Loango National Park’s warm streams crisscross pockets of thick forest and salty savannah, with vast island-dotted lagoons and miles of white-sand beaches providing habitat for all manner of creatures.
Known for its mythic surfing hippos, you'll find the largest concentration of whales and dolphins in Gabon's waters.
The forests are home to a range of fauna and flora. Remains of doomed western explorers are seen in piles of empty oyster shells and graves in the Loango National Park.
The local people depend on local resources and use slash and burn technique to clear ground and plant crops of mustard greens, manioc and peanuts. Hunting and fishing provide most of the protein, complemented by a gathering of produce in the forest and off the beaches, including turtle eggs.