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If you are looking for a place to guarantee you some rest and relaxation, where the only demand on your time will be to leave the beach to go visiting the various attractions and landmarks, you should check out Gabon. A wonderful getaway for couples and even family, this sophisticated country on the west coast of Africa offers refined luxury with a friendly atmosphere.

This country has several cities with Libreville as the capital; they all have a sophisticated road infrastructure making it easy to traverse through. The easiest way to get around Gabon is by bus because they are many and are low-priced. Other forms of transport include cars, trains and even boats. This country covers an area of 267,667 square kilometres with a population of 1,424,906 and French is the official language.

Whether it is your first visit to Gabon or not, there is no shortage of things to do and see in this marvellous country. Gabon has plenty of attractions from art to history and from cultural to outdoor activities. Perhaps you would like to spend a day away from the noisy city; you can just take a stroll around Gabon’s lively, charming and cosmopolitan capital, Libreville.

After this, you can visit the National Museum in the capital city which contains some of the most beautiful wood carvings in Africa, especially the Fang style of carving which influenced Picasso’s figures and busts. You can also walk the winding route from Libreville to the beach of Cap Esterias where the rocks abound with the sea urchins, oysters and lobsters and on the way, you can pass through a forest of giant trees which is an ideal place to swim. 

 

For wildlife, enter the region of Bateke Plateau which comprises savannah and forest galleries and tumultuous rivers. Gabon’s national parks are rich in wildlife and the largest National Park is the Lope-Okanda Reserve near La Lope in the centre of the country. If you are looking for peace and quiet, the deserted beaches of Pointe Denis and Ekwata beach are to the north, Mayumba and Sette Cama are in the south but for water sports, there are beaches in Libreville that have waterskiing and much more.

After the sports, you can go fishing in the rivers for excellent catches and you can hire the equipment at Port Gentil. Many hotels and restaurants serve French and continental-style food and are expensive but Gabonese food is distinct and delicious.

There are nightclubs in Libreville with music and bars and food is always served but at an extra cost. The African Quarter of Libreville is full and fairly cheap to eat and drink and some of the hotels in this capital city possess casinos. Accommodation in Gabon is offered in many forms like private hotels and like other accommodations, they are expensive. Others include accommodations like tourist camps which are being expanded throughout the country.

If you are ready to treat yourself well, complete with natural beauty and leisure, then its time you checked out Gabon. You can make reservations online and you will be on your way to a memorable vacation that will leave indelible memories. It is also vital to remember that it is easy to get there but it is certainly not easy to leave; the fun is endless.

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