Birding Tour Gabon: 14-day Birding Adventure 2018

Duration: 14 days

Gabon is a relatively undiscovered gem for birdwatchers. This French-speaking country is located in Equatorial West Africa and complements our “bulge of Africa” tours much further to the north (Ghana being the usual destination we run in that part of the world). While Gabon has no endemic birds, there are some tantalizing species such as African River Martin, White-crested Tiger-Heron, and various others that are arguably more easily found here than anywhere else. We also time our trip early in the year to maximize the chance of Grey-necked Rockfowl, one of two species forming a West African endemic family! (For near-guaranteed views of a rockfowl, it is best to join our Ghana tour, though.) Almost 70% of Gabon is still covered by pristine, primeval lowland rainforest, which is part of the appeal. With a population of just 1.5 million people, Gabon’s forests remain relatively untouched. The country also has a wide range of other habitats, not only tropical rainforest, but also coastal lagoons, large rivers, grassland, and pristine beaches, all of which are home to a wide variety of spectacular birds. Apart from birds, Gabon also boasts spectacular animals such as forest elephant, African elephant, three species of crocodile, several marine turtles, chimpanzee, lowland gorilla, and other amazing primates.

This tour can be combined with our Birding Tour São Tomé and Príncipe: 10-day Birding Adventure 2018 (18 – 27 February 2018) and following that with our Birding Tour Birding Tour Ghana: Upper Guinea Forest and Pre-Sahel 2018 (1 – 22 March 2018).

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