Awards and industry recognition

Africa’s Eden is a pioneer, developer and maintainer of west central African tourism. In this section we present you our latest awards and industry appraisals.

The British Guild of Travel Writers’ Best New Overseas Project Award 2008

Africa’s Eden won the British Guild of Travel Writers’ Best New Overseas Project 2008 for Loango National Park in Gabon. The British Guild of Travel Writers is the leading organisation for travel writers professionals.

Nominated by guild member Sarah Monaghan, Africa’s Eden had to prove it was of social and economic benefit and had management policies which minimise adverse environmental impacts in Loango National Park.

Image: Tienke Vermeiden of Africa’s Eden (left) displays the award at the World Travel Market,  London, with Sarah Monaghan, Editor of Gabon Magazine

National Geographic and Ashoka’s Changemakers Geotourism Challenge 2008

Gabon was amongst 15 finalists chosen for the competition amongst 324 entries from 84 countries as a result of the poineering ideas of the Wildlife Conservation Society and Africa’s Eden.

Applicants were required to demonstrate an innovation that supports geo-tourism, defined as “tourism that sustains or enhances the geographical character of a place — its environment, culture, aesthetics, heritage and the well-being of its residents.”


Africa’s Eden grew from a pilot project named Operation Loango initiated in 2001, with the aim to conserve the pristine nature of Gabon through small scale tourism.


Africa’s Eden offers several attractive tours in Gabon and Príncipe. From just a weekend in Loango or Roça Belo Monte, up to 13 days combination tour Gabon-Príncipe. Read more


Here you will find some facts about us. Africa’s Eden is a Tour Operator and Ground Operator, with its own accommodations in west central Africa.


In this section of Africa’s Eden Press Corner, you will find the latest press releases on Africa’s Eden, its destinations: Gabon, São Tomé & Príncipe and the Dzanga-Sangha Reserve in the Central African Republic, as well as the conservation activities in the area.