WHY VISIT EQUATORIAL GUINEA
It is one of the least visited countries on the African continent, due to its dictatorial system and its sometimes inadequate infrastructure.
The island of Bioko, which faces Cameroon, has 200 km of coastline: to the north, the sea is easily accessible while in the south one finds relief carved and rocky. The capital Malabo retains many impressions of the Spanish occupation, and it also has volcanoes on its territory. Nature is here still extremely wild and preserved. The most courageous will be able to undertake the climbing of Mount Cope, which will give them access to a dazzling panorama.
The second island, Annobon, smaller, nevertheless shelters many natural riches. Volcanoes, lakes, and islets around, and charming villages will seduce you as well as the peaceful inhabitants who live from fishing and harvests.
On the mainland, Bata is a port that will allow you to radiate around, the superb beaches that surround the city, and the fishing villages that border them.
In the Monte Alen National Park, you will discover exceptional fauna, elephants, and gorillas, but also luxuriant flora, such as wild orchids, not to mention the waterfalls of the Uoro and Lana rivers.
WHAT TO SEE IN EQUATORIAL GUINEA
WHEN TO GO TO EQUATORIAL GUINEA
The best period to visit Equatorial Guinea is from November to March.
The country experiences an equatorial climate, with low thermal amplitudes and high temperatures, as well as abundant and frequent rains.
However, there are regional differences. The island region of Bioko and Annobon has a more temperate climate due to sea currents and relief, giving average temperatures of 25 ° C.
The continental region has two dry seasons and two rainy seasons.
The ideal time to visit the country is therefore from November to March, which corresponds to the dry season, where temperatures rise to 31° in March.
Following is a list of typical festivals and celebrations of Equatorial Guinea.
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HOW TO REACH AND TRAVEL THROUGH EQUATORIAL GUINEA
On-site travel is not very simple because there are few roads, and often in poor condition. In addition, permits are required to travel outside of Malabo and Bata. There are taxis in the cities, and you can take a minibus to go between the two main cities of the continent, or a taxi-bush, very economical. A ferry also connects the continent with Bioko.
by plane, the main airports are:
GENERAL INFORMATION ON EQUATORIAL GUINEA
health tips & vaccination: the vaccine against yellow fever is obligatory. It is strongly advised to have its current vaccinations up to date, as well as to add those against hepatitis A and B and typhoid. Beware of malaria which is very common in the country, protect yourself effectively from mosquitoes. Eat well cooked food and drink bottled water.
local currency: CFA Franc
local time zone: GMT+1
electricity: type C and type E (220 V – 50 Hz)
WHAT TO DO IN EQUATORIAL GUINEA
typical food in Equatorial Guinea
souvenirs from Equatorial Guinea
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