256 pages, 16 with colour photos & 30 maps.Pristine rainforests, an astonishing range of wildlife and 855km coastline of idyllic sandy beaches; little-visited Gabon offers adventurers and nature-lovers a glimpse of a world of breath-taking natural beauty. Home to an astonishing range of wildlife from gorillas to whales, the country is particularly prized by birders. Updated throughout, this new edition of the only English-language guide provides visitors with indispensable information on how to travel to Gabon's national parks and beyond. Annelies Hickendorff set first foot in Gabon during an Africa Overland trip in 2006. In a 20-year-old Landcruiser she drove more than 25,000 km from her hometown in the Netherlands to reach South Africa. This journey gave her a passion for Africa in general and Central Africa in particular: the dense tropical rainforests, exceptional natural beauty and she has been returning to the region ever since.