A small, sparsely populated country straddling the equator, Gabon has many resources: oil, minerals, woods, etc. Its vast forests, wild coast, spectacular landscapes and wildlife also offer enormous tourist potential. Still not very popular with international visitors, Gabon offers a unique experience to those who venture there. Pongara, Loango, Lopé, Ivindo, the Batéké plateaus... the network of its national parks impresses by its diversity and is enriched by the creation of marine protected areas. Gorillas, chimpanzees, elephants and forest buffaloes, humpback whales, leatherback turtles, waterfalls, bay ("clearing" in the Pygmy language), forest and savannah mosaics, mangroves, lagoons... the natural heritage of Gabon is enough to delight the most blasé ecotourists. The country will also satisfy lovers of sport fishing, but also ethnology (with about fifty ethnic groups, many ceremonies...), history (with great names: Savorgnan of Brazza, Schweitzer...), even prehistory (fossils of more than 2 billion years, Neolithic settlement along the Ogooué...). While traveling to Gabon remains quite expensive, the country enjoys a certain stability and gives the traveller a security that is quite unique in Central Africa. It is a land of adventures, of promises, a country that is still authentic, a delight for those seeking "green and blue" gold..

What to visit Gabon?

When to go to Gabon?

To know when to go to Gabon, it is first necessary to know that the price of tickets increases during the Christmas and summer holidays (especially in August)

The year sees a succession of dry and rainy seasons. The main dry season (June to November) is followed by a short rainy season from October to December. A small dry season (January to March) precedes a large rainy season from February to May. At any time of the year, and whatever the season, Gabon is particularly attractive. However, it is advisable to visit the country in the dry season to facilitate travel by inland land transport. It is also an opportunity for those who fear the strong wet heat to enjoy the country without suffering too much.

How to go to Gabon? Our advice & tips

  • Organised trips
  • Going alone
  • Moving around

The offers for Gabon are mainly focused on the natural aspect of the country: vision of fauna, flora and fishing activities. Among the many animal species to observe, a few stars: gorillas, mandrill, humpback whales, leatherback turtles. You will find safaris, hikes, ecotourism trips or fishing trips.

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Going alone is possible. You can, from home, organize the main lines of your trip: duration, what you want to do, take your plane ticket and imagine a tour. However, you will not be able to easily finalize the details: frequent changes in domestic flight days and hours, train schedules, changes in on-site management

It is very difficult to travel in Gabon, even Gabonese people rarely know more than three cities in the country. As a general rule, transport (airplanes, trains, inland waterways) in Gabon can be subject to surprises and delays. Road networks, for their part, and even if they start to develop, are often impassable in the rainy season, while major roads remain much safer

Prepare for your trip Gabon

Transportation
  • Book a ferry
  • Car Rental
  • Taxi
Accommodations
  • Find a hotel
  • Holiday rental
Stays
  • Tailor-made trip
Services / On site
  • Book a table
  • Activities & visits

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When to travel?

To know when to go to Gabon, it is first necessary to know that the price of tickets increases during the Christmas a...
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Weather forecast

Gabon's climate is equatorial. It is therefore hot and very humid. The climate, on the other hand, is tempered on the...
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Budget

In Gabon, the national currency is the CFA franc (FCFA). However, it is not the same currency as that used in West Af...
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Formalities

To enter Gabon, in addition to a valid passport valid for more than 6 months before the expiry date and proof of vacc...
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Health

In Gabon, most parasitic, bacterial or viral diseases are avoided by following a few simple prophylactic rules. Be ca...
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How to travel by yourself?

Going alone is possible. You can, from home, organize the main lines of your trip: duration, what you want to do, tak...
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How to get organized?

The offers for Gabon are mainly focused on the natural aspect of the country: vision of fauna, flora and fishing acti...
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Getting around

It is very difficult to travel in Gabon, even Gabonese people rarely know more than three cities in the country. As a...
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