Gabon 2013 Solar Eclipse Tour, 4 Days – November 1 to 4, 2013

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The Solar Eclipse of 2013 will pass over Central Africa near the city of Libreville in Gabon; one of Africa’s seldom visited destinations. This Hybrid Solar Eclipse begins in annular phase, crosses the Atlantic and is then total as it spans the continent of Africa.

This is an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for a safari in one of Africa’s remaining exotic locations. On November 3, at a site midway between Lambarene and Libreville, experience this journey of discovery with an exclusive view- a total eclipse of the Sun.

 

Day 1

Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 – ARRIVE LIBREVILLE

On arrival in  Libreville; you will be  met, assisted  and  transferred to your hotel for check-in.

Overnight at Le Meridien Hotel

Day 2

Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013 – Libreville – Pongara National Park – Libreville

After breakfast optional activities include:
Go on a boat excursion to Pongara National park with guided excursions in the park for elephant watching.
Or
Visit the city of  Libreville including Saint-Michel Church of Nkembo with its carved wooden pillars and the Mont Boue Market.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight at Le Meridien Hotel

 

Day 3

Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013- Libreville – Solar Eclipse – Liberville

The eclipse shadow comes ashore today on Africa’s West Coast.

After breakfast transfer to the observation site to prepare for the observation:

 

Eclipse start time: 13:14 minutes and 56 seconds.
Total Eclipse from 14:52:40.1 to 14:53:44.4 = 1 minute and 4 seconds
Eclipse ending time: 16:15 : 39 seconds
Approximate duration  3 hours.

 

All conveniences  including  refreshments , shade, power and  toilet are provided at the site. After the eclipse, return to Libreville for dinner and overnight.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight at Le Meridien Hotel

Day 4:

Monday, Nov. 4, 2013 –  Libreville –Depart

Today is at leisure until you are transferred to the airport for your onward flight

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast


 

 Tour package includes:

  • Airport-to-hotel transfers arrival/departure
  • All guided excursions
  •  Meals as indicated  (3 breakfast, 2 lunches, 2 dinners)
  • 3  nights hotel accommodation in the property  listed
  • Ground transportation
  • Guided safari
  • Eclipse site facilities
  • All hotel taxes and local tourism taxes

 

Not included:
  •   International airfare
  •  Tips and personal expenses
  •  Visa fees
  •  Meals not listed