Travel Blogs from Gabon

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Gabão a todo gás (Fr+Pt), Ndjolé, Gabon travel blog

Gabão a todo gás (Fr+Pt)

A travel blog entry by ikono

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... la moindre occasion trouvée par ces gens pour nous exiger du fric ils s'accrochent comme des mouches à la merde. Bien heureusement, le Gabon fit l'exception pour mon grand soulagement. Cependant on ne me laissa pas passer la nuit à la frontière et on ...

Gabon's Story, Lope Wildlife Reserve, Gabon travel blog

Gabon's Story

A travel blog entry by hmax

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... Wolves" and expected herds of bison to come stampeding over the far away rolling hills. What did seem to lack in all of Gabon was any signs of agriculture or commerce, apart from logging. It makes me wonder how sustainable the country's economy will be ...

Chasse aux visas, libreville, Gabon travel blog

Chasse aux visas

A travel blog entry by vmarchal

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... première fois, on a refusé mon dossier, car je présentais un passeport valide qui ne contenait pas le visa du Gabon. Car à Libreville chaque consulat vérifie votre situation au Gabon. J'en profite pour gouter le hérisson, crocodile, la sauce odika ...

Retour gabon, Libreville, Gabon travel blog

Retour gabon

A travel blog entry by vmarchal

Des l'arrivée de l'avion direction la ...

Parc National de la Lope, Lope, Gabon travel blog

Parc National de la Lope

A travel blog entry by vmarchal

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Le parc national de la Lope est facilement accessible par le train. Ce dernier étant la véritable colonne vertébrale du pays. Il est lent mais moderne. Lope était l'occasion de voir les mandrills mais ces derniers qui sont normalement radio-trackés, ...

Don't Try This At Home, Libreville, Gabon travel blog

Don't Try This At Home

A travel blog entry by dan-levitan

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... nbsp;    The Bwiti religion has been practiced for hundreds of years in Central Africa especially in Gabon and neighboring Cameroon.  Bwiti beliefs combine animism, ancestor worship, and varying degrees a Christianity ...

Day 115 - Gabon, Bush Camp - Heated Discussions, Libreville, Gabon travel blog

Day 115 - Gabon, Bush Camp - Heated Discussions

A travel blog entry by oliveramber

... mother taught me "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all".  Had lunch once in Gabon.  No problem getting through the boarders.  All very quick and easy.  Yippeeeee just what we ...

Dinner with The Ship's Captain, still at sea, Gabon travel blog

Dinner with The Ship's Captain

A travel blog entry by aniseh

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Last night Matthew and I were invited to have dinner with the Captain. They hold fancy dinners, and rotate through the faculty and other participants for who to invite. We got invited via beautiful printed invitation (with our names printed in it - ...

Var är alla människor?, Ndendé, Gabon travel blog

Var är alla människor?

A travel blog entry by surrburken

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... nästan som om många av byarna övergivits, trots att husen verkade vara av mycket bättre standard än hyddorna i till exempel Kamerun. Gabon låter som ett spännande resmål och har faktiskt mycket att erbjuda om man kan snyta pengar ur näsan, ...

Day 115 - Gabon, Bush Camp - Heated Discussions, Libreville, Gabon travel blog

Day 115 - Gabon, Bush Camp - Heated Discussions

A travel blog entry by oliveramber

... mother taught me "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all".  Had lunch once in Gabon.  No problem getting through the boarders.  All very quick and easy.  Yippeeeee just what we ...

0 degrees, 0 minutes & 10 seconds South - Equator, The Equator, Gabon travel blog

0 degrees, 0 minutes & 10 seconds South - Equator

A travel blog entry by aniseh

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Heard over the intercom (spoken officially, and with a dry, British accent)   "Hello. This is your Captain. In a few moments time, we will be crossing the Meridian Parallel or as you know it, The Equator. Due to ocean swells today, you will not ...

Equatorial Crossing ... & the antics that go w/it!, In the sea at the Equator!, Gabon travel blog

Equatorial Crossing ... & the antics that go w/it!

A travel blog entry by aniseh

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We crossed the Equator! Whoo hoo! We're in the southern hemisphere now, and we've been watching the stars from our balcony to see the changes in the sky. The weather is COMPLETELY different; sweatshirts are no longer needed, and the staff have been ...

Very Fatigue, Bitam, Gabon travel blog

Very Fatigue

A travel blog entry by phileasfarx

... . A six o'clock departure from Douala took me first to Yaoundé where I would need to change buses to head south towards the Gabon border. I remember little of this journey, as I spent most of the time nodding to sleep and, inevitably, waking myself up ...

Leconi, Leconi, Gabon travel blog

Leconi

A travel blog entry by vmarchal

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Normalement on vient à Leconi pour voir les canyons. Tant pis je ne les verrai pas, moi c'était plutôt bonne bouffe, TV et faire le ...

Arrivée du train, franceville, Gabon travel blog

Arrivée du train

A travel blog entry by vmarchal

Le train au Congo ressemble plus au train en Europe qu'au train au tiers monde. Tant mieux. Et les gares sont bien organisés. ...

Indende - Always find a way!, Lastoursville, Gabon travel blog

Indende - Always find a way!

A travel blog entry by beattie99

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... a beer with the new friends! Norbit and his team... Thank you. Adrian didn't do to bad a job himself (man likes to tighten bolts!) Erm remind me who was bored of Gabon!!! Hmm suppose I have to thank Combrink for his help... Again! Never hear the end of ...

Crossing the equator, Lastoursville, Gabon travel blog

Crossing the equator

A travel blog entry by beattie99

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... western lowland gorillas... Lets hope! Had a great breakfast in the next village (oh dear...clearly not a lot has happened!) Gabon roads are quite simply incredible, im sure designed by a racing driver! Perfect tar and banking sweeping bends through the ...

Harsh reality, Lastoursville, Gabon travel blog

Harsh reality

A travel blog entry by beattie99

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Decided to crack on with the journey and save the wildlife tour for southern Africa, unfortunately with all the best intention and vision Gabon just isn't set up for tourism yet. Had the the most amazing ride out of Lope, the total ride was 230km of off ...

Bad Title, Lambarene, Gabon travel blog

Bad Title

A travel blog entry by phileasfarx

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Legal limbo. It appears this does not present a problem in Africa.  This was the second time I got stamped out of one country but failed to get an entry stamp for the next on the same day (Senegal-Mali was the other).  Each time I have ...

To the border, Mboungou, Gabon travel blog

To the border

A travel blog entry by mikeandmary

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... to the border with Congo. We tried shopping for some fruit, but it seems very scarce and we have not been able to get any in Gabon. On the road we had nice views of the river and the mountains and the road was pleasant to drive. We parked up in the ...

Into Gabon, Eboro, Gabon travel blog

Into Gabon

A travel blog entry by mikeandmary

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On departure we are now heading for the border with Gabon, our first Central African country. The roads have been good but we have been slowed down by the continuous police checks all though they did not ask for bribes. We reached the border OK and had no ...

Towards the national park, Amvémé, Gabon travel blog

Towards the national park

A travel blog entry by mikeandmary

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... sleep. We then set off to head for the National Park at Lope hoping to see lots more animals. It is very pleasant driving in Gabon as nobody is hooting all the time, the roads are good and the views are great. On this leg we passed the Equator and so are ...

Border again, Doussala, Gabon travel blog

Border again

A travel blog entry by mikeandmary

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... and without potholes. This slowed us down a bit but we still managed to reach the border. We have found that so far Gabon has certainly been the cleanest and friendliest country in Africa. The people have planted flowers around the house and cut the grass ...

Day 116 - Gabon, Libreville - Food Alert, Libreville, Gabon travel blog

Day 116 - Gabon, Libreville - Food Alert

A travel blog entry by oliveramber

... Hope you're not too bored yet cause this is a long story....... Drama at the airport. Arrived to find only information and Gabon air was open. Neither of which could book us tickets. They said check in might be able to but we had no money - ...

Габон, Libreville, Gabon travel blog

Габон

A travel blog entry by 2africa

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Габон. . Либервилль – столица Габона. Сплю ...

Габон, Libreville, Gabon travel blog

Габон

A travel blog entry by 2africa

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Габон. . Либервилль – столица Габона. Сплю ...

Габон, Libreville, Gabon travel blog

Габон

A travel blog entry by 2africa

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Габон. . Либервилль – столица Габона. Сплю ...

Габон, Libreville, Gabon travel blog

Габон

A travel blog entry by 2africa

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Габон. . Либервилль – столица Габона. Сплю ...

Hey, let's move to Gabon, Lamberene, Gabon travel blog

Hey, let's move to Gabon

A travel blog entry by shaunandkaren

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... the 'expensive' capital city of Libreville and believe it or not, once we left, we were saying 'Hey, let's move to Gabon'. Our first impressions of Libreville were that it was modern and Westernised, maybe the most Westernised city we had visited in ...

Gabon, Lambarene, Gabon travel blog

Gabon

A travel blog entry by andrewsinclair

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... pit. Dist cov. = 224 km 4th - Finally reached Franceville, which is spread over rolling green hills cut with laterite roads and is Gabon's third largest city (population wise) - it is situated on the Bateke Plateau.  We had 4hrs to explore, but as ...

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