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 5.1% 1 in 20 of adults affected.


You can contact the Gabonese Embassy in Washington D.C. by mailing them a letter to 1630 #7 Connecticut Avenue, NW Washington D.C. 20009.


Languages  French official, Fang, Myene, Nzebi, Bapounou/Eschira, Bandjabi, Batéké

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


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