Gabon is no bargain destination, and hotels will take the biggest bite out of your budget. Most towns have cheap and basic convent hotels – they're generally your best bet if you're pinching pennies. In remote villages, if you greet the chief and bring a small gift you'll likely be welcome to stay in a hut. Libreville and any form of national park accommodation tends to be universally very expensive by African standards – there are some good exceptions in both cases, and we've noted these when they exist, but don't count on being able to find them everywhere. Most safaris in Gabon will cost even more than their East African equivalents.