Equatorial Guinea Safari Tours & Holidays
Equatorial Guinea is a Central African country comprising the Rio Muni mainland and 5 volcanic offshore islands. Capital Malabo, on Bioko Island, has Spanish colonial architecture and is a hub for the country’s prosperous oil industry. Its Arena Blanca beach draws dry-season butterflies. The tropical forest of the mainland’s Monte Alen National Park is home to gorillas, chimpanzees, and elephants.
Equatorial Guinea is an oil-rich, developing country on the western coast of central Africa. Its capital and main port, Malabo, is located on the island of Bioko, off the coast of Cameroon. A secondary port, Luba, is also on Bioko. The mainland territory of Equatorial Guinea is bordered by Cameroon and Gabon. The principal city on the mainland is Bata. Official languages are Spanish, which is widely spoken, and French, which is widely understood and sometimes used in business dealings. Portuguese was recently made the country’s third official language but is not widely used or spoken.
Equatorial Guinea is a beautiful country with many interesting sites and beaches, but there is little tourism information to assist in planning a vacation. Facilities for tourism are limited but growing.
How to get to Equatorial Guinea
Equatorial Guinea is on the west coast of Central Africa. The country consists of a mainland territory, Río Muni, which is bordered by Cameroon to the north and Gabon to the east and south, and five small islands, Bioko, Corisco, Annobón, Elobey Chico (Small Elobey), and Elobey Grande (Great Elobey).
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Passport, Visa, and Entry requirements for Equatorial Guinea
To enter Equatorial Guinea, a passport valid for a minimum of six months from the date of entry is required by all nationals referred to in the chart above.
When you are traveling to Equatorial Guinea many nationals do not need Visa however check with Embassy before traveling to Equatorial Guinea Passport, a Diplomatic Visa is not required. No visa required for up to a 90-day stay.
The health sector of Equatorial Guinea
The national health system of Equatorial Guinea consists of four levels: health posts in each village of 600 people, dispensaries in health centers with a qualified nurse at the intermediate level, district-level hospitals, and two referral hospitals at the most centralized level. And rural health care system may not be that efficient and traveling to Equatorial Guinea are requested to purchase travel insurance
Malaria and Yellow fever vaccination for Equatorial Guinea
A Yellow Fever vaccination certificate is only required for travelers 9 months of age and older coming from a country with a risk of yellow fever transmission.
The vaccination requirement is imposed by this country for protection against Yellow Fever since the principal mosquito vector Aedes aegypti is present in its territory.
Risk is present throughout the country, including urban areas, risk present at all altitudes.
High-risk months for Malaria are January to December.
The currency of Equatorial Guinea
The local currency is the Central African Franc (CFA), issued by the Banque des Etats de L’Afrique Centrale (BEAC). While traveling to Equatorial Guinea ensure you travel with cash more especially new bills that you can exchange at the capital Malabo.
Official Language of Equatorial Guinea
Spanish and French are Equatorial Guinea’s official languages. In July 2007, the president announced Portuguese would be the third official language. This was required in order for the country to become a member of the Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP). This would allow the country to access academic and professional exchange programs.
Native languages are commonly spoken along with Spanish, French, and others.
Best time to travel to Equatorial Guinea
The best time to visit Equatorial Guinea is during the dry season from December to February. The climate is tropical all year round, but heavy rainfall should be expected most of the year.
What to wear in Equatorial Guinea
Travelers to Guinea should pack loose, conservative clothing. Women should be sure their midriffs and thighs are covered by clothing. Skirts that go below the knee, long dresses, and long pants are all reasonable choices for women. Men should bring light long pants.
What to bring while traveling to Equatorial Guinea
Equatorial Guinea is worth a visit and here are some of the essential things you need to pack with you while traveling to the West African Nation.
Car hire and driving in Equatorial Guinea
Compared with other countries in the region, the level of violent crime in Equatorial Guinea is low and there have been very few cases of nationals needing consular assistance. But self-drive may not be a good idea however a self-drive with a drive is recommended.
Accommodation in Equatorial Guinea
Malabo, formerly (until 1973) Santa Isabel, capital of Equatorial Guinea. It lies on the northern edge of the island of Bioko (or Fernando Po) on the rim of a sunken volcano. You will have decent accommodation but as you start traveling more remote then accommodation services start to get more scarce and you will have basic local lodges
Local food of Equatorial Guinea
The staple foods in Equatorial Guinea include cassava, bananas, rice, and yam with chicken, meat (often locally hunted game), or fish. Popular national dishes include chicken served in cream sauce with boiled plantain, grilled fish cooked with pumpkin seeds and served in leaves, and guinea fowl paella.
Tipping while Travelling in Equatorial Guinea
Tipping is not expected in most restaurants and hotels. However, at those frequented by ex-pats, staffs have come to expect a tip. Guides and private drivers also appreciate a tip of around 10% contact us for a tipping Guide for Equatorial Guinea.
Further information for Equatorial Guinea
The southernmost island in Annobon, sitting just south of the equator. The northernmost point is Bioko Island. The mainland is between the two islands and to the east and the Gulf of Guinea is to the west. It was formerly the Spanish colony known as Spanish Guinea. It is one of Africa’s few territories with Spanish as an official language.
The country is continental Africa’s third smallest in population. Recently, oil reserves were discovered and have altered the country economically and politically. Its GDP is 31st in the world, but only a few people benefit from the country’s oil wealth.
Safety of Equatorial Guinea
Compared with other countries in the region, the level of violent crime in Equatorial Guinea is low and there have been very few cases of nationals needing consular assistance. But individual efforts to take extra should come in handy like reframing from walking at night.
|Monte Alén National Park|
|Pico Basilé National Park|
|Altos de Nsork National Park|
FAUNA & FLORA
|5 Days Best of Equatorial Guinea safari|
|10 Days Equatorial Guinea Explorer Safari|
|12 Days Discover Equatorial Guinea safari|
OTHER TOURISTS ATTRACTIONS
|Malabo City tours|
|Bata City Tour|
|Hiking Pico Basile Peak|
|Hiking Tours to Biao Lake|
|Safari tours Ilachi Waterfalls|
|Visit Bioko protected reserve Loop|
|Visit Mbini City near Benito River|
|Visit Oyala Forest City|
|Visit Rio Campo natural reserve|
|Visit the Basilica of Mongomo|
|Visit Ureka coastal Beaches|
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