To help inspire or plan your trip to Gabon, some of its major attractions
for travellers are shown below, including some of the best natural, historical, cultural and adventure sites in the country.
These include all of UNESCO World Heritage Sites for Gabon which represent the best
of the world's cultural and natural heritage.
Click on the icons below to focus on specific types of features (click again to return to all).
Lopé-Okanda comprises tropical rainforest and savannah terrain and is a region with huge diversity of plant and animal species. The area also contains the remains of habitation and over 1800 petroglyphs that reflect a migration route of Bantu and other peoples from West Africa to central, east and southern Africa.
UNESCO World Heritage Site: Ecosystem and Relict Cultural Landscape of Lopé-Okanda
|Loango National Park|
Loango National Park was formed in 2002 with the merger of the Iguela and Petit Loango Reserves. The park is located on the coastline in the south of Gabon and comprises beaches, savannah, mangroves and forest. At Tassi near the coast, you can view leatherback turtles, elephants, buffalo and hippos. In Akaka Forest to the south, red river pigs, monkeys and lowland gorillas are among the resident animals.
|Point St. Catherine|
Point St. Catherine, on Gabon's southern Atlantic coast, is the perfect chill-out spot, with stunning beaches that allow sunbathing, swimming or fishing.
Evengue Island has a gorilla sanctuary and reintroduction centre. A guided trek allows to come in contact with a family of gorillas.
|Ivindo National Park|
Among the animals you can come into contact with in Ivindo National Park are forest elephants and lowland gorillas.