Top things to do in Gabon

Top Choice National Park in Gabon

Lopé National Park

One of the most accessible of Gabon's national parks, Lopé offers rainforest and savannah teeming with apes, elephants and birds. Covering 4970 sq km, it is mostly rainforest with some ancient savannah in the north.…
Top Choice African in Libreville


This lovely colonial-style veranda restaurant in the heart of the Quartier Louis is very attractive. You'll find tempting dishes such as beef ndolé (a Cameroonian dish with peanuts, spices and ndolé bitter leaves), …
Top Choice National Park in Gabon

Loango National Park

Coastline and estuary, savannah and rainforest make for a diverse array of animals and birds in this superb park. There's always something to see: elephants on the beach from January to April, crocodiles making nest…
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Pongara National Park

Wonderful lodges, beautiful beaches and a wealth of animals makes Pongara the perfect escape from Libreville. Lodges provide excursions to see the leatherback turtles that lay their eggs on the beach from November t…
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Mayumba National Park

This marine park is the domain of barnacled whales and shy sea turtles, and the land, if you listen to the locals, is hushed by the spirits of ancestors. It is contiguous with the Conkouait-Douli National Park in th…
Top Choice French in Port-Gentil

Le Bistrot

Funky decor, friendly staff, a lovely garden terrace and a cool, chic interior make this the best find in Port-Gentil. Add to that the excellent food and it's hard to keep away. Try the succulent coupé-coupé (cubed …
French in Libreville

Le Voilier

A very smart restaurant, Le Voilier is kitted out like a ship, with wood panelling and brass instruments, and has a small terrace in the front. The food is excellent and there's a good wine list.
National Park in Gabon

Minkébé National Park

The largest of Gabon's parks at 7000 sq km, Minkébé is the greatest refuge for elephants in the Congo Basin; there are said to be 30,000 individuals. You'll also find gorillas, forest buffaloes, sitatungas as well a…
National Park in Gabon

Batéké Plateaux National Park

Vast swathes of savannah cover 2050 sq km and reach heights of 860m. The land is almost desertlike and erosion has caused canyons to form (known as cirques). It's all a twitcher's delight with the rare Angola batis,…
National Park in Gabon

Monts de Cristal National Park

Botanists believe this park has the most diverse flora in Africa. Rare plants, butterflies and large mammals abound in the virgin forest. Almost constant mist and cloud provide the perfect environment for orchids an…