The 16 hectares of forest containing some 170 different species of trees of the Arboretum Sibang is located near to 8PK in Libreville.
The site that was created March 31, 1954 and is opened to the public, including researchers, scientists,
healers and other visitors. It presents and promotes the scientific, medicinal and ecologically rich woodland heritage of Gabon.
The Arboretum was presented as a museum of trees, which includes species of the estuary and some that are the hallmarks of Gabon's
natural heritage, such as Okoume, Chocolatier or Ebony.Libreville, Gabon
Among the many places of worship Libreville, it is a remarkable church of Saint Michel Nkembo. Its construction began in 1967 because
it was necessary to replace the old church became too small. Its bell tower was nevertheless retained. If the architecture part is relatively
simple against its originality lies in the sculptures. Located not far from the bus station to PK3 on the national one, it has the distinction of having been
built with local materials. its pillars, friezes above the lintels and the altar of the Blessed Sacrament on summers carved by a deaf-mute artist
originally from Gabon Lambaréné, Zephirin Lendogno. Completed in the 2000s, it now offers a capacity of over 1000 seats in the main part and 2000 in the
amphitheater. The kévasingo, one of the hardest woods of the Gabonese forest, was used for the doors of the facade. All panels are adorned with traditional
decorative motifs carved columns and 35 fully describing the Old and New Testament surround the building.Libreville, Gabon
This small village called Donguila is located on the right bank of the Komo River and to achieve this we take the Nationale 1
Ntoum up (towards Lambaréné) leaving Libreville by the famous PK12. Donguila the Catholic mission is one of the oldest in
the country and two years after its implementation the village will sprout houses, schools, workshops, gardens, food plantations and a chapel.
Donguila continues to exist thanks to the boarding school that also live in the parish. If during a Mass is harvested from 1000 to 2000 of our francs (€ 3.5)
from the faithful, it is truly a great miracle because the villagers have a reputation for not particularly very open hand toward the Church.
this church is listed World Heritage Site by UNESCO and it is an identical reconstruction of the old mission.Donguila, Gabon
The official history says it starts when Savorgnan Pierre de Brazza arrived in the village the first time. It is said that he found
so beautiful that he decided to call "pretty", it was in 1883. Over time and under the influence of language Fang (local language)
the name changed to become first "N'zouli" and then under the influence this time of the French language, it took its present form N'djolé.
You naturally understand that this is the history of the name, not that of "Ndjoléens" because it is well before the arrival of Brazza.
Located along the navigable area Ogooué (the longest river of Gabon), it has two sides and among them a historic island, the island Samory.
The missionaries were the first to settle in creating in 1897 the Mission of Saint Michel Ndjolé on the left bank, another identical Mission was built
later added on the right side because of the dangers of the canoe crossing. City Multi-ethnic and cultural true cosmopolitan place where different ethnicities
(Fang, Kota, Punu) live in full harmony. Located 225 km from Libreville on the national N1, Ndjolé remains the undeniable crossroads to reach by car to reach other
On the other side of the bank, at the crossroads, on the left, the second bridge said "swallows" connects
the island to the southern districts, including the Isaac neighborhood where there are a good number of hotels , restaurants and various shops.
It is also on the banks of this arm of the Ogooué, two markets in the city, facing each other. To get there, you can also take a boat to the pier.
The hospital Schweitzer: at the entrance of the resort, a large green sign points left towards the hospital-village
created in 1924 by "the great doctor." The old buildings, vacant now be visited. One may be struck by their age, however,
we must not forget the history of this institution. The house of Dr is now a museum that we visit. We discover his simply
furnished room, his cluttered desk as if to finish an urgent letter! A piano, objects and documents tell the life and work of this extraordinary man.Lambaréné, Gabon
Half-day excursion from ambaréné. This pretty little lake is located downstream of the Protestant mission Andendé.
The ride is a bit more adventurous as fast just lie to the lake entrance. It is therefore necessary to have an experienced boatman.
The lake is sparsely populated fishing camps settled there in the dry season.Lambaréné, Gabon
Plan a day trip and a picnic. Azingo The lake is located on the border of the Nature Reserve Wonga-Wongué.
To access it in the dry season, choose an experienced guide because there are sandbanks, eddies ... and hippos!
This lake has given its name to the national football team.Lambaréné, Gabon
Located 160 km from Libreville, Bifoun is at the crossroads of Lambaréné south Oyern north Ndjolé,
Makokou Koulamoutou Franceville and to the east, west Libreville. This crossroads, old market, is bristling
with big rocks that are as many seats for the youth of the village, and shelter for the goats! All around,
refreshment stalls, stalls, fruit stalls of straw used to make a stop. While refreshing, you can listen to the comments on the country's life.Bifoun, Gabon