TRAVELLING TO GABON
'' TERANGA '' means the reception from the local language “Wolof” in Senegal West Africa, combined with the sympathy and beauty of our young girls carefully selected in the Gabonese women. We offer you a companionship from your first visit to TERANGA, a customer contact will be transmitted and one of our best hostess awaits you at the airport to assist you for any formality of the trip. At TERANGA there is no “question of landing, you will be expected”
Unless you arrive with a cruise ship or by road from neighbouring countries, Commercial airlines are the only way for travellers to get to Gabon.
Gabon is well connected by air to most of the European capitals with direct flights from London and Paris by major European and African airlines. Gabon’s international airport at Libreville (LBV) is 12km from the city centre and offers travellers facilities like exchange bureaux, car rental agencies, tourist information counters, car rental agencies and duty free shops.
Royal Air-Morocco flies from Casablanca to Gabon. Air Service also flies to Douala (Cameroon), and Ethiopian Airlines flies from Addis Ababa.
South African Airways "SAA" flies direct from Johannesburg South Africa) to Libreville and back on Wednesdays and Fridays. Turkish Airlines has direct flights from Istanbul to Libreville.
All visitors to Gabon require visas and must possess passports valid for another six months. A variety of tourist, business, transit, single entry or multiple entry visas are issued on applying to the Gabon missions abroad
The fee for a visa to enter the country is typically €70 via the e-Visa website from one (1) to three (3) months single entry, €185 for six (6) months with multiple entries. Both have a €15 processing fee. Fees can also be paid in XAF. Payments are made on arrival at the delivery of the e-visa sticker. The visa usually takes 72 hours to be issued. This can only be issued when visit Gabon by air via Leon Mba International Airport in Libreville.
Please contact the nearest Gabonese embassy to your current destination to find out about the requirements about vaccinations for foreigners wishing to visit Gabon
TRAVELLING AROUND GABON
Flying is the quickest way of getting around Gabon, particularly as its overall affluence allows Gabon to have more than 200 airports and air fields. Various small operators fly regular scheduled flights mainly between Libreville, Oyem, Mitzic, Franceville and Port Gentil.
Though Gabon has miles and miles of roads, only about a third are sealed and tarred. Daily mini-bus services connect Libreville to Lambarene, Mouila, Oyem and Bitam and many other destinations.
Shared taxis are the other way to get from place to place and rates vary according to the distance to be traveled. Within the cities, even the capital Libreville, there are bus services but taxis are the quickest means of getting around and shared transport is the most economical. Vehicles can be hired from rental agencies in the main cities, airports and hotels; traffic drives on the right side and International Driving License/ permits are mandatory.
The Tarns-Gabon Railways is still developing new routes but has connections from Libreville, Owendo, Franceville, Bonde and Lastourville. Train services have four runs a week between Owendo and Franceville via Bonde and Lastoursville. The Trans-Gabonais connects to the border town of Mbinda on the Gabon-Congo border.
There are several boat services, ferries and river barges that ply between Libreville, Lambarene and Port Gentil on most days of the week.