PLACES TO VISIT IN EQUATORIAL GUINEA

SEASON 3 EPISODE 23

Equatorial Guinea is indeed a right place to have a good vacation experience with beautiful islands, lush vegetation, high peaks, diversity of wildlife, serene beaches, colonial and cultural lands.

Below are some places recommend you should visit when you’re visiting this Spanish colonial country.

MALABO

Malabo is the capital city of Equatorial Guinea which is located on the northern edge of Bioko Island. It is the country’s centre for commercial and financial activities and has a harbour that docks a lot of ships which exports products such as cocoa, timber and coffee.

Malabo, Equatorial Guinea

Malabo has a combination of colonial traditions with a rich cultural center. You can get a glimpse of beautiful places and streets at night. Malabo is home to the famous Santa Isabel Cathedral.

MONTE ALEN NATIONAL PARK

Monte Alen National Park is the largest national park in Equatorial Guinea, located towards the center of the country and covering over 2000 square kilometers.

Monte Alen National Park

This park has a lush, humid rainforest and diversity of wildlife. It also has a series of lakes and waterfalls and a 1200 metres landscape elevation for climbing. 

Attractions include spotting animals such as elephants, crocodiles, hippopotamus, buffalos, leopards, gorillas, chimpanzees and birds, hiking, climbing.

MOCA VALLEY

The Moca valley is situated at Bioko Island and is home to the Buki tribe of Equatorial Guinea. Moca valley lies on the southern highlands of Bioko with great peaks where the clouds can be seen rising around the valleys.

Moca Valley

Moca valley was a result of old volcanic activities and is one of the major side attractions to tourists where people do activities such as hiking. The waters and amazing scenery of Lakes Biao and Loreta can be witnessed from a height.

BATA

Bata is located in the northwestern part of Equatorial Guinea is a port city which was one time the capital city of Equatorial Guinea.

It is the largest city in Equatorial Guinea where the amazing nightlife of the city speaks and with the craft markets of the people at the port side. One of the main points of attractions is the beautifully crafted Bata Cathedral having a taste of Spanish characters.

MBINI

Mbini is a town located in Rio Muni and is the gateway to the coastal region of Rio Muni. Mbini lies on Benito River which is the longest river in Equatorial Guinea with a 800 metres long bridge.

Mbini

Mbini town has its ocean side as well as estuaries that crash into the Atlantic. You can find hotels and resorts with beaches for relaxation purposes.

Written and edited by Ebenezer Oladokun

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