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
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
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
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.