22 days in Gabon Itinerary

22 days in Gabon Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Gabon journey planner

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Libreville
— 6 nights
Drive
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Lambarene
— 5 nights
Bus to Libreville, Train to Lope Wildlife Reserve
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Lope Wildlife Reserve
— 5 nights
Drive
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Omboue
— 2 nights
Drive
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Port Gentil
— 1 night
Drive to Libreville Leon M'ba International Airport, Fly to Portland International Airport

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Libreville

— 6 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.
Spend the 9th (Mon) in the pleasant surroundings of Pongara National Park. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at L'Eglise St-Michel Libreville, explore the galleries of Musee des Arts et Traditions du Gabon (Museum of Art and Culture), admire the striking features of Institut francais, and kick back and relax at Pointe-Denis Beach.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Libreville holiday site.

Portland, USA to Libreville is an approximately 29-hour flight. Traveling from Portland to Libreville, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Portland in August, expect nights in Libreville to be a bit warmer, around 73°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 80°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Lambarene.

Things to do in Libreville

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Fun & Games
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Lambarene

— 5 nights
Lambaréné is a town and the capital of Moyen-Ogooué in Gabon. Lambarene is known for museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Museum Albert Schweitzer.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Lambarene using our trip planner.

You can drive from Libreville to Lambarene in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Lambarene can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. You'll set off for Lope Wildlife Reserve on the 14th (Sat).

Things to do in Lambarene

Museums
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Lope Wildlife Reserve

— 5 nights
Lope Wildlife Reserve is known for wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Reserve de la Lope.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Lope Wildlife Reserve travel planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and train from Lambarene to Lope Wildlife Reserve takes 11.5 hours. You will leave for Omboue on the 19th (Thu).

Things to do in Lope Wildlife Reserve

Parks · Wildlife
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Highlights from your trip

Omboue

— 2 nights
Omboué is a town located in Ogooué-Maritime province, Gabon.GeographyIt is the departmental capital of Etimboué Department. On the 20th (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Anne du Fernand Vaz.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Omboue trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lope Wildlife Reserve to Omboue. On the 21st (Sat), you're off to Port Gentil.

Things to do in Omboue

Historic Sites
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Port Gentil

— 1 night
Port-Gentil or Mandji is the second-largest city of Gabon, and its leading seaport. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint Louis.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Port Gentil route site.

Explore your travel options from Omboue to Port Gentil with the Route module. In August in Port Gentil, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time for travel back 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.