La Lope National Park

Located in the province of Ogooue-Ivindo ...


... Lopé National Park, UNESCO World Heritage since 2007 covers 4970 square kilometers. Islets of 40,000-year-old savannas are crossed by Pleistocene forest galleries rich in endemic plants. Lopé is the best place in Africa to discover the amazing mandrill.

The park is home to Mount Brazza and the highest known mammal densities of a rainforest. It displays the score of three elephants per square kilometer: a record in Africa! But there are also large populations of gorillas and chimpanzees. There are 412 species of birds in Lopé.

The National Park of La Lopé also presents archaeological treasures: it has discovered rock carvings of the Iron Age and other signs of human occupation of at least 400,000 years ago.