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LOPE NATIONAL PARK BIODIVERSITY

DAY 1 Friday:  Upon arrival at the Libreville airport, meet and assistance and transfer to Tropicana hotel . Breakfast and day use room. Evening transfer to the train station for a departure at 21H30 to Lope N.Park , arrival at 02H00. Transfer to the Lopé hotel.

DAY 2 Saturday:  In the morning, rest and relax near the swimming pool. PM :excursion in the savannas by 4 wheel drive car looking for elephants, buffalos, red river hogs, antelopes such as sitatunga or yellow back duiker.

DAY 3 Sunday:  Game drive in the morning. Afternoon forest safari tracking the small forest animals and watching the flora.

DAY 4 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 5 Tuesday:  Complete day walk in forest.

DAY 6 Wednesday:  Walk in the morning. Lunch and transfer to Lope hotel. Overnight.

DAY 7 Thursday:  In the morning ,excursion with dugout canoe on the river to visit an important archaeological site of rock engravings. After lunch train back to Libreville at 14H00 arriving at 19H00, then transfer to the Tropicana hotel (bed and breakfast)

DAY 8 Friday:  At 9H00 transfer by boat to Ekwata village in the Pongara National Park for a relaxing day on the beach . Back to Libreville at the end of the afternoon and 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.

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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