Berlitz Libreville is the first center to open in sub-Saharan Africa. Libreville, the capital, is the largest city in the country of Gabon which is situated on the west coast of Central Africa. It boasts a coastline of over 800 km with beautiful beaches. Its population of 1.5 million mainly lives in cities the largest of which is Libreville. 80 % of the surface is covered by rainforest with 13 wildlife resorts inhabited by elephants, gorillas, chimpanzees, panthers and the world’s most dangerous snake, the Black Mamba.
The main resources are oil, timber and manganese which make Gabon the country with the 3rd highest GDP in Africa.
Internationally, Gabon is proud to claim one of its famous exports in the form of writer; Laurent Owondo whose novel Au bout du Silence has been awarded the Grand Prix Littéraire d’Afrique Noire. Another Gabonese son is Pierre Claver Akendengué whose Lambarena – Bach to Africa received rave reviews all over the world.