Cheap flights from Gabon

Gabon, officially called the Gabonese Republic or République Gabonaise, is a sovereign state in Central Africa. It lies on the Atlantic Ocean coast, bordered to the north by Cameroon, to the northwest by Equatorial Guinea, to the west by the Gulf of Guinea, and to the south and east by the Republic of the Congo. It occupies an area of nearly 270,000 square kilometres, with an estimated population of 1.5 million people. The capital and largest city of Gabon is Libreville.

Where to go

The tourism industry in Gabon is underdeveloped. The Gabonese government has been working on developing luxury and niche tourism, including bush expeditions and safari trips. On 4 September 2002, Gabonese President Omar Bongo announced that 10 percent of Gabon's land would be set aside for a national park system. Today, it has 13 national parks that range from the regions along its coastline to the forest clearings.

Lopé National Park in central Gabon encompasses mostly rain forest, although in the north are the last remnants of grass savannahs created in Central Africa. It is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site and occupies an area of 4,910 square kilometres. In its grounds are a small research station and an infrastructure to cater for tourists, such as several chalets and a large open air dining room.

Batéké Plateau National Park is the national park in Bateke Plateau, Southeastern Gabon, which covers 2,034 square kilometres. It was established in 2002 and added to the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List in 2005 for its purported universal cultural and natural significance.

Point Denis Beach is a well-known seaside resort in the country, situated on a peninsula between the Atlantic Ocean and the Gabon Estuary. Point Denis is a breeding ground for the leatherback turtle. Other notable animals in the area include wildebeest, various species of monkeys, birds, snakes, and reptiles. Tourists also like going to the beach for various water activities like snorkeling and boating.

From Gabon, it is easy to get to the neighbouring African cities, like Johannesburg, Kigali, Brazzaville, Pointe-Noire, and Luanda. When in Johannesburg, South Africa, make sure to check out Johannesburg Zoo, the Cradle of Humankind, Apartheid Museum, Johannesburg Art Gallery, and SAB World of Beer. If you're looking for a leisure and casino complex, head off to Montecasino.

The only real long-distance destination the main airport in Gabon operates to is Istanbul, although flying to Casablanca takes nearly six hours as well. Visit Istanbul, the largest city in Turkey, to also explore one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world, the Grand Bazaar. Other popular attractions in Istanbul are Hagia Sophia, Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and Topkapı Palace.

How to get out

Libreville Leon M'ba International Airport is the primary airport serving Gabon. It is served by several airlines, including, but not limited to ASKY Airlines, CEIBA Intercontinental, Nationale Regionale Transport, Royal Air Maroc, South African Airways, Trans Air Congo, Turkish Airlines, and Westair Benin. There are flights offered from Libreville to Douala, Malabo, Pointe-Noire, São Tomé, Abidjan, Brazzaville, Mouila, Kigali, Casablanca, Luanda, Bamako, Cotonou, Dakar, Johannesburg, and Istanbul.

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