When is the best time to go to Gabon?

When is the best time to go to Gabon? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • In July, the weather is good across more than 61% of the territory of Gabon
  • The best months to go to Libreville are February, April, May, June and July
  • On average, the warmest months in Libreville are January, February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November and December
  • The rainiest months in this city are October and November
  • The cities with the best climate are Franceville and Gamba, with good weather at least 3 months a year
  • The best months for swimming in Libreville are January, February, March, April, May, October, November and December

Annual weather in Gabon

For information about the climate and the weather city by city in Gabon for a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 72°F to 92°F
7 to 21 days*
February 72°F to 94°F
13 to 18 days*
March 72°F to 94°F
15 to 23 days*
April 72°F to 92°F
14 to 23 days*
May 72°F to 90°F
9 to 25 days*
June 70°F to 90°F
0 to 21 days*
July 68°F to 92°F
0 to 14 days*
August 68°F to 92°F
0 to 15 days*
September 70°F to 90°F
2 to 21 days*
October 70°F to 88°F
9 to 25 days*
November 72°F to 88°F
18 to 23 days*
December 72°F to 92°F
8 to 22 days*
* weather varies across the country

Best time to travel to Gabon by cities

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The best months to go to Libreville are february, april, may, june and july.



The best time to go to Bitam is january.



The best months to go to Franceville are june, july and august.

Temperatures and rainfall in Gabon

On these 3 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of Gabon and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Libreville, Bitam, Franceville, Lambaréné and Lastoursville, as well as the month-by-month sea temperature for coastal cities.

Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Gabon

Find out when Gabon has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.

Tourist seasons in Gabon

The months with low numbers of tourists are: January, February, March, April, September and October. The number of visitors to Gabon is high in: May, June, July, August, November and December.

  • Very low season in Gabon: January, February, March, April and September.
  • Low season in Gabon: October.
  • High season in Gabon: May, June and November.
  • Peek season in Gabon: July, August and December.

Figure: Visitor index for Gabon month by month

Average price for flights to Gabon

A return flight between London and Libreville is generally cheaper if you go in march ($ 861 on average): this is the best time for travellers on a tight budget. In contrast, you may end up paying $ 434 more for your airline ticket to Libreville if you go in august.

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Where to go in Gabon?

This table allows you to see the maximum temperature for each city and our opinion on the weather month by month (see colour legend below the table).

Cities jan.feb.mar.apr.mayjun.jul.aug.sep.oct.nov.dec.


perfect weather

good weather

tolerable weather

bad weather

very bad weather

About Gabon

What can I do in Gabon?

Beaches / swimming

Nature and countryside

Culture and heritage


Family travel

Crafts / shopping



Is this weather information for Gabon reliable?

Climate data for Gabon has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for Gabon allows us to determine the average for each month in Libreville, Bitam, Franceville, Lambaréné, Lastoursville, Port-gentil, Gamba and Moanda.

So yes: this data is reliable except in cases of temporary climate disruption in the region.

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