The Loango Extension to our Gabon – Rainforest Birds & Mammals tour covers the very best birding and wildlife localities within the extensive Loango National Park. Birding highlights are plentiful and include some of Africa’s most seldom-seen and exotic species such as White-crested Tiger Heron, African River Martin, Congo Serpent Eagle, Long-tailed Hawk, Forbes’s Plover, White-bellied Kingfisher, Loango Weaver, Bare-cheeked Trogon, Vermiculated Fishing Owl, Bates’s Nightjar, Hartlaub’s Duck, African Finfoot and Black-headed Bee-eater. This fabulous reserve is also extremely scenic with large areas of pristine lowland forest, tranquil, forest-lined rivers, pans and open grasslands and mammal possibilities include Lowland Gorilla, Forest Elephant, Forest Buffalo, Red-River Hog and Hippopotamus and a range of tropical monkeys.
White-crested Tiger Heron, African River Martin, Congo Serpent Eagle, Long-tailed Hawk, Red-chested Goshawk, Forbes’s Plover, White-bellied & Shining Blue Kingfishers, Loango Weaver, Bare-cheeked Trogon, Vermiculated & Pel’s Fishing Owls, Bates’s Nightjar, Hartlaub’s Duck, African Finfoot, White-browed Forest Flycatcher, Black-headed & Rosy Bee-eaters, White-bibbed Swallow, Violet-tailed, Carmelite, Mangrove & Reichenbach’s Sunbirds, Damara Tern, Thick-billed Cuckoo, African Skimmer, Sabine’s & Cassin’s Spinetails, White-crested Hornbill, Blue-headed Wood Dove, Gabon Coucal, Chestnut Wattle-eye, Fire-crested Alethe, Red-tailed & White-tailed Ant Thrushes & chance of Plumed Guineafowl & Woodhouse’s Antpecker
Forest Elephant, Forest Buffalo, Red River Hog, Red-capped & Grey-cheeked Mangabeys & chance of Lowland Gorilla, Chimpanzee, Hippopotamus in the ocean & Crowned Monkey
Tropical lowland forest, riverine forest, rivers, pans, grassland, estuaries, beaches
hot & humid
Moderate with fairly long days and some longer walks