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Organization of your Gorilla safari in Moukalaba Doudou National Park

You choose your departure dates, we advise you to choose the dry seasons from December to February, or from June to mid-September , and the length of your stay in the park . However, you must integrate two days of travel for the outward and return trip . In the park, wildlife sightings are done on hikes and as the animals move around, so it takes several days to be sure to see as many animals as possible in the rainforest. We recommend 4 days in the park .

General presentation of the organization of your Gorilla safari in Gabon

Our Support : Our team takes care of you on your arrival at the airport to drop you off at the hotel in Libreville. (Day 1).
(Day 2) The next day, we transfer you to Tchibanga, 80 km from the entrance to the park. Considering the distance, it takes a day's trip. You can also make the trip by public transport, in this case we will take care of booking the ticket and accompanying you to the bus station.
(Day 3) The next morning a guide from the Ong will pick you up from the Tshibanga hotel at 7 am. The trip will take 3 to 4 hours to reach the forest village of Doussala to start your safari.

Transport : We provide transport for the duration of your safari in an individual vehicle.
Your Accommodation : In a hotel in Libreville and Tchibanga, and in a camp or lodge with full board in the park.
Pricing includes : reception costs on arrival and drop-off at the airport for your return, accommodation costs in Libreville, Tchibanga, and in the park, full board in the park, dinner and breakfast in Tchibanga, breakfast in Libreville, guidance from Tchinbanga and the cost of trackers during the hikes.

The price does not include : lunches on transfer days and dinners in Libreville
Optional : the evenings organized by the villagers of Doussala and the meeting with the accustomed gorillas
Observation sites : the park has two observation sites

  • The forest village of DOUSSALA for gorillas, chimpanzees, elephants, etc.

  • The Mbani camp for other species, including amphibians, crocodiles, hippos

Doussala forest village


Activities : On the program, 3 to 4 hour hikes are organized twice a day in the morning and in the afternoon to track gorillas from May to November, you can observe a group of gorillas named "Bad boy".
However, during your treks in the rainforest, you will also have the opportunity to meet common chimpanzees, forest elephants, small monkeys, duikers and in the surrounding savannah the Cobe Defassa the largest antelope of Gabon.

During your stay, you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the life of a forest village of Doussala, to discover the daily activities of the inhabitants and to taste the culinary specialties of smoked products such as chicken, embellished with seed sauces such as niembwe. (made from palm seeds and palm oil), odika (made from wild mango seeds). In the evening you can attend traditional Gabonese dances organized by the people of the village.
Accommodation : Full board at the Case Madre lodge
Recommended length of stay : 2 to 3 days

Mbani camp


Presentation : You can extend your stay at the Mbani camp near the river of the same name and at the foot of the Doudou mountains. The distance between Doussala and the camp is only 26 km but it will take around 5 hours to reach the camp.
On the banks of the Mbani river, you can observe hippos accompanied by elephants, buffaloes and Defassa Cobes which graze on these banks of sand and pebbles covered with short and soft grass. This place is also the ideal place to meet Nile crocodiles which find on these banks an ideal place for their reproduction and the laying.

Activities : Trekking programs to track the surrounding wildlife twice a day, either by the river, in the equatorial forest or in the Doudou Mountains with possibly a picnic by the Mbani river. The hikes start every day at 7 a.m. and end in the evening between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Accommodation : Tent on platform with full board
Duration : 2 to 3 days, the last day you will leave the camp around 2 p.m. for Tchibanga (journey time approximately 3 hours).


Southern Gabon tourist circuit

You have the possibility of carrying out your gorilla safari within the framework of a circuit which integrates several tourist sites of Gabon, the region of Lambaréné and the visit of its lakes or the meeting of these traditional populations, the Mayumba park for the observation of whales or turtles, and the park of South Loango in Sette Cama to introduce you to sport fishing and observe elephants on the beach!

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