Located on the northwest coast of the country, Libreville is the political and administrative capital of Gabon. The city therefore takes advantage of its coastal location, the sea being 20 minutes from the city center and 10 minutes from the airport.
You will be welcomed on your arrival by the human warmth of the Gabonese always ready to help. In addition to the taxis available at your arrival (journey from 1000 FCFA), you will also have the choice between the shuttle from the hotel where you will stay and the meter taxis that you can contact at the following address:http://sogatra.ga/contact.html
"Mbolo" is the usual greeting for all the people of Gabon. In addition, to show respect to an elder or to mark attention, one will say "Mbolo mum or Mbolo dad". So, don't be surprised to hear "Mama Sophie", "Papa Jean" on the street!
Libreville is a cosmopolitan city, also, the cohabitation between Gabonese and the foreign community present in Gabon is peaceful, essential element that the government of the country advocates. You will meet Anglophone, Asian and especially Francophone communities.
The capital is divided into three municipalities (Libreville, Akanda and Owendo) in which you will find quality housing, apartments or villas with modern designs, the rental price varying between 250 000 and 1 000 000 FCA.
You can also find the Great Shopping Center of Libreville MBOLO and its galleries (Aldo, Guess, City Sport, Celio), and all the communes are equipped with shops of proximity or mini-markets (Import Price, SanGel, CECADO, Libres Services de Quartier), it is moreover the same signs which one finds inside countries.
For your business or tourist trip to Gabon, you can stay in hotels located a few minutes from the airport or directly in the city center. The setting is comfortable, the cleanliness of the premises is correct, the rooms are all equipped with free WIFI, TV set, split with access to parking. You can also choose hotels with swimming pools and restaurants offering local, African and Western menus.
In addition to these hotels, you can also enjoy the relaxing and tourist environment offered by the various lodges located in Libreville and in the interior of the country.
In the morning, between two appointments, you can enjoy the tea rooms located in the city center which is the place where most administrations and companies are located.
At noon, enjoy the restaurants located on the seaside boulevard 20 minutes from the city centre, or have lunch in one of the many restaurants in the city to discover several types of gastronomy. Meal rates vary between 10 000 FCFA and 35 000 FCFA.
For your night outings, prefer the Louis district where most nightclubs, karaoke and dancing are located. Allow at least 5000 per person for one drink.
You can also enjoy shows and film screenings at the Institut Français du Gabon.
For more information: http://www.institutfrancais-gabon.com
You can easily travel, inside the country, by plane, boat, train or car. Travel companies such as Air France, Turkish Airlines, Royal Air Maroc, Ethiopian Airlines are present to ensure external flights 7 days a week.
As digital infrastructures are developed, you can stay connected to the rest of the world.
Some useful addresses to benefit from airport assistance or to rent a vehicle:
Service d'Assistance Aéroportuaire (EAAA Gabon)
Haut de Gué Gué, Saoti entrance
BP : 36213
Tel : 01 73 00 64
Portable : 03 29 52 39
Web : www.eaaa.pro
rent a car
Avenue de Cointet
BP : 1015
Tel : 01 76 12 78
Portable : 04 46 94 60 / 04 46 94 61 / 06 80 88 72 / 06 80 88 62