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Liberia

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office recommends that all nonessential travel to some areas may consult with their national government in the matter.

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After nearly two decades of war, Liberia, a country lush rainforested covered through the southern flank of West Africa – appears to have finally found a break. With the first woman president in Africa at the head, peace, while still fragile, is taking place and Liberians have been launched with enthusiasm to the task of rebuilding their shattered land.

If Liberia is stabilized and open for travel, intrepid adventurers who offer a fascinating insight into what was previously a wonderfully hospitable society, enigmatic and fascinating. The artistic traditions of Liberia – especially carved masks, dance and storytelling – rivaled those of any place on the continent, and traditional culture was strong. This was especially true in the interior, where initiation secret societies played a central role in growth, and still serve as important reservoirs of traditional knowledge and life skills. For now, most of this cultural wealth remains inaccessible to visitors, and travel independently outside the capital Monrovia in the country is not considered safe.

Dense forests of Liberia, wet, some of the largest in West Africa – are alive with the chirping and singing of hundreds of birds, which are maintained by the company of forest elephants, pygmy hippos and other species filling wildlife throughout the forest floor. Along the coast, deserted white sandy beaches alternate with river deltas and tidal wetlands quiet lagoons, while increasing the interior of the plateau green mountains on the border of Ivory Coast and Guinea.

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Although the situation is definitely looking up, it is advisable to obtain updated information on local security conditions before their plans.

Gabon

In Gabon, it might just be in a runway full of goats, dodging forest elephants walk home from the bar, or wandering in a crudely painted dancers celebrating that goes back hundreds of years. Outside Libreville westernized, almost everything is so accessible in Gabon, which has just been recently are already off the beaten path and in the midst of a whole new world. And if by chance you are traveling with a 4WD, mechanical, cash to burn and a French dictionary, which is required to have the adventure of a lifetime. Explore this land is not a walk in a national park. The lack of infrastructure and transport will take you on long trips and bumpy, and practically costs 20 dollars just by breathing the air in the dazzling capital, Libreville.

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But you’ll be amazed at what is shaping up to be the next best African ecotourism destination. With the appointment of President El Hadj Omar Bongo, of no less than 10% of the country’s land as national parks, closing down the carpenters and miners and their openness to travelers, conservationists and ecotourists – Now possible to explore endless white sand beaches, the primacy full of tropical rainforests, rolling plains and estuaries. Probably the most beautiful country parks, Loango National Park is located on the south coast of Gabon, and is recognized by – catch! – Surf hippos. The forests of Gabon are the East, where Ivindo National Park, with its own elephant camp residents and ecological and gorillas.
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Fans of nature and wildlife will not be disappointed: long hours of walking will be rewarded with the sight of wild creatures in their own pristine environment. The experience will transport you to a time when Mother Earth – not humans – reigned in the country.