Written by Hugh Collins
New title for October 2014
Enticingly dubbed ‘the land of the surfing hippo’, Gabon is a mysterious and rarely-visited country in West Africa. One of the world’s most pristine eco-tourism destinations, 80% of the country is swathed in dense rainforest and populated by chimpanzees and mandrill troops. Gabon is Africa at its purest.
Bradt’s Gabon is a pioneering guidebook and the only in-depth guide to the country available. Containing 30 detailed maps, comprehensive accommodation listings, plus information on all the country’s national parks, this is a must-have for the intrepid traveller.
Since publicly destroying its ivory stocks in 2012, Gabon has made a firm commitment to developing as an eco-tourism destination and hopes to attract 100,000 visitors by 2020.
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Author: Annelies Hickendorff
Publication: October 2014