Getting to Gabon

Getting to Libreville, Gabon is relatively easy from Europe. Direct flights are possible from Paris, France and most other countries have one or more stopovers. Turkish Airlines also offers direct flights. From within Africa, it's possible to fly direct from South Africa. Other countries, such as Camaroon, also offer direct flights, although it's quite unlikely that many tourists will be coming from Camaroon. It is not advisable to drive to Gabon from any of the safari countries featured on Your African Safari. 

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The following airlines travel to Gabon

Afric Aviation

Scheduled and charter domestic operations in Gabon. Created in 2009, AFRIC AVIATION has truly established herself as a safe, demanding, and punctual airline company. Its fleet, made up with various aircraft adapted for every situation, provides personalized innovative solutions compliant with customer requirements. Based on a quality service and on the respect of the highest aeronautical standards for maintenance, operations and safety, AFRIC AVIATION relationships with customers and partners are based on trust and long term. Indeed, AFRIC AVIATION operates for oil and oil-related industries. At the same time, AFRIC AVIATION has been operating since 2010 a scheduled line linking Port-Gentil to Libreville.

Air France

The French flag carrier. Air France, stylized as AIRFRANCE, is the French flag carrier headquartered in Tremblay-en-France,. It is a subsidiary of the Air France-KLM Group and a founding member of the SkyTeam global airline alliance. As of 2013 Air France serves 36 destinations in France and operates worldwide scheduled passenger and cargo services to 168 destinations in 93 countries (including Overseas departments and territories of France.

Also flies to: Botswana Democratic Republic of Congo Kenya Madagascar Mozambique Namibia South Africa Zimbabwe
Camair-Co

7 destinations in Central and West Africa and 1 in France. Camair-Co is based in Douala, Cameroon has about 438 employees coming from various nationalities. It officially started its operation March 28, 2011 with an inaugural flight home Douala-Yaounde-Douala and a long-haul flight Douala-Yaounde-Paris the same day.

Chapman Freeborn Airchartering

Chapman Freeborn is Africa’s leading aircraft charter company, with a proven reputation for innovation, expertise and professionalism. Established in 1973, Chapman Freeborn has four decades of experience providing specialised group and VIP passenger charter solutions across the African continent and around the globe. Chapman Freeborn is renowned for arranging dedicated air charter transportation for VIP clients’ unique safari itineraries, often assisting with movements to and from the most remote areas of the continent, always to an exacting standard. With more than 30 locations strategically located across 6 continents, the company’s local - and global - coverage is truly unparalleled.

Eagle Air

Based in Kampala, operates scheduled and charter services across eastern and central Africa. Eagle Air is a Private Ltd Company specialising in the provision of Charter and Schedule Air services both within Uganda and around the East & Central Africa Region. Eagle Air was incorporated as an air operator in June 1994.

Also flies to: Democratic Republic of Congo Kenya Malawi Mozambique Rwanda Tanzania Uganda Zimbabwe
Kenya Airways

The flag carrier of Kenya. Kenya Airways was established in February 1977 following the breakup of the East African Community and subsequent disbanding of the jointly-owned East African Airways. KQ now flies to over 60 destinations around the world with over 40 being in Africa. The network expands to many more destinations with partnerships from Codeshare partners. Our Vision is to consistently be a Safe & Profitable Airline that Guarantees World Class Service.

Lufthansa

The flag carrier of Germany. The Lufthansa Group is a global aviation group with a total of around 540 subsidiaries and equity investments, which in the financial year 2014 were organised into five operating segments: Passenger Airline Group, Logistics, MRO, Catering and, up to the end of 2014, IT Services. All the segments occupy a leading position in their respective markets.

Royal Air Maroc - RAM

The Moroccan national carrier founded in 1957. Royal Air Maroc has been awarded the prize of “Best Regional Airline for Africa” by Skytrax. The evaluation is the result of an online, airline satisfaction survey in which more than 18 million customers in more than 160 countries took part between August 2013 and May 2014. The campaign plans to use the existing destinations from Casablanca to North America, Europe and Africa as well as new lines.

Also flies to: Democratic Republic of Congo
South African Airways (SAA)

National airline of South Africa. At South African Airways we are the proud national airline of South Africa. We offer great value flights to and from South Africa as well as within our beautiful country. We are committed to the highest standards in everything we do and aim to deliver a world-class experience on every flight. Plan and book your flights with us and experience why we are one of the leading airlines in Africa.

Turkish Airlines

The national flag carrier airline of Turkey. Turkish Airlines, one of the most preferred leading European air carrier with global network coverage thanks to its strict compliance with flight safety, reliability, product line, service quality and competitiveness while maintaining its identity as the flag carrier of Turkey.

Also flies to: Democratic Republic of Congo Kenya Rwanda South Africa Tanzania Uganda Zambia
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About Gabon

Capital:
Libreville
Population:
1.5 million
Currency:
Total area:
267,667 km² (103,347 miles²)
Wildlife:
Languages:
French
Airports:
Libreville (LBV)

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Voltage and plug type

  • Type C (220V) Type C (220V)

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Pangolin
Pangolin
Lowland gorilla
Lowland gorilla
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Leopard
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Mandrill
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