The Gabonese Republic, more commonly known as Gabon, is a sovereign state in central Africa. It is situated on the west coast, bordered to the north by Cameroon, the northwest by Equatorial Guinea, the west by the Gulf of Guinea, to the south and east by the Republic of the Congo. The capital and largest city in Gabon is Libreville.
The tourist industry in Gabon is still underdeveloped. However, there are several tourist attractions, including beaches, fishing facilities, falls, legal hunting grounds, and national parks.
What to see & do
Pointe Denis Beach - Pointe Denis Beach is located on an island near Libreville. It is only a 30-minute boat ride away and is popular among tourists for water sports and other activities.
L'Eglise St-Michel - St. Michel Church is a landmark in Libreville, easily distinguished by its 31 tall, wooden carved columns. It is said that the intricately designed columns were carved by a blind man.
Crystal Mountains National Park - The Crystal Mountains National Park, colloquially Parc National des Monts de Cristal, is a twin park of Mbe National Park and Mt Sene National Park, situated in the Monts de Crystal. Established in 2002 on an area of 1,200 square kilometres, it encompasses a high plant diversity and forms part of a former Pleistocene rain forest refugium.
Ivindo National Park - Ivindo National Park is located in east-central Gabon. It straddles the border of the Ogooué-Ivindo and Ogooué-Lolo provences. Its most notable features are the Kongou and Mingouli waterfalls of the Ivindo River, the Ipassa Makokou Biosphere Reserve, and one of the most important forest clearings in Central Africa, Langoué Baï. Also within its territory are Mount Kingué and Mount Ngouadi.
Seaside Boulevard - Not every tourist destination has to be overwhelming or exciting. Seaside Boulevard offers a calmer ambiance on a wide grass path along the coast, with trees, seats, sculptures, and mini-parks open to the public. Both tourists and locals are welcome to come to the boulevard for a leisurely stroll, to ride a bike, and simply relax.
How to get around
The most convenient way to get around Gabo is by public bus. Local bus service is frequent and cheap, but they primarily serve the larger interior cities with paved roads. However, the routes have been increased since Air Gabon closed down. Taxis are also a good choice, as they are fairly well-maintained and plentiful. Cars can be rented as well, just be sure what type you need; cars will suffice if you plan to stay on the paved roads in Gabon, but if you might want to venture onto the unpaved roads outside of the main cities, you're going to need a 4x4.
How to get there
The main airport in Samoa is Faleolo International Airport, located 40 kilometres west of Apia. The main international airport serving Gabon is Libreville Leon M'ba International Airport, located in Libreville. The airport has several international connections, provided by airlines such as Africa's Connection STP, Air Côte d'Ivoire, ASKY Airlines, Camair-co, CEIBA Intercontinental, Douniah Airlines, Nationale Regionale Transport, Royal Air Maroc, Sénégal Airlines, South African Airways, Trans Air Congo, and Turkish Airlines. There are flights to Libreville from Douala, Malabo, Pointe-Noire, São Tomé, Cotonou, Lagos, Addis Ababa, Brazzaville, Casablanca, Johannesburg, Kinshasa, and Douala.