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Best Hiking Trails in Equatorial Guinea

Overview

Equatorial Guinea is an oil-rich West African country, comprised of: a small part of the mainland, Rio Muni, and two main islands, spread very far apart: Bioko and Annobon, as well as a few other smaller ones.  The island of Bioko, home of the capital, also has the tallest peak in the country.  There is a lot of potential for great hiking, but quite underdeveloped.

Capital: Malabo

When To Hike in Equatorial Guinea?

December – February; June – October: Varies amongst the three regions that make up Equatorial Guinea.  Filter in the map to see the best months for each region.
March – May; November: Too rainy in these and other months

Climate: Tropical – wet and dry seasons. Not too hot in either of the three places (especially compared with other countries in West Africa)

Accessibility of Hiking

Medium – Hard: The two islands have more established trails compared to the mainland, but not many marked trails and you need a guide

Transportation required: Vehicle to access trails

Where to stay in Equatorial Guinea for hiking:

  • Malabo – Bioko
  • Moka  – Bioko
  • Niefang – Equatorial Guinea

Top Places to Hike in Equatorial Guinea

There’s hiking in all three parts of this country. The islands have more established trails. Highest Mountain: Pico Basilé (3011 m) on Bioko (volcano)

Filter out hiking places of Equatorial Guinea by month

Click on the red map pointers to see more info.

Annobón

  • Sits close to São Tomé and Príncipe
  • Annobon Nature Reserve

Bioko

  • Sits in the Gulf of Guinea closest to Cameroon
  • Pico Basilé National Park  
  • Around Moka
  • Ureca is a tiny village at the southern tip of Bioko that is one of the wettest places on Earth, turtles come to lay their eggs there 
  • Corsico Island is a small island that’s hard to get to, that has stunning beaches

Rio Muni

  • Monte Alen National Park  
  • Monte Temelón National Park 
  • No tourism infrastructure, you would have to arrange a guide yourself, guides hang around the park entrance; you have to obtain permit from INDEFOR – AP in Bata

Equatorial Guinea's Long Distance Trails

Equatorial Guinea's Walking & Hiking Resources

Books: 

  • Equatorial Guinea, by Oscar Scafidi, 2015, Bradt Travel Guides 
  • Lonely Planet West Africa, by Lonely Planet, Anthony Ham, Michael Grosberg, 2017, Lonely Planet Global Limited

 

Best Hiking Trails in Equatorial Guinea:

You can find more details on hiking these trails from trail maps/apps, websites, and tourist offices:

  • Pico Basile
  • Monte Alen National Park trails
  • Monte Temelon National park trails
  • Moka Valley trails

Easy Hiking Trails in Equatorial Guinea:

  • Rio Eola Waterfalls

 

Equatorial Guinea Hiking Websites:

 

Equatorial Guinea Official Tourism Website:

 

Equatorial Guinea Hiking Apps: 

What Else To Do

  • Turtles come to lay their eggs on Bioko island

Other Important Points