Gabon Transportation

  • pirogue on the Noya river
    pirogue on the Noya river
    by kokoryko
  • Piroue on the Ogowe river near Lambarene
    Piroue on the Ogowe river near Lambarene
    by kokoryko
  • Boat on the Ogowe in Lambarene
    Boat on the Ogowe in Lambarene
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Gabon Transportation

  • The Airport

    Getting to Libreville is fairly tough - most major airlines do not fly there directly. For my route, I had to fly to Casablanca and take Royal Air Maroc. Even then my flight was only a scheduled stop over in Libreville where a handful of people just got out before it continued on to its main destination of Malabo in Equatorial Guinea.Apparently the...

  • By raft

    My colleague Lothar made build a raft to cross over a small river. I could put this in the warning and dangers as he almost lost his vehicle when we began to pull the raft over the water.We finally decided to repai a bridge nearby. Well this is only for the picture of this guy dreaming to cross the river with his car on the raft. . . .

  • The old roads.

    The forestry people have cut many roads into the forest to reach the places where they could exploit the forest; when they have finished after a few years they leave the area and nobody maintains the roads. The bridges are sometimes the only trace after a few years and the forest comes back and covers quickly the roads where some foot paths may be...

  • The trans Gabon train

    In the beginning 80's the Trans-Gabon railway was under construction and I could only see the portion between Libreville and Njole. This train now links Libreville with Franceville (420km). it is mainly used for goods (wood, ore, ) transportation,and there is a passenger service which seems irregular.With colleagues from the ministry of mines we...

  • The taxi brousse

    Beside the boats on rivers the taxi brousse is the usual transport mean in Gabon, when people need to go far distances. These vehicles are generally cheap and in Gabon I never have seen a European in this kind of vehicle. The drivers as I could see them on the road are very fast but they stop at every settlement and it may take one day to travel...

  • Bigger boats

    For short distances on rivers you may use the pirogue, but for longer distances you can use bigger boats like the one here in Lambarene which made the trip between Lambarene and Port Gentil on the coast.Tugboats like the one on the other picture are sometimes used by locals when by chance it goes the way they want and the captain is in good mood to...

  • on water!

    In the rain forest there is rain, >>>>>>> which means lots of water >>>>>>>rivers and lakes. The small dugout canoes (pirogue) are the most efficient means of transport, specially in small rivers. These can be found and hired in most of villages. Probably the same applies today;the prices certainly changed,...

  • flight from Libreville to Port Gentil

    You can buy cheaper plane tickets in Gabon from Libreville to Port Gentil on airlines that aren't in the travel agents computer. It costs jsut GBP 23 for a one way ticket locally; so if you add on ticket from libreville is more than this don't buy it.

  • The better to get to Gabon is...

    The better to get to Gabon is by plane. I went there via Paris with Air France. Plane tickets are VERY expansive. Gabon isn't a touristic neither a business place. As an exemple: Montreal-Paris-Libreville and Libreville-Paris-Montreal = 2500 CAN$The best way to travel accross Libreville (and the cheapest) is taxi. You can have a 'course' (the...

  • The best way to get to Gabon...

    The best way to get to Gabon the best way is by plain.Rent a car, 4 wheel drive, for local travel. There are not to many roads in Gabon that you can drive with a normal car.There is a train from Libre ville to Fance Ville. France ville is the town the president of Gabon is born.

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