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Tour Details

Embark on an extraordinary journey with Across Africa Tours & Travel, as we invite you to discover the hidden gems of Gabon and Sao Tome and Principe. Get ready to experience the unspoiled beauty, vibrant cultures, and breathtaking landscapes that make these two destinations truly remarkable.

 

Combined Gabon and Sao Tome & Principe Tour

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Departure & Return Location

Airport pickup/ drop-off

Departure Time

1 Hour Before Flight Time

Price Includes

  • All transfers as mentioned.
  • Gorilla Permits
  • Excursions as Per the program
  • Entrance Fees and taxes
  • All transportation in destination location
  • Return Domestic Fights
  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Meals as listed in the program

Price Excludes

  • International Flights
  • Any services not mentioned in the program
  • Any Private Expenses
  • Visa (apply before arrival)
Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival- Libreville

Upon arriving at the international airport, you will be greeted by the welcoming staff of our tour company. Our guide will assist you with the customs formalities and currency exchange once you have cleared the arrivals process. The guide will then accompany you to the hotel, where you will spend the night. This smooth and efficient arrival process will ensure that you can quickly settle into your new surroundings and Start exploring Gabon without any hassle.

Accommodation: Radisson Blu
Meals: Not included

Day 2Libreville Loango National Park

Today, you’ll be picked up from the hotel early in the morning at 6 a.m. for a 7 a.m. flight to Port Gentil. Upon arrival, you’ll be greeted by your guide who will escort you to a 4×4 safari vehicle for the journey to Loango Lodge. This trip typically takes around 3 hours but can vary depending on road conditions. After Arriving at the lodge, you’ll enjoy a delicious lunch. In the afternoon, you’ll have several options for activities, including a 4 by 4 safari, beach tour, boat safari, walking safari, kayaking, and more. Alternatively, you can take a break and relax by the pool, enjoy a few drinks and the stunning surroundings of the lodge, which include the view of the river and visits from monkeys and birds. Later in the evening, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in guided hikes to search for pots and galagos, go on a crocodile-spotting boat trip, and during the rainy season from November to February, there are also turtle patrols available on the beach.

Accommodation: Loango Lodge
Meals. Breakfast, lunch and Dinner

Day 3Gorilla Trekking

After indulging in a continental breakfast with a stunning view of the Iguela River, you’ll set out on your next exciting adventure: gorilla trekking. This can be a full-day event, depending on the gorillas’ location and movements. You’ll depart from Loango Lodge at 07:30 and reach the Gorilla Tourism Camp between 08:30 and 09:00. Upon arrival, you’ll receive a briefing about jungle safety and then head out with your guides to find a group of habituated gorillas. When you locate them, you’ll have an hour of close observation, which may involve following the gorillas if they are on the move. If this is not possible, your Contact time will be rescheduled when the gorillas are in a more suitable position to observe. Some days, gorillas travel a lot, while on others they stay in one place to feed and rest. Your guides will be with you to help you find the best viewing spots and ensure your safety, providing you with masks if necessary. After witnessing the secluded lives of these shy and mysterious gorillas, you’ll return to the Gorilla Tourism Camp for refreshments and a chance to discuss your experience and ask questions. If you still have energy, you can enjoy an optional boat activity in the evening after lunch back at the lodge.

Accommodation: Loango Lodge
Meals. Breakfast, lunch and Dinner.

Day 4Walking and Boat Safaris

Morning Hike and Afternoon Boat Tour Embark on an educational morning walk through the forest with an eco-guide. Discover the diverse range of wildlife, forest animals, and birds. Return to the lodge for lunch and rest. After lunch, take a scenic boat ride along the Mpivié river to observe crocodiles and various bird species. Admire the breathtaking landscape and potentially spot elephants and buffaloes. End the day with a sunset tour of the lagoon or have a close encounter with forest elephants on the Akaka River.

Meals. Breakfast, lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation. Loango lodge

Day 5Game Drives

Game drives in a 4×4 pickup are an easy and comfortable way to view the park and see wildlife such as buffalo, elephants, red river hogs, and sitatunga. In the rainy season from November to April, you can find large mammals roaming freely on the beach. Enjoy sun downers while on a tour of the lagoon or get up close and personal with forest elephants on the Akaka River.

Meals. Breakfast, lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation. Loango lodge

Day 6Loango National Park – Libreville

Today, you’ll have ample opportunity to pack your belongings, have an early lunch, and embark on a 4- hour drive to Port-Gentil. Upon reaching Port-Gentil, you’ll be assisted by our ground staff with checking and taking a short flight to Libreville and getting transferred to your hotel.

Day 7Arrival in Sao Tome

Upon arrival in São Tome, you will meet and greet with our` representative who will welcome you to Sao Tome and transfer from the airport to the Omali Lodge for overnight and dinner.

Accommodation: Omali Lodge
Meals: Dinner

Day 8South Road Adventure

Today After breakfast, you will meet the guide at the lobby. Hop on an air conditioned vehicle Head to the South of the island and make a few interesting stopovers before landing on paradise beaches. Enjoy a lunch with an amazing sea view, take a ride on the waves at “seven waves’ beach”, admire the wonders of nature at the Boca de Inferno, and do not forget to take a picture of yourself in front of the “big dog peak ( Pico Cao Grande). You will have lunch at Pensao Mionga. You will drive back to the lodge for the overnight and dinner.

Accommodation: Omali Lodge
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 9 - 10 PRINCIPE (Flight)

Today you’ll be picked up at 6:30 am airport transfer,9:00 am flight to Principe 9:35 am ( Flight leaves day apart from Tuesday). Arrival in Principe Pick up by hotel staff: check. Today you leave Sao Tome and Fly to Principe a smaller version of ST; it feels like Jurassic Park (a UNESCO biosphere reserve). You will spend two nights here visit different beaches such as Praia Banana: picture perfect tropical beach on grounds of Roca Belo Monte. Baia das Agulhas (Bay of Spires): the island’s top attraction; postcard view of the island’s skyline Praia Macaco is an excellent swimming beach. Praia Boi: postcard tropical beach with turquoise water, swaying palms island’s capital; small grid of unkempt streets; pretty location astride river offers dramatic view of Pico Papagaio (Parrot Peak)

Accommodation: Sundy Praia Principe Island
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 11North Road Adventure

Today After breakfast, you will meet the guide at the lobby. Hop on an air conditioned Jump in your car at the discovery of São Tomé North area: savannah and baobab trees, beautiful beaches to snorkel and relax, sea turtle protection centers, fishermen villages, and cocoa plantations…not mentioning he amazingly beautiful road by the shore… Just another perfect day! Lunch will be served at Eco Lodge. You will have time to enjoy the beaches before heading back to the lodge for the evening.

Accommodation: Omali Lodge
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 12 Sao Tome & Principe – Libreville

After your breakfast, you will check out and be transferred to the airport for your flight that leaves at 7 a.m. You will fly back to Libreville. Upon arrival at 9 am you will meet your guide at the airport for the transfer to Akanda. The guide will take you to the Ndossi Village in Akanda National Park where you will enjoy a pleasant day at the edge of an inlet. It is a tourist site known for its village character, you will live an experience both modern and traditional and you will have the choice between participating in water activities or on land. You can also enjoy a massage with Gabonese essential oils in the middle of nature. A warm welcome awaits you. You will be able to witness the magnificent sunset that we observe at the edge of the water.

Accommodation: Radisson Blu
Meals: Not included

Day 13Departure

After your breakfast, you will have the day to yourself. You can opt to hit the local markets for the local souvenirs or enjoy the hotel’s amenities, such as the pool and spa, at your leisure. In early afternoon you will check-out and transferred to the airport for your onward flight to Toronto where your adventure will come to an end.

Accommodation: Radisson Blu
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

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