8 days in Gabon Itinerary

8 days in Gabon Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Gabon trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Libreville
— 3 nights
Train
2
Lope Wildlife Reserve
— 1 night
Drive
3
Omboue
— 1 night
Drive
4
Port Gentil
— 2 nights
Drive to Libreville Leon M'ba International Airport, Fly to Cardiff International Airport

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Libreville

— 3 nights
The capital of Gabon and home to almost half of the country's residents, Libreville differs from many African cities, with paved roads, clean streets, and luxurious residences.
Your inner history buff will appreciate L'Eglise St-Michel Libreville and Hassane II Mosque. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Pointe-Denis Beach, ponder the world of politics at Palais Presidentiel, admire the striking features of Institut francais, and make a trip to Memorial Leon Mba.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Libreville trip planner.

Cardiff, UK to Libreville is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Cardiff to Libreville is 1 hour. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Cardiff in December: high temperatures in Libreville hover around 34°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Lope Wildlife Reserve.

Things to do in Libreville

Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Casinos · Beaches
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Lope Wildlife Reserve

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Reserve de la Lope.

To see reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Lope Wildlife Reserve road trip tool.

Getting from Libreville to Lope Wildlife Reserve by train takes about 7 hours. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Omboue.

Things to do in Lope Wildlife Reserve

Wildlife · Parks
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Highlights from your trip

Omboue

— 1 night
Omboué is a town located in Ogooué-Maritime province, Gabon.GeographyIt is the departmental capital of Etimboué Department. Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Sainte-Anne du Fernand Vaz.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Omboue day trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Lope Wildlife Reserve to Omboue with the Route module. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Tue) before leaving for Port Gentil.

Things to do in Omboue

Historic Sites
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Port Gentil

— 2 nights
Port-Gentil or Mandji is the second-largest city of Gabon, and its leading seaport. On the 30th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint Louis.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Port Gentil holiday maker website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Omboue to Port Gentil. December in Port Gentil sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 29°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Port Gentil

Historic Sites
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Gabon travel guide

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Beaches · Architectural Buildings · Shopping
Though tourism in Gabon remains a fledgling industry, the benefits of exploring this untempered place of wildlife-rich rainforests and ethnic diversity are numerous. A large percentage of the country remains protected as national parkland, allowing the dolphins playing in the Atlantic and the chimps and forest elephants to breathe a sigh of relief. The population includes around 40 different ethnicities, but the country has thankfully avoided the conflict and ethnic violence common among many of its neighbors.