Réserve de la Lopé
Smack bang on the equator, Gabon's calling card doesn't disappoint. Undulating hills meet scrubby patches of savannah and enclaves of rain forest where elephants, buffalo, gorillas and some of the biggest mandrill troupes in the world can be found. There are vehicle and foot safaris (from CFA5000) on offer and there's an eco-museum near the park entrance.
Franceville & Around
Birthplace of the late Omar Bongo (check out the statue of him in town), Gabon's third city, Franceville, is quite literally the end of the line, as the impressive Transgabonaise railway line terminates here. There's nothing much to see in the town itself, but it's a good jumping-off point for the amazing scenery around the stunning Batéké Plateau.