Driving Directions Gabon
GABON is a small republic in west-central Africa that straddles the Equator. It comprises the land which surrounds the Ogooué river basin and its tributaries, and most of the country covered with lush tropical rainforests.
Beyond the coastal plain and the flatter land of the valley bottoms, Gabon is ringed by upland plateaux and mountains ranging in height from 900-1,575 meters or 3,000-5,167 feet.
The forests contain a huge diversity of plants and animals, including commercially valuable trees that harvested for export. It was at Lambarene in east Gabon that Albert Schweitzer, the medical missionary, had his hospital.