Gabon is situated on the coast of West Africa. Its neighbouring countries are Equatorial Guinea, Cameroon, and the Republic of Congo. The capital is Libreville located on the coast of the country. The currency used is the Central African Franc (CFA).
Fun Fact! 85% of the country is covered by tropic forests with 80% of Africa’s Gorilla population in Gabon!
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So let’s break this country up into PARTS.
Gabonese people are very ethnically diverse. Some different ethnic groups making up this country are: Fang, Vili, Nzabi-Duma, Mbede-Teke and Myene. Natives of other countries such as Cameroon, Mali, Benin and Togo also make up part of the country’s population. The official language is French but native languages such as Fang, Myene and Nzebi and more are also spoken throughout the country.
Why not explore the capital, Libreville with so many Cathedral, mosques and palaces, there’s so much to see!
Outside of the city, some must visit sites are:
Mt. Iboundji why not hike up the highest mountain in Gabon.
Why not sit back and relax on one of the many beaches in the country. No matter where you are, whether in the north (Denis and Ekwata) or the South (Mayumba and Sette Cama) the beaches in the country are great all round.
Visit Loango National park, a UNESECO World heritage site, Lope National Park are one of 13 national parks scattered around the country providing wonders a change to explore the national park. With lush greenery, uninhabited coastline and savannahs, this local park will give you an unforgettable experience. If this national park is not near to you why not search up the other national parks to see which ones are closer.
Kongou Falls is the claimed to be the most beautiful waterfall in Central Africa. Why not check it out and let me know what you thought of it.
Rituals and Culture
The majority of the population practice Catholicism and Christianity. Islam is the next most popular religion.
French culinary styles are prominent in Gabonese food with baguettes commonly eaten. As the country is surrounded by greenery, tropical fruits are a common part of Gabonese diets. A local specialty is Brochette, this is a slowly roasted meat dish which is served on skewers.
Show yourself. Be sure to carry your passport or some form of ID when going out as you may be asked to show your ID.