FISHING TRIP GABON
Extraordinary fishing in the African sun – a magical destination for anglers!
-if you like fishing and African wildlife
-if you really want to discover wonderful spots
-if you appreciate a friendly welcome
-if you like to combat big fish
Then, whether you’re alone, in a group of anglers, or with your partner, this is the destination for you.
|Length of stay||9 days, 7 nights (6 at the lodge + 1 in hotel)
5 full days fishing
|Day 1||Flight to Libreville
You will be met by our representative
Flght from LIbreville to Port-Gentil*
You will be met and taken to a hotel to spend the night
|Day 2||Transfer by boat and 4WD from Port Gentil to the Camp.|
|Day 3 to 7||Fishing and relax|
|Day 8||Departure from camp to go to Port Gentil by 4WD and boat. Flight to LIbreville *
Return flight to Europe
|Day 9||Arrival in Europe|
Gabon is in the west of the African continent and borders Equatorial Guinea to the north-west, Cameroon to the north, the Republic of Congo to the south and east , and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. 80% of its territory is covered in forest and the average density of population is 4 people per km 2.
The Gavilo Camp, which is near the Loango National Park, is in the south-west of Gabon, in the Ogooué-Maritime province.
The abundance of flora and fauna and the diversity of the forests, savannah, rivers and lagoons bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, make this area a natural gem. Guided outings are organised to see the buffalo, antelope, hippopotamus, elephants and other wildlife. There is a wide array of birds – osprey, parrots, pelicans – and you might be lucky enough to see one of the rare gorilla or a family of chimpanzees. Along the Rembo Akaka or in the Loury lagoon you will see Nile crocodiles or smaller species but the manatee are harder to see and you may only hear the sound of them diving in the water as you approach.
The best time to observe the wildlife is the rain season. During the dry season the animals go down to the Akaka river, which can also be visited from the Gavilo camp.
Accommodation : The Gavilo Lodge
The Gavilo Tourist Camp was created by an association of Gabonese nature-lovers who adore their country. Located in the N’Gowé lagoon, a 5-minute boat trip from the Loango National Park, Gavilo offers an ideal environment of lagoons, rivers, forests, savannah and ocean. The N’Gowé lagoon and the Loango National Park can only be accessed by pirogue and 4WD and this remote setting will really take you away from it all. The camp has recently been renovated.
To reach the camp from Libreville you will take a plane to Port-Gentil, followed by a 2.5 hour pirogue trip to Omboué. A 1.5 hour drive by 4WD will get you to the camp which, because of its location, will ensure you of a calm and peaceful stay ….. Back to nature! The wealth of wildlife and fauna and the abundant fishing opportunities will give you the chance to diversify your activities.
Gavilo is composed of 8 bungalows, a main building with a shady terrace, a restaurant and a covered deck to have drinks after a good day out. The restaurant offers African and European cuisine and you will also be able to enjoy the bar. The rooms are simple and comfortable and have en-suite bathrooms. A laundry service is available for an extra charge. Bed linen is not changed automatically but at the guest’s request as the camp is far from everything and also to limit phosphate release. The accommodation in the air-conditioned bungalows can cater for 6 people and this number is kept low to ensure the friendly atmosphere in the camp. Electricity is provided by a generator which functions from 6.30 to 8 am and from 6.30 pm to midnight. Water is pumped and stored in tanks but is not suitable as drinking water.
Different methods can be used in the lagoon, which is a fishing reserve : from the beach you will be able to fish the king of fish, the tarpon….
The team of guides will organise outings depending on the tide, the moon, your opinion….. The local fish are well-known for their incredible combats!
Fishing methods are from the shore or by boat e.g. Stand up, stick bait, chad rap, poppers, surf casting on the Atlantic Ocean beach.
You can fish tarpon, captain fish, barracuda, otolith, jacks, red snapper, shark, guitarfish……. Get your tackle ready!
Fishing seasons : October to April
French citizens : Passport valid six months after return date and visa (60 euros for normal application for the visa itself. The visa must be requested through VISA TROPICAL and there is an extra charge for their service. PLEASE NOTE : a yellow fever vaccination is compulsory for the visa and a vaccination certificate is required.
Other nationalities : Please contact your embassy or consulate
Vaccinations required : Yellow fever (vaccination certificate required for visa). I injection at least 10 days before departure.
Antimalarial treatment recommended. Ask your doctor for advice
Language spoken : French (official) Fang is the main dialect in Gabon
Time : I hour behind France only in summer (in summer, when it is noon in France, it is 11 am in Gabon)
Climate : Tropical
Currency : CFA franc. Credit cards and cheques are not accepted. We advise you to take euros in cash and change when you arrive.
Electricity : a generator will provide electricity. Plugs and sockets are French