Okoume Palace Hotel
Travel Blogs from Libreville
We left the Central African republic and Travelled back towards the west coast...to Libreville, capital of Gabon.
Libreville was founded 2 centuries ago by slaves freed by the French...the name means Free Town...it has gone on to become a true city, home ...
The dry season has definitely arrived in Tanzania. Everything is covered in dust and has gone from green to brown. The weather is a bit dreary, but the sun eventually peaks out from behind the clouds each day. Luckily, I was able to escape to Gabon for 10 days to enjoy the equatorial sunshine, beaches, and friends there!
My time in Gabon was amazing. I arrived at the airport and was met by Simone and her mom's bodyguard and assistant, Germaine. It was so wonderful to ...
... and driver, Simon, meet us at 8 am for an abbreviated tour of Soweto (south west of town). It is run and gun tourism and turns out to be a three and one half hour dialogue in a nice van where we just look and talk. No museums. No great monuments. They are articulate and thoughtful. They are passionate about their respective soccer teams (the Orlando Pirates and the Kaiser Chiefs) and wish that the goodwill described in the movie Invictus was more than a ...
Twenty eight hours ago I landed in Libreville, Gabon. In three and one half hours I hope to fly overnight to Johannesburg and on to Polokwane - a day late. I have missed a day of vacation in Polokwane and a chance to decompress after travel and probably a chance to see Stanford Lake College with my son. A mechanical problem on the inbound aircraft created havoc. SAA ground staff seemed surprised by the presence ...
... then jungle this was literally road then jungle all around, over the top, right on you. It was beautiful. Somewhere along the line we also had a river flowing alongside. Picturesque drive. We passed through the equator but didn't stop as there was apparently a better sign when we went through it again later on in the day. The first sign simply saying "equator" as you might expect. Our luck seemed to dwindle after ...
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- Room service
- Swimming pool