The tropical forests are home to 80% of the life forms on Earth,
they contribute to the regulation of the climate, the oxygen cycle and the carbon dioxide cycle.
Yet, their destruction is continuing at an unbelievable speed.
Come to Makokou in the North-East of Gabon,
and experience the primordial forest surrounded by an extraordinary maze of rivers and waterfalls:
Your guides Bakota, Fang and Bakwélé will show you the marvels and wonders of the forest as they escort you through its rich vegetation and undergrowth:
they will explain the age-old use of its products, point out the wildlife that lives in the forest and make you feel like you are on a treasure hunt: you have to find the animals, track them and creep up on them without them knowing.
Tourism is managed by the local community, and is an major source of income for them.
Since 1994, ex-hunters and poachers have been acting as tour guides and they are the best defence against killers of elephants and gorillas.
By visiting the forest, you are helping to protect the wildlife.
A joint venture with:
Gabon, at the heart of Central Africa, 85% covered by equatorial forests, is a part of the Congo Basin and is the second largest forest in the world after Amazonia. An ecological treasure, home to more than 400 trees species, 150 mammal and 650 bird species. A mosaic of ethnicities and cultures. In 2002, Gabon created the first 13 National Parks covering 11% of the country, including the Ivindo National Park of 3000 km2.