About Gabon

Set on the equator, in western Central Africa, Gabon is stunningly beautiful and has the potential to be one of the world’s top destinations for ecotourism.

This is a land of astonishing wildlife, including lowland gorillas and chimpanzees, while endangered turtles and whales ply its unspoilt Atlantic coast. It has fantastic potential for ecotourism and adventure travel, but still has a long way to go in terms of infrastructure.



The Gabonese are very spiritual people. In fact, their traditions are mostly centred around worship and the afterlife. Art for the sake of art was a foreign concept to African culture until the arrival of the Westerners. Before colonization, the Gabonese considered music, instruments, masks, sculptures, and tribal dances as rites and acts of worship.


Best time to visit

Gabon is a year-round destination. Climate-wise it is hot and humid all year. The dry season is May to September, while December and January tend to be a mini dry season with very little rain. The wet seasons are February to April and October/November. Roads can become impassable during this time, however, the parks remain open and offer good viewing.

Gorillas and chimps are most often seen from October to March when there is more food around and they don’t need to travel so far.


How many days do I need in Gabon?

To visit Gabon and explore everything that has to offer, we recommend a 10-day itinerary. Libreville - Mitshogo village, Oguemoue Lake, and Lambarene are some of the main places to visit during your itinerary.


Things to do in Gabon

During your stay, you will find the city, visit its markets and see some of the remaining examples of early colonial architecture, lakes and wildlife that includes elephants, hippos, crocodiles, gorillas, chimpanzees and numerous antelope species, as well as a huge number of bird species


Getting around Gabon

There are very few sealed roads, so the most comfortable and quick option is to take internal flights or the Trans-Gabon train.

Buses do run between major centres and are very cheap. Car hire is available but you’ll need a 4WD if venturing out of town. Roads can be completely impassable in the rains.


Health & Safety

All travellers must have a PCR COVID-19 Clearance Certificate issued by a recognised facility within 48 hours from the date of departure, in line with WHO guidelines. Yellow fever and Malaria vaccination certificate is required from travellers from risk areas. Furthermore, you should take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance to cover you while you are away.

Interesting places to visit in Gabon