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Your trekking excursion in the tropical forest of Gabon

Discover Gabonese wildlife as part of a hike in Ivindo National Park in eastern Gabon. The experienced local guides will accompany you by canoe on the Djidji River and on the hiking trails , allowing you to admire in particular the Kongou and Djidji waterfalls, the Langoué bay.

How to organize your Gabon rainforest hike

Discovery of Kongou Falls

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Duration: 3 days

The highlights of the excursion

Trip by canoe, night in a camp, walk in the forest, discovery of the largest waterfalls in Africa, the canyon and the primary forest with African fauna and flora

The excursion program

The price of the excursion includes

• 4x4 transport with driver and fuel (for pick-up in Booué and return)

• Rental of the motorized canoe

• 3 experienced guides

• Entrance to the park

• Full board accommodation with mineral water.

Discovery of the Langoué bay

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Duration: 3 days

The highlights of the excursion

Trekking in the tropical forest to discover the fauna and flora, observation of the baï population  from a watchtower, night under the stars on the watchtower.

The excursion program

The price of the excursion includes

• 4x4 transport with driver and fuel (for pick-up in Booué and return)

• 5 experienced guides to accompany you and ensure your protection during the hike

• Entrance to the park

• Full board accommodation during the 3 days.

The north-south crossing of the Ivindo Park

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Duration: 9 days

The highlights of the excursion

Discover the Kongou and Djidji waterfalls, go down the Ivindo and Djidji rivers by canoe, sleep in the rainforest, walk in the rainforest, and observe wildlife in the baï de langoué

The excursion program

The price of the excursion includes

• 4x4 transport with driver and fuel (for pick-up in Booué and return) and transfers between sites,

• The rental of canoes (4 tourists per canoe)

• The rental of quads

• 3 to 5 experienced guides to accompany you, ensure your protection and logistics throughout the trek.

• Entrance to the park

• Food for the duration of the hike.

• Accommodation in the camps

Ivindo National Park south of Makokou covers 3000 km2, it is virgin forest, much of which has not been affected by logging. You have the choice between three hiking circuits which will allow you, depending on your availability, to discover a luxuriant and abundant flora, a varied African fauna, forest elephants, gorillas, buffaloes and a wide variety of birds.
When to hike in the Ivindo rainforest
You can choose two main periods,
The great dry season (July-September) little precipitation, with pleasant temperatures (22/25 ° C) but on the other hand little sun, therefore luminosity not very suitable for demanding photographers.
The Small dry season from December to February with as little precipitation but with a beautiful light.
In wet weather, the light is good, however due to the rainy season the access roads are difficult to pass.

What logistics to accompany you in your trekking in Ivindo.
You will be supervised according to your circuit of two to five local guides, Bakota, Fang, Bakwélé who will lead you through the primary forest. They will help you discover the riches and traditional uses of forest resources. They will make you track animals in the forest. Your hike will be on foot and by canoe with accommodation in a camp in the heart of the forest.

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Your hike in Ivindo Park can be paired with a safari in Lopé Park and excursions around Libreville.

The choice and the conditions of organization of your circuit in Gabon

How to organize your trip to Gabon to participate in our hikes

G abon Voyage Afrique Online offers several solutions to organize your trek in the tropical forest of Ivindo National Park.

With the integrated circuit formula , we take care of you at the airport and we organize a circuit in Gabon according to the different options offered.

As part of the free circuit formula , we provide you with a vehicle with a driver guide from Libreville, or if you wish, we will pick you up from the Booué station (we can take care of the reservation of the train).

What physical and material conditions to participate in our hikes in Ivindo Park.

You must be in good physical condition to be able to endure 4 to 5 hour walks in the rainforest and accept living in the discomfort of the camps (without electricity and the river to bathe).

On the material level, you must have good equipment for hiking in the forest , walking shoes with good soles, several pairs of socks (especially in the rainy season because it is possible to get wet), long pants and light (which dries quickly), colored long-sleeved shirts, the set must be dark in color, for example green, gray, beige, brown. A poncho or light raincoat (especially in rainy seasons), a swimsuit for swimming in rivers, and a light sleeping bag for the night.

For your comfort and safety, we recommend that you take out travel and repatriation insurance before your departure .

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In addition to this, you need to know more about it.

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