ERV’s beautiful green Libreville campus is one of the best on the African continent and certainly the greenest. Our specialist classrooms, theatre, gymnasium, tennis courts, newly opened sports stadium and buildings are surrounded by every species of tree and plant to be found in Gabon.
Gabon is a small country bordered to the north by Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea, to the south and east by Congo and to the west by the Atlantic Ocean. Gabon is a safe country. Libreville is the largest city, situated by the beach, Baguettes are baked almost hourly. The population is youthful, the density low, and the country has rich reserves of manganese, iron, petroleum and timber. The climate is tropical with sunshine, rain and storms often only at night, during which the lightening shows can be spectacular.
Gabon is rich in folklore and mythology with dance, song, myths, and poetry important elements of Gabonese life. Art, and the use of fabulous colours in textiles are a strong pillar of the community and can be seen in the traditional creations of masks, sculptures and musical instruments. The region is celebrated internationally for it’s masks, the n’goltang and the reliquary figures of the Kota, with each having its own designs used for various traditional ceremonies still in use today.
The food is delicious and reflects the history of the nation (part of French Equatorial Africa becoming independent in 1960), traditional Africa recipes and French flavours. The fruit, exotic and fresh. Libreville offers restaurants and cafes serving a unique blend of international and African flavours of cuisine. With the feeling of a vibrant town, rather than the city, everything is less than ten minutes from the beach, including our school and accommodation.
Turtles, at the right time of year, lay and hatch their eggs here and Gabon is home to 80% of Africa’s Gorilla population. Also, from here, you can go whale watching or deep sea fishing, and find 777 species of bird in the rain forest, 11% of which has been dedicated for national parks making these parks some of the largest nature parks in the world. Lopé National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Ivindo National Park is located in east-central Gabon. It is bisected by the equator and there you will find the famous Kongou Falls and Langoué Bai, forest elephants, chimpanzee and birds. The largest lake is the Ogooué which stretches across 1200 km and Mont Iboundji stands a height of 1575 m. We recommend going to Point St. Denis or to the North of the city at the Cape Esterias, where idyllic beaches are located or you can take a boat and go across the water to La Baie Des Tortues where the sand is golden and runs for miles.
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