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4 Days Tour To Lope National Park

Country: Gabon
City: Libreville
Duration: 4 Day(s) - 3 Night(s)
Tour Category: Visiting Parks
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

Package Itinerary

DAY 1: TRAIN TO LOPE NATIONAL PARK

Meet and greet @ your hotel in Libreville and transfer to Owendo Train Station at @4pm for your train to Lope.

The train departs at @5:30pm and takes 6 hours to get to Lope Train Station. Meet the guide at the station and transfer to Lope Hotel for the night.

DAY 2: CLIMB BRAZZA MOUNT

After your breakfast, go with your guide to climb Mount Brazza. take your time to enjoy the landscape and to observe the beauty of the reserve.

Return for Lunch and rest.

In the afternoon, you'll go for a Safari in 4*4, great chances to see elephants, monkeys, mandrills, and Buffalos. Return for Dinner and Overnight.

Meals: B,L,D

DAY 3: ROCK ART CARVING

Go for an excursion to observe rocks art carvings signs aged from the stone age dating for more than 400.000 years.

Later in the evening, you'll be transferred to the train station by 11 pm for the train back to Libreville.

Meals: B,L,D

DAY 4: LIBREVILLE / END of SERVICES

At your arrival in the morning in Owendo Station, you will be transferred to your Hotel and Libreville.

* THIS PRICE IS ONLY FOR 1 PAX. IF MORE? FEEL FREE TO CONTACT US

Packages Include:

- Accommodation 3 nights in Lope

- All excursions and activities

- Meals as Specified

- All related Transfers

- Train Tickets

The package does not include:

- Tips

- International Flights

- Accommodation In Libreville

KNOW MORE ABOUT LOPE NATIONAL PARK:

Lope National Park is situated right in the centre of Gabon and was the first protected area following the creation of the Lope-Okanda Wildlife Reserve in 1946. When the country’s President declared the creation of 13 national parks in 2002, Lope National Park was included.

Covering an area of 4910 km² the terrain is mostly rainforest. In the north of the park are the last remnants of the grass savannahs created during the last ice age and these represent a unique record of the biological evolution of that time. The Ogooué River runs through the north of Lope with wonderful trees coming down to the river's edge, playing home to a wide range of birds and mammals (63 species of the latter).

A research centre has been established in the park and is managed by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) - similar to the establishment in the equally splendid Invindo National Park. Tourists are able to visit and stay at the research centre and take part in the daily research programme, which focuses on the behaviour of the great apes, leopards, elephants, buffalo, mandrills, mangabeys and other taxa.

Lopé is also home to 412 of the 700 species of birds recorded in the country, including seven kinds of hornbill, three forest kingfishers and the vulnerable grey-necked Picathartes.

The largest known wild primate gathering – 1,350 mandrills in one great foraging group – was recorded here in 1996. Mandrills are particularly visible in the dry season (July–August) when they hang around in the north of the reserve for up to two weeks at a time. No-one knows why they gather in such large groups. Besides mandrill, there are large gorilla and chimpanzee populations.

The first thing to strike you as you arrive at Lopé is the dramatic patchwork landscape of open savannah and dense rainforest. The explanation for this landscape lies in the last ice cap in northern Europe, 18,000 years ago, when the cooler, drier climate caused great stretches of tropical rainforest to disappear.

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