Small yet Exclusive Loango Lodge - Set on the Iguela Lagoon
Loango Lodge is the main base for guests visiting Loango. Perched on the edge of the Iguela lagoon, the only entity separating it from the National Park.
Loango National Park is a well established, sought-after "off the beaten track" destination for tourists, offering the chance to experience raw tropical Africa with local expert guides.
Loango is the only place in Gabon where you can trek gorillas, see our gorilla trekking blog to get a taste of this awesome adventure.
Safari drives in the savannas, forest hikes, boat safaris, whale watching, and much much more is also on offer in Loango; in the rainy season you can witness elephants and buffalo strolling along the coastline, in the dry season delve deeper into the park where the interior jungles and primary rainforests come into their peak.
With uninterrupted views of the savannas, Loango Lodge is the perfect place to relax and unwind when not out on adventures. The road journey to reach Loango Lodge from Port Gentil can be long and bumpy, usually around 3 to 5 hours, so we always recommend spending at least one night in the main base before moving onto to any wildcamps situated within the park itself. This way you can freshen up with a warm shower (or the pool!) and air-conditioned room before heading out for your first adventure in Loango.
Private, air-conditioned bungalows with bathroom, shower, and personal terrace.
Upgrade to one of the 4 suite bungalows which include the addition of a lounge, bath, and guaranteed lagoon view from the terrace.
1 suite is a family house with 2 bedrooms, each with a private bathroom.
All other bungalows have one bedroom and are designed for couples or solo travellers
The epitome of tranquility, endless views of the Iguela River & the Loango National Park beyond it greet you as you dine on the chef's local and international cuisine.
In the evening you will be dining under the stars, with the sounds of the jungle all around you. Sometimes you can also hear the waves of the Ocean that sits over the river and across the park.
Sunsets are glorious and definitely call for sundowners to soak up their glory and make memories never to be forgotten.
Whether its been a long, humid gorilla trek, or a laid-back lagoon tour, back at Loango Lodge you can recuperate and unwind at your own pace before dinner and drinks overlooking the lagoon, or your next safari tour.
Relax in the library, enjoy refreshments in the bar, or take a dip in the pool.
All are in close proximity and at your disposal.
Most days there are groups of Red-Capped Mangabeys, Moustached Guenons, and various tropical birds who visit the trees surrounding Loango Lodge. Practise your photography skills with the wildlife at your doorstep..
What's Out There?
Just a hop, skip, and jump from the main lodge lies the gateway to Loango National Park.
A true mosaic...on the exterior are vast savannas, forest pockets, lagoons, lakes, mangroves, and beaches.
Delve further into the interior and you will find deep tropical jungles, large bais, and pristine primary forest, not to mention the habituated gorilla group, and Akaka Jungle Camp.