Africa’s Eden believes tourism has the potential to catalyze sustainable development. Based on the core concept ‘tourism pays for conservation’, our goal is to conserve pristine nature and offer a reliable source of income. Profits generated by Africa’s Eden are reinvested in the area to ensure the continuity and economically sustainable protection of the national parks.
We offer small groups of tourists the opportunity to experience pristine nature in unique, unexplored destinations in West-Central Africa. Our diverse range of tours and excursions is designed specifically for the passionate traveler looking for unspoiled nature.
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!
Gabon is home to western lowland gorillas and nearly 200 other mammal species and 600 species of birds. In Loango National Park, you can find elephants and buffalos roaming freely on its endless beaches.
Rainfall varies from an annual average of 120 inches in the capital Libreville to 150 inches on the northwest coast, with almost all of it falling between October and April. In the period from May to September there is little, if any, rainfall, but humidity remains high.
The earliest inhabitants of Gabon are the pygmy people. Pygmy tribes are known for their hunting & gathering culture in the central African rainforest, and for their height: adult members grow on average to less than 150 cm (4 feet 11 inches).