Best Places To Visit in Equatorial Guinea
Equatorial Guinea is the hidden jewel in Central Africa. Historically, this small country of only 28,000 km2, has been inaccessible for visitors due to the difficulty of obtaining the visa. Those days are fortunately gone, Any local tourist agency are able to provide you all you need to get your visa without issues. If you are an adventurer and love the feeling of being the only one in most of their amazing landscapes, you should definitely consider visiting Equatorial Guinea. If you still wonder what this lovely country can offer you, check out the following travel guide on Equatorial Guinea to taste what waits for you. You can check out some of the incredible and best places to visit in Equatorial Guinea to make your tour memorable:
- Ureka Waterfall:
Regardless of your past experiences, you will be shocked while entering the Ureka waterfall area. Not only because of the three stunning and natural waterfalls, not even for the possibility to walk through an undiscovered beach for hours but for the spawn of the marvelous Leatherback sea turtle. Some people say that the journey is as important as the destination. If that is your case, you will enjoy the climb of the mountain and the views before driving down to the beach. Ureka is a “must” in your visit to Equatorial Guinea. No wonder it is listed amongst one of the top Equatorial Guinea tourist attractions.
- Basilé Peak:
If there is something that guides and leads the life in Bioko Island that is the Basilé Peak. It’s imposing 3000m dictate the weather in Malabo. Depending on the weather, you may be able to get at the stunning view of Cameroon Vulcan and the whole island from its top. Besides, the church on the village is one of the jewels of Bioko North. Do not miss the opportunity to climb this wonderful mountain.
- Monte Alen national park:
Are you looking for wild forest and seeking for gorillas? Then this is one of the best tourist attractions in Equatorial Guinea you will come across. Monte Alen offers you the opportunity to enter the forest guided by a local as an adventurer. No commodities, no car, no AC, only a machete and your willing to listen and find gorillas. Because they are completely free, we must tell you that they are hard, close to impossible to find, but the search is worth it. Listening to the forest, smelling the fresh air and walking around centenary trees is priceless.
- Biao Lake:
Lake Biao is one of the best places to visit in Equatorial Guinea at least once in a lifetime. It is located in the volcanic massif, south of the island of Bioko, it is one of the few lakes that sits on the crater of a volcano. They tell the stories that served as sanctuary and retreat to the high priest of the Bubis.
The journey from Moka to the lake is simply spectacular. On this trip you will find a mixture of sensations, you will observe plains, ferns, and trees until you reach the viewpoint of the beautiful crater of the lake. If you leave early enough it is possible to observe endemic birds as well as monkeys in a totally wild state.
This small town on the eastern coast of the island has played a fundamental role in the history of Equatorial Guinea tourism. Located at the top of the mountain, it was founded by the Portuguese Ramos de Esquivel, the first settler on the island in 1507.
Here, archaeologists found numerous ceramic helmets with a particularly elegant decoration that could date from the end of the Carbonera (10th century). Some houses and administrative buildings today form the essence of this village, which already has only 250 to 300 inhabitants.
Annobon Island (Portuguese owner AnoBom, New Year) is located in the Atlantic Ocean, in the Gulf of Guinea and south of Sao Tome and Principe. It is an island of volcanic origin surrounded by several islets. It has a crater converted into a lagoon (Lake Mazafin) and a climate that oscillates between 20 and 30 ºC during its two seasons; The rainy season, from October to April, and the dry season, from May to July; Along with a transition season called Sasá, during the remaining months.
The population of the island of Annobon lives mostly in San Antonio de Palé, which is just a 10-minute drive from the airport. To get to the island there are two alternatives: Airplane, whose flights are scheduled on Fridays and Sundays with a duration of 1h and 40 min. And Boat, whose journey time is three days.
The city is small, so it is not necessary to use a vehicle to move inside it and visit the most emblematic places. It is worth noting the kindness of the local people and their willingness to help any tourist with directions or orientations in the city.
Your Journey Doesn’t End Here
Most of the travel enthusiasts move to some other travel destinations after exploring the best places to visit in Equatorial Guinea. If you are planning to visit some other popular countries in Africa then don’t forget to check out our other travel guides.