Category: Overland

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The windy red roads are mesmerizing 2

Out of Loango

Reluctantly I bid farewell and pry myself away from the paradise at Loango Lodge. It is a truly unforgettable place. The massive rains in the last couple of days have changed things considerably, though...

BIG forest elephant keeping an eye on us 6

Loango Lodge and National Park

I roll into Loango Lodge uncertain of what to expect. Immediately I can tell this is a five star lodge, and is fancier than anywhere I have set foot in my entire life. The...

The jungle here is amazing 8

To Loango National Park

Loango is another National Park I have heard many amazing things about. It is the home of the world-famous surfing hippos, and there is also an excellent chance of seeing wild elephants on the...

Lambaréné Camping at a nunnery/school 2

Albert Schweitzer Hospital

I retrace my steps out of Lopé National Park, once again camping in the middle of nowhere and enjoying the lush green mountains. I spot some elephant footprints on the road, though the elephants...

Camping at the abandoned research station 5

Lopé National Park Gorillas

The road winds along the banks and eventually crosses the boiling whitewater of the Ogooue River over a monster bridge. The town of Lopé is little more than a tiny general store and a...

Taking the high road 0

To Lopé National Park

I have been in Gabon for only a few days, and already I really like it. Somehow the jungle is thicker and greener, the trees are much, much bigger, the rolling hills spectacular, and...