Gabon is an equatorial country on the west coast of Africa covering 267,000 sq. kms. The coastal plain and lagoons are backed by gently rising land climbing towards the central African plateau. The Ogooue River Basin dominates the land, occupying 60% of the total surface area. Two thirds of the country is rainforest.

The climate is hot, wet and humid. The dry season lasts mid-May to mid-Sept. Temperatures are high all year, averaging 27°C.

Pre-travel Preparation Will Help Protect Your Health While You Are Away

Exploring the famed Loango and Lopé National Parks can place well-meaning travellers at risk of exposure to disease and illness. Yellow Fever is a risk and proof of vaccination may be required on returning to Australia. Consult a travel doctor prior to departure to assess your risks in relation to your medical history and travel plans.

Insect Avoidance

There are a number of viruses and illnesses that are contracted through insects such as fleas, ticks and flies. Mosquitoes however are the biggest culprit of spreading insect borne diseases. Ensure you a prepared and read up on our insect avoidance tips.

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Safe Eating and Drinking Practices

One of the great pleasures of travel is sampling the local cuisine. However, contaminated food and beverages are a common cause of traveller’s diarrhoea and other gastrointestinal illnesses. Safe eating and drinking practices are essential in minimising your risk of contracting traveller’s diarrhoea.

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Warm Climates

Travellers invariably overindulge in ‘sunlust’ activities while traveling in warm climates. It is important to make sure you apply sunscreen regularly and stay hydrated as dehydration and heat stroke often go unrecognised.

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