Libreville ( LBV )


City Guide, Libreville

Libreville is the capital city of Gabon. It is the largest city in the country. The city is located on the banks of the beautiful Komo River. It lies within close proximity of the lovely waters of the Gulf of Guinea. It is served by the Libreville International airport, situated 11 kilometers away from the city.

Tourist attractions

Libreville Tours would be incomplete without a visit to the famous Tourist Attractions in Libreville. Located near the Gulf of Guinea, Libreville is the capital and largest city of Gabon. Travelers can easily visit the key Tourist Attractions in Libreville.

The posh city of Libreville offers lots of attractions. Apart from sightseeing, there are plenty of other things to do for the tourists. They can enjoy several activities like golf, tennis, horseback riding, bowling, squash, sailing. The boulevard the l'independence, running along the water, is the primary point of orientation in the city. The heart of the city is between the Presidential palace and the Novotel.

Libreville is a mixed bag of a city, wide boulevards with modern buildings can give way to ramshackle neighborhoods and areas showcasing soviet architecture at its most drab. The best way to get around Libreville to all the attractions is by taxi.

Culture and entertainment

Gabon is a country which is well positioned in Western Central Africa. The Culture of Gabon is one of the richest cultures of the world. Culture of Gabon includes music.To get a feel of the Gabonese music you can listen to the Dabany's albums. These albums were recorded in the well-known city of Los Angeles. In the Francophone Africa the Dabany's albums are very popular.Culture in Gabon also includes the tradition of myths and folktales. This country is known for its mythology and rich folklore. Masks can also be included as a part of Gabon Culture. This exotic country of Gabon is also known for its masks.

Musee des Arts et Traditions offers a good insight into Gabon's thriving traditional arts scene. Plenty of masks, sculptures and traditional crafts on display. To buy your own masks and curios, head for the artisan market.

Food and drink

Cuisines of Gabon are a mix of the cooking styles of the various regions in and around Gabon. Spicy colorful food stewed or fried and accompanied by sauces mostly comprise of the Cuisines of Gabon.

Traditional cuisine in Gabon includes rice or manioc paste, yams or cassava, and a variety of meat or fish. Spicy sauces are invariably served with antelope or wild boar. There are a wide range of bars, cafes and night clubs all over Gabon. Libreville and tourist resorts in Gabon have some of the most popular clubs in the country. Whatever type of bar or club you are looking for, you will find it in Gabon.


Libreville Shopping is great fun. The hypermarkets in Libreville house deli counters which offer a wide array of food items which include terrines, prepared salads, cured meats and cheeses. The hypermarkets also feature fish mongers, bakeries, butcheries and wine cellars. You can even buy horse meat at the butcher shops here. Dried, processed, frozen and canned foods are available in the supermarkets. You will get to buy here vegetables, fruits and foods that have been imported from Belgium and France.

The city offers excellent artisan markets as well as little booths located in the downtown part of the city where you can shop for souvenirs and gifts. These artisan shops sell T shirts, wood carvings, batik fabrics, stone sculptures and leather bags. While Shopping in Libreville buy some Gabonese ritual masks which are highly valued in the art world.

Libreville City Map

City Office
City: Libreville
Address: Glass - London, parcelle no 176
Mailing address: P.O. Box 12802 Libreville, Gabon
Phone: City office: 00241 05931660, 0024101741315
Area Manager Cell: 00241 05322020
Working hours: Mon - Fri 08:00-15:30,
Sat 09:00 – 11:30

Airport Office
Airport: Leon Mba International Airport
Address: Terminal Building, 1/F
Mailing address: P.O. Box 12802 Libreville, Gabon.; Office No. 144
Phone: Airport Senior Agent:00241 05316666; Customer Service Officer
Working hours: Mon - Fri 08:00-15:30,
Sat 09:00 – 11:30

Libreville Leon M'ba International Airport Map

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