Eighty Eight % Rain Forest
Fourteen National Parks to choose from. Let´s start with Loango, this sprawling park stretches 200 km along the coastline where wildlife have access to the beach. Pongara park is home to a very diverse landscape, forest, mangrove flats and beach savanah, home to leatherback turtles and the first & second burial spot for Chief Rapontchombo. Fernan Vaz Lagoon, has a gorilla rehabilitation center & the famous 19th century Saint Anne Church. Ivindo Park, has breathtaking waterfalls, rapids & African grey parrots are abundant here. Makokou & Kongou falls is the gateway to the 60 meter drop waterfalls. Akanda Park is famous for being the nesting area for one of the largest populations of migratory birds on the planet & an ideal place for water sports and whale watching.
Steeped in History
A remnant of grasslands that formed 15,000 years ago, during the last ice age, can be found in the upper part of the Lope National Park. Africa's largest elephant population can be found in Minkebe park. Besides Leopards and Gorillas, you can also find isolated traditional ethnic groups. The Mayumba park has 60 km of protected beach for turtle nestlings. A hospital built by Albert Schweitzer in 1913 is one of Lambarbene's most notable features, along with its ethnic Bantu tribes. In Franceville, the popular St. Hilaire Church can be found as well as Poubara Falls, which are a short drive away. Port Gentil is also known as Mandji is the second largest city in Gabon, visit the St. Louis Church. Finally Point Denis is a quick boat ride from Libreville, is next to an equatorial jungle and several miles of beach to enjoy water sports, you couldn't ask for a
more wild experience.