Equatorial Guinea Travel Facts

The Basics

Country: Equatorial Guinea

Where is it?: Equatorial Guinea is in western Africa, bordering the Bight of Biafra, between Cameroon and Gabon. It’s close to Zamunda!

Why do people go here?: People come here to find the path less traveled.

What are the main entry points?: There are only connections for other West Africa countries, usually Cameroon

Currency used: Central African Franc

Country Code for Phones: 240

Area codes for Major Cities: Malabo 09

Religion: Roman Catholic 83%, other Christian and tribal

Population: 700,000

Ethnic Breakdown: 85.7% Fang, 6.5% Bubi, 3.6% Mdowe, 1.6% Annobon, 1.1% Bujeba, 1.4% other (Spanish)

Government: Presidential Republic

Languages: Spanish, indigenous, English

Travel Information

Major Cities: Malabo, Bata

Attractions: Bioko Island, Monte Alen National Park

Tourism Office locations and links: Ministry of Tourism, Barrio Nzalang, Antiguo Africa 2000 Carretera Semu Avenida Presidente Nasser Malabo, Equatorial Guinea; Tel: (+240) 98221 Fax: (+240) 92444

Off-the-Beaten-Path: Pagalu

Health Issues: Malaria

Tips for Visiting

When to go: December through March has the least amount of rain.

Common Phrases: Hola = Hello, Si = Yes, No = No, Como se llama? = What is your name, Gracias = Thank You, Por favor = Please

Specific Events/Holidays: Presidents Birthday: June 5, Liberation Day: August 3

Getting Around: There are flights between mainland and Bioko Island. Minibuses services the major cities

Cheapest airport to fly into: The cheapest airport to fly into Equatorial Guinea is the Malabo Equatorial Guinea Airport.

Need more information?: Check out the Equatorial Guinea travel guide for more on what to see, where to stay, and how to get there.

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