Libreville, the capital of Gabon, is situated roughly 180 miles (290 kilometers) southwest of Bitam.
And of course, there is more to Gabon than Bitam, so try to set aside some time to tour this region's natural and cultural sights. Oyem, 35 miles (56 kilometers) to the north, and Minvoul, 45 miles (72 kilometers) to the west of Bitam are good places to visit if you're keen on learning more about this region.
There are times when the most enjoyable way to truly dig below the veneer of a destination is by hiring local guides. The Gabon offers some fascinating wildlife safaris and wildlife spotting tours.
Much of the appeal of being in new places lies in discovering new flavors, tastes and aromas. Don't miss the opportunity to eat at the region's cafés and restaurants. Bushbutter as well as mangoes are ingredients commonly used as components in dishes in this area. Why not try manioc (cassava) or cooked bush meat? Both dishes are a common fare in this area. To complete your Gabon dining experience, be sure to order baked banana. If you are after a typical alcohol-free option, enjoy coconut milk.
When the time comes to pack up and say "Au revoir / À bientôt" to Bitam, you'll take with you plenty of happy memories to keep forever.