The Margouilla's Advice on Nightstopping in Babylone




What airfield can I expect?

Babylone is a laterite strip located about 100NM east of Libreville, in the middle of the forest. The surrounding terrain is made up of small hills. Runway  07 is somewhat upslope, so it is used for landing and 25 is used for takeoff. The runway is built on a sort of hilltop, so surrounding trees do not really constitute obstacles. The runway surface is hard and smooth laterite.

Parking is at the left end of runway 07, next to the wreck of a Cessna 404... No tiedowns, no flight plan, no fees. The runway is the property of Rougier Gabon, a French timber company. Authorization to operate on the airfield should be requested from their offices in Libreville at +(241) 74 31 50 or


On right base for rwy 07 at Babylone (2005)

Where am I?

In a timber camp for Rougier Gabon.


Where do I sleep?

The only place to sleep is the nearby Rougier camp. Accomodation must be arranged beforehand with the main office in Libreville.


Where do I eat?

Meals would have to be arranged with the camp operator.


What can I visit?



Where can I go out?


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