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Introducing Libreville

The muscular heart of Gabon, Libreville is Gabon's only real city and home to over a third of its population. It's also a city awash in oil money and almost totally unrecognisable as an African capital to anyone who's been travelling elsewhere in the region. Pavements, clean streets, smart restaurants and vast gated villas are the first impressions of the town, but stay a little longer and you'll easily discover Libreville's vibrant African heart beating away in the crowded street markets and busy residential ares further back from the gleaming coastline. Any visitor to Gabon will pass through Libreville, but be aware, this is one of Africa's most expensive cities and will drain your wallet almost as quickly as being on safari.