Gabon – Highlights Tour

Gabon – Highlights tour

Gabon, referred to as the planet’s second lung, is a biodiversity hotspot with a lush rainforest spanning 87% of the country. African forest elephants, and Western lowland gorillas all live in this unique ecosystem. Furthermore, Gabon is home to colonies of lute turtles and humpback whales, making it one of Africa’s largest maritime sanctuaries. During our tour we will explore the Albert Schweitzer Hospital, go on a safari to see hippos in the lakes, explore the beauties of Pongara National Park, and enjoy a city tour of Gabon’s capital. Join us on this adventure!

NOTE: There’s a first for everything, and this tour is our Explorer’s Tour. It’s a new group tour, which means you get to be first with us to explore Gabon. However, it also means adventure, as with a first tour not everything might go as planned. Please keep this in mind when booking.

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Gabon – Highlights tour: EUR 1495 1495
Gabon - Highlights tour

General info

Start date29 November 2024
End date2 December 2024
Days4 days / 3 nights
Price€ 1495
Transportation on the ground
Western & local guide
Visa support
Entry fees
ExcludingInternational flights
Single room: €225
Lunch & Dinner
Tips for the guide
Personal expenses
This offer is covered by the STO Garant guarantee. You can find the conditions for this guarantee scheme on STO Garant’s website.


Friday 29 November – Libreville

  • Morning arrival in Libreville, the capital of Gabon. Libreville is the capital and largest city of Gabon, located on the country’s western coast along the Atlantic Ocean. It is known for its vibrant cultural scene, lush greenery, and stunning beaches.
  • OR: arrival from our Cameroon & CAR Highlights Tour. Flight from Cameroon is t.b.c., but likely early afternoon.
  • Time to meet your guide and fellow travelers.
  • Explore Mont Bouet Market, Gabon’s largest market.
  • Enjoy a city tour of Libreville. See sights such as Stele of Freedom statue and the Presidential Palace symbolizing political significance and modern architecture.
  • Overnight stay in Libreville.

Saturday 30 November – Libreville – Lambarene

  • Begin with a scenic drive to Lambarene crossing the Komo River. Lambarene is the seventh largest city in Gabon serving as the provincial capital hub for Moyen-Ogooué, a town known for its numerous lakes.
  • We will visit the famous Albert Schweitzer Hospital, built by the Frenchman Albert Schweitzer, the Nobel Peace Prize winner. The hospital continues its legacy of providing essential healthcare services to the local community, emphasizing both medical treatment and a commitment to humanitarian values.
  • Explore the Lambarene market, getting a taste of the local culture.
  • In the evening we will go to a temple outside the town to learn about and witness the Bwiti ceremony. The ceremony involves the consumption of the psychedelic iboga plant to induce a trance-like state, introspection, healing, and communion with ancestors.
  • Overnight stay in Lambarene.

Sunday 1 December – Lambarene – Pongara National Park

  • Embark on a safari on Onague Lake, home to the last population of hippopotamuses in the region.
  • Visit local villages, gaining insights into the daily lives of the people and learn about the history of the villages.
  • To finish off the day we will be taking a boat to Pongara National Park. If lucky we will be able to observe turtles nesting on the shores.
  • Overnight stay at Pongara National Park.

Monday 2 December – Libreville

  • After breakfast we will depart from Pongara and make our way back to Libreville, taking in the scenic landscapes.
  • Transfer to airport.
  • End of tour.