Advices to Travellers

Tips to help you prepare for your trip


FORMALITIES
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


VISA


VACCINATION
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 &amp, B hepatitis.
  • Malaria : Gabon is listed as a zone 3 risk area.
  • Source : http://www.pasteur.fr/


INSURANCE 
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
By plane, check international and national flights, as well as airlines at the Libreville Airport (ADL) :




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
  • 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)
Shoes
  • Walking shoes
  • An extra pair of shoes (in case the first pair gets wet)
  • Plastic sandals
Accessories
  • Cap
  • Sunglasses
  • 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
 Heath
  • 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




FURTHER ADVICE
For further information (time zones, climate, currency…), please refer to our welcome webpage under « Gabon »

Donations
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
  • Books
  • 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.


LIBREVILLE                        
« Consulat Général de France » in Libreville :                                                          
          BP: 2161
          Ph: 74 34 20 ou 74 34 21                                                                                
Emergency: 177
El Rapha Clinic in Libreville: 44 70 00                                                      
Group practice: 74 31 31 or 74 32 32
http://gabonphonebook.com/sante/h%C3%B4pitaux-cliniques-polycliniques/


PORT-GENTIL
« Consulat de France » in Port-Gentil:
BP: 511
Ph: 55 20 86
Dr Bui Van Lam: 07 29 66 25
Mandji Clinic: 74 35 56


Permis d’Aventure
The camp of «ECO-VILLAGE D’ENAMINO»
BP 13025 – Libreville - GABON


In Gabon:
(00 241) 07 98 88 34  Philippe (preferably by text message because the phone network does not cover all areas)
In France:
(00 33) 06 43 97 60 62 Nanou


Emails :
enamino@gmail.com
robin.phil2@voila.fr