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Cheap Flights to Gabon

The Gabonese Republic, often shortened to Gabon, is a sovereign state situated on the west coast of Central Africa. Gabon is bordered by Cameroon to the north, the Republic of the Congo to the east and south, the Gulf of Guinea to the west, and Equatorial Guinea to the northwest. The capital and largest city of the republic is Libreville. Many of the roads in Gabon, especially outside of the capital, are not well-maintained, but the most determined traveler will be rewarded with white-sand beaches, stunning landscapes, thick jungles, superb wildlife, and so much more.

What to see & do

Lopé National Park - The Lopé National Park encompasses rain forests and grass savannas (including the last remnants created in Central Africa during the last Ice Age) in central Gabon. The Lopé-Okanda landscape was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Loango National Park - The Loango National Park or the Lopé-Okanda Reserve is located in western Gabon. The park is situated between the Nkomi and Ndogo Lagoons and protects a diverse coastal habitat. The park covers 1,550km2 of white-sand beaches, forests, savanna, and mangroves, as well as part of the 220km2 Iguéla Lagoon, which is the only notable example of a typical western African lagoon system. Wildlife found in the reserve includes chimpanzees, elephants, gorillas, and several other primates, as well as about 350 species of bird. The south coast provides a prime spot to see up to 3,000 humpback whales from July to September each year.

Musée National du Gabon - Gabon National Museum houses several Gabonese artifacts. The exhibits include collections of traditional masks, carvings, artworks, and sculptures. There are also galleries for temporary exhibits and occasional cultural events.

Beach hopping - Gabon has several beaches for locals and tourists to go swimming, waterskiing, kayaking, and other watersports. Some of the most popular beaches in Gabon are the Ekwata Beach and Pointe Denis Beach in the north, and the Mayumba and Sette Cama in the south. For a beach with facilities for watersports, try Port Gentil at the mouth of the River Ogooué.

How to get around within Gabon

Bus service in Gabon is frequent and inexpensive. There are also plenty of taxis especially in the Libreville area. Car rental agencies provide vehicles that should suffice when only going around the major cities. However, if you plan on getting off the beaten track and exploring the unpaved roads outside of the major cities, it is advisable to specifically get a 4x4 vehicle. The only railway service in Gabon is the Trans-Gabon Railway, which travels to and from Owendo port station in Libreville and Franceville. The railways make 23 stops, the main stations being Ndjolé, Lopé, Booué, Lastoursville, and Moanda.

How to get there

Libreville Leon M'ba International Airport is the primary international airport serving Libreville, Gabon. It is served by Afric Aviation, Africa's Connection STP, Air Côte d'Ivoire, Air France, ASKY Airlines, Camair-co, CEIBA Intercontinental, Douniah Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines, Kenya Airways, Nationale Regionale Transport, RwandAir, Royal Air Maroc, Sénégal Airlines, South African Airways, Trans Air Congo, Turkish Airlines, and Westair Benin. These airlines link Gabon to Paris, Cotonou, Addis Ababa, Nairobi, Franceville, Casablanca, Douala, Malabo, Pointe-Noire, São Tomé, and a few other destinations.

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