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Libreville overview

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Libreville is near the equator and the weather never becomes cold. The driest months are from June to August. Libreville's biggest festival is Independence Day on August 17, which is celebrated with parades and dancing displays. September to May bring clearer skies, but also the city's rainy season. New Year's Eve brings a city-wide party to Libreville. All year round, Libreville's beaches are popular with local residents.

Gabon overview

Libreville is the vibrant capital of Gabon, on the coast of west central Africa. Libreville is a large city that is home to some 800,000 people and it has a reputation for being both friendly and safe. Local people have a very relaxed way of life. French is widely spoken, because Gabon is a former French colony. Libreville's Seaside Boulevard is a favourite meeting place, with a beautiful setting on the Atlantic Ocean. Impressive, large Gabonese sculptures are on permanent display along the boulevard. Pointe Denis beach is on an island a 30-minute boat ride from Libreville. The beach is popular because of its wide expanse of white sand and for its water sports. Snorkelling is popular and boat hire is available at Pointe Denis. In the city centre, there are several points of interest. L'Eglise St-Michel is Libreville's cathedral, which is famous for the dozens of intricately carved wooden columns which hold up the roof. The elaborate presidential palace dates from the extravagant rule of President Omar Bongo in the 1970s. Other examples of eye-catching contemporary architecture in Libreville include the Ministry of Forestry and Environment and the building housing the Ministry of Mines and Petrol which is said to be the most photographed building in Libreville. A short taxi ride from Libreville is the Arboretum de Sibang, a preserved rainforest park which offers visitors a glimpse of the natural riches of Gabon.

Getting around Libreville

The best way to travel around Libreville is by taxi. Most local people share taxis and this is the cheapest option. You will find that people are very friendly, and sharing taxis is a great way to understand Libreville. Passengers can pay a premium to have a taxi to themselves and fares should be agreed on before the journey begins. For longer journeys, mini bus taxis can be hired.

Getting from the Airport to the City

The city is served by Libreville Leon M'ba International Airport (LBV) which is located 6.5 miles (10.5km) from central Libreville. Taxis are available at the airport. Car rental can be arranged, but should be booked in advance. You may find that car hire costs more than in Europe or the United States. Some hotels run shuttle services from the airport to the city centre. Journey time by road to central Libreville is about 20 minutes, depending on traffic.

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How much do things cost in Libreville?

A dozen eggs
£ 2.24
Bottle of wine
£ 4.75
Bottle of beer (imported beer)
£ 1.29
Bottle of local beer (0.5 litre)
£ 0.86
Clothing & Shoes
Pair of jeans
£ 83.70
Pair of Nike trainers
£ 42.98
3 course meal for 2
£ 54.29
Meal at McDonald's or similar
£ 6.14
£ 3.56
Imported beer (0.33 litre)
£ 1.49
How much does transport cost in Libreville?
Petrol (1 litre)
£ 1
1 hour taxi waiting fee
£ 4
Taxi - fixed fee
£ 0
1 mile taxi journey
£ 1

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