Contribute to nature
Profits generated by Africa’s Eden are reinvested in the area to ensure continued and economically sustainable protection of the national parks.
Travel to west Africa and help conserve pristine nature
By travelling to Gabon and São Tomé & Príncipe, YOU contribute to the protection and conservation of unique and irreplaceable nature.
In return, you are invited in small groups to intimately experience these unique, diverse and intact ecosystems, and to understand and care about the environment and cultures that you will encounter on your journey. We try to achieve this by ensuring that expert guides give visitors a uniquely insightful and informative experience, and by giving you a chance to talk to the researchers on site.
Experience authentic nature in an exclusive manner
Rombout Swanborn, the director of Africa’s Eden explains his vision in Gabon Magazine, June 2008: ‘’What Loango National Park can offer is authentic nature for people to experience in an exclusive manner. I want to keep Loango small-scale and high-end. We will never have several jeeps around a waterhole with guides shining torches into animals’ eyes here, like they do on budget safaris in southern Africa.’’
In 2002, late President Omar Bongo Ondimba put Gabon firmly on the map as an important future ecotourism destination by nominating more than 11% of the nation’s territory as National Park – a new standard in African eco-tourism and conservation! As a percentage of a country’s total area, only Costa Rica has more national park, though the total size of its parks is much smaller than in Gabon. Read more
Other conservation projects
In addition to the conservation activities together with our partners: Max Planck Institute and the Fernan-Vaz Gorilla Project, Africa’s Eden also supports individual researchers, mostly in terms of on-the-ground logistical support and accommodation. Read more
A rare and exotic tropical gem, where tourism is relatively undeveloped. Wildlife rich forests cover 70% of its landmass, its vast picturesque coastline is predominantly wild and unspoiled, and its inland and coastal waters teem with myriad species of fish, reptiles and marine mammals.