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Step off the tourist trail into authentic Equatorial Guinea, a small country in Central Africa known for rich culture, beautiful beaches and stunning landscapes.

About Equatorial Guinea

Equatorial Guinea is located on the west coast of Africa. Despite being a lesser-known travel destination, the country has a lot to offer adventurous travellers.

Countries neighbouring Equatorial Guinea: Cameroon and Gabon.

Travel Map Mapping Equatorial Guinea

Map of Equatorial Guinea

Map of Equatorial Guinea

Equatorial Guinea is bordered by Cameroon to the north-east, and Gabon to the east and south.

The capital of Equatorial Guinea is Malabo, located on the island of Bioko.

Equatorial Guinea Overview

A small country located on the west coast of Central Africa, Equatorial Guinea consists of a mainland segment (Rio Muni), along with the islands of Bioko and Annobón and the islets of Corisco, Elobey Grande, and Elobey Chico; in the Gulf of Guinea.


Equatorial Guinea has a rich mix of African and Spanish influences, with traditional music, dance, and art playing an important role in daily life.


The country's economy is heavily dependent on oil exports, which account for more than 90% of its export revenues.

In recent years, Equatorial Guinea has taken steps to diversify its economy by investing in infrastructure and promoting tourism, but progress has been slow.

Independence From Spain

Equatorial Guinea gained independence from Spain in 1968, and since then it has been ruled by President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, who took power in a coup in 1979.

President Obiang's government has been widely criticized for its authoritarianism and repression of political opposition.

Natural Resources

Equatorial Guinea is one of the smallest and wealthiest countries in Africa, thanks to its abundant oil and natural gas reserves.

However, despite its wealth, the country suffers from significant income inequality, high levels of corruption, and a poor human rights record.


Equatorial Guinea has a population of around 1.4 million people and its official languages are Spanish, French, and Portuguese, with Spanish being the most widely spoken.

Wildlife Reserves

Equatorial Guineais is home to a number of wildlife reserves, including Monte Alen National Park and Moka Wildlife Center, which are home to a diverse range of plant and animal species.

Travel to Equatorial Guinea

Just a small country in Central Africa, Equatorial Guinea is known for its rich culture, beautiful beaches, and stunning landscapes.

Visit Equatorial Guinea

Things to do for Visitors to Equatorial Guinea.

Equatorial Guinea has a lot to offer visitors, from its rich culture to its stunning natural beauty.

Just be sure to check the travel restrictions and safety advisories before planning your visit.

Attend the Bantu Cultural Festival

This festival is held annually in Malabo and celebrates the cultural heritage of the Bantu people, who make up the majority of the population in Equatorial Guinea.

It's a great opportunity to experience local music, dance, and food.

Bathe on the Beaches of Annobon

A great place to relax and unwind, Annobon is a small island located off the coast of Equatorial Guinea known for its beautiful beaches and crystal-clear waters.

Explore the Island of Bioko

Bioko is the largest island in Equatorial Guinea and is known for its lush rainforests and stunning coastline.

It's a great place to hike, birdwatch, and explore the local wildlife.

Monte Alen National Park

This national park is located in the mainland region of Equatorial Guinea and is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including elephants, gorillas, and chimpanzees.

IIt's a great place to go on a safari or take a guided hike.

Stay iin the Capital City of Malabo

Malabo is a small but vibrant city located on the island of Bioko.

Map of Malabo
Map of Malabo.

IIt's home to several interesting museums, including the Malabo National Museum and the Equatorial Guinea Cultural Centre.

Visa Requirements

All visitors to Equatorial Guinea require a visa, except nationals of the USA.

Travellers should obtain the latest information and details from their nearest Embassy of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea.

Embassies of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea

Embassy of Equatorial Guinea in Cameroon:
BP 277, Yaounde. Tel: (237) 21 08 04.

Embassy of Equatorial Guinea in France:
6 rue Alfred de Vigny, 75008 Paris.

Embassy of Equatorial Guinea in Nigeria:
P.O.Box 4126, Lagos. Tel: (234 1) 269 12 11.

Embassy of Equatorial Guinea in Washington, D.C:
1511 K Street, N.W., Suite 405, Washington DC.

Bioko Island

The island of Fernando Po, present day Bioko Island, was sighted by the Portuguese navigator, Fernando Po, in 1471.

Portugal ceded the island to Spain in 1778, and then with the permission of the Spanish government, Great Britain maintained a naval station at Fernando Po and administered the island from 1827 until 1844.

Sixty years later Fernando Po and Rio Muni became known as the Spanish Territories of the Gulf of Guinea, or Spanish Guinea.

The territory gained independence as the republic of Equatorial Guinea on 12th October, 1968.

Malabo (Santa Isabel)

Formerly Santa Isabel, on the north coast of Bioko Island, Malabo is the capital of Equatorial Guinea, even though the island lies closer to Cameroon.

The city was founded by the British as Clarencetown in 1827, and was used as a base for suppressing the slave trade.

The Spanish renamed it Santa Isabel, and made it the capital of Spanish Guinea. The present name of Malabo was ratified in 1973.

Hotels in Malabo.

Equatorial Guinea Maps and Travel Guides

Lonely Planet Africa (Multi Country Guide) Equatorial Guinea (Bradt Travel Guides)

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