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Gabon Flag Gabon is a country in central Africa. It shares land borders with Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, and the Republic of Congo, as well as having a coastline on the Gulf of Guinea, which is part of the Atlantic Ocean.

As of 2009, the population of Gabon was estimated as being 1,475,000. The country's capital and largest city is Libreville, which had a population of 578,156 as of 2005.

Gabon Country Details


Country Name Gabon
Political Status Country
Geographic Location West Africa
Flag Gabon Flag
Principal Language French
Capital Libreville


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Gabon (Bradt Travel Guides)
By Annelies Hickendorff

Bradt Travel Guides
Paperback (256 pages)

Gabon (Bradt Travel Guides)
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Gabon, the land of the surfing hippo, is a West African country home to truly exceptional biodiversity. 30,000 gorillas stalk the jungle, manatees and humpbacks are present around the country’s 800km of coastline and Gabon’s 13 national parks offer wildlife-watching experiences unlike any other. Bradt’s Gabon is the only English-language guidebook available and includes a comprehensive section on the country’s birds and bird-watching alongside chapters on history and culture. Gabon aims to attract 100,000 high and middle-end visitors by 2020 and has publicly destroyed its ivory stocks, recognizing the country’s future value as an eco-tourism destination.

Gabon, Sao Tome & Principe: The Bradt Travel Guide
By Sophie Warne

Bradt Travel Guides
Paperback (264 pages)

Gabon, Sao Tome & Principe: The Bradt Travel Guide
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Gabon is the ideal destination for naturalists, boasting easily accessible rain forests and reserves where an astonishing range of wildlife can be found and environmental conservation and research is being carried out. The country is particularly prized by birders. Excellent history, geography, and culture introductions underpin a practical guide that covers all the hard facts a visitor needs to know, including activities such as fishing, watersports, and whale and dolphin watching. The volcanic islands of São Tomé and Prìncipe lie to the west of Gabon. With a strong Portuguese influence, they are ripe for exploring by independent travelers who will discover an archipelago of sugarloaf peaks, idyllic beaches, and fertile rain forests hosting a range of endemic species. This is the first English travel guide to Gabon and the independent islands of São Tomé and Prìncipe.
The Gabon Travel Journal
By Younghusband World Travel Journals

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (144 pages)

The Gabon Travel Journal
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"I don't always design travel journals, but when I do they are the kind of travel journals that people throw parades for." - Cormac Younghusband, The World's Most Legendary Nomad

THE GABON TRAVEL JOURNAL has been carefully crafted by the legendary nomad Cormac Younghusband to help make your trip unforgettable, fun and organized—with plenty of room to help spur spontaneity and document new discoveries.

This journal can help you plan, live out and record every stage of your journey to Gabon—from pre-trip, to getting there, to being there, to getting home, and afterwards.

"Gabon food is among the world's finest. They do this thing with the thing!" - Cormac Younghusband, The World's Most Legendary Nomad

The first part of the journal is for PRE-TRIP PLANNING and contains sections for important information, a page to write about what inspired you to make the trip, a page to write about the who, where, what, when, how of the journey, a page to make note of your travel companions, a number of pages to organize your travel research.* Plus, you will find sections for drafting an itinerary and keeping a journey to-do checklist.

The second part of the journal deals with GETTING THERE, containing sections to describe getting there and arriving.

The third part of the journal is all about BEING THERE. There are sections for: tracking the stuff you buy and for your daily adventures there are 50 two-page daily records to keep notes on: day #, date, weather, places visited, what happened today + thoughts on what happened, the highlight of the day and extensive notes (with a handy reminder list of things to write about). Because there are about 1,608,321 people in Gabon, there's also a section to record the names and contact info of the people you meet along the way.

The fourth part of the journal is for GETTING HOME, that fateful day you depart and the days that follow. There are sections for describing your departure, for making your own top 10 highlights lists, a country radar to help you create a signature review of the country, and an afterwards where you can sum up the meaning of your trip.

When a trip is over, Cormac Younghusband recommends you start planning your NEXT TRIP. To help, there is a section where you can make a travel wish list.

Also included is a COUNTRY BRIEF to give you important info on the destination and a MAP to give you an idea of the lay of the land. Plus, at the back of the book there are sections for: generic packing ideas, measures and conversions, and pages for notes, sketches, maps and such

"Find a place in the world you haven't been, and go there. Keep on trucking, my friends" - Cormac Younghusband, The World's Most Legendary Nomad

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* Research Such As: places to go / explore, places to stay, places to shop / must have souvenirs, cultural / sporting events to attend, historical / religious sites of interest, pubs-bars-places-to-party, beaches / forests / natural wonders to see, parks & gardens to wander through, things to eat and drink / dining experiences, festivals & events to attend, stuff for kids - seniors - and such, experiences to experience, important local customs, etiquette, laws, and such.

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"Why visit Gabon? Because, it's there." - Cormac Younghusband, The World's Most Legendary Nomad

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WHEREVER YOU'RE GOING, YOUNGHUSBAND WORLD TRAVEL JOURNALS HAS THE PERFECT JOURNAL FOR YOU.

Kamerun, Gabun = Cameroon, Gabon = Cameroun, Gabon = Camerun, Gabon
By Reise Know-How Verlag

Reise Know-How Verlag
Map (1 pages)

Kamerun, Gabun = Cameroon, Gabon = Cameroun, Gabon = Camerun, Gabon
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Gabon Travel Journal: Perfect Size 100 Page Notebook Diary
By CreativeJournals

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (100 pages)

Gabon Travel Journal: Perfect Size 100 Page Notebook Diary
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Lightweight and perfect for traveling, this soft cover notebook journal is ideal for tucking into a full bag or suitcase. The cover is a glossy finish so that you can easily wipe it off (if it ends up covered in something delicious-tasting, or lands in a mud puddle ;) Keep your memories for longer by journalling them in your Gabon travel journal. A nice affordable travel notebook designed with the traveler in mind. This would make a great gift for the traveler in your life. Bon voyage!

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