Africa - Gabon (Chapter)
This is the Gabon chapter from Lonely Planet’s Africa guidebook.
Gabon enjoys both peace and stability, while its superb wildlife makes it an increasingly popular place for safaris. But tourism here remains largely DIY, with almost total lack of reliable infrastructure. Outside cosmopolitan Libreville, Gabon is an undiscovered wonderland of thick jungle, white-sand beaches, rushing rivers and ethereal landscapes.
- gape at beaches full of elephants, buffaloes and surfing hippos at Loango National Park
- explore Lambaréné, the charming and laid-back town made famous by the Nobel Prize-winning Albert Schweitzer
- bodysurf the waves while watching humpback whales breach in the distance at Mayumba National Park
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Libreville & around, Point Denis, Pongara National Park, Cocobeach, Northern Gabon, Oyem, Minkébé National Park, Southern Gabon, Port-Gentil, Lambaréné, Loango National Park, Gamba & Setté Cama, Mayumba National Park, Eastern Gabon, Réserve de la Lopé, Ivindo National Park, Makokou & Kongou Falls and Franceville & around.
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