10 days in Gabon Itinerary

10 days in Gabon Itinerary

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10 days in Gabon Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  23​h
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h
Ogooue-Ivindo Province
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  28​h
End: Newark


Libreville ©
The capital of Gabon and home to almost half of the country's residents, Libreville differs from many African cities, with paved roads, clean streets, and luxurious residences.
Visiting Pointe-Denis Beach and Akanda National Park will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at L'Eglise St-Michel Libreville, admire the masterpieces at Musee des Arts et Traditions du Gabon (Museum of Art and Culture), get a taste of the local shopping with Marche du Mont-Bouet, and pause for some serene contemplation at Notre-dame de Lourdes.

To find out how to plan a trip to Libreville, use our trip itinerary maker.

Newark, USA to Libreville is an approximately 23-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Newark to Libreville due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newark in August, expect nights in Libreville to be about the same, around 73°F, while days are little chillier, around 80°F. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Ogooue-Ivindo Province.

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Pointe-Denis Beach ©
Pointe-Denis Beach
Akanda National Park ©
Akanda National Park
L'Eglise St-Michel Libreville ©
L'Eglise St-Michel Libreville

Ogooue-Ivindo Province

Ogooue-Ivindo Province ©
The Ogooué-Ivindo province is the northeastern-most of the nine provinces of Gabon. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Reserve de la Lope. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Ivindo National Park.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Ogooue-Ivindo Province trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Libreville to Ogooue-Ivindo Province takes 7 hours. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in August, and nighttime lows around 71°F. On the 7th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Oyem.

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Reserve de la Lope ©
Reserve de la Lope
Ivindo National Park ©
Ivindo National Park


Oyem is the capital of Woleu-Ntem province in northern Gabon, lying on the N2 road and the River Ntem.GeographyThe town lies on a plateau at an elevation of about 3000ft. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Diocese d'Oyem.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Oyem day trip planning site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ogooue-Ivindo Province to Oyem. In August in Oyem, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 71°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Oyem

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