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GABON HOLIDAYS   >   AFRICA 


Tourist information Gabon.

Provinces in Gabon : Estuaire, Haut-Ogooue, Moyen-Ogooue, Ngounie, Nyanga, Ogooue-Ivindo, Ogooue-Lolo, Ogooue-Maritime, Woleu-Ntem.

Equator, the line imagined by man, crosses this little country of Central Africa.

Capital City of Gabon: Libreville.


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Hotels in Gabon

   -   Hotel in Libreville
Novotel Libreville [ city centre; Parking + Restaurant + Swimming pool + Meeting room ].

 
Centrally located hotels ranging from small family run budget accommodation to world-class five star hotels.

 

National Parks in Gabon

  Ivindo National Park
  Lopé Reserve
  Lekedi Park   -   Le site de la Société d'Exploitation du Parc de la Lékédi
The Lekedi Park, in south-east Gabon, welcomes you. Savanna, tropical rainforest, rivers, safari, wild fauna.

  Gabon National Parks
Parks: Akanda, Mont Birougou, Ivindo, Loango, Lopé, Mayumba, Minkébé, Crystal Mountains, Moukalaba-Doudou, Mwagné, Bateke Plateaux, Pongara, Waka; Protected Areas [ Wonga-Wongué, Ogooué Wetlands and Mont Iboundji ]

Travel Agents / Tour Operators

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  Africa's Eden   -   Gabon, Sao Tome & Principe for the passionate traveller
Based in Arnhem, The Netherlands.

  Equasud   -   Tourist Board, Libreville
 Destinations in Gabon: Corisco Islands Bay; La Nyonie, Libreville & Arounds; Iguela Reserve; Fishing in Sette Cama; Franceville, Bateke Plateau; Lambarene, Dr Schweitzer Museum, lakes; La Lope Natural Reserve



  Operation Loango Gabon   -   vacation, trip, wildlife, Mike Fay

Gabon, Sao Tome and Principe (Bradt Travel Guide) - ISBN 1841620734Travel Guides Gabon / Related Books

  Gabon, Sao Tome and Principe (Bradt Travel Guide) - 1841620734
Sophie Warne (Author)
Paperback: 264 pages; Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides; illustrated edition edition (7 Aug 2003); ISBN-10: 1841620734; ISBN-13: 978-1841620732.

  Fang (Visions of Africa)   -   Louis Perrois (Author)
Fang art is the most emblematic of all the arts of Black Africa. This book investigates various Fang artifacts - statue heads, masks, headdresses, jewellery, musical instruments, everyday utensils.
Paperback: 156 pages; Publisher: Five Continents Editions; 1 edition (15 April 2006); ISBN-10: 8874392958; ISBN-13: 978-8874392957.

  Gabon: IGN.M.P.85123 - 2758512386
Gabon tourist map: 1 page; Publisher : Institut Geographique National (2 august 2008); French language; ISBN-10: 2758512386; ISBN-13: 978-2758512387. 

  Le Petit Futé Gabon - 2746925370
Bernadette Voisin (Auteur), Dominique Auzias (Auteur), Jean-Paul Labourdette (Auteur), Collectif (Auteur)
Broché: 376 pages; Editeur : Nouvelles Editions de l'Université; Édition : édition 2010-2011 (2 septembre 2009); Langue : Français; ISBN-10: 2746925370; ISBN-13: 978-2746925373.

Transport / How do I get to Gabon

The Gabonese Republic borders on Equatorial Guinea, Cameroon, Republic of the Congo and the Gulf of Guinea [ Atlantic Coast ].

  Libreville Airport

The national airline, Air Gabon has services from Libreville to Lambaréné, Port Gentil, Franceville, Oyem, Mitzic and other towns.

Gabon map - ISBN 2758512386  
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  Airline Tickets /  Bargain Flights   -   Flights Gabon / Price comparison possible

  Air Gabon   -   Societe Nationale Air Gabon

  Train   -   Trans-Gabon Railway
t runs 670 km east from Owendo port station in Libreville to Franceville via numerous stations, the main ones being Ndjolé, Lopé, Booué, Lastoursville and Moanda. See Wikipedia.


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  Government Gabon   -   site officiel de la République Gabonaise

  Tourism Gabon

  Assemblée Nationale du Gabon [ national assembly Gabon ]
  Gabonese Embassy London UK 

  Libreville   -   Capital City
The city is a port on the Gabon River, near the Gulf of Guinea, and a trade center for a timber region.
The area around the city was inhabited by the Mpongwé tribe long before the French acquired the land in 1839.

  Estuaire   -   capital city is Libreville
Estuaire's western edge is the shores of the Gulf of Guinea. To the north, Estuaire borders the Republic of Equatorial Guinea.
Departments in Estuaire : Komo [ Kango ], Komo-Mondah [ Ntoum ], and Noya [ Cocobeach ].
  Haut-Ogooué   -   capital city is Franceville 
Manganese, gold and uranium are found in this region. The uranium-bearing mineral Francevillite takes its name from the primary city. It is the historical home of three cultures, the Obamba, Ndzabi and Téké. To the northeast, east, and south, Haut-Ogooué borders the Republic of the Congo.
  Moyen-Ogooue   -   capital city is Lambaréné
Departments in Moyen-Ogooue : Abanga-Bigne (Ndjole) and Ogooue et des Lacs (Lambarene).
  Ngounie    -   capital city is Mouila
Departments in Ngounie : Boumi-Louetsi (Mbigou), Dola (Ndende), Douya-Onoy (Mouila), Louetsi-Wano (Lebamba), Ndolou (Mandji), Ogoulou (Mimongo), and Tsamba-Magotsi (Fougamou). 
  Nyanga   -   capital city is Tchibanga   -   southernmost province of Gabon
The Atlantic Ocean borders Nyanga in the west.
Departments in Nyanga : Basse-Banio (Mayumba), Douigni (Moabi), Haute-Banio (Minvoul), and Mougoutsi (Tchibanga).
  Ogooue-Ivindo   -   capital city is Makokou
Departments in Ogooue-Ivindo: Ivindo (Makokou), Lope (Booue), Mvoung (Ovan), and Zadie (Mekambo).
To the north and west, Ogooué-Ivindo borders the Republic of the Congo.
  Ogooue-Lolo   -   capital city is Koula Moutou
Departments in Ogooue-Lolo : Lolo-Bouenguidi (Koulamoutou), Lombo-Bouenguidi (Pana), and Mouloundou (Lastoursville).
To the south, Ogooué-Lolo borders the Republic of the Congo.
  Ogooue-Maritime   -   capital city is Port-Gentil
Departments: Bendje (Port-Gentil), Etimboue (Omboue), en Ndougou (Gamba).
Ogooué-Maritime borders the Atlantic Ocean, including the Gulf of Guinea in the far north.
  Woleu-Ntem   -  capital city is Oyem
Departments in Woleu-Ntem: Haut-Komo (Ndindi), Haut-Ntem (Medouneu), Ntem (Bitam), Okano (Mitzic), and Woleu (Oyem).
As Woleu-Ntem is the most northerly province of Gabon and borders Cameroon, as well as the Republics of Equatorial Guinea and of the Congo.

  Batouala   -   small village halfway between Makokou and Mékambo
  Doumaï   -  
  Ekata   -   small village in the northeastern region of Gabon in the province of Ogooué-Ivindo
Situated near the Congo border.
  Franceville / Masuku   -   capital city Haut-Ogooué
Franceville is one of the four largest cities in Gabon and lies on the River Mpassa and at the end of the Trans -Gabon Railway and the N3 road. Franceville has numerous beautiful waterfalls, of which the best known is the Poubara Falls.
  Lambarene   -   third-largest city   -   built on an island in the middle of the Ogooué River
Located on East of Gabon, in the Moyen Ogoue region, at 246 kilometres from Libreville, Lambaréné and its lakes is one of the destination of Gabon. Lambaréné si worldly famous thanks to the Doctor Schweitzer Hospital. The Hospital was created in 1924, and unoccupied buildings since 1965, death doctor's date, can be freely visited with a guide. Its house has been turned into a Museum since its death, where every things are still in place.
  Lastoursville   -   located on the southern banks of the Ogooué River, with rolling hills all around
Lastoursville is located on the southern banks of the Ogooué River, with rolling hills all around. Once a boomtown during construction of the Transgabonais, Lozo (as the locals call it) is now pretty sleepy, offering good restaurants and inexpensive accommodation. The main attractions are all outside of town, including hikes to the Boundji Waterfalls or the caves about an hour's walk from the centre. Lastoursville is about 400km (250mi) east of Libreville, on the Transgabonais.
  Makokou   -   regional capital of the Ogooué-Ivindo
Located on the Ivindo River and the N4 road. The city grew around iron ore mining. The Ivindo National Park is nearby.
  Mékambo   -   small village in in the Ogooué-Ivindo province on the banks of the Zadié river
Outbreaks of Ebola hemorrhagic fever in 1994 and 1997.
  Momo   -   town in the Woleu-Ntem province
  Port Gentil   -   Oil town, built on an island [ Ile de Mandji ] at the mouth of the Ogooué River
The northern point of the island, Cap Lopez, is flooded with expatriates, top-end hotels and the only decent beach. Port-Gentil has more restaurants, nightclubs and stores per capita than any other African city and has expanded to include a casino and a decent hospital. The African quarters are cheaper than the top-end of town and offers a host of inexpensive restaurants, bars and clubs that are as lively and interesting as those in Libreville and even safer to visit [ info from the embassy - 2005 ]
Port-Gentil is about 200 km south-west of Libreville. The only way to get there is by air or water. There are flights from Libreville, a ferry between Port-Gentil and the capital, or a riverboat, which you can catch in Lambaréné or Ndjolé.
  Zoula   -   small village in the Ogooué-Ivindo province

  Cities in Gabon

  Chaillu Mountains
A mountain range around the south border between Gabon and the Republic of Congo. Highest peaks in the Chaillu Mountains are Mount Iboundji (980m), and Mimongo (860 m).
  Corisco Islands Bay
Settled in the Atlantic Ocean, close to the North Gabonese coast, after 45 minutes from Libreville by boat, the tree Corisco islands are named : Banie, Cocotier and Konga. The viewing is like a dream so that sea waters are blue and limpids, white sand beaches are marvellous, blue sky is intense.
The Corisco Bay is excellent place for scuba diving to observe sea wildlife [ from July to October, these months are recommended to observe Whales who have chosen these warm sea water of Corisco Islands Bay for their reproduction period. A spectacle to be absolutely seen in Gabon ]
  Lake Region
The Lake region is visited with motorised pirogues from North to South from Lambarene city. The Zilé Lake, close to Lambarene, is long of 7 kilometres and large of 2 kilometres, hardly populated. In the centre, the "Fetish Island" is a sacred wood where we are already in the ambience of green and dense vegetation. By the north The Deguiele Lake, the Lake Gome and the Azingo Lake, which are located close to the Wogua -Wongue reserve frontiers offering various and intense spectacles. By the South, most of lakes are vast, populated by hippopotamus, monkeys, varanus, eagles, pelicans and other fishing birds spices. The Evaro Lake is a real liana curtain's theatre. The Ezanga Lake, the Onangue Lake, The Ogoueme Lakes are also worth to be visited for their view.

  Assemblee Nationale de Gabon
  Dr Schweitzer Hospital, and Museum

Cuisine   -   Gabones Foods / Gabones Recipes

  Gabonese Cuisine
Gabonese Appetizers, Gabonese Soups, Gabonese Salads, Gabonese Vegetarian, Gabonese Meat Dishes, Gabonese Snacks, Gabonese Desserts.

History of Gabon

France occupied Gabon in 1885 but did not administer it until 1903. In 1910, Gabon became one of the four territories of French Equatorial Africa, a federation that survived until 1959. These territories became independent on August 17, 1960.

  Gabon's History   -   Wikipedia
During the last seven centuries, Bantu ethnic groups arrived in the area from several directions to escape enemies or find new land. Little is known of tribal life before European contact, but tribal art suggests rich cultural heritages...

  Albert Schweizer   -   see Wikipedia and / or The Albert Schweitzer Page
Albert Schweitzer, OM, (January 14, 1875 - September 4, 1965) was a German theologian, musician, philosopher, and physician. He received the 1952 Nobel Peace Prize in 1953...

Music, Arts & Culture, Events

Gabon is home to many different Bantu tribes and a small pygmy population.

Ethnic group boundaries are less sharply drawn in Gabon than elsewhere in Africa. French, the official language, is a unifying force.

  Music of Gabon [ Wikipedia ]

  Gabonart.com    -   Le Musée Virtuel des Arts et Traditions du Gabon

  Pygmies 
Pygmy is a term used for various ethnic groups worldwide whose average height is unusually short. An estimated 15,000 to 20,000 pygmies live in Gabon. Most of them still largely in the forest [2012]. Most Pygmy communities are partially hunter-gatherers, living partially but not exclusively on the wild products of their environment.
  Pygmy music 


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