

Day 10 Sunday::  After the morning outing and lunch, fly back to Libreville. Transfer to Tropicana Hotel.

Day 11 Monday::  Excursion to Akanda National Parks. In the evening : transfer to the airport for a return flight to Europe.

Sao Tomé Extension:

Day 11 Monday::  Excursion to Akanda NP. Night at Tropicana.

Day 12 Tuesday::  In the afternoon, flight to Sao Tomé. Night at Miramar Hotel.

Day 14 Wednesday::  Excursion to Logoa Amelia with a pic nic. Night at Miramar Hotel.

Day 15 Thursday::  Excursion to Sao Joao dos Angolares with a pic nic. Night at Miramar Hotel.

Day 16 Friday::  Excursion to the north of the island. In the afternoon, transfer to the airport for the return flight to Libreville and connect to Paris flight the same evening.

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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