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Best Hiking Trails in Gabon

Overview

Gabon is a fairly large country in western Africa, below Equatorial Guinea and bordering the Atlantic.  It has low mountains in parts of the country.  Some of the main areas include the Chaillu Mountains, Moukalaba-Doudau National Park, Mount Bengoue, and Crystal Mountain National Park.  There is little information available for hiking in Gabon.  The best months to hike in Gabon are December to February and June to September.  Read on for more information on where and when to go hiking in Gabon. 

Capital: Libreville

When To Hike in Gabon?

December – February; June – September: For most of the country, June – Aug are the driest months, but in some parts, the winter months are dry as well.  Filter through the map to see the best months for the various areas.
March – May; October – November: Rainy

Climate: Tropical – wet and dry seasons. 

 

Gabon Monthly Weather

Accessibility of Hiking

Medium: There is very little information available to plan an independent hiking trip.  Tour companies offer guided hikes, particularly when paired with safaris

Transportation required: Vehicle to access trails.   

Top Places to Hike in Gabon

The main mountainous areas are shown in the map. Highest Mountain: Mount Bengoué (1070 m) in northeast, some dispute as Mount Iboundji (1575 m) has claimed to be highest peak but not supported by data

Filter out hiking places of Gabon by month

Click on the red map pointers to see more info.

Moukalaba-Doudau National Park

  • June – Sept

Chaillu Mountains

  • June – Aug
  • Lopé National Park  
  • Mt Brazza
  • Mt Milondo
  • Waka National Park

Mount Bengoué

  • Dec – Feb; June – Aug
  • No info on hiking it

Crystal Mountain National Park

  • June – Sept

Gabon's Long Distance Trails

Gabon's Walking & Hiking Resources

Gabon Hiking Books: No hiking specific books

  • Bradt Gabon, by Sean Connolly, Annelies Hickendorff, 2020, Bradt Publications
  • Lonely Planet Africa, by Lonely Planet, Anthony Ham, Brett Atkinson, 2017, Lonely Planet Publications

 

Best Hiking Trails in Gabon:

You can find more details on hiking these trails from trail maps/apps, websites, and tourist offices:

  • Mount Nkoum
  • Mount Bengoue
  • Mount Iboundji
  • Mount Brazza
  • Mount Milondo

Easy Hiking Trails in Gabon:

  • Crystal Mountain National Park trails
  • Lope National Park trails

 

Gabon Hiking Websites: 

 

Gabon Official Tourism Site:  

 

Gabon Hiking Apps: 

 

Gabon Hiking Maps: 

What Else To Do

  • Safaris

Other Important Points