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African Equatorial Safaris is delivering a new model for conservation-led ecotourism in Gabon.
By creating sustainable income streams to fund the future of the world’s most precious tropical forest ecosystems, we can make a meaningful contribution to protecting globally significant biodiversity.
We plan to unveil Gabon’s wilderness areas through the establishment of a world-class ecotourism circuit with minimal environmental impact. We have entered into an agreement with the Agence Nationale des Parcs Nationaux (ANPN) to build a network of sustainably crafted ecotourism lodges across the National Parks system, commencing in Loango National Park, one of the most biodiverse and ecologically important areas of the Congo Basin.
Distinctively crafted by award-winning architect duo Silvio Rech and Lesley Carstens, the lodge at Petit Loango is inspired by the breath-taking nature of its wilderness setting.
Construction of the 22-bed lodge, located at the intersection between forest and beach, commenced in 2020, with sustainably harvested local hardwood being utilised throughout the construction process.
Petit Loango Lodge will offer an immersive nature experience along with the viewing of iconic wildlife, including forest elephants, gorillas and chimpanzees. Guests will have access to state-of-the-art technology as well as world-leading scientific research at the forestLAB research hub based at Loango. Guests will be exposed to forestLAB’s applied research focusing on terrestrial, wetland and marine tropical ecology, conservation and monitoring. Data collected by guests will help build an evolving database of animal and plant ecology, distribution and seasonal changes to inform ongoing conservation efforts.
We hold the rights to consolidate and sustainably develop a land area of 731,000 hectares for commercial agriculture...Grande Mayumba