Gabon: A cultural gem

This West African gem is a captivating blend of cultures and history. A crossroads of influences, Gabon’s rich past as a trade hub is still felt today. Next to the the beautiful landscapes, you’ll find a place where modern chaos fades, revealing another side of the country that has unique cultural heritage. The welcoming spirit of the Gabonese people adds a special touch, making it an enriching journey into a country where the past and present seamlessly intertwine. Book your trip and join us to explore this amazing country!

waterfall in Gabon

Join our group tour of Gabon in November. Travel with a small, fun group.
Highlights: Libreville, Lambarene, and Pongara National Park.

elephant in Gabon

A quick private tour to Gabon.
Highlights: Libreville, Lake Onague, and Pongara National Park.


Name: Gabonese republic
Capital: Libreville
Population: 2.2 million
Surface area: 267,667 km²
Language: French
Neighbouring countries: Cameroon, Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea

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reinout prakke (The netherlands)
Highlights Gabon


Libreville, the capital of Gabon, is situated along the Atlantic coast and serves as the country’s political and economic center. Known for its modern architecture, vibrant markets, and lush green spaces, the city reflects a blend of traditional and contemporary elements.

Lope National Park

Lope National Park in central Gabon is a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its diverse wildlife and varied landscapes, including rainforests and savannas. The park is home to elephants, gorillas, and other species, making it a popular destination for nature lovers.

Loango National Park

Loango National Park in Gabon is a stunning place with beautiful beaches, lush rainforests, and diverse wildlife like elephants and hippos, making it a fantastic spot for nature lovers to explore and enjoy.

History of Gabon

Gabon was home to Bantu tribes for centuries. In the 15th century, European explorers, including the Portuguese, arrived on its shores. By the 19th century, Gabon became a significant trade hub, drawing attention for its resources like ivory and rubber, which were highly sought after.

During the colonial era, Gabon was part of French Equatorial Africa. It gained independence in 1960, marking a crucial chapter in its history. Since then, the country has embraced its cultural diversity, blending traditional Bantu customs with the legacies of European colonization.

This mix is reflected in Gabon’s art, traditions, and daily life, making it a fascinating destination with a unique historical background.

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