Loango National Park

  • 25-08-2018
  • Gabon
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Loango National Park is a coastline park that encompasses some 1,550 square kilometres of land and is famous for its variety of unspoiled landscapes. Africa Last Eden – that is how the ecologist and conservationist Mike Fay referred to Loango National Park in 1997 when he walked 3000 km along the forest corridor between Congo and Gabon to shine a global spotlight on Africa most pristine rainforests and the need to protect them.

History


Loango National Park is one of the 13 national parks created in 2001 by Gabon President Omar Bongo Ondimba.

Landscape

The habitat types in Loango National Park vary from marine, seashore, coastal lagoons, mangroves, salt marsh, coastal forest, swamp forest, rain forest, savannah, rivers until papyrus swamp

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Flora and fauna


Gabon is home to western lowland gorillas and nearly 200 other mammal species and 600 species of birds. In Loango National Park, you have a chance to see amongst others: the smaller forest elephant, red forest buffalo, red river hogs with furry ears, the slender snouted crocodiles, sitatunga, duikers, a variety of monkeys, a huge array of birds, whales (in season), hippos, western lowland gorillas and chimpanzees.

Climate

Temperatures vary from 28 to 31 °C. The rains fall between October and April, with a short dry season in December and January.

Get in


You can arrive from Omboue Evengue Island by boat up the Mpivie River or fly directly to Iguela, close to Loango National Park. Africa Connection (sister company of Africa’s Eden) provides scheduled and charter flights between Iguela and the major capitals in the region such as Libreville / Port Gentil (Gabon).

Fees/Permits


You have to pay a daily park fee when visiting the national park.

Get around

In Loango National Park, the operator has created a circuit that allows you to see and experience all the park highlights and ecosystems. The starting point for most visitors is Evengué Island, just outside the park. From there, you can travel to Loango Lodge and their eco-camps in the jungle, the savannah, and on the beach.
 


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