Flights to Gabon - Experience African culture and wildlife
Gabon, a country located in Central Africa, is best known for its rich wildlife, panoramic landscapes, and unique soapstone carvings. Gabonese people are very proud of
their culture and traditions, evident from the dedication and talent with which they make beautiful handicrafts, stone carvings called Pierre de M'bigou, and masks.
Experience the charm of Gabon’s wilderness and wildlife as you tour around the various national parks.
Best time to visit Gabon
Generally, Gabon experiences a tropical climate with humid weather conditions. The average temperature remains around 27 °C throughout the year, while the humidity
factor is around 80%. The months of June to September or mid-December to January are ideal to visit Gabon, when the weather is dry.
How to reach Gabon
Regular flight services are available to Libreville International Airport, the major airport in Gabon. Top domestic and international airlines which offer services to
Gabon are Jet Airways, Qatar Airways, and Air India. As there are no direct flights to Gabon from India; the flight will stopover at Addis Ababa, Amsterdam, or Paris.
You can travel within the country by car, train, or bus.
Where to stay in Gabon
Libreville is one of the best places to stay in Gabon, with good facilities and reasonable prices for an overnight stay. The starting price for accommodation in
Libreville is INR 5,300. Port-Gentil is also a good option, due to its happening nightlife scene, great beaches, and zoos. But, the price for an overnight stay can go
up to INR 13,000. Enjoy staying at apartments and guest houses in Libreville at starting prices of INR 6,000 and INR 12,000 respectively.
Must-visit places in Gabon
The top tourist attractions in Libreville include St. Michael Church in Nkembo which is famous for its wooden carvings, the National Museum of Arts and Traditions
where traditional artworks, masks, and musical instruments are exhibited, and Point Denis, a pristine beach known for its leatherback turtles. A visit to the scenic
Cap Esterias near Libreville is a must-do for travelers.
Lambarene, a city located on an island in river Ogooue, is rich in wildlife, of which you can get a closer look near the lake area.
Lopé National Park, Bateke Plateau National Park, Loango National Park, Akanda National Park, and the Pongara National Park, are places where you can experience the
beauty of wilderness and wildlife at its best. Spot elephants, buffaloes, monkeys, gorillas, panthers, crocodiles, and parrots while visiting these national
Must-buys in Gabon
Shop for locally made handicraft items from the markets in Libreville. Stone carvings, wooden masks, figurines, and traditional musical instruments are the main
attractions of these markets. Village des Artisans in Gabon is the ideal place to shop for souvenirs that reflect the culture and traditions of Africa.
Cuisine of Gabon
Gabonese cuisine incorporates exotic varieties of meat into the dishes, including antelope, monkey, and wild boar. Cassava, rice, and yam form the major part of their
diet along with fruits like bananas, guavas, mangoes, and papayas. Nyembwe (chicken with pine nuts), Fufu (a dish made from cassava), and meat stew are some of the
delicacies worth sampling in Gabon.
•Which airlines offer cheap air tickets to Gabon?
The airlines which offer cheap air tickets to Gabon are Jet Airways, Qatar Airways, and Air India.
•What is the time difference between India and Gabon?
India is ahead of Gabon by 4 hours and 30 minutes.
•What is the average time taken to reachLibreville from major Indian cities?
Bangalore to Libreville: 18 hours and 35 minutes
Chennai to Libreville: 20 hours and 15 minutes
Mumbai to Libreville: 10 hours and 35 minutes
New Delhi to Libreville: 12 hours and 50 minutes
•What are the major layover airports for connecting flights from Indian cities to Libreville?
The major layover airports for connecting flights from Indian cities to Libreville are Addis Ababa, Amsterdam, and Paris.
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