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The Wildlife, Rainforests, Art and Culture of Gabon, Africa

Situated astride the Equator, Gabon Africa is famous for its rainforests rich in wildlife, birds and fauna. Over 8000 species of plants, 600 species of birds, and many primates make the rainforests of Gabon their home.

The forests, savannah, swamps and rivers provide an ideal habitat for elephant, buffalo, antelope, hippopotami, crocodile, gorilla, chimpanzee, brilliant butterflies and colourful birds. Gabon's long Atlantic seaboard offers some of the best deep-sea fishing in the world.

The art and culture of Gabon is rich with a great number of ethnic groups. Masked and costumed dances accompanied by music and singing are the most important ritual ceremonies you will encounter.

A Growing Tourism Industry of Gabon, Africa

Tourism is still in its infancy and the restrictions caused by lack of infrastructure are the very reason for the lack of environmental damage. This is what makes Gabon so special!

Visitors should not expect the same levels of service as in countries where tourism is well-developed. Modern facilities are not always available, so having an adventurous spirit, keeping an open mind, and being willing to exercise understanding and patience will ensure a wonderful visit.

Gabon Tours

Gabon Big Mammal Tour
The Big Mammals of Sete Cama
Ornithological (Bird watching) Tour
Coastal tour
All-in-one Discover Gabon
Invindo Adventure
Land and Ocean Tour
Lope National Park Tour

The History of Gabon

Gabon was discovered by the Portuguese in 1473. The British, Dutch, French and Spanish followed thereafter, many of them engaging in the slave trade.

However, in 1849 the French established Libreville as a colony for freed slaves. Gabon gained its independence in 1960.

The best time to visit is in the dry season, between May and September. Enquire today to find out more about this unhindered paradise in the West Coast of Africa.

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