Located on the western coast of Africa, Gabon is a country that has just started to find its footing in the world. Here you can expect to come across wildlife while just taking a stroll or find yourself watching colourful dancers that are performing a hundred year old tradition. Gabon has an equatorial climate because the equator runs through it. Approximately 85 percent of the country is a rainforest, making it rich in natural beauty and wildlife.
Libreville, the capital city of Gabon has undergone rapid development and has started recognising tourism as a profit making industry. It is a port city which is located on the Komo River and is known to have a flourishing timber industry. You can rent a car in Gabon and explore Libreville with its various attractions. The Pointe-Denis Beach is one of the most popular beaches in Gabon and has a pristine stretch of sand. Here you can indulge in water related activities or even camp for the night. Many expats and tourists visiting Libreville come here for a relaxing weekend. You can even take a boat ride to reach Pointe-Denis, just 30 minutes away from the city.
Situated in the southern region on the coastal side, Mayumba is a destination not many travellers find. However, if you get a car for hire in Gabon and manage to reach this amazing place, there are plenty of rewards for you. The raw, natural beauty of its white sandy beaches has an almost elitist quality to it. The best time to visit is from July to September when the marine life comes alive and you can watch hundreds of humpback whales in the sea, find leatherback turtles nesting, or have a fresh fish dinner every day.
Port Gentil is a nice city where you can enjoy a host of activities on the beach. Visit Cap Lopez Beach, which is known for the absence of coral reefs and the most stunning sunsets. There is beautiful Voodoo Island, located just near the Delta River, where you can relax and enjoy swimming with the current. You can also hire a car in Gabon to visit the St. Louis Church, built in 1927. This church is a historic attraction in Port Gentil. For some fun and excitement, stay on until night to enjoy the casinos, clubs, and various restaurants serving local delicacies.
Adventure seekers should definitely travel to Gabon for its raw and unexplored landscapes. With a rental car at your disposal, you will be able to experience some never-before-seen sights like the surfing hippos of Loango National Park in Ndougou. So come here and you are sure to have one of the greatest wildlife adventures of your life.
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