The Monts Birougou Wetlands, sometimes known as Birougou National Park, is a national park in central Gabon. The Chaillu Mountains features an unusually deep rainforest and is one of two parks where the indigenous sun-tailed guenon, a monkey first identified in 1988, can be found. Mount Birougou, at 975 meters above sea level, is one of the country’s highest summits. Additionally, this Gabon National park was named after Mount Birougou and spans 170,000 acres. The major attraction is a lush stretch of old savannahs and rainforest that serves as a natural habitat for a variety of primates
It was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List on October 20, 2005, due to its alleged worldwide cultural and environmental importance. Since 2007, portions of the park have been classified as Ramsar sites.
The mountains are covered in footpaths that lead to the rainforest of sun-tailed guenon, who dwell on the banks of the Lolo and Onoy rivers and are listed on the IUCN red list of endangered primates. Birds, other small mammals, insects, reptiles, and amphibians call the national park home.
The dry season between May and September is the best time to visit the national park, with June, July, and August being the driest months.
Those choosing to visit this beautiful national park can see thundering waterfalls crashing into white-water rapids and explore several prehistoric caves dating back 40,000 years. These natural attractions add to the park's beauty. Herds of forest elephants, forest buffalo, and other wildlife can be observed along the canals at any time of day.
Birougou National Park does not have any accommodation for travellers visiting the park.