Akanda National Park, Gabon
Akanda National Park is located on the north east coast of Gabon and is one of the 13 Gabon National parks that were gazetted in 2002 to protect the bio diversity of Gabon by President Omar Bongo Ondimba.
The park is near the town of Libreville in the north and on the bays of Mondah and Corisco which are rich in Marine life and exotic plant species. This coastal park is actually Mangroove swamps, lowland evergreen forest, savanna patches and long stretch of tidal beach and together occupies an area of 540sq km. Together with neighboring Pongara National Park, Akanda Gabon Park boasts 2.5% of the entire mangrove swamp area in Africa.
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