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09 Nights / 10 Days
Libreville
Libreville

Gabon has been described as a paradise for wildlife enthusiasts, with a huge proportion of its land designated as national parks and home to some of the continent’s most impressive wildlife.

Day 01: Arrive Libreville
Arrive in Libreville and transfer to your hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Days 02: Libreville – Mitshogo village
Explore the city, visiting its markets and seeing some of the remaining examples of early colonial architecture. From here we drive to forested interior, reaching a village populated by the Mitshogo and Babongo people. While here we witness a very special – and unique to Gabon – ceremony, that of the Bwiti belief system. This is a ‘secret’ society based on indigenous beliefs, where initiates seek to communicate with spirit world, and a highlight of the trip.
Overnight camping or local house.

Days 03: Libreville – Mitshogo village
Explore the city.
Overnight camping or local house.

Day 04: Mitshogo village – Lambarene
Head to Lambarene, on an island in the Ogooué River. Lambarene is known for its lakes, with several endemic bird and fish species, as well as the Schweitzer Hospital, established in the early 20th century and a centre for research into malaria.
We spend the night in the hospital guest rooms for a sense of the history of this town.

Day 05: Lambarene – Oguemoue Lake
This morning we continue by boat along the Ogooué River, a stunning journey which gives a sense of how the first European explorers of this region must have felt. We then reach our base for the next few days, Oguemoue Lake. Overnight tented camp.

Days 06: Oguemoue Lake
Full days to explore Oguemoue. The wildlife here is rich and includes elephant, hippos, crocodiles, gorillas, chimpanzees and numerous antelope species, as well as a huge number of bird species. Accompanied by local guides we venture into the forests and along the lake each day in search of the iconic wildlife that lives here. We also have the opportunity to visit local communities and learn about their traditions. Overnight tented camp.

Days 07: Oguemoue Lake
Full days to explore Oguemoue. Overnight tented camp.

Days 08: Oguemoue Lake
Full days to explore Oguemoue. Overnight tented camp.

Day 09: Oguemoue Lake – Lambarene
After a final morning excursion we make our way back to Lambarene in the afternoon. Overnight Schweitzer Hospital Guestrooms.

Day 10: Lambarene – Libreville – Airport
Return to Libreville and spend a final couple of hours exploring the city before transferring to the airport for your flight home.

City Night (s) Hotel
Libreville 01 Royal Palm Hotel Libreville
Mitshogo village 02 Camping or local house
Lambarene 01 Refuge Hotel
Oguemoue Lake 04 Tented Camp
Lambarene 01 Refuge Hotel

– Meeting and assistance by our representative.
– Welcome with fresh flower garlands.
– 09 Nights accommodation hotel/camp
– Daily Breakfast, Lunch and Dinners.
– Local English-speaking guide
– All transfers, sightseeing, excursions as per the program by private vehicle.
– Entrance fees to monuments as per mentioned in the program.
– Transport, Parking, Gasoline & Toll ways.
– All present government taxes.

– International Airfare.
– Tips, gratuities, Portage, laundry, telephone calls, table drinks, camera/ video camera charges, or any other expenses of a personal nature.
– Visa fees, personal insurance.
– Any item not specified under cost includes.

– Accommodation in good hotels.
– Check-in / out time is 12 noon at most of the hotels.
– Extension to other places is also possible with a minimal extra cost.
– Additional nights are available at each place with minimal supplement.
– A visa is required and must be obtained prior to your departure from your Country.
– If quoted hotel is not available, we will provide one of a similar category and standard.
– Small deviations in the tour program are sometimes necessary, depending on weather, road conditions, flight schedules and room availability.
– In case the government changes presently applicable taxes, increase in airlines prices, fuel surcharge our rates will need to be adjusted accordingly.
– Sometimes, there is no relevance between the distance and time of travelling, as it depends upon the condition of the roads and congestion of the traffic.
– While every effort will be made to maintain the itinerary, in view of local strikes etc that are beyond our control all schedule and itineraries are subject to last moment changes.
– Clients must be fully insured, as the company cannot accept liability for loss or damage to client’s property, medical emergencies or any other loss suffered by them whilst on tour.
– In Case of issuing Domestic or International air tickets, SGV is not responsible for any refund if the flight is delayed or cancelled, as it is the responsibility of airline.

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