Top tourist attractions in Gabon

Ivindo National Park

Ivindo National Park is located within 362 km from Libreville Cty in east-central Gabon. It is bisected by the equator and it contains the famous Kongou Falls and Langoué Bai, one of the five most important forest clearings in Africa. A variety of  wildlife, such as forest elephants, primate’s gorilla, chimpanzee and birds. Ivindo is an absolute wonderland for those looking for a remote safari.

Loango National Park

Loango National Park is situated within283 km from Libreville in western Gabon. The park protects diverse coastal habitat that is part of the 220 km² Iguéla Lagoon, the only significant example of a typical western African lagoon. Loango National Park offers breathtaking panoramas and the unique opportunity to observe elephants, buffalos, hippos, gorillas and leopards venturing onto the white sand beaches.

Musee des Arts et Traditions du Gabon (Museum of Art and Culture)

Museum of Art and Culture is located in Libreville. Featuring an unrivalled collection of masks, the Musée des Arts et Traditions du Gabon is essential viewing for visitors to Libreville.

Point Denis

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. It also lies near the Pongara National Park. Point Denis is a major breeding ground for the leatherback turtle

L’Eglise St-Michel Libreville

L’Eglise St-Michel Libreville is located within Libreville and it is known for 31 carved wooden columns that depict various biblical scenes. It’s said that a blind craftsman carved the columns.

Reserve de la Lope

Reserve de la Lope is located within 247 km from Libreville City. Réserve de la Lopé is Gabon’s most accessible and most popular wildlife reserve. The reserve has approximately 60 different species of mammals, including 4,500 Forest Elephants, 5,000 Lowland Gorillas, 1,000 Panthers, red Buffaloes, Sitatungas, yellow-backed Duikers , Chimpanzees over 1,300 Mandrills and about 400 of bird species.

Pongara National Park

Pongara National Park is a national park in Gabon near the capital Libreville along the Komo estuary and the Atlantic Ocean covering an area of 929 km². Located near Atlantic with beautiful beaches where thousands of turtles nest every year .

Port Gentil

The second largest city of Gabon, Port Gentil is in fact an island with no bridges connecting it to the mainland. Port Gentil is an important center of Gabonese petroleum and timber industries. Well known for its hotels and an interesting nighlife and St Louis Church which was built in 1927, a zoo, a casino, a golf course, few beaches and plenty of wildlife.

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