Off the beaten path: Gabon

Gabon, the home of 80% of gorillas in Africa, the place with the only natural nuclear reactor, unexplored caves, rainforests and various species of wildlife is quite an off the beaten path destination by itself. If you are an adventurous eco-tourist, you will find plenty of things to do in Gabon - safaris, Crystal Mountains, wildlife reserves, cave exploration, learning about the only natural nuclear reactor in Oklo, and more.

The natural nuclear reactor in Gabon

1.9 billion years ago, a natural nuclear reactor was created in Oklo, Gabon. It worked for 600,000 years and, probably, provided energy for our planet, when it was heating up.