For weeks I’ve been trying to contact the airline I was flying with to Gabon today, to find out if I could bring a bike. The only response I got back from the tiny company, was that the email inbox was full. I was left with only one option, wait […]Read More
Cycle Guide Gabon
There are more national parks than big cities in this country. There is a nice transition from the busy capital to the quiet South. The country is flat to hilly, with good roads.
|Language||French, local languages|
|Currency||CFA (2019: €1 = CFA 655)|
|Religion||Islam, Christianity, Animism|
|SIM card||Gabon Telecom|
|GDP-rank||#80 (of 192 countries)|
See & Do
Lope National Park
Here you can spot elephants and gorillas in between an amazing area.
On the other side of Libreville awaits a quiet area where you might spot wild elephants walking on the beach.
According to Lonely Planet this is nice city, made famous by Albert Schweitzer, but I didn’t discover so much special places here as I passed through it quickly.
Possible, but in the North there are lots of people everywhere, so consider asking permission first. In the South there are more opportunities.
A great way of meeting locals and sleeping in your own comfortable bed. Ask anyone in a village and they will search a spot for you.
Most cities have accommodation. Room with fan should be around 5.000 CFA, with AC a bit more. Expect bucket showers.
WS / CS
Not very common, only big cities offer CS hosts.
Unknown, but the best chances are somewhere in Libreville.
Food & Drinks
- Onroad: Omeltte+bread / Spaghetti (±1100CFA)
- Local food: Rice, fufu
- Local drink: Palm wine
Generally safe to cycle, be cautious in big cities.