Super Dense & Tangled Jungles, Legendary Rivers & Thundering Waterfalls
Ivindo National Park is one of our most sought-after destinations that we are incredibly excited to have on our “coming soon” list.
With its super dense & tangled jungles, legendary rivers and thundering waterfalls; Kongou, Mingouli and Djidji, Ivindo National Park guards within its realms some of Gabon‘s most captivating biodiversity. It is so remote that hardly anything interrupts its glory, except for the magnificent wildlife that makes its forests boom with life. It hosts the magnificent Langoué Bai — the fifth largest forest clearing in equatorial Africa and one of the most pristine ecosystems in the world. Here you will see a gathering of forest elephants, western lowland gorillas, chimpanzees, and a multitude of other exotic species even the rare pangolin, golden cat, or a leopard or two. And when you journey by drift boat, pirogue or on foot, you will discover worlds lost in time.
Kougou Forest Camp offers very basic, traditional wooden jungle cabins with three of them serving as guest dormitories and each outfitted with single beds and mosquito netting (maximum six guests at any one time).There is no electricity or hot water so you will find a real “explorers” adventure. With evenings only lit up by paraffin lamps and showers are either a communal shower, or...the Ivindo River which flows directly behind the buildings. You will never feel more at one with nature than when you have bathed in a river such as Ivindo, as the sun goes down and the jungle quickly transforms into darkness.
Kougou Forest Camp shelters in the shade of jungle near Kougou Falls — one of two exclusive national park camps located within the northern region of Ivindo. The other camp is Langoué Base Camp, which is located in the southern region of the park.
To plan your trip, it is important to note that Kougou Falls is only accessible from Makoukou Village, which is either a 14-hour drive from Libreville or a five hour drive from Booué. A minimum four night stay is required for you to enjoy the sheer scale of the journey before you return to Makoukou and onto Langoué. You will end the trip either in Lopé National Park or in Libreville (based on your personal preference).
Kougou Forest Camp is undergoing reconstruction, with it's progress somewhat hindered by logistical challenges that have arisen from the affects of the Covid-19 pandemic. It is hoped to reopen in 2022, watch this space for updates...