16 days in Gabon Itinerary

16 days in Gabon Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Gabon vacation planner

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Libreville
— 7 nights
Ferry
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Port Gentil
— 2 nights
Ferry to Libreville, Bus to Lambarene
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Lambarene
— 1 night
Bus to Libreville, Train to Lope Wildlife Reserve
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Lope Wildlife Reserve
— 4 nights
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Libreville

— 7 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 day by day itinerary now includes Stade d'Angondje, Marche du Mont-Bouet and Village des Artisans. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hassane II Mosque and Cathedrale Saint Pierre. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like L'Eglise St-Michel Libreville and St Marie Cathedral. There's lots more to do: stroll through Pointe-Denis Beach, admire the striking features of Institut francais, ponder the world of politics at Cour Constitutionnelle, and get a taste of the local shopping with Les Chocolats Gabonais de Julie.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Libreville tour itinerary maker website.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Libreville Leon M'ba International Airport. In May, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to catch the ferry to Port Gentil.

Things to do in Libreville

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Fun & Games
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Port Gentil

— 2 nights
Port-Gentil or Mandji is the second-largest city of Gabon, and its leading seaport. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint Louis.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Port Gentil trip website.

Getting from Libreville to Port Gentil by ferry takes about 4 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In May in Port Gentil, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Lambarene.

Things to do in Port Gentil

Historic Sites
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Lambarene

— 1 night
Lambaréné is a town and the capital of Moyen-Ogooué in Gabon. On the 10th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Museum Albert Schweitzer.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Lambarene trip planning website.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Port Gentil to Lambarene in 10 hours. May in Lambarene sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 74°F at night. On the 11th (Mon), you'll travel to Lope Wildlife Reserve.

Things to do in Lambarene

Museums
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Highlights from your trip

Lope Wildlife Reserve

— 4 nights
Your day by day itinerary now includes Ivindo National Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Lope Wildlife Reserve trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and train from Lambarene to Lope Wildlife Reserve in 11.5 hours. You will leave for home on the 15th (Fri).

Things to do in Lope Wildlife Reserve

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Gabon travel guide

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Nature & Parks · 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.