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What do Gabon people do for fun?
Attractions in Gabon
- Explore Bateke and Mayumba.
- Gawp at the Presidential Palace.
- Get active on the beach.
- Go fishing.
- Haggle at Mount Bouet Market.
- Study local customs at the National Museum.
- Take a forest safari in Lopé National Park.
- Tour Lambaréné’s famed hospital.
Is Gabon good for tourists?
Although Gabon is, by and large, a safe country in which few travellers experience any problems, it doesn’t hurt to remain cautious and be prepared for potential dangers. Contrary to what you might expect, tropical disease, most notably malaria, poses the biggest safety threat at any time of year.
What are the five most interesting things you have learned about Gabon?
Interesting facts about Gabon
- Gabon is a country located on the west coast of Central Africa.
- Libreville is the capital and largest city of Gabon.
- Mont Iboundji at 1,575 meters (5,167 feet) above sea level is the highest mountain in Gabon.
- Gabon has 885 kilometers (550 miles) of coastline.
Is Gabon a beautiful country?
Set on the equator, in western Central Africa, Gabon is stunningly beautiful and has the potential to be one of the world’s top destinations for ecotourism. Currently, its oil and mineral reserves, combined with a small population, have helped Gabon become one of Africa’s wealthiest countries.
Do they speak English in Gabon?
French is the official language in Gabon, however 32% of the people speak Fang as a mother tongue. French is the medium of instruction. The indigenous languages are all members of the Bantu family, estimated to have come to Gabon about 2,000 years ago, and differentiated into about 40 languages.
Is Gabon expensive to visit?
A new report from the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) lists Libreville, Gabon, as the world’s fourth most expensive city, tied with Hong Kong and ahead of Paris, London, and New York. The expats shrug off the price-gouging because Gabon is sub-Saharan Africa’s third-leading oil producer behind Nigeria and Angola.
What makes Liberia unique?
Liberia is the only Black state in Africa never subjected to colonial rule and is Africa’s oldest republic. It was established on land acquired for freed U.S. slaves by the American Colonization Society, which founded a colony at Cape Mesurado in 1821.
What to see and do in Gabon national park?
The park has forest, lagoons, wetlands, and savannahs. In addition to the famous surfing hippos captured by a National Geographic crew in 2004, you’ll see gorillas, elephants walking along the beach, whales, dolphins, buffalo, and more. This is one of the last places on Earth where these animals have access to the sea.
Which is the best seaside resort in Gabon?
Point Denis is the best known seaside resort in Gabon. It lies on a peninsula between the Atlantic Ocean and the Gabon Estuary, across which boats sail to Libreville.
What kind of Natural Resources does Gabon have?
Gabon has rich reserves of manganese, iron, petroleum and timber. Almost 80-85% of Gabon is covered by rainforests, 11% of which has been dedicated for national parks making these parks some of the largest nature parks in the world.
Are there any restrictions on travel to Gabon?
The U.S. Department of State is unaware of any HIV/AIDS entry restrictions for visitors to or foreign residents of Gabon. Gabon may deny entry to people coming from Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) affected countries. Find information on dual nationality, prevention of international child abduction, and customs information on our websites.