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Reserve de la Lope

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Ranked #3 of 9 Attractions in Gabon
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Traveler Description: Formerly a game reserve open to both hunting and logging, Reserve de la Lope Okanda was gazetted as Lope National Park in 2002. The park protects a... more »
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Draper, Utah
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59 reviews 59 reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

If you are going to Reserve de la Lope, you will probably be staying at Lope Hotel where you can watch wood buffalo graze on the grounds mornings and evenings. While the hotel is beautifully situated overlooking the Ogooue River, the private cabins are suffering from a lack of maintenance. Among eight cabins used by our group, some were without... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2011

We got in having in mind the Last Eden, mandrils and gorillas and we discovered that Lope Lodge was closed "because of politics", that nothing works any longer, that no meaningful excursion or safaris are possible, no chance to see mandrils because the mandrils tracking program is over (to say it better: batteries for mandrils' collars are over....), we spent... More

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