Gabon’s tourist industry is still in its initial stages despite of various attractions which include; beaches, ocean and inland fishing facilities, the falls on the Ogooué River and the Crystal Mountains. Tourists come to see the famous hospital founded by Dr. Albert Schweitzer in Lambaréné.
Gabon’s 13 national parks range from regions along its coastline, where hippopotamuses play on untouched beaches, to forest clearings home to “naive” gorillas.
The landscape in Gabon has many assets for tourism that is Gabon has fauna and flora that are among the most diversified in the world. Animal species are extremely varied: chimpanzees, gorillas, crocodiles, elephants, hippopotamuses, humpback whales, dolphins and turtles.
There is also a wide variety of plant life present in Gabon. For example, more than 400 different species of tree have been counted.
The main reason for developing tourism is to encourage people to discover the wealth of Gabon’s natural resources and at the same time strive to protect the environment and ecosystem
Ministry of Tourism
The Ministry of Tourism is the authority responsible for overseeing tourism in Gabon.
Tourism in Gabon has been summarized to include the following;
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