Gabon’s forests, beaches and ocean offer unparalelled wildlife and untouched natural beauty including the world’s largest populations of forest elephants and lowland gorillas as well as one of the most impressive humpacked whale migration and marine turtle nesting sites.

Gabon comprises an estimated 8000 plant species with a 20% endemism rate. 85% of Gabon’s territory is still covered by jungle, savannah and mangrove forests. Rivers and lagoons intersect the coastline with 800 km of pristine beaches.

A paradise for bird watchers with more than 650 species. Additionally, there are around 150 species of amphibians & reptiles including rare species such as the pangolín and orange crocodiles.

CONSERVE   I   DEVELOP   I   EXPLORE

RITES & CULTURE

Gabon is home for more than 650 ethnic groups: Fang, Miene, Punu, Kota or Teke among the Bantu as well as the Baka and Babongo among the pygmies. All with amazing ancestral cultures and traditions expressed in the form of numerous rites.

The mystical sounds of the mongoungou harp, citar, choque, bizanza & tam tam, along with ritual dancing and singing can be seen and heard around the ever present glow of fire…aimed at facilitating a spiritual journey to its true essence.

THE BABONGO

Indigenous people from the forest in central Gabon. They discovered the spiritual power of the Iboga root and shared it with the Bantu tribes.

BANTU RITES

Bwiti Dissoumba & Misoko, Okoukue, Mukudji, Ndjembe. Masks & reliquaries, mystical music singing and dance…expressions of an unparalleled ancestral spiritual tradition.

The bark of the root of indegenous Iboga plant, the “Bois Sacre”, is “the door opener” in the widespread initiatic tradition of The Bwiti.

Tatayo, Ndongo
Provocateur of love and connection with the sacred.

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