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Equatorial Guinea : When and where to go?
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Equatorial Guinea: Climate & Weather
The country experiences an equatorial climate, with low thermal amplitudes and high temperatures, as well as abundant and frequent rains.
27°C - 81°F
Malabo, updated 01:00 GMT
Equatorial Guinea: Map
What to do in 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, lake, islets around, 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, to the superb beaches that surround the city, and the fishing villages that border them.
In the Monte Alen National Park, you will discover an exceptional fauna, elephants and gorillas, but also a luxuriant flora, such as wild orchids, not to mention the waterfalls of the Uoro and Lana rivers.
Equatorial Guinea : The basics
A visa is required to enter the country.
The current currency is the CFA Franc.
To reach it, there is an international airport in Malabo and another one in Bata 7 km from the city center.
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.
The budget: the tourism is very little developed and thus benefits are expensive. On Malabo you will find it difficult to find rooms for less than 100 € for example. For food, prices are very variable from one place to another, and restaurants are often very expensive for mediocre international food.
With regard to health, 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.
For security, there is an increase in crime and crimes in Malabo and Bata. Be vigilant and avoid isolated places and nightlife, and do not drive at night. We must also avoid the border areas with Cameroon which is the scene of many traffics.