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Equatorial Exploration

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 16 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 12 people
Destination(s): Gabon   Sao Tome and Principe  
Specialty Categories: Wildlife Viewing   National Parks  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 4156 Euro (EUR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 4821 Euro (EUR)

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival in Libreville, Gabon. Lodging: Hotel Le Méridien, Libreville.

Day 2: Evengué Island & Fernan-Vaz Gorilla Sanctuary. Lodging: Evengué Lodge.

Day 3: Boat trip on Mpivié River to Loango Lodge. Lodging: Loango Lodge.

Day 4 - 6: Tassi / Akaka, depending on the season:
- Tassi region is open all year round, however, during the rainy season, elephants and buffaloes roam freely on the beach. Lodging: Tassi Savannah Camp.
- Akaka region is open all year round, however, during the rainy season, the staff will determine if it is possible to go on either a day trip or an overnight trip, depending on the weather conditions and number of tsee tsee flies, mosquitoes and other insects. Lodging: Akaka Bush Camp.

Day 7: Pte. Ste. Cathérine Beach. Lodging: Pte. Ste. Cathérine Beach Camp.

Day 8: Return to Loango Lodge. Lodging: Loango Lodge. Safaris possibilities in Loango National Park:
- Game drives in a 4x4 jeep
- Walking safaris into the forest
- Cultural walks
- Whale watching, best period to visit: mid July to mid September
- Fishing
- Presentation / Dinner with the Wildlife Conservation Society researchers.

Day 9: Flight to São Tomé. Lodging: Omali Lodge Luxury Hotel.

Day 10-15: Full day on São Tomé, excursions* or relaxation time. Lodging: Omali Lodge Luxury Hotel.

Possible excursions:
- São Tomé City Tour
- Visit to Bom Sucesso Botanical Garden
- Day Trip by Car - Wild South São Tomé
- Day Trip by Car – East Coast São Tomé
- Day Trip by Car - Country Side São Tomé
- Hiking in Ôbo National Park
- Hiking along the Tunnels of the Rio Contador
- Sea Turtle Night Patrol
- Bird-watching Expeditions.

Day 16: Excursions possibilities, flight back in the afternoon.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Meet and greet at Libreville International Airport
- Transfer to and from Libreville Airport to Le Méridien, Libreville
- Overnight and breakfast in Le Méridien, Libreville
- Overnights in our accommodation in Loango National Park
- All meals & park fees in Loango national park
- All excursions (except excursions at a surplus, please see below) in Loango national park
- Local flights during the programme, all flights taxes
- Meet and greet at São Tomé airport; transfer to and from Omali Lodge Luxury Hotel
- Fullboard accommodation at Omali Lodge Luxury Hotel
- Administration fee.

Price Excludes:
- International flights and taxes
- All excursions on São Tomé
- All drinks
- Meals in Port Gentil, Libreville
- Personal insurance and expenditures
- Visa costs for Gabon (you need a multiple entry visa for Gabon!) and São Tomé
- Departure tax on São Tomé (16 Euro per person) and Príncipe (16 Euro per person).

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