Gabon
Gabon

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3 travelers at this place:

  • Day17

    Izzi's Wall of Life

    August 23 in Gabon ⋅ ☁️ 81 °F

    Izzi has a large wall with hundreds of names on it. Each name represents a baby she delivered over the course of her 6 years in Gabon. When she gets discouraged, she has a great reminder of how the Lord is pleased to use her at Bongolo!

  • Day18

    House 5

    August 24 in Gabon ⋅ ☁️ 73 °F

    This home was built in the early 30s. It isn’t being lived in now, because all of the wood is rotting. But, the view is spectacular. This was the house that Dr. Dave Thompson livedin as he started Bongolo 40 years ago.

  • Day2

    Interesting Monument

    May 28 in Gabon ⋅ 🌧 82 °F

    Located across street from Presidential Palace. Seems to be memorial to the end of slavery with an interesting concept. Did get chased away by Presidential security yelling from across the street. Shortly afterwards a military patrol unit just.. "happened" to drive by as I was leaving.

  • Day3

    Liberville Day Trip

    May 29 in Gabon ⋅ ☀️ 79 °F

    With little to see and do in Liberville and being unable to rent a car on my own, I hire a car and a driver for the day. The plan is to go to Akanda National Park which is only 13 miles away. Interestingly, no one I have talked to since arriving knows how to get there.

  • Day3

    Grace's Home

    May 29 in Gabon ⋅ ☀️ 81 °F

    Ended up here in effort to go to Akanda National Park. Grace runs Monday Ecotour with tours to Akanda. However, she requires at least a day's notice. This was apparently not communicated to her by the company where I hired the car and driver from yesterday. In any event it is an expensive outing where somehow my desire got lost in translation.

    In the end I got to visit inside a Gabon home of an apparently connected family. Gracie's mom is President of The Local Chamber of Commerce who has met Pope Paul and many local heavyweights. Her deceased father was a game hunter and their home still displays some of his hunting trophies.
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  • Day3

    Off Roading

    May 29 in Gabon ⋅ ☀️ 82 °F

    With Akanda plan axed, Grace suggested a visit to a nearby village followed by a trip to a beach not too far from the village. It wasn't long before our car was going for a swim and the village visit axed. The gravel road soon became a mud crater that was way beyond the Kia's capability to navigate.

You might also know this place by the following names:

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