Equatorial Guinea is the world’s sixth least-visited country, despite its natural resources, beautiful empty beaches, and the purity of its wildlife. Welcome to amateurs of off-the-beaten-tracks…
Known internationally for its gigantic oil production in recent years, Equatorial Guinea is, after Angola and Nigeria, Africa’s largest oil producing country with a population of less than a million. Blessed with a lucrative oil and gas fields, the annual per capita GDP stands at around $22,300 – roughly the same as Portugal.
Africa’s only Spanish-speaking country is divided into two parts: Rio Muni, the mainland, and a series of islands including Bioko, Corisco and Annobon. All of its territory offers biodiversity, rich culture, hiking opportunities, and idyllic beaches.
The sea, water sports, cliffs, rock climbing, volcanoes and walks… This place is a real tourist gem where everyone will be delighted.
The capital, Malabo, boast squares, a town hall, cathedral and palaces reflecting a certain Hispanic charm. The city is accessible by air because it has an international airport.
Although at time rare to spot, pristine rainforest buzz with wildlife, making it the habitat of various endangered primates including Chimps, Gorilla, Mandrill, as well as Elephant and an incredible avian life.
Traces of the Spanish colonization is scattered all through the country through architecture, the best of which you could witness as you visit Cathedrals and many impressive government buildings in Malabo or Bata.
- Safari in the Monte Allen and Altos de Nsork Nationa Parks, Monte Temelon Natural Reserve and the Rio Campo Reserve with chances to encounter the Goliath Frog, Mandrills, Gorilla, Chimps, other Monkeys, Buffalo, Forest Elephants, Antelopes, Crocodile and birds
- Nocturnal safari to the pebble beach in quest of sea turtles laying eggs in in Ureca
- White Sand beach relaxation in Arena Blanca
- Volcanic beaches in Malabo and Bata
- Forest walk in the Moca valley including stops in cascades and pirogue ride on Lake Biao and Loreta
- Cultural visit to the Bubi and the Fang tribes, as well as the Pygmies
- Malabo city tour with stops at the Cathedral De Santa Isabel, the Spanish Cultural Centre, the Malabo Nationa Park, the presidential palace, and a detour to the Sampaka cocoa plantation in the outskirt of the city among others.
- Bata City tour includes a stop by the Clock Square, the historical memorial stones of the country’s past and present heroes, the lively market, the beaches, the Cathedral De Santiago, the tower of freedom etc…