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Unlike its lively neighbours, Gabon makes for the perfect destination for a tranquil getaway. Its lush wildlife and endless rainforests make for a splendid and mesmerizing destination trip if you are looking for a quick getaway. Take a step into this wonderful part of the Atlantic Coast and discover the adventure waiting for you today.
Begin your journey from the destination of Mayumba. The unpopulated beaches here are best for a tranquil adventure and also home to the leather back turtles during hatching season. Tchibanga is your next destination where you can get in touch with the local culture and flavour through its traditional goods and rural cuisines. Next, travel to Koulamoutou which has plenty of natural attractions and also known for its active nightlife. Travel onwards to Lastoursville which is best known for its palm oil production and its caves which enjoy the status of the UNESCO World Heritage. Your next destination will be Kango, which is known for its wildlife and lush forests. The capital city of Libreville is your next destination. Its splendid beaches, sculptures and its iconic tree sanctuary will provide you with plenty to visit and explore. You can end your journey here at this coastal area for a wonderful trip.
There is a perfect blend of the natural attractions and few historic artifacts that make for a perfect visit. Amongst the natural attractions, you can visit the Lope National Park which contains the last remnants of the grass savannas since the Ice Age and home to several fauna species. Loango National Park is home to several habitat types which vary from marine, coastal and mangrove types amongst many others. Apart from this, the Bateke Plateau National Park is another mesmerizing attraction that is a must visit and explore especially since it has a rich cultural and natural significance to the country. For those looking to explore the local culture first hand must explore the marche Mont Bouet which is the largest market in the country and with hundreds of stalls selling a variety of goods and items.
The Gabonese cuisines comprise of a delightful blend of the indigenous flavours with an influence from the French. Some of the dishes that are a must try include the fufu, brochettes and the nyembwe. Smoked fish is also consumed along with various other seafood dishes. To satisfy your sweet tooth, you can opt for the beignets, baked bananas served with sour cream and brown sugar or even mashed plantains. Most of the meals are served with a variety of different spices which are extremely spicy. Gastronome adventures can try out the bush meats like antelope, wild boar and monkey but you have to develop a taste for it. For the beverages, you can opt for the locally brewed beer or even the fruit juices made fresh here.
Nature walks and trekking are some of the popular activities to do here. You can even go for an overnight safari and camp under the star lit skies which will make for a mesmerizing view. If you are looking for the perfect adventure, the coastal area makes for the perfect location. While you can go swimming or diving, you can even come face to face with the local marine animals. You can watch the leather back turtles as they come ashore to lay eggs or even watch them hatch during the right season time.
While there are plenty of things to do here, there is also plenty of memories to take back home. However, you would not want these memories to be affected by any incidents or mishaps that can hamper your trip or even risk your safety. To prepare for any eventuality, you must be prepared with a safety net. Flexicover, with its range of single trip travel insurance, multi-trip travel insurance, gap-year travel insurance and many other covers, ensures that you are well equipped for every eventuality.
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