Gabon Birding Tours
The Gabonese Republic, although more commonly referred to as just Gabon, is one of the most prosperous African countries, both in terms of its high GDP, for which the country largely has to thank its vast oil reserves, and its high levels of biodiversity, for which its ideal location on the equator in west-central Africa is largely to thank. Much of Gabon is forested; due to its small population and stern government policies banning logging and deforestation, which is sadly so rife in many other African countries, almost all of the country’s seemingly endless sections of pristine forests still remain intact, a trait which makes this country rather unique in Africa.
This French-speaking central African country is bordered by the Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, and Cameroon, while the Atlantic Ocean with the Gulf of Guinea forms its western border. Gabon is a small country, relatively speaking, with its capital city, Libreville, located on the coast. Moving away from the capital development is stunted, and much of the country is rural. Gabon is primarily a low-lying country with a warm, humid climate, and in addition to the vast forested areas that cover the bulk of the country other habitat types are present and include grasslands, savannas, large rivers, and verdant coastal lagoons.