If you in EG and want to go to Monte Alen National Park, from Bata, head to Niefang, then head south. You will see old signs on the right hand side of the road proclaiming the park and that no hunting is allowed and on the sign is an albino gorilla. Not long after you see the first sign, there will be an area on the opposite side of the road which is the park entrance. It threw me off as to why the park is on one side and the entrance is on the other and nothing is clearly marked. This is what the road looks like once you turn off of the highway. If the barrels are up with the stick, that means the park is “closed” and it’s always closed during the rainy seasons. Now, that being said, I was there last week and took this picture in the rain and we met a nice man who would be happy to take us into the park, but he said its about a 4 hour round trip. All he needed to do was grab a machete and we could go. But since it was raining and already in the afternoon it didn’t seem like a good idea. He also said that the park is never closed because they get their food from there (I don’t think the “no hunting” sign means much to the locals). This is one of the places where there are mountain gorillas, so I’ll be headed back, with mosquito spray and a LOT of water.