Gabon is a friendly country and in the Capital, Libreville, the locals will make you feel very welcome in the lively clubs and bars. The Marché Mont Bouet is a crafts market where you can buy authentic locally-made souvenirs. On the seafront you will see splendid 20-ft tall Gabonese statues and in the Arboretum de Sybang you can admire over 1000 different species of trees. The Crystal Mountain National Park is one of Gabon’s many national parks and has a magnificent collection of orchids. You will also be able to see forest elephants and other animals in their natural habitat. Fishing is a popular pastime in Gabon and you can hire the equipment necessary for sea, river or lagoon fishing. There are also lovely beaches that offer a variety of water sports.