The world’s most impressive geological features

Marble caves, salt lakes and rainbow mountains.

Nature’s gentle giants: a comprehensive guide to gorilla tracking

For many, gorilla tracking is a spine-tingling wildlife experience without peer.

Ivindo National Park

Take a pirogue through the forest to the spectacular Chutes de Koungou in Parc National d’Ivindo. Traversed in the north by the black waters…

Lopé National Park

Track down gorillas, chimpanzees and mandrills in the vast Lopé National Park. Lopé National Park is a vast expanse totalling 485,000ha. Bordered by the…

Pongara National Park

Spot humpback whales, leatherback turtles and severely threatened Damara terns in this beautiful and diverse national park. One of Gabon’s most accessible parks, Pongara…

Libreville

Soak up the atmosphere along the palm-fringed seafront of Gabon’s capital, Libreville. Gabon’s capital lies in the far northwest of the country, splayed haphazardly…

Léconi Canyons

Marvel at the red Léconi Canyons, vast craters punctuated by craggy fingers of rock. The small town of Léconi (population 7,300) sits just east…

Loango National Park

With an irresistible combination of scenery and wetlands, Loango National Park is the jewel in the crown of Gabon’s 13 parks and offers one of…

Moukalaba-Doudou National Park

Spot many rare bird species among the forested hills of Parc National de Moukalaba-Doudou. Gabon’s third largest national park, the 503,000ha Moukalaba-Doudou is a…

Fernan Vaz Lagoon

Get up close with the residents of the gorilla sanctuary on an island in the Fernan Vaz Lagoon. A trip to the Fernan Vaz…

Travel and visas – Gabon

Getting there and awayGetting around Visas Needless to say, you must ensure you have a valid passport, and one that is not due to…

Where to visit in Gabon

Suggested itineraries Weekend If, for whatever reason, you happen to be in Libreville with a day or two to spare, the national parks of…

When to visit Gabon

Climate Like all equatorial regions, Gabon’s is a tropical climate. It’s hot and humid all year-round, averaging 26°C and 85% humidity, with a typical…

Health and safety in Gabon

Safety Health in Gabon With Dr Felicity Nicholson. For up-to-date information on health issues across Africa, click here.  Gabon’s medical facilities are relatively good.…

Food and drink in Gabon

Food in Gabon It is possible to eat very well in Libreville and Port-Gentil if you can afford the international prices. Some of the…