African Equatorial Safaris
African Equatorial Safaris holds the exclusive rights to deliver 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 and advancing the fight against climate change.
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 safari lodges across the National Parks system, commencing in Loango National Park, one of the most biodiverse areas of the Congo Basin.
Petit Loango Lodge
Distinctively crafted by award-winning architect duo Silvio Rech and Lesley Carstens, the lodge at Petit Loango is inspired by the breathtaking nature of its wilderness setting. Located at the intersection between forest and beach, the individually crafted villas combine contemporary glass and canvas structures with sustainably harvested local hardwood interiors to create 10 unique private habitats.
The Lodge will offer an immersive nature experience and 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 that adds value to the wildlife experience. The data collected by guests will help build an evolving database of animal and plant ecology, distribution and seasonal changes to inform ongoing conservation efforts.
Construction of Petit Loango Lodge commenced in December 2020 and is expected to be completed by end 2021.