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Best time to visit Gabon

Our verdict

The best time to visit Gabon is July-September

When’s the best time to visit Gabon, you ask? Based on a number of factors like the weather and climate, cost of flights and hotels, peak travel seasons and much more, the best time to go to Gabon is July-September.

In summer, the daytime temperatures in central Libreville, Gabon can reach a top of 31℃ (88℉). In the winter, temperatures can get down to 22℃ (71℉) around July-time. In other areas of Gabon, temperatures might differ so be sure to compare other destinations below.

If you’re keen to work on your tan in Gabon, you’re most likely to get the longest days between sun-up and sun-down around December. You don’t want to get wet on your holiday, do you? Well if you’re trying to avoid the rain, then steer clear of Gabon in November. Head there in July instead if you want to increase your chances of not being rained on.

Learn more about when to travel to Gabon, the monthly weather breakdown for the most popular destinations, FAQs and much more below. Once you’ve decided when you want to go, use our handy tools to find the best prices to suit your budget on flights, transport/transfers, places to stay, and loads more!

Warmest month

March

Least rainfall

July

Most daylight

December

Gabon seasons

Gabon sits on the equator, so the climate is always warm and humid year-round in the northern and inland areas. Further away from the equator in central and south of Gabon, the temperature generally cools a little during the winter from June to August.

The main seasons in Gabon are:

  • A long wet season: October to mid-May
  • Dry season: June to August (winter)

Best time to visit the top destinations in Gabon

We’ve put together a breakdown of the average minimum and maximum temperatures by month, as well as the best times to visit for each. To learn more about these destinations including detailed climate breakdowns and much more, click or tap the city/destination name below.

CityBest time to visitJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
LibrevilleJuly-September
29℃
25℃
30℃
25℃
30℃
25℃
30℃
25℃
29℃
25℃
28℃
23℃
27℃
22℃
27℃
23℃
28℃
24℃
28℃
24℃
28℃
24℃
29℃
25℃
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Top FAQs

Check out these guides for the top must-see destinations in Gabon:

The warmest month of the year in Libreville, one of the most popular places to visit in Gabon, is March.
The driest month of the year in Libreville, Gabon, is usually around July each year.

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