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Things to do in Lope

Best attractions to visit in Lope

1. Lopé National Park - Lope

Lope National Park

Lope National Park lies smack dab in the middle of Gabon and features verdant rain forests that are home to some of the most diverse wildlife in the country. Even though the terrain is mostly covered by these forests, the national park also features some grassy savannas which date back to the Ice Age. The location was the first protected area in the city when the Reserve was created in 1946 and the park also comprises of a small research station called Mikongo run and operated by the London-based Zoological Society. It is open to tourists and scientists alike at the base and includes a number of chalets and a large dining area overlooking the rainforest. The park has a number of mammal species such as the rare western lowland gorilla, the mandrill, leopard, forest elephant and black colobus to name a few. Some of the bird species include the bee-eater, rock fowl, emerald cuckoo, hawk eagle, black guinea fowl etc. If you are a bird watching enthusiast or a general animal lover then you will love the excursions into the rainforest complete with radio tracking devices. If you play your cards right you may be able to get a couple of amazing photographs along the way as well.


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