Libreville Gabon Marriott Hotel
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There are many paved roads in Gabon, but it is possible to rent a car and drive a car, and in some cities you can live in a taxi. Taxis cost a little more, but they are easy to beat if you stay in one of the major cities and are much cheaper than what you see in Douala, Cameroon. Drivers are reasonable, although a 10-minute negotiation is necessary to get the best price. Boat trips are possible, often offered in the early morning or late evening, as long as you have seen it. A car will suffice, especially if it is the only means of transport to and from the capital.
Security is not an issue, but Libreville offers a fee of 80 euros, which you have to pay when entering the country, at the airport or on the way back to Gabon or in the city itself.
The regime is concerned about crime and enforces laws to protect against acts of violence and property crime, but some things are forbidden here unless someone tells you that they are allowed, which is a big deal. The best areas of Libreville are the airport and the fully fenced embassy area where Bord de Mer is located, as well as the better areas that are safe day and night. Downtown and airport security are not the biggest problem, the regime is worried about crime, so it is still not a good idea to drive at night to unknown areas, especially without a dedicated driver.
The property is influenced by local design elements and features modern facilities and technologies. This makes ONOMO Hotel Libreville a reference point for eco-friendly architecture.
This has helped Gabon to become one of Africa's richest countries, making it the second richest country in the world after the United States of America.
The prices are very reasonable and include return transport from the marina to Libreville, which consists of a return ticket to Gabon, followed by a two-hour ferry ride to the city centre and a three-day ferry ride back. The cheapest beer in the region is Regab, it comes in a 650ml bottle and there are many shops where you can buy it, as well as a variety of other local beers.
ONOMO Hotel Libreville also offers its guests a free shuttle service with free Wi-Fi access, which takes guests to the city centre, the airport and the hotel. South African Airways (SAA) flies daily from Cape Town to Gabon with a daily round trip flight from Johannesburg, South Africa. Air France - Gabon Airlines flies from Paris to Libreville, Royal Air Maroc flies from Casablanca to Gabon and the Africa route has daily scheduled flights to Loango from London Heathrow Airport and Luton Airport.
The transfer from Libreville to Loango takes 3 to 4.5 hours depending on the type of boat and engine. Hotel Olako arranges transfers from the airport to the hotel and from there by boat back to Gabon.
This allows you very little to do and very little time to fill more than one or two days, making it difficult for tourists. The water is too murky, and most West African countries do not drink it because it seems too hot and hot enough to actually go swimming. In Gabon, however, you have to be prepared to go swimming because of the high water level.
Remember that tourists are not welcome in this country and photography is generally not possible without permission. In many African countries, this can lead to problems, and taking pictures of government buildings is a clear no - no. It is best to put your camera away so that there are no misunderstandings while you are seeing the city or the sights. The locals will make sure you understand the message sooner or later, but in Gabon it is not worth the risk.