Hello krysti, africasesden, dutches, tienki, and all lovers of Animals and Africa.
This is my first blog.
I am also very interested in going to Gabon. My first visit to Botswana and Zambia ten years ago was out of this world and I am dying to return ASAP
I too am having trouble finding enough info on the current possibilities for Safari in Gabon. I would like to begin planning a 10 day to two week adventure.
I am not sure that going with the high priced tour companies is the best way to do this and I am hoping that you can give me a few other options. I did this the last time and although it was fantastic it cost me a fortune.
A little background. Married, age 55 seasoned traveler. High School teacher/geography/theater I Like to make my own way and plans whenever possible Love to do research almost as much as traveling.
Favorite places are always where there are animals and great nature including scuba diving. ( saw my first whale shark last summer in Australia)
Gorilla safari in west / central Africa is in the Dzanga-Sangha Reserve, in the Central African Republic.
How far is this from Libreville and what does it cost to fly there and return?
Do you have the name of the company who is organizing package tours to Dzanga-Sangha, Loango and the island of Principe.
Can you tell me anything more about the details of organizing safari opportuniuties in
Loango National Park
The Fernan-Vaz Gorilla project is a gorilla sanctuary and rehabilitation/reintroduction project for orphaned western lowland gorillas sounds fantastic !!!
The other gorilla project on Evengué Island ?? Where is that? How do you get there? Cost?
What do you do/see in Lope National park?
Omboue?? What's there?
As far as the islands are concerned São Tomé & Príncipe, we are not big on island hang out UNLESS they have mega animals or awesome Scuba diving
If I read the blogs correctly it seems to me that the major locations are
In order of prioroty--
Must see, --
It would be awesome to also see /do if you had the extra time and money
What would you suggest for my dream literary for if I had ( not including travel time)
What parts could I could plan myself by contacting individuals camps/ guides/ hotel or others and what must I book in advance or I can only do through a organized tour company?
If you can't list companies/people on the blog, please feel free to email me direct at firstname.lastname@example.org
One last question:
What is the best time of year to do this?
I hear that summer is best for traveling and animals but Dec might be even better for tracking?
Because I am a teacher I can only go in Summer or during Xmas.
Looking forward to hearing from you guys.
Maybe we can plan a trip together.