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.
This 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.
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.
Introduction PART ONE GENERAL INFORMATION Chapter 1 Background Information Chapter 2 Practical Information PART TWO THE GUIDE Chapter 3 Malabo and around Chapter 4 Bioko Sur Province Chapter 5 Litoral Province Chapter 6 Annobon (Pagalu) Chapter 7 Centro Sur Province Chapter 8 Wele-Nzas Province Chapter 9 Kie-Ntem Province Appendix 1 Language Appendix 2 Further Information Index