Gabon is bordered to the west by the Atlantic Ocean, to the north by Equatorial Guinea and Cameroon, and to the east and south by the Congo. The 800km- (500 mile-) long sandy coastal strip is a series of palm-fringed bays, lagoons and estuaries. The lush tropical vegetation (which covers about 82 per cent of the interior) gives way in parts to the savannah. There are many rivers and they remain the main communication routes along which settlements have grown. Of the 40 or so Bantu tribes, the largest are the Fang, Eshira, Mbele and Okande. Only a small percentage of native Gabonese live in the towns, as the population is concentrated in the coastal areas and the villages along the banks of the many rivers, following a more traditional rural style of life
Loango National Park
Do you know a place on earth where chimps and gorillas lope through jungle shadows within earshot of the pounding surf, where without moving your feet on the seashore you can watch whales and elephants, where the trails of nesting sea turtles mingle with those of buffalo, where in a single vista, your gaze may track across primal forest, shimmering mangroves, manicured savannahs, palm-studded salt marsh, endless lagoon and peopless beaches? Do you know a place where you can experience the mood of equatorial Africa in its wild state, frozen in time, where you can come to know how it all once was? You just found it: Loango Lodge in Gabon.
'I literally want to see as many people on earth as possible to see this place and to fall in love with it.'
J. Michael Fay
Mike Fay ended his Megatransect at the beautiful beach of Petit Loango. Mike Fay (WCS) and Nick Nicols (National Geographic), spend months in Loango National Park to make some beautiful documentaries for TV and magazines. Operation Loango offers the opportunity to experience 'Africa's last Eden' through various low-impact activities. Special trips that include Akaka, PT. St. Catherine, Tassi and Petit Loango will show you the highlights of the park that were shown in National Geographic. You can chose to stay in our lodges and tented camps, but it's also possible to go on multiple day trip hikes through the forest with our eco-guides.
This is a very primal unique, area in Africa. For those of you interested in experiencing the still untouched forests of Gabon and all her inhabitants, we have a way for you to see this beauty. A very small number of travelers are interested in this sort of adventure. If you are, now is the time to experience the untouched habitat of forest lowland gorillas, forest elephants and numerous game indigenous to this fantastic area!
Loango National Park Information