GABON

The largely undiscovered African country of Gabon is waiting to be uncovered! Even if you don’t spot a lowland gorilla in the country’s thick rainforests, you’re almost certain to see some grazing elephants and buffalo from the tree-top viewing platform of Langoue Bai, a popular forest clearing. The elephants of Loango National Park, however, prefer the beach, and you can see them wandering the park’s white-sand shores along with surfing hippos, crocodiles and chimpanzees. Then, watch for humpback whales while surfing the Atlantic waves of the coastal town Mayumba. Or, for some local flavor, check out the folk-art sculptures of Musée des Arts de Traditions in the sometimes chic capital of Libreville. Uncover Gabon on your next African adventure!