For off-the-beaten-track wildlife watching, Gabon has a great deal to offer: enormous herds of elephants, remarkable congregations of apes including gorillas, as well as antelopes and birds. On the coast, there's world-class game fishing, and whale- and turtle-watching in season. Rainforests hide splendid landscapes and magnificent rivers. All this comes without the crowds you might find in East Africa.
- Max Planck Institute of Evolutionary Anthropology Observe a troupe of western lowland gorillas living in the forests of Loango National Park.
- Setté Cama Some of the world's best big game fishing is found off the coast.
- Mayumba National Park Watch the antics of humpback whales in this marine park.
- Lopé National Park Climb Mont Brazza for stupendous views.