Gabon

Gabon

Country profile

With an impressive 11.25 per cent of the country declared as national parkland, Gabon is stunningly beautiful and possesses huge potential for ecotourism. Discover abundant wildlife, trek in dense rainforest and explore vast savannah, or relax on untouched white-sand, palm-fringed beaches.

Gabon

KEY INFORMATION
Capital: Libreville
Visa requirements: Required; find details of how to apply at gabonembassyuk.co.uk/welcome-message/visas-information-and-application/
Time zone: GMT + 1
Language: French
Currency: Central African CFA franc
Population: 2.025 million
Electricity: 220V and 50Hz

Tipping policy: Round up the bill for good service      

AIRPORTS AND FLYING TIME FROM THE UK 

Indirect flights (one stop) to Libreville (average flight time: 12h): Aberdeen, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Exeter, London Heathrow, Manchester, Newcastle, Southampton

TOP FIVE ATTRACTIONS
Loango National Park to spot hippos and dolphins
Pongara National Park for mangroves, forests and leatherback turtles
Mayumba National Park for turtles and humpback whales
Moukalaba-Doudau National Park to spot gorillas
Elobey Grande island

MAJOR EVENTS
Gabao Hip Hop Festival, February 25
Festival Akini-a-loubou of contemporary dance, May 9-14
Independence Day, August 17
Les Nuits Atypiques music festival, August

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