Gabon and Sao Tome/Principe 2000

We traveled to Gabon and the islands of Sao Tome and Principe in August, 2000, spending several days in the coastal rain forest near Iguela looking for animals and birds. We were hoping to see lowland gorillas and chimpanzees but were only able to see their signs and hear their calls. We did see many elephants and buffalo as well as monkees such as mangabeys and colobus. We also spent time in the interior at Lope where there is a mix of savanna and forest. At the end of the trip, we went to the island nation of Sao Tome and Principe, a former Portugese colony, looking for more birds. These islands are known for a variety of endemic bird species. Here are a few pictures from the trip.

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Trip Map
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Arrival at Iguela
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Iguela Camp
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Iguela Ferry
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Sitatunga
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Forest Buffalo
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Yellow-Billed Storks
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Red-Capped Mangabees
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Akaka Camp
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Elephant in baie
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Forest hike
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Vermiculated Fish Owl
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Monitor
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Red River Hogs
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Elephant in papyrus
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Shining-Blue Kingfisher
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Thonningia Sanguinea
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Echira River
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Iguela the cat
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Boat in lagoon
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Iguela Camp
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Jean et Jean-Pierre
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Train to Lope
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Train to Lope
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Lope
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Lope landscape
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Forest Elephant
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Lope logging camp
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Ogooue River
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White-Cheeked Bee-Eater
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Forest Buffalo
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Bamboo Forest
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Torch ginger
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Roca Bom Baim
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Sao Tome Waterfall
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Cat at Bom Baim
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Bom-Bom Resort
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Bom-Bom sunset
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Blue-breasted Kingfisher
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Sundi
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Sundi stables
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Sundi experiment
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Bom-Bom mascot
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Roberto & Norberto
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Baobab tree
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Sao Tome
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Guadaloupe
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Roca Agostino Neto
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Sao Tome
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Sao Tome market








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