Most beautiful Tourist sites in Gabon offering visitors heaven on earth
A wide diversity of wildlife among many other natural attractions in Gabon awaits you. Thirteen parks and about ten percent of the entire country was dedicated as protected lands in 2003; this was to preserve the Last Eden. Here are the top places we will recommend you visit if you're coming to Gabon on holidays for the first time.
Gabon is a unique country in equatorial Africa, famous as the Last Eden on Earth. Apart from a visit to the capital city, you will discover a great deal exploring the dense forest, the raging rivers, the beautiful white beaches. A wide diversity of wildlife among many other natural attractions in Gabon awaits you. Thirteen parks and about ten percent of the entire country was dedicated as protected lands in 2003; this was to preserve the Last Eden. Here are the top places we will recommend you visit if you're coming to Gabon on holiday for the first time.
Libreville, which is French for Freetown, is the capital city of Gabon. Freed slaves founded Libreville in the mid-19th century. Libreville is home to a third of Gabon's population, where you will find incredible restaurants, clean streets, spectacular communities, and paved roads. Some of Libreville's best tourist sites include The National Museum, L'Eglise St. Michael Cathedral, and the Presidential Palace, Ekwata Island is also a sight to behold. A visit to Musée des Arts et Traditions to view traditional mask exhibitions, tribal crafts, and ancient culture is a must. To get a view of traditional dance performances and local ceremonies, take a visit to Ebando.
Makoku and Kongou Falls
Makokou is the famous capital of the Ogooué-Ivindo region, and it is the entrance to Kongou waterfalls, the Niagara Falls of Gabon. The Kongou falls located in Ivindo National Park, a 60-meter waterfall. Kongou Falls is a sight to behold. The locals believe the Kongou Falls has an important spiritual significance. Makoku Village is an isolated place but can be accessed by rail, air, or water. It is also fascinating to know that Pygmies are living in the forest that surrounds Makoku village. Falls are a great place to visit because of the health benefits of water and healing properties. Makoku and Kongou Falls in Gabon is safe to visit, and they offer the very best of facilities and amenities to make visitors feel at home.
Loango National Park
The Loango National Park is the most esteemed of the 13 national parks in Gabon, considered by a lot of people as the best safari destination in the world. You will find forest, wetlands, lagoons, and savannahs in the park. Loango Park is the only park where animals like elephants, hippos, buffalo, and even gorillas wandering on the beach, whales, and dolphins are also common. There is a fishing program in the Loango National Park called the Catch and Release fishing program. You get to catch and release different species of fishes, including sharks and barracuda. Many people who come here also like to picnic, so it makes a great destination for the entire family. The locals are homely and friendly, and you can rest assured of a great time during your visit.
Pongara National Park
Pongara Park has a diverse landscape of about 900 square kilometers, and the landscape ranges from beach areas to mangrove flats to green forests, and savannahs. Pongara National Park houses different species of birds, including Damara terns, a species that is endangered. A wide variety of wildlife including duiker, buffalos, monkeys, etc. reside in the Pongara National Park. Suppose you are lucky enough to visit Pongara National Park from November to February. Then, you will catch an educational program on the leatherback turtles, an endangered species you will find in Pongara Point (a beach) the turtles come to lay eggs.
The location of Lambarene is about 75 km from the Central African Rainforest, famous for being a fishing town. In 1913, Albert Schweitzer constructed a hospital that still stands to this day. A visit to Lambarene to see the locals living a relaxed life in peace. A trip to Gabon is always remembered, the beautiful landscapes, wildlife, and exotic beaches.