Loading
 
Premium Listing @ 9.95 per month | Know More
     
 
 
 
 

 

Malabo
 
Malabo

Malabo, the capital of Equatorial Guinea, is set beautifully between the cloud-capped Pico Malabo on one side and high ocean waves on the other. Unfortunately there are no good beaches nearby, and there are no agencies to arrange a hiking trip in the inland, but the city has quite some tourist potential nevertheless.

For the moment it's just potential. The city is pretty rundown and with just a handful of restaurants and hotels worthy of the name, Malabo lacks a lot of infrastructure. It does have numerous bars, however, where you can get a quick shot of booze.

A trip to Luba or even Riaba are absolutely worthwhile. It gives you an impression of the scenery of the island and both have good beaches. On the way to Riba you can see the Moka Valley with its crater lake.

Malabo is improving slowly with the influx of oil money, there is a good Pizza restaurant and a couple of Chinese now (2004/5). Remember always that this place is ruled by a vicious military dictatorship rivalling that in Zimbabwe. Travel anywhere is difficult especially to Riaba which is the home town of the Bubi tribe, downtrodden enemies of the Fang Tribe Government.

Forget Hiking, it doesn't happen. Plenty of nasty snakes, mosquitoes the size of sparrows (these cause Cerebral Malaria - Lariam tablets are essential).

The sea can be nice, there are even whales to be seen at certain times, however at other times watch out for the sharks, jelly fish and other assorted nasties! The best view to be seen from Malabo is across the water 30 miles to the active Volcano Mount Cameroon.


Premium Deals
Italy @ Chianti Rufina Half Day on Wednesdays
Discover Rufina and its wine. Special little wineries along the Arno and Sieve river, a few kilometres far from Florence. A new generation trying to change the ..

Nepal @ Nepal Buddhist Tour Package
Explore the Boudhanath stupa which is one of the holiest and largest Stupas in the world.In 1979 it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Over 50 Gompas su..

Nepal @ Kailash Manasarover Overland Tour (Tibet Tour)
Kailash Manasarovar overland tour will lead you to one of the most revered holy sites on the planet. The Hindus, Buddhists, and Bon followers all believe that a..

Kenya @ 3 DAYS MAGICAL MAASAI MARA WILDLIFE SAFARI
This tour takes us to the Rift Valley province with the view of the eye catching escarpment before it widens to the wilderness where all the Big Five Can be see..

Tanzania @ 11 Days Tanzania Cultural and Wildlife Adventures
With plentiful ways to experience the culture, we give you a chance to interact with locals and enjoy the glorious scenery in many places, In many areas, rural ..

Greece @ Trekking Meteora – Olympos
Visit the most interesting monasteries of Meteora. There are still 5 monasteries inhabited out of about 13 that used to be active some centuries ago. Magnificen..

Malaysia @ 4D/3N PADI Open Water Course Package on Tioman Island
The PADI Open Water Course (OWD) is your first step into Scuba Diving and certifies you to dive anywhere in the world together with a diving buddy to a maximum ..

Italy @ Wineing in Florence
The history of wine making in and around Florence: This program sheds light on wine, its history, and the relationship with the city of Florence and its noble f..

Kyrgyzstan @ Trekking Program Pamir Adventures
The trekking program is created for those, who want to see the amazing nature of Kyrgyzstan. It goes in the Pamir mountain system through various landscapes. We..

Singapore @ 4D 3N With Sentosa & Night Safari
City Tour in your Sentosa package is Images of Singapore, Underwater World, Dolphin Lagoon & Songs of the Sea.Proceed to Night Safari in the evening and much mo..