Libreville, the national capital, is located 230 miles (370 kilometers) northwest of M'Bigou.
And remember, there is more to Gabon than M'Bigou, so schedule in some time to enjoy this region's natural and cultural sights.
There can be times when the best way to get to know a place is by hiring local guides. The Gabon offers a number of wildlife safaris and wildlife spotting tours.
Very often, a destination's true spirit can be found in its culinary arts. Bushbutter and mangoes are ingredients commonly used as part of meals here. Manioc (cassava) and cooked bush meat are two options worth trying. And no meal is over until you have had baked banana, a common dessert in these parts. Don't forget, whatever time of day it is, Gabon is a great spot to ask for coconut milk.
True travel encompasses so much more than simply seeing the sights, it's also about the poetry, song and story of a place. Your stay in Gabon will become infinitely richer if you make the effort to learn some common phrases and sayings in French. "Je viens de..." is the French way to say "I come from..." And, knowing how to say "Comment est-ce que vous vous appelez ?", which translates to "What's your name?", can be very handy.
When it's time to leave this special part of the world, say a fond Au revoir / À bientôt (farewell) to the people you've met and the places you've spent time.