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The national capital Libreville is located 90 miles (145 kilometers) northeast of Port Gentil.
To really understand the Gabon lifestyle get out and tour the Port Gentil's surrounding area.
This region boasts plenty of gentle pursuits. Set aside some time for wildlife watching or shore fishing and feel your worries drift away.
The food in this area has its own aromas and flavors so don't miss the opportunity to visit Gabon's cafés and restaurants. Commonly used ingredients in Gabon are bushbutter and mangoes. Popular meals include manioc (cassava) and cooked bush meat, but of course there are many more Gabon dishes for real food lovers. Baked banana, a great way to finish your meal. Taste a popular beverages such as coconut milk.
One of the delights of world travel is learning new languages, so pick up a little French during your stay. Why not try using "Je viens de..." This is the French way to say "I come from..." Yet another helpful example is "Comment est-ce que vous vous appelez ?" (What's your name?).
You'll be reluctant to bid "Au revoir / À bientôt" (farewell) to this memorable spot.