Gabon Driving Advice and Car Hire Info
The research for this website was carried out mainly in 2011 and 2012. Therefore there is a good chance that much of the information may now be out of date. This is particularly true of countries in the developing world, especially Asia and Africa where conditions can change often. Also, the political climate in many countries has changed a lot in recent years. Therefore the information on this website should be treated with caution. You should always check with your Government’s website or the UK Foreign office travel advice website before finalising plans to drive abroad.
Driving In Gabon
Check the countries section of your Governments website before driving abroad in Gabon.Road conditions are poor especially during the rainy season from October to mid-December and mid-February to May . At those times you would need a 4WD If driving outside cities. Standards of driving are generally poor and you should avoid travelling by road at night. Police checkpoints are common, where you may be asked to show your passport, driving licence and rental documents which should be carried at all time. There have been incidents of Car jacking in Libreville so you should always be on guard when waiting at traffic signals or in traffic- always leave enough space between yourself and other vehicles to manoeuvre and drive away if needed.
Gabon Car Rental –
Hertz, Europcar, Alamo, Avis, National, have outlets here.
Gabon Self Driving Rules-
Most of the companies don’t seem to allow vehicles to be taken out of Gabon though Europcar just mention restrictions on driving to some countries.