Destination Information for Gabon
Lying on the equator in Western Central Africa, the small and relatively wealthy country of Gabon is a popular safari destination, thanks to its stable and peaceful political climate unlike some countries in the region. The only western-like city in Gabon is Libreville, the country’s capital, found on the Northwest coast. When walking the streets of Libreville you’ll be able to enjoy smart restaurants, well-built roads and clean streets in abundance, but nothing disguises the heart of African culture seen in the bustling markets and crowded residential areas.
Outside of Libreville, much of Gabon is given over to lush tropical vegetation and beautiful white beaches. If you’re on a wildlife safari, you’re likely to encounter gorillas, panthers, parrots and elephants, amongst other species. If you’re looking for a base from which to experience all the country has to offer, the village of Nyonie is close to the beach and within easy reach of driving and walking safari tours.
Malaria and regions within country:
There is a high risk of P.Falciparum malaria throughout the country and anti-malarial medication is advised.
Malaria chemoprophylaxis for high risk zones:
If all other anti-malarials are not deemed suitable, Chloroquine plus Proguanil can be used but it is less effective.
There is no British embassy in Gabon. Please contact the FCO for advice.