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How To Travel To Gabon

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By plane

From Paris, Air France and Gabon Airlines travel to Libreville, while from Casablanca, Royal Air Maroc flies to Gabon. Air Service flies from Addis Ababa to Douala (Cameroon), and Ethiopian Airlines flies from Addis Ababa to Douala (Cameroon). There are additional flights to Brazzaville, Congo, on occasion.

On Mondays, Interair flies from Johannesburg, South Africa, to Libreville, Congo, with a layover at Brazzaville, and returns on Wednesdays. On Wednesdays and Fridays, “SAA” flies straight from Johannesburg (South Africa) to Libreville.

From Frankfurt, Lufthansa flies five times each week.

By car

Although there are many border crossings, the roads are poor and a 4×4 is advised.

How To Travel Around Gabon

Outside of cities, the bus is the most convenient mode of transportation (typically 6- or 9-seater cars, but sometimes minibuses). There are a lot of them, and they're all extremely inexpensive (e.g. 7000 XAF to go from Libreville to Lamberene). Taxis are abundant and inexpensive inside cities. For one...

Visa & Passport Requirements for Gabon

A visa to visit the Gabon costs about €70. On arrival, the visa may be bought in euros or local francs in the right hand queue after leaving the aircraft. According to reports, this is no longer allowed as of August 2010, and employees coming in Gabon must have...

Destinations in Gabon

Cities in Gabon Libreville - Capital Cap LopezFrancevilleGambaKangoLambareneMayumbaOwendoPort-Gentil bordered to the coast of the South Atlantic Ocean Other destinations in Gabon Akanda National Park — Migratory birds and turtles may be found in Akanda National Park's mangroves and tidal flats.Banteke Plateau National Park — Forest elephants, buffalo, and antelope live in the...

Festivals & Holidays in Gabon

January 1: New Year's DayMarch 12: Renovation DayApril 1: Easter MondayApril 17: Women's DayMay 1: Labour DayMay 6: Martyr's DayMay 20: Whit MondayAugust 15: AssumptionAugust 16: Independence DaysAugust 8: Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)November 1: All Saints' DayOctober 15: Eid al-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice)December 25: Christmas Day

Money & Shopping in Gabon

Gabon uses the Central African CFA franc (XAF). Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Chad, the Republic of Congo, and Equatorial Guinea all use it. While the CFA franc (XAF) and the Western African CFA franc (XOF) are technically distinct currencies, they are used interchangeably in all CFA franc (XAF...

Language & Phrasebook in Gabon

It is believed that 80 percent of Gabonese people can communicate in French, with 30 percent of Libreville inhabitants being native speakers. The Fang language is spoken as a mother tongue by 32 percent of Gabonese people. The country announced its intention to add English as a second official language...

Culture Of Gabon

Gabon is a nation rich in folklore and mythology, with an oral culture that predates the advent of literacy in the twenty-first century. "Raconteurs" are presently trying to preserve Fang and Nzebis customs like as the mvett and the ingwala. Gabon is also home to globally renowned masks like the...

History of Gabon

Pygmy peoples were the first to settle in the region. As they moved, Bantu tribes mainly supplanted and assimilated them. The first Europeans came in the 15th century. In Gabon, a Myeni-speaking monarchy known as Orungu emerged in the 18th century. Bartholomew Roberts, a Welsh pirate known as Black Bart, perished...

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