A short trip to one of Africa’s more unusual corners. Equatorial Guinea has had a reputation for being largely inaccessible, but in recent years has become much easier to visit. We concentrate on its most interesting part, the island of Bioko, a tropical jewel sitting off the Cameroonian coast in the Gulf of Guinea.
Starting in the capital Malabo, we explore its Latin colonial heritage – Equatorial Guinea was one of just two Spanish colonies in Africa – and then from here drive past small picturesque villages and coastlines to the town of Moka. Here we hike
through forest to waterfalls, and learn about the wildlife of the island, much of which is found in few other places. Moving on we continue to Ureka and the beach of Moaba, where we wait for turtles to come ashore to lay their eggs. Finally we return to Malabo via the small town of Riaba, the first colonial settlement on the island.
Day 01: Arrive Malabo
Arrive in Malabo and transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is free. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02: Malabo
Spend today exploring Equatorial Guinea’s capital. We visit the city centre with its colonial buildings dating back to the 19th century, including the neo-Gothic
cathedral, Independence Square, and Semu market, a colourful and lively place and a good place to get to grips with local culture. We also visit the village of Rebola with great views over the capital and an interesting colonial flavour. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03: Arena Blanca – Moka
After breakfast visit the town of Batete, with its unusual wooden church and cacao
plantations. From here we drive to Luba, a small town with colonial architecture, and explore the picturesque coastal area of Arena Blanca. Continue to Moka where we will stay tonight. Overnight at hotel.
Day 04: Moka
A full day to explore the village of Moka and its surrounding areas. Located on the heights of the volcanic massif, Moka is a good place to appreciate the island’s
endemic forest and learn about the culture of the Bubi people. We visit the Iladyi waterfalls, where three branches of the Iladyi river plunge into a gorge of 250 metres, and hike through the forest (approx. 3 hours). In the afternoon we visit the Moka Wildlife Centre and later experience a traditional Bubi dinner. Overnight at hotel.
Day 05: Ureka
Head to Ureka on the coast. From here we hike to the stunning beach of Moaba
(approx. 2 hours) where we stay tonight in a tented camp and hope to see turtles coming ashore at night. Ureka’s other natural jewels include the spectacular waterfalls of the Eoli River. During the dry season in Moraka and Moaba, turtles
come to shore to lay their eggs. Since 1996 the villagers have worked as guards to patrol the beaches during nesting season, as part of an NGO protection project.
Day 06: Riaba – Malabo
Drive to the coastal town of Riaba, Bioko’s first European settlement, where we spend time exploring its colonial architecture before returning to Malabo for the night. Overnight at Hotel
Day 07: Depart Malabo
Transfer to the airport for departure.
– Meeting and assistance by our representative.
– 06 nights accommodation as per program
– Meals: Breakfasts & Dinners
– Entry fee as per mentioned
– English Speaking guide
– All transfers, sightseeing & excursion by private vehicle.
– All present government taxes.
• International Flights.
• Personal Expenses.
• Camera / Video Camera Fees.
• Medical Aid.
• Travel Insurance.
• Accommodation in good hotels.
• Check-in / out time is 12 noon at most of the hotels.
• Extension to other places is also possible with a minimal extra cost. – Additional nights are available at each place with minimal supplement.
• A visa is required and must be obtained prior to your departure from your Country.
• If quoted hotel is not available, we will provide one of a similar category and standard.
• Small deviations in the tour program are sometimes necessary, depending on weather, road conditions, flight schedules and room availability.
• In case the government changes presently applicable taxes, increase in airlines prices, fuel surcharge our rates will need to be adjusted accordingly.
• In Asia, there is no relevance between the distance and time of travelling, as it depends upon the condition of the roads and congestion of the traffic.
• While every effort will be made to maintain the itinerary, in view of local strikes etc that are beyond our control all schedule and itineraries are subject to last moment changes.
• Clients must be fully insured, as the company cannot accept liability for loss or damage to client’s property, medical emergencies or any other loss suffered by them whilst on tour.
• In Case of issuing Domestic or International air tickets, SGV is not responsible for any refund if the flight is delayed or cancelled, as it is the responsibility of airline.