Gabon is the region’s most progressive and traveller-friendly destination, although tourism remains extremely DIY. You’ll either have to put yourself into the hands of a travel agency, or negotiate the poor roads, infrequent transport options and the almost total lack of reliable infrastructure yourself. Outside the cosmopolitan Libreville and Port-Gentil, the country’s largest cities, Gabon is an undiscovered wonderland not to be missed.
Loango National Park
Mayumba National Park
Lopé National Park
There are vehicle and foot safaris on offer and there’s an ecomuseum near the park entrance.
The town is divided into three areas spanning the river, quite close to each other. The near bank has the rewarding Schweitzer Hospital Museum; across the bridge is the island with the main markets, the river port, and Le Tribune, from where shared taxis leave; across another bridge is the lively Quartier Isaac.
Akanda National Park
Akanda is a Ramsar Convention Wetland of International Importance.