AKAKA FOREST CAMP
Your next destination is Akaka Forest Camp, a haven of natural beauty and biodiversity. This exceptional lodge is nestled within a lush rainforest, offering a serene and rejuvenating retreat. The camp boasts an exclusive setting by the riverside, surrounded by vibrant green landscapes.
Five tented suites, crafted from dark wood and canvas, are elevated on platforms with viewing decks, providing a vantage point to immerse yourself in the forest’s sounds. The restaurant offers captivating views of the surrounding waters, allowing you to observe elephants frolicking in the river as you dine. Additionally, the balcony offers an incredible vantage for witnessing breathtaking sunsets.
When not indulging in camp comforts, an afternoon boat safari is your best chance to encounter nocturnal creatures that inhabit the area, such as slender-snouted crocodiles and water chevrotains. There’s also a slim possibility of spotting the fabled African manatees rumored to inhabit this region.
For those who prefer exploration on foot, jungle hikes offer the opportunity to discover endemic flora while keeping an eye out for the remarkable animal species native to West Africa.
Departing from Akaka Forest Camp, embark on an 18km trek through the National Park’s jungles, passing by forest elephants as you make your way to Setta Cama. Nestled on the southern fringes of Loango National Park, this location is an ideal conclusion to your Gabonese adventure. Setta Cama boasts an abundance of colossal and fierce game fish, including Threadfin, Cubera Snapper, Guinean Barracuda, and Senegalese Jaco Crevalle, making it a paradise for adventurous sports fishermen. The backdrop of Africa’s most pristine tropical rainforest adds to the allure of this unparalleled saltwater fishing experience.
When you’re not engrossed in waterside activities, take pleasure in mesmerising sunsets and panoramic views of the ocean and jungle from your private chalet terrace. Having spent most of your time in Gabon’s jungles, seize the opportunity to enjoy the remaining moments on the beach, where you can witness sharks hunting amidst the crashing waves.