Gabon

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David Thyne

"I'm an NGO worker on my first overseas posting, and InterNations helped me to make some very good business contacts in Libreville."

Marisa de Bryner

"Getting insights from fellow expats also living in Gabon has really been of great help to me."

Welcome to the InterNations Community of Expats in Gabon!

Bonjour! Welcome to InterNations Gabon. Considering a permanent move to Gabon is an adventurous decision, and we’re sure you have many questions, such as, “how can I find accommodation in Libreville?”, “will I need vaccinations to enter Gabon?” or “what do I need to organize in terms of work permits and visas?”. Our experienced local community of expats in Gabon can offer you the answers to these questions and many more, providing you with the opportunity to enjoy Gabonese life, anxiety free; whether that's by feasting on the national dish, nyembwe, or exploring the street markets in Libreville.

With InterNations, you never stand alone. Whether you are moving to another country or going on a business trip somewhere — our communities around the world are there to make you feel at home wherever you are. Feel free to check out our vibrant InterNations Communities in countries like Bahrain or Netherlands.

Join Our Exciting Events in Gabon

Attend our monthly events and activities for Gabon expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.

Find More Information in Our Gabon Expat Guides

  • Moving to Gabon

    Gabon has dedicated 10% of its landmass to being protected national parkland, making it a spectacular destination to move to. And with around 80% of local residents speak French, at least the language should be a big problem for many expats. Read on for more relevant info on moving to Gabon.
  • Living in Gabon

    Unlike many other African nations in the vicinity, Gabon enjoys a relatively stable political system, as well as prosperous economy. In spite of this, many Gabonese people still live in poverty. However, the relative safety of the nation is a plus for any expatriates thinking of living in Gabon.
  • Working in Gabon

    As the Gabonese economy relies heavily on its petroleum reserves, there are a number of job opportunities across oil production sector. Expats need to obtain a work permit before they start working in Gabon, though. Read on for more information and expat advice on working in Gabon.

Exchange Tips about living in Gabon

Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow members in our Gabon expat forums.

Embracing Your Expat Life in Gabon

Tourists are drawn to Gabon due to its opportunity for safe travel, and by the multitudes of forests and wildlife. The crowded and bustling streets of Libreville, with its gated villas and high-end restaurants, offer a taste of class among the jungles. However, Libreville also has a thriving oil industry, and we find that it is the opportunity for economic advancement in Gabon that draws many of our expats. Whatever your reason for moving, we’re sure that Gabon will provide you with an adventurous and unforgettable experience.

InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 390 cities around the world. Meet fellow global minds in your city of residence or get to know local expatriates before you're moving or traveling abroad and never feel like a stranger. InterNations makes it easy for you to stay in touch with your expat friends, both online and offline, so you can grow your network of friends and contacts from all over the world. Whether they live in Indonesia or Switzerland, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.

Begin Building Your Network of Expats in Gabon

As well as practical concerns, such as how to find a doctor in Gabon, or how to locate an English school, our new expats are often worried about what to expect culturally and socially, and how they can continue to have an active social life. InterNations hopes to meet these concerns through our network of Gabon expats. As well as being on hand to answer your questions, our Gabon expat community also hosts a variety of groups and social opportunities; there are currently activities for bowling and an Indian-themed dinner party in Libreville, and if nothing there takes your fancy, why not start your own group? InterNations offers you a great opportunity to continue your hobbies, or to develop new ones. We also host larger social events that are open to all expat members in Gabon — this is a fantastic way to network and to meet like-minded people in Gabon.

David Thyne

"I'm an NGO worker on my first overseas posting, and InterNations helped me to make some very good business contacts in Libreville."

Marisa de Bryner

"Getting insights from fellow expats also living in Gabon has really been of great help to me."

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