What to Do When Travel to Gabon
The beautiful country of Gabon is a very popular travel destination for many people. It is situated in the African continent and is bordered by the countries of Benin, Bambuhu, Cameroon and Niger. It shares its borders with the Republic of Mauritania, Guinea and Cote D’Ivoire. This country is very popular for its exotic beaches, exceptional wildlife parks and reserves, beautiful mountains, deserts and lakes.
The country is known for being very rich in natural resources. Its wide forests are located in the northern part of the country and these provide the Gabones with a rich source of timber and other forest products. The country’s fertile land is also located in the centre of the country and this has led to the country being referred to as the ‘land of a thousand hills’. Tourists from all over the world are attracted to the attractions located in the country such as the Grand Bassin and the Garamba National Parks.
Tourists can travel to Gabon by air, sea or road. Air travel is very frequent especially from major cities such as Togo, Lagos, Cotonou and Ankobo. Air travel is available at all times of the day and there are also a number of flights that leave from Nigerian and British airports. The journey by road takes about two days and includes travelling through the jungle and visiting different tourist attractions. There are also a number of buses that provide transport between the cities of Togo and Gabon.
The best time to travel to Gabon is from May to October. This is the driest season but this does not mean that the wild animals and plants do not have enough food. Tourists are advised to take plenty of food with them because many animals can be sighted during this time. Tourists are also advised to carry mosquito nets as they are known to carry malaria.
Another aspect of travel to Gabon is the availability of many mineral deposits. These include the silver which was discovered in the 1980s and is found in abundance in the Rift Valley. Other minerals that are present are the bismuth, manganese and zinc. There are also plenty of fish and other animals to see while on a visit to Gabon.
Travel to Gabon also offers an opportunity to experience traditional African cultures. There are many cultural events that occur throughout the year including parades, ceremonies and workshops. Many Gabonese towns are home to mud houses and many Gabonese people still live in the deep past when these mud houses were constructed. Traditional African music is also played in the towns. These are some of the things to see while on a trip to Gabon.