life through the lens
Another couple of flights from Loango and we were back in Libreville - December 2008.
Gabon is one of several countries that uses the Central African CFA. It has parity with the West African CFA.
Cape Esterias is less than an hour's drive from Libreville, on a tarmaced but potholed road
If you're looking for a drink at one of the beachside restaurants, come at the weekend otherwise you'll find everything closed (as I found out) - Cape Esterias
Lambaréné island is surrounded by the Ogooué river
A section of Lambaréné island's market has somehow drifted off into the Ogooué river
One of the bigger shops in Lambaréné
Lambaréné is famous for the Schweitzer Hospital, founded in 1924 by Dr Albert Schweitzer
A view of Schweitzer Hospital from the Ogooué river, Lambaréné
The grounds of Schweitzer hospital, Lambaréné
The former living quarters of Dr Schweitzer is now a museum - Lambaréné
Albert Schweitzer's room, Lambaréné
Dr Schweitzer founded a village for leprosy sufferers next to the hospital, which is still inhabited today - Lambaréné
His Wikipedia entry here
The Albert Schweitzer Association here
Walk from the Schweitzer hospital down to the banks of the Ogooué river - Lambaréné
Lambaréné's petrol station - for boats that is
Taking a turn off the Ogooué river towards Lake Zilé, Lambaréné
The picturesque backwaters between river and lake are a lovely area - Lambaréné
My YouTube video here
Lake Zilé supports a few villages on its banks
The lush vegetation of Lake Zilé
A pelican keeps watch close to Lambaréné
Underneath the bridge that links Lambaréné island to the Right Bank are a huge number of bats
On our way from Lambaréné to Oyem we had a brief wait for a bus in Ndjolé
The grounds of the Mvet Palace Hotel in Oyem lead to a small lake
I don't know if this lake has a name. It's probably just Lake Oyem - Oyem
From the opposite side of the lake, Oyem
The bustling border town of Bitam
Bitam is the last town before the borders with Cameroon to the north and Equatorial Guinea to the west
In need of an MOT - Bitam
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