West Africa Fishing: Fishing in GABON
Gabon is one of Salty Dog’s most popular destinations for travel fishing. Off the beaten track, offering game fishing, wild life, and bird-watching. You’ll never want to go anywhere else once you’ve been fishing in Gabon.
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9 nights with 8 full days and 1 half day fishing
11 days round trip including travelling
Available dates for 2018. 4 rods per group
Tarpon Jack Trevally Snapper African Threadfin Cubera Snapper Guinean Barracuda Snad Sharks Senegal Kob
High-octane fishing with every tidal change on 175 km uninhabited coastline, with no one else but your group in sight. The fishing is incredibly varied, with boat fishing and beach fishing to choose from and this can be in the ocean, lagoon, river inlet or mangroves. You can also take your pick when it comes to lure or fly fishing. Anything goes in Gabon! It is not only the world class fishing that makes this destination so special, the African wildlife come right down to the beach, with elephants, hippopotamus (they do like a surf), and forest buffalo often spotted while you fish. On safari through the jungle you can see lowland gorillas. Turtles can also be seen during the mating season. Many rare bird species frequent the area including Chocolate Back Kingfishers, White Crowned Tiger Herons, Forbes's plover, Loango weaver, quail finch, rosy bee-eaters and the Congo river martins. Here you can have the chance to explore the vast pristine rain forests with over 20% of the flora being endemic.
FISHING AND WILDLIFE
We have the option to choose from different camps to use as our base and therefore cater for all budgets. The first is the top lodge in Loango and is the luxury option. This camp consists of traditional bungalows, each with independent air-con and on-suite bathrooms with power shower. All bungalows have views of the tranquil lagoon and the National Park, with a communal deck at the water's edge to relax and watch tropical Africa in all its glory! From here we operate boat or beach fishing, accessible by boat only. Weekend camping on the beach is available upon request. The luxury and views on your doorstep come at an extra cost, and this is reflected in the package price. There are also other options we use for accommodation which are more basic, although they still cater for all your needs. Although we offer different options for the accommodation to suit all budgets, we never compromise on the fishing! So you’ll have the same fishing experience regardless of your budget.
Contact us for 2018/2019 dates
Season: November - March
Price: €4,865/€3,395 (depending on accommodation)
Included in price: Accommodation and taxi Libreville Accommodation (shared) - 9 nights 8 full days fishing and half day fishing or (optional) day safari Park and fishing fees Boat and fuel All meals at lodge Taxis from Libreville airport to and from hotel Return flights from Libreville to Port Gentile Return road transfer from Port Gentile to Lodge
Insurance: We strongly advise taking out travel insurance before travelling. Please enquire about this and receive a 10% discount if you live in the UK.
Population: 1,384,000 Capital: Libreville Language: French, Fang, Myene, Nzebi, Bapounou/Eschira, Bandjabi Currency: CFA franc Economy: Industry [Petroleum extraction and refining, manganese and gold mining, chemicals] Agriculture [Cacao, coffee, sugar, palm oil; cattle; okoume (a tropical softwood); fish] Exports [Crude oil, timber, manganese, uranium] TIME: GMT +1