Gabon is the ideal destination to discover the wildest part of Africa by actively practicing ecotourism, focusing on the conservation of the natural environment.
Its territory is an intact natural area of 80% and 11% is designated as a national park. What are you waiting for to discover all that Gabon has to offer you?
Lope National Park
The only World Heritage site. Most of the area is rainforest, but the northern part of the park contains a savanna that formed in Central Africa during the Ice Age 15,000 years ago. You can see a variety of animals such as chimpanzees, baboons and elephants in the savanna area in the wide area of about 4910㎢. You can enjoy safari and trekking by car.
Rekeddy Nature Park
The Mandrill encounter rate is said to be nearly 100%. The park is a small park with a trekking course, so if you take a short walk through the park, chimpanzees and gorillas will appear. The animal encounter rate is quite high.
Murchison Falls National Park
Murchison Falls National Park is located near Lake Albert in northwestern Uganda. You can spot elephants, hippos, buffalo, giraffes, lions, leopards, spotted hyenas, cheetahs, and more. It is also a primate habitat and a must-see for herds of baboons, colobus monkeys, and chimpanzees. Although there are not many places in Africa where chimpanzees can be found easily, Murchison Falls Park has a high rate of chimpanzee encounters.
The Victoria Nile River runs through the park and divides the area to the north and south. And the highlight is Murchison Falls. It is a three-tiered waterfall with a height of approximately 120 m from the highest to the lowest. The waterfall that flows from the crack in the rock into the well creates a magnificent sight. Take a river cruise to see spectacular waterfalls, see hippos and crocodiles up close, or bird watch.
Roango National Park
Located in southwestern Uganda, Queen Elizabeth National Park is one of the most diverse parks in the world and is recommended for safaris. Queen Elizabeth National Park is famous for tree-climbing lions, but you can see elephants, hippos, crocodiles, buffalo, and many types of antelope. Take a boat cruise on the Kazinga waterway that runs through the park for wildlife and bird watching. Around Canbra Canyon, there is a lush forest with chimpanzees. Chimpanzee trekking is also recommended.