Gabon

GABON TRAVEL GUIDE

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The central African nation of Gabon has long been seen as an economic miracle in a region where political instability and poverty is endemic. But then Gabon is a country lavishly endowed with nature’s bounty, whether it consists of lush equatorial forests, a fertile coastline that opens out to beautiful, sandy beaches or bottomless reserves of gold and mineral deposits.

 

Libreville, the capital is a smart, cosmopolitan city, reputed to be one of the most expensive places in the world. Visitors to Gabon enjoy deep-sea fishing and safaris to see native African primates, mammals and birds in their natural habitat.

 

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GABON QUICK FACTS

Capital: Libreville

Currency: Communaute Financiere Africaine franc (XAF)

Area: 267,667 km²

Population: 2,119 million (2018)

Language: French (official), Fang, Myene, Nzebi, Bapounou/Eschira, Bandjabi

Religion: Christian 55%-75%, animist, Muslim less than 1%

Electricity: 220V/50Hz (European plug)

 

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GABON PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

  • 17 April, Women’s Day
  • 1 May, Labor Day
  • 15 August, Assumption
  • 17 August, Independence Day
  • 1 November, All Saints Day

Also, Easter Monday, Ascension, Whit Monday, Eid al-Fitr, and Eid al-Adha.

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GABON WEATHER SYNOPSIS

Gabon has a moist, hot climate of typically tropical regions. Precipitation is abundant and spread almost throughout the year. Temperatures are high and remain relatively constant throughout the year. January to April is typically the hottest season.

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GABON TOURIST SEASONS

Most destinations have different times of the year when they’re more or less popular with tourists. 

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SPORT & ACTIVITIES

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HEALTH RISKS IN GABON

Be aware of possible health risks in 

Gabon

Yellow fever - The yellow fever virus is found in tropical and subtropical areas of Africa and South America. The virus is spread to people by the bite of an infected mosquito. There is no medicine to treat or cure an infection. To prevent getting sick from yellow fever, use insect repellent, wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants, and get vaccinated.

Zika Virus - Zika is spread mostly by the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. These mosquitoes bite during the day and night. Zika can be passed from a pregnant woman to her fetus. Infection during pregnancy can cause certain birth defects. There is no vaccine or medicine for Zika.

Malaria - Malaria is a serious and sometimes fatal disease caused by a parasite that commonly infects a certain type of mosquito which feeds on humans. People who get malaria are typically very sick with high fevers, shaking chills, and flu-like illness. Although malaria can be a deadly disease, illness and death from malaria can usually be prevented.

Dengue - Dengue is spread mostly by the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. These mosquitoes bite during the day and night. About one in four people infected with dengue will get sick. For people who get sick with dengue, symptoms can be mild or severe.

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