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How to travel to #Gabon ?

To travel to Gabon, you must have a visa. However, given the restrictions related to COVID, certain additional procedures are applied.

Your visa application for Gabon:

For European nationals, you must submit an exemption request to travel to Gabon. Our organization, Gabon Voyage Afrique Online, is in charge of obtaining this exemption for you, for this you must follow the following procedure:

  1. You must register on the e-visa platform to submit their visa application by clicking on the following link: https://evisa.dgdi.ga/

  2. Contact our department at the following address: reservation.center@mp-services.org

  • Copy of visa application form

  • The dates of your trip or plane ticket;

  • Your hotel reservation in Libreville (optional)

  • Copy of passport

  • ID photo

  • Once the procedures have been completed by our services, the derogation is sent to the e-visa platform which will issue you the visa.

Observation : It is advisable to initiate the visa application several weeks in advance given the steps to be taken in Gabon to obtain an exemption.


If you are not European nationals, you can apply for a visa on the platform https://evisa.dgdi.ga/

Your arrival at Libreville airport

To enter Gabon at Libreville airport, you will need to complete the following steps:

Fill out the form before their arrival https://www.libreville-aeroport.com/covid-registration/

Present proof of a negative result of a PCR test for COVID-19 carried out no more than five days before the date of boarding in the country of origin at a center approved by the health authorities of that country;

Submit to a PCR test for COVID-19 as soon as you land at an airport in Gabon;

If you are not vaccinated (Gabonese, foreign residents, non-residents) coming from another country, you will be required to quarantine for 24 hours in one of the selected hotels (at your expense). Reservations must be made before departure on the site: https://voyageurs.assistcovid19.ga.

Comments:

If you have a covid-19 vaccination card you will be exempt from quarantine.


What can you do in Gabon?

Gabon is a tropical country which is characterized by two rainy periods and two dry periods in a year.

The tropical forest represents 80% of Gabon which shelters a very rich and varied fauna, there are more than 700 species of birds and more than 150 species of mammals, in particular the great apes, gorillas, chimpanzees, mandrills, as well as a large population of forest elephants.

Going on a safari in the forests during the rainy season is quite a feat given the intensity of the rainfall.

We recommend, to take full advantage of your safari, to come to Gabon during dry periods, that is to say from June to September and December to February.


What can you do in Gabon during these different periods:

Your destination in Gabon will depend on the goals you set for yourself. You have several possibilities, observe and track the great apes, take a walk of several days in the tropical forest to discover the fauna and flora, or culturally get to know the different ethnic groups that inhabit Gabon.


#SafariMandrills and #chimpanzees in July August.


The #Lopé-Okanda park is home to the largest population of mandrills in Africa, around 100,000 individuals and around 2,000 chimpanzees. July and August or even September, the mating period is a good time to meet them.

To better approach them, we organize bivouacs over several days in the Lopé park, supervised by guides who know perfectly the habits of these great apes. The tracking will be done on foot over several hours through the savannah and the gallery forests and approach them to see them living in their natural environment and photograph them to immortalize these different moments.


Walk through #parcIvindo on foot for a week


Discover the tropical forest on foot for more than a week, discover the Kongou waterfalls, descend the Ivindo river by canoe, bivouac in the middle of the forest. You will have the opportunity to meet the forest elephants during your journey, feed yourself with the products of the fishing of your guides, and observe in the Baï de Langoué the wild fauna which comes to feed, in particular the elephant, the gorilla western plains, African buffalo, river hog, and a resident population of sitatunga as well as many bird species.


Go meet the #pygmies in the middle of the forest


From Lambaréné, descend the Ngounie River by canoe to discover the villages of the ethies, #Akele, Fang, and especially #Tsogo, and after a bivouac in the village of #Egono you will head towards the "Tranquille" village of the Pygmies on the ikobe track in the middle of the virgin forest in the Chaillu massif near the Waka park. During your stay in the "Tranqille" village, you will participate and discover a traditional way of life based on hunting (with a spear or assegai, traps and machetes), and collection (fruit, honey, etc.). In the evening you will attend the traditional rites practiced within the framework of dances of the Bwiti religion.#Akele, Fang, and especially #Tsogo, and after a bivouac in the village of #Egono you will head towards the "Tranquille" village of the Pygmies on the ikobe track in the middle of the virgin forest in the Chaillu massif near the Waka park. During your stay in the "Tranqille" village, you will participate and discover a traditional way of life based on hunting (with a spear or assegai, traps and machetes), and collection (fruit, honey, etc.). In the evening you will attend the traditional rites practiced within the framework of dances of the Bwiti religion.


Other discoveries await you in the south of Gabon, the gorillas accustomed to Doussala, the observation of whales from July to September or turtles from November to February in #Mayumba, the discovery by canoe of the mangroves, wildlife to #SetteCama and the #Loango National Park to end your journey by canoe to Lambaréné by going up the Ogooué River.


How to prepare your next trip to Gabon with Gabon voyage Afrique Online

Once you have signed your contract with Gabon Voyage Afrique Online, we recommend that you register on the e-visa platform and if you are European nationals, send us your documents quickly.

As soon as we receive these, we take steps locally to obtain the exemption from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and send it to the e-visa service.

To find out more, our E-tourism sales department responds to your requests by return, simply explain your project by visiting our site. https://www.gabon-voyage-afrique.online

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