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EQUATORIAL GUINEA   >   AFRICA  


Holiday Equatorial Guinea   -  Tourist information.

Provinces in Equatorial Guinea [ provincias ]: Annobon, Bioko Norte, Bioko Sur, Centro Sur, Kie-Ntem, Litoral, Wele-Nzas

Bioko Island [ formerly Fernando Poo ], Rio Muni, a mainland rectangle of land between Cameroon and Gabon, and the island of Annobon [ Gulf of Guinea islands ].

Capital City of Equatorial Guinea: Malabo


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Hotels in Equatorial Guinea

 
Centrally located hotels ranging from small family run budget accommodation to world-class five star hotels.

 

  Hotel Bahia   -   Malabo
  Hotel Ureca   -   at the airport of Malabo

Travel Agents / Tour Operators

  Siewe Services & Consulting
Airport Meet and Greet, Hotel Arrangement, Car Hire (with or without driver), Permits for travel around the island, including Pico Basile, Moca, Ureca, Luba, and Riaba.



 
Create your trip to Equatorial Guinea   -   Flight, Hotel and Car

Travel Guides Equatorial Guinea / Related Books

  In Malabo Frederick Forsyth wrote "The Dogs of War".

How do I travel to Equatorial Guinea

  Malabo Airport, Bioko Island   -   Carretera Aeropuerto   -   5 km from the city
  Bata Airport [ mainland ]

  Douala Airport, Cameroon

 
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  Airline Tickets /  Bargain Flights   -   Flights Equatorial Guinea / Price comparison possible


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  Tourist Board ?  -   Institutional web site of the Equatorial Guinea

  Government   -   Republica de Guinea Ecuatorial 

  Malabo   -   Capital City   -   Bioko Island
The city was first founded by the British in 1827, who leased the island from Spain during the colonial period. Named Port Clarence, it was used as a naval station in the effort to suppress the slave trade. Many newly freed slaves were also settled there, prior to the establishment of Sierra Leone as a colony for freed slaves.

  Bioko Island / Bioco   -   see Bioko Biodiversity Protection Program
The tropical island of Bioko is one of the most beautiful and most biologically-significant places in all of Africa. It is home to Africa's greatest concentration of endangered primates and to more than fifty unique species of plants. During the dry season (November to February), butterflies gather in the rainforest and endangered marine turtles come ashore to nest on the black sand beaches. Nearly 200 species of birds fly amongst the island's three volcanic peaks, the highest more than 3000 meters.

  Río Muni    -   Continental Region of Equatorial Guinea
Political jurisdictions: Centro Sur, Kie-Ntem, Litoral, and Wele-Nzas

  Annobon   -   capital  city is San Antonio de Palé
Island and province located in the South Atlantic Ocean, about 350 km off the west coast of Africa and 110 miles south west of São Tomé Island. Annobon is an extinct volcano of which just the 598 m peak  rises above sea level.
The province is characterised by a succession of beautiful valleys and steep mountains, covered with rich woods and luxuriant vegetation. 
  Bioko Norte   -   capital  city is Malabo   -   northern part of the island of Bioko
Most populated province of Equatorial Guinea.
  Bioko Sur   -   capital  city is Luba   -   southern part of the island of Bioko
  Centro Sur   -   capital  city is Evinayong   -   Continental Region
Centro Sur borders Gabon's Estuaire Province in the southwest and Woleu-Ntem Province in the southeast, and Cameroon's South Province in the north.
  Kie-Ntem   -   capital  city is Ebebiyin   -   Continental Region
  Litoral   -   capital  city is Bata   -   Continental Region
Litoral's west borders the Gulf of Guinea.
  Wele-Nzas   -   capital  city is Mongomo   -   Continental Region

  Acalayong   -   south western Rio Muni
Main border crossing for Gabon, ferries sailing across the Mitémélé River to Cocobeach.
  Akurenam [ Centro Sur ]
  Bata   -   harbour town and former capital city Equatorial Guinea on the mainland 
The second largest city of Equatorial Guinea is a transport hub and port, from which ferries sail to Malabo and Douala.
  Ebebiyín   -   capital city Kie-Ntem, in the northeast of Rio Muni
Situated on the three-party border between Equatorial Guinea, Gabon and Cameroon. It is the end point of three main transport routes coming from Bata, Yaounde and major cities in central Gabon.
  Evinayong   -   capital  city Centro Sur   -   south eastern Rio Muni
Situated atop of a small mountain and nown for its nightlife, its market and the nearby waterfalls.
  Gran Caldera de Luba [ the southwestern corner of Bioko Island ]
  Luba [ harbour town ]   -   capital  city Bioko Sur   -   second largest town of Bioko
Situated on the west coast beneath volcanic peaks and is a port for the logging industry. See Luba Freeport.
  Mbini [ harbour town ]   -   Atlantic Ocean, at the mouth of the Benito River
Linked by ferry with Bolondo. The town is known for its seafood and for nearby beaches.
  Mongomo   -   capital  city Wele-Nzas 
  Niefang [ Centro Sur ]   -   Town situated 70km from Bata
In Niefang Gold trading plays an important role. From Niefang you can visit mount Alèn which is 25 km and 1500 metres above sea level. Niefang is the gateway to the Fang Land that stretches over to the east of the Rio Muni.
  San Antonio de Palé   -   capital city Annobon Island
Situated in the extreme north of the island.
  Valladolid de los Bimbiles

  Bioko Biodiversity Protection Program 
The Bioko Biodiversity Protection Program (BBPP) is an academic partnership between Arcadia University in Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA and the National University of Equatorial Guinea (UNGE) in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea.
  Crónicas de la Guinea Ecuatorial   -   Un archivo histórico de la Guinea Española
  Lago A Poti   -   central crater lake Annobon

  Volcanic chain
Bioko Island is part of a volcanic chain formed in the middle and late Tertiary that extends diagonally across the Gulf of Guinea from the British island of St. Helena (Napoleon's final exile) in the South Atlantic northeast toward Lake Chad, at the northern tip of Cameroon (Kingdon, 1989; Gonzalez-Kirchner, 1994). The more prominent features of this chain include the islands of Annobon, Sao Tome, Principe, and Bioko. Of these islands, Bioko is the largest (2017 km2), highest, and nearest to the mainland. The chain also includes Mt. Cameroon, a still active volcano of the mainland itself, which at 4100m is the highest mountain in West Africa.
  Bioko Web Site  -   Bioko Biodiversity Protection Program (BBPP).
BBPP is a joint initiative of Arcadia University in Glenside, PA, USA and Universidad Nacional de Guinea Ecuatorial (UNGE)
  Gulf of Guinea Islands Biodiversity Group
This website provides information about the biodiversity, and its conservation, of the four Gulf of Guinea islands of Bioko, Príncipe, São Tomé and Annobón.
  Stanford University  -  Links

History of Equatorial Guinea

Independence 12 October 1968 (from Spain)

The Portuguese explorer, Fernando Po (Fernão do Poo), seeking a route to India, is credited with having discovered the island of Bioko in 1471. He called it Flor Formosa ("pretty flower"), but it quickly took on the name of its European discoverer. The islands of Fernando Póo and Annobón were colonized by the Portuguese in 1474. The Portuguese retained control until 1778, when the island, adjacent islets, and commercial rights to the mainland between the Niger and Ogoue Rivers were ceded to Spain in exchange for territory in South America. See for more Wikipedia

Small Is Not Always Beautiful: The Story of Equatorial Guinea  -   Max Liniger-Goumaz
Hardcover 198 pages (January 28, 1989);  Publisher: Barnes & Noble,Inc.,N.Y.;  Language: English;  ISBN: 0389208612
Pizter Van Den Broecke's Journal of Voyages to Cape Verde, Guinea and Angola, 1605-1612 (Hakluyt Society Third S.) 
J.D.La Fleur (Editor)
In the summer of 1630, Pieter Van den Broecke returned to Amsterdam after completing his fifth voyage overseas as a commercial agent for various Dutch companies who were then expanding their worldwide trading networks. Van den Broecke used this homecoming to compose a lengthy manuscript describing his experiences, and to arrange its publication in 1634. However, this published version presented his account in a highly abridged and significantly altered form. The present edition offers an English translation of those parts of Van den Broecke's original manuscript which describe the four trading voyages he made to Africa in the early-17th century. Van den Broecke's manuscript describes in detail the communities he encountered in West Africa and Central Africa and discusses the commercial strategies of Dutch merchants then trading on the Atlantic coast of Africa. This edition begins with an introductory essay presenting Van den Broecke's biography and places the writing of the manuscript within the context of his professional aspirations. The translation is extensively annotated with reference both to other contemporary accounts and to relevant modern scholarship.
Hardcover 160 pages (October 28, 2000);  Publisher: The Hakluyt Society;  Language: English;  ISBN: 0904180689

Music, Culture & Events

  Culture of Equatorial Guinea [ Wikipedia ]

The Art of Equatorial Guinea: The Fang Tribes  -   Louis Perrois, Marta Sierra Delage
Hardcover (April 1991);  Publisher: Rizzoli Intl Pubns;  Language: English;  ISBN: 0847812758

  Las Hijas del Sol   -   pioneras de los sonidos africanos en España


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