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A Glimpse of Gabon 1680 , 7 Days
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 A small country in an African scale with just one and a half million inhabitants. It is located right on the equatorial line in western Africa. After the independency from France in 1960, the country has introduced a national pension, health insurance and support for families with children. These social landmarks are due to extraction of raw materials and oil since the sixties and today the average income is four times higher than for the other countries south of the equator. Poverty, however, is far from eradicated, but the process is progressing. The capital Libreville appears prosperous with relatively good roads, neat and tidy the African way and virtually no slums. The cars are relatively new and people are well dressed. And when it comes to gourmet, you will find here one of West Africa's top-10 restaurants. In the countryside the roads are poor, transport options are scarce and a reliable infrastructure is still in short supply.
Along the coast are the most fantastic wide white sand beaches that can take anyone to the Caribbean. Only here it is still possible to see elephants at the water's edge. Gabon is home to huge nature reserves and  forest areas, with up 20% of the plants endemic to the region. There are buffaloes and hippos, elephants, leopards and gorillas. In the Lope National Park, which is one of the most pristine rainforests, live 3-5000 free-living gorillas, in addition to countless white-nosed monkeys, chimpanzees and mandrills. Furthermore, you will find more than 400 different bird species. Gabon has established Africa's largest sea reserve with dolphins and whales to fight against overfishing along the coast. An exciting and in many ways different African country.

Highlights:
♦ Libreville - capital and largest city of Gabon;
♦ Lopé National Park - home to some unique endangered species;
♦ Nyone Reserve - famous for its rich biodiversity;


Day 1. Libreville
Pick-up at the airport and transfer to our hotel for overnight..-/-/-

Day 2. Libreville -Nyonie
Our guide will pick us up after breakfast and transfer us to Michal Marine dock. From here it is a 45-minute boat ride to Matek-mavi. Our trip continues with 4x4 vehicles until finally reaching the Nyonie camp. We will settle here, take a short break and have lunch before going for a game drive in the reserve in the afternoon. During the drive we will have the chance to see elephants, buffalos and many more wildlife species. Overnight at Nyonie Camp. B/-/D
 
Day 3. Nyonie Reserve
This morning we will trek through the beautiful forests of Nyonie Reserve. You can spend the afternoon relaxing on the beautiful beach near the camp. Overnight at Nyonie Camp. B/L/D
 
Day 4. Nyonie Reserve - Lopé
Today you can spend another day relaxing at the beach before returning to Libreville in the afternoon. From here we will take the night train to Lopé. Upon arrival at Lopé, we will be met by local guides and transferred to the hotel for overnight. B/-/-
 
Day 5. Mt. Brazza. 
Today you can spend your morning relaxing at the hotel. In the afternoon we will go for an extraordinary climb to the beautiful mount Brazza and enjoy the epic views from the top. Overnight at the hotel. B/L/-
 
Day 6. Lopé National Park
Today is full of adventures and wildlife watching. We will start by sailing on the local river and then explore the park further with a 4x4 safari. We will get back to the hotel for dinner, before catching the night train to Libreville. B/L/-
 
Day 7. Departure
Transfer to airport for departure. B/-/-

Price Includes:
Overnights in standard hotels/lodges in rooms with private facilities
all meals acc. itinerary
local English-speaking guides
all ground transport and and airport transfers
Penguin tour leader (at min. 8)
train tickets Libreville - Lope vv.
game drive Nyonie reserve

Not Included:
International flights
entrance fees
tips
personal expenses


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A Glimpse of Gabon (Rated 4.67 / 5 Based on 1 Reviews.)
Price
1680 EUR
Duration
7 Days
Single Supplement
220 EUR
Status
Open for booking
Price
1680 EUR
Duration
7 Days
Single Supplement
220 EUR
Status
Open for booking

Currency fluctuations might cause correction of price at any time.

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