Unexplored Equatorial Guinea finally gets a guidebook! This one-time Spanish colony is one of the smallest countries in continental Africa, both in terms of size and population, and is ranked by the United Nations among the ten least visited countries in the world. From the oil-rich capital of Malabo on the volcanic island of Bioko, set out to explore the jungle interior via the Spanish colonial outpost of Bata, where you'll find pristine national parks teeming with wildlife, incredible white-sand beaches and a wealth of small, traditional communities. Travel here may not always be straightforward, but the rewards are worth it for such a unique experience in the heart of tropical Africa's only Spanish-speaking nation.
Bradt Travel Guide: Equatorial Guinea is the only in-depth English language guide to Equatorial Guinea, one of the last truly unexplored corners of sub-Saharan Africa. With first-hand descriptions of all seven provinces (including the islands and the mainland), accommodation, maps and itineraries, plus practical details, guides to security and getting a visa, this is all the information you need whether visiting Bioko on business or trekking Rio Muni in search of gorillas.
PART ONE GENERAL INFORMATION
Chapter 1 Background Information
Geography, Climate, Natural history, History, Government and politics, Economy, People, Language, Religion, Education, Culture,
Chapter 2 Practical Information
When to visit (and why), Highlights, Suggested itineraries, Tour operators, Red tape, Embassies, Getting there and away, Health, Safety and security, What to take, Money, Budgeting, Getting around, Accommodation, Eating and drinking, Public holidays and festivals, Shopping, Sports and activities, Photography, Media and communications, Business, Buying property, Cultural etiquette, Travelling positively
PART TWO THE GUIDE
Chapter 3 Malabo and around
History, Getting there and away, Getting around, Local tour operators, Where to stay, Where to eat and drink, Entertainment and nightlife, Shopping, Sports and activities, Other practicalities, What to see and do, Day trips from Malabo, Around Malabo
Chapter 4 Bioko Sur Province
History, Getting there and away, Getting around, Arranging tours, Luba, Around Luba
Chapter 5 Litoral Province
History, Bata, Around Bata
Chapter 6 Annobón (Pagalu) Province
History, Getting there and away, Getting around, Arranging tours, Where to stay, Where to eat and drink, Entertainment and nightlife, Other practicalities, What to see and do
Chapter 7 Centro Sur Province
History, Getting there and away, Niefang, Monte Alen National Park, Evinayong, Akurenam
Chapter 8 Wele-Nzas Province
History, Getting there and away, Mongomo, Mengomeyen, Anisoc, Nsoc, Oyala (Djibloho)
Chapter 9 Kié-Ntem Province
History, Getting there and away, Ebebiyin and around, Micomeseng
Appendix 1 Language
Appendix 2 Further Information
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Oscar Scafidi has spent the last five years living and teaching in Africa while writing about his experiences. He has visited over twenty countries on the continent and recently co-authored the second edition of the Bradt Guide to Angola. Armed with a solid grasp of English, French, Portuguese, Spanish and Italian, as well as experience travelling to difficult destinations such as Somalia, Yemen and Afghanistan, Oscar is well qualified to write the first English language guidebook to Equatorial Guinea. Oscar Scafidi is originally from the UK and Italy and has spent the past five years living and working in Africa as a history teacher. While not teaching, Oscar also writes travel journalism focusing on difficult destinations such as Somalia, Afghanistan, Liberia and East Timor. Some of his work can be found on the adventure travel website Polo's Bastards.