Malaria is common, so visitors should take malaria pills and a mosquito net when travelling in Gabon.HIV/AIDS is, unfortunately, a common disease in Gabon with 8% 1 in 12 of adults infected.


The people are generally very friendly, respectful and helpful to visitors.


LanguagesĀ  French official, Fang, Myene, Nzebi, Bapounou/Eschira, Bandjabi

Very few people speak English in Gabon, so some knowledge of French is an asset.