CAUTION: CHECK THAT ALL YOUR TRAVEL DOCUMENTS ARE STILL VALID !
- Passport with a validity of at least 6 months after return date & Entry visa
- International Vaccination log
- Photocopies of all your documents
- Flight ticket
- EMBASSY of GABON in USA
Please remember to keep your vaccination certificates up to date!
- Compulsory vaccination : yellow fever (from the age of 6 months)
- Recommended vacinnation : diphteria, tetanos, polio, typhoid, A &, B hepatitis.
- Malaria : Gabon is listed as a zone 3 risk area.
- Source : http://www.pasteur.fr/
IT IS INDISPENSABLE TO TAKE TRAVEL INSURANCE BEFORE YOUR TRIP
- Insurance coverage for illness entailing hospitalization and repatriation
- If possible, insurance coverage against accidents/all types of risks
HOW TO GO TO GABON
- Phone : (00 241) 73 82 82
WHAT TO PACK
At the equator, the weather changes quickly and a bright sunny sky can turn into rain in less than an hour !
Therefore, please do not forget to pack :
- Clothes with inconspicuous colors for safaris or forest trekking : Preferably grey, green, khaki, brown. Avoid red, yellow, orange and white which are way too flashy!
- A really waterproof jacket (and possibly, waterproof pants also)
- Light clothing
- Long-sleeved shirts or T-shirts (for cool evenings and against insects)
- Swimming gear
- Polar fleece jackets for the dry season at the ocean side (from June 15 to September 15)
- Walking shoes
- An extra pair of shoes (in case the first pair gets wet)
- Plastic sandals
- Beach towels
- Backpack (no flashy colors !)
- Torch or miner’s lamp (+ batteries) : at least one per person
- Your photo and/or video equipment
- Watertight bags or plastic ziplock pouches (freezer pouches type) to protect your photo and/or video equipment from humidity
- If you wish, silicate in small pouches to put in your watertight bags against humidity
- Filmrolls for your camera, tapes, memory sticks, batteries, chargers
- Your treatment against malaria
- If you are taking a treatment, remember to bring a prescription and pack enough medication to cover the length of your stay
- Your personal pharmacy should include : medication against diarrhoea or nausea, creams for insect bites, fungi, burns, etc.
- Insect repellent
- Sun protection
- If you wish, antiseptic handwashing gel
For further information (time zones, climate, currency…), please refer to our welcome webpage under « Gabon »
Should you wish to make a donation to a Mission or to the local people, here is a list of welcome gifts :
- Clothes /Shoes (for adults and children of all ages) : in good condition and clean
- Medicines : medical products still good for prescription (check the use-by date).
- First-aid kits.
- Toys / games (complete sets)
- School material
- Other objects or supplies in good condition
USEFUL NUMBERS AND CONTACTS
In Gabon, the dialling code is (00 241)
Landline numbers have 6 digits and cell phones 8 digits.
« Consulat Général de France » in Libreville :
Ph: 74 34 20 ou 74 34 21
El Rapha Clinic in Libreville: 44 70 00
Group practice: 74 31 31 or 74 32 32
« Consulat de France » in Port-Gentil:
Ph: 55 20 86
Dr Bui Van Lam: 07 29 66 25
Mandji Clinic: 74 35 56
The camp of «ECO-VILLAGE D’ENAMINO»
BP 13025 – Libreville - GABON
(00 241) 07 98 88 34 Philippe (preferably by text message because the phone network does not cover all areas)
(00 33) 06 43 97 60 62 Nanou