Things To Do & Attractions In Gabon

Things To Do & Attractions In Gabon

2020/06/23

Republic Gabon is located in central Africa on the coast of the Gulf of Guinea; it is bordered by Equatorial Guinea, the Cameroun, and the Congo. It borders Atlantic Ocean in the west. Pygmies inhabited the place since 7000 BC. National composition consists of Fangs, Echura, Adouma, Mpongwe, Bapunu, pygmies, and Europeans. Christianity is the predominant religion. It was liberated in 1960. There are three large airports and Port-Gentil is the country’s main international port.Things To Do & Attractions In Gabon

Port-Gentil and Lambarene are the major cities. Libreville is the national capital. Woodcarvings are on display here at the National Museum. The imposing Presidential Palace built in 1970 at a mammoth cost is worth a visit. St. Michael Cathedral with its 31 wooden columns crafted by sightless workers is appreciated until today. Biblical information is imprinted on each pillar.

Things To Do & Attractions In Gabon

For shopping most tourists patronize Mount Bouet Market. As the capital is facing the ocean, it is good for long strolls specially the curving route leading to rocky Cap Esterias beach with abundant of oysters, lobsters, etc. On the way there is conglomeration of giant trees and a place for swimming.

Chief River is Ogooue. It is good for fishing at certain points. Climate is equatorial, wet. The lowlands of the narrow coastal region are covered by tropical rain forest and lagoons; the interior hilly uplands are savannah towards east and south. 80% of the land area is under forest and most of the population resides in the cities as a result the nature survives very well. Off the coast, whaling is an important occupation from July-September.

Things To Do & Attractions In Gabon

Schweitzer Hospital at Lambarene once operated by tropical disease expert Doctor Albert Schweitzer is now a museum. The visit can be combined with a tour to the Evaro Lake. Craft and gold mines villages M’Bigou and Eteke are visited known not only to know about the local culture, but also to shop as an investment.

Things To Do & Attractions In Gabon

A visit to the nation will be incomplete without visiting the National Parks. The popular among them are the Lope-Okanda reserve with big mammals and rare aviary as its habitat. At Mayumba, a stretch of land surrounded by sea and lake, many animals are sighted as they come in search of water. Bateke Plateau has everything from jungle to water bodies and the liana bridge; wild animals reside in this region as well. Beaches like Pointe Denis, Ekwata, Sette Cama enjoy all kind of water sports.

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