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DISCOVER GABON

Day 1 Friday:  Meet/Assistance at the airport and transfer to hotel Tropicana. Day-use room and breakfast. Evening transfer to the train station for a departure at 21hr30, arrival 02hr00, transfer to Lopé hotel.

Day 2 Saturday:  Morning safari by 4 wheel drive car in the savannas looking for elephants, buffalos, red river hogs, antelopes such as sitatunga or yellow back duiker.
In the afternoon, walk in the forest looking for footprints of animals, following the tracks of primates and others species.

Day 3 Sunday:  Morning safari by dugout canoe on the Ogooué River and visit of the site of ancient rock engravings. In the afternoon safari by 4 wheels drive car into the forest galleries.

Day 4 Monday:  Morning walk into the forest and relaxing afternoon at the swimming pool.

Day 5 Tuesday:  Last safari in the morning into the savannas by 4 wheel drive car.
Departure by train to Moanda (14h00/17h00). Transfer to Lekedi Park in Bakoumba .Situated south of Moanda and Franceville, Parc de la Lékédi is the successful result of an astonishing conversion project. Bakoumba the place with the longest mono-cable way in the world (76km) became in some years a "nature" town. On 14.000ha has been set up: fish culture, breading of wild animals, ecotourism, mushroom production, roof tiles, pottery, weaving of raffia. Platforms for observation of the animals, the ties of the railway used as fence posts, and most spectacular, a 30m high bridge of 360m long overlooking the canopy where a colony of mandrills is living. On a small island on the lake, a program to reinsert chimpanzees has been set up and can be visited.

Day 6 Wednesday:  Visit the different areas of Lékédi Park, especially a walkway over the canopy allowing the observation of mandrills and chimps.

Day 7 Thursday:  In the morning visit of the park and after lunch, excursion to the liana bridge and the waterfalls of Poubara - Then transfer to the airport for your flight to Libreville. Meet and transfer to the Tropicana hotel.

Day 8 Friday:  Transfer to the airport for a flight to Omboué at 07h00. Transfer by boat on the Fernand Vaz lagoon to Petit Evengue Island.
Visit of the island and discovery of the forest, savannas, and lagoon and meet the researchers in charge of the re-insertion of a gorilla family, easy to observe. Night in Petit Evengue.
During the night in Petit Evengue you can hear an incredible concert of different animals.

Day 9 Saturday:  Visit of Mission St Anne of the Fernand Vaz. You will see the special iron church made by Gustave Eiffel (The Tour Eiffel Creator) , then you will cross the lagoon to reach the coast . Picnic on the wild beaches and drive by 4 wheel drive car to Loango Lodge - Overnight.

Day 10 Sunday:  Safari in the Loango NP looking for elephants, buffalos, antelopes, hippopotamus, monkeys and birds.

Day 11 Monday:  Transfer to Omboué and flight back to Libreville. End of the afternoon, 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.

LEKEDI PARK: Simple rooms with shower/toilets, airco, restaurant, tennis, swimming pool.

LOANGO LODGE: Recently rebuilt, this comfortable and charming lodge offers 10 bungalows with toilets and shower, hot water, air conditioning. Meals served in the lagoon restaurant.

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