Predeparture Information

Paper Work


Each nationality has different visa requirements and it is your responsibility to ensure that you have a valid visa. We will assist in any questions or queries that you may have and will also provide any documentation you may require to show proof of travel.The most reliable means of securing a visa for travel to Gabon is to apply prior to departure at the Embassy or Consulate of the Gabonese Republic. Visitor may also apply online via Gabon’s “E-Visa” program. The application processing time is 72 hours and the visa is issued at Libreville International Airport upon arrival. Since October 2017, citizens of G20 countries, may obtain a single-entry visa at the Libreville International Airport upon arrival but you need to ensure that you have FCFA, Euro or US$ cash to pay for these.


Please ensure that you pass on your passport information to Gabon Adventure Tours prior to departure. Gabon as most countries in Africa require you to have at least 6 months validity past the date that you intend to return home.

Travel Insurance

All tours with Gabon Adventure Tours require mandatory travel insurance and we do ask for a copy of your travel insurance policy to be shown to your tour leader prior to departure.We recommend for our clients to purchase an adventure travel insurance package to protect themselves from the cost related to emergencies situations, cancellations or the downfalls of international travel (delays, lost luggage, theft). In addition, please double check that your insurance is covering you in the instance that you need to be airlifted to a hospital.Please don’t forget to bring your documents with you as your tour leader will need to see them.

Gabon visa

Insurance recommendations

WorldNomads Travel Insurance, It’s available to people from over 140 countries and is designed for adventurous travellers with cover for overseas medical, evacuation, baggage and a range of adventure sports and activities.

TuGo™ Travel Insurance, For Canadian residents travelling Abroad.

Note that if you are not interested in a comprehensive insurance travel insurance package or if you are not a resident of North America we recommend the policies that are connected with membership in one of the European Alpine Clubs: The British Mountaineering Council,  German Alpine Club (DAV), French Alpine Club (CAF).


Credit / Debit Cards

Most people choose to travel with a Credit or Debit card but this should not be relied solely upon. VISA is the most widely accepted card and is recommended. Mastercard and American Express are accepted only in selected locations in Gabon and some providers charge high fees for using Credit and Debit cards. Please note that all ATM’s will ONLY dispense cash in local currency. You will only be able to draw FCFA cash from ATM’s in Gabon.


Bring most of your spending money in cash as FCFA, US dollars or Euro. Generally, Euro are the easiest to exchange so make sure to preferablely change your money into Euro before you leave your own country. Your guide can advise you where it is best to change money into the local currency on your tour and how much you are likely to require.