Gabon-Tourism, Investment and more

Gabon from West Africa many not be your usual holiday destination in Africa but trust me, this country is quite an adventure. The diversity of this lush green country is unique and thrilling.

This beautiful country is located on the coast of the Atlantic in the equatorial belt making it one of the countries with pleasant weather. Something you did not know about Gabon is its enormous  wildlife. It is one of the very few countries in the world with the lowland gorillas that are also seen in Central Africa Republic (CAR) and Cameroon in central Africa-like for Rwanda and Uganda, these gorillas are part of the few last remaining in the world.Without hesitation, i recommend it on your gorilla safaris in Africa as a first stop before you proceed on to Uganda-Rwanda gorilla safaris

Since 85% of the country is under thick rain forest canopy, Gabon remains a lush habitat for many other animals such as Mandrill, chimpanzees, buffaloes, African forest elephants and hippos. On the coast are seasonal sightings of the humpback whales in July to October while sea leatherback turtles are seen on the shore from November to January. OH yes…you heard right, there are some whales around here bringing exicting scuba diving and snorkelling sights for water lovers. Gorilla trekking and wildlife safaris in Gabon are thus the favorite tourist adventure.

Choosing the right tour agent gorillas

Gabon Tour Operators Gabon is an emerging power in the field of eco-tourism and is commonly referred to as ‘The Garden of Eden’. Many international tourists have found a home in this lush environment that offers more than wildlife safaris. There are many travel agents and tour operators with holiday and tour packages for Gabon tourists.

Choosing a reputable travel agent for your Gabon holidays is a worthy investment. They handle everything from arranging your holiday, things to do for fun, hotels and accommodation booking, flights and other services. It is very important to find tailored holiday packages to fit within your budget and dream for a perfect holiday in Gabon.

where to stay

Accommodation is Gabon is available in temporary tented camps, rustic cottages, and standard hotels. Some of the travel agents and tour operators are found on the internet while others have country offices at the airport in Libreville. Expect transfers and pick ups from the airport, flight tickets, sightseeing tours, hotel accommodation and tour guides as part of the holiday package offered by the different tour companies. It is fortunate that many of the travel agents in Gabon offer other tourist holiday packages for other countries in Africa

Investing in Gabon

If you looking for where to plant your dollars without regrets, Gabon is great place to consider. The political environment is very favorable especially when the current president Mr. Ali Bolingo Ondimba offers good work related politics for investors in the Tourist industry, Oil and Gas mining, infrastructure development,Health education and so much more. Want to check out more about Gabon, visit Gabon Holidays

 

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March Travel News and Information for Seychelles

The latest travel news in Africa mention something about Seychelles and this month , March alone, there has been so much in the world tourism and travel in the Seychelles. This island is one of the most visited places in Africa and prime holiday destination when it comes to beach holidays, surfing, diving and of course honeymoon holiday packages/

Here is a quick look into what you missed on about Seychelles tourism in the month of March 2012.

The first celebration of the month of March 2012 comes with an award from Outside-a leading multimedia lifestyle brand magazine. Seychelles received honors of being the Best Islands and thus features in the March issue of the Outside Magazine available both online and in stores.  The magazine talked about the scenic beaches, beautiful people, food music, adventures, hotels, wildlife and  so much from all the 115 islands of Seychelles.

In a bid to foster strong tourism relations, the tourism officials from Seychelles and La reunion islands met to set up a steering committee to foster the tourism industry of both countries together with different stakeholders and partners. The committee also seeks to foster growth in other projects other than tourism and these include youth & sports, culture, health, education and social development. During the meeting Alain St Ange noted the need to have more Seychelles tourism related news and articles published in French in the sense of reaching a bigger market.

The annual La Francophonie Seychelles festival was held this same month celebrating the heritage and history of the island. This year around, the festival was totally francophone thanks to the French that once colonized many of the islands in the Indian Ocean. The major activities of the day included French public speaking competitions, for schools at Mont Fleuri theatre. Alain St Ange, the Seychelles Tourism Board graced the festival and noted a few things about the diversity of culture in Seychelles. Soon ‘Fete Afrique’ another festival that celebrates Africa through the eyes of Seychelles will take place…will keep you posted!

The 48th RETOSA Board meeting sat during this same month in Mauritius attracting tourism officials from La reunion island, Mauritius, Comoros, Madagascar and Mayotte with the aim of sensitizing member countries about the Routes Africa Convention 2012 to be held around July 8-10 in Seychelles. The Route Africa forum is apparently an attractive way to market tourism industry with focus on aviation and airlines.

To close the month on a worthy note the Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, Alain St.Ange opened new classrooms at the Seychelles tourism Academy with computer lab and an auditorium built in an impressive eco-friendly way using recycled material. This academy admits students of tourism and hospitality aiming at promoting the country’s tourism industry.

“Seychelles prides sand holidays. But we have more – we have diversity of islands with our collection of granitic and coral islands available to our visitors, we have the unique diversity of people which has brought about our Seychelles Creole cuisine and music, we have a unique mid-ocean flora and fauna, over and above diving, sailing, big game fishing, idyllic walks in an ornithologist paradise…” all crowned in the words of Alain St. Ange –Seychelles Tourism Board Executive.