Camping in Equatorial Guinea: an unforgettable adventure

Camping in Equatorial Guinea: an unforgettable adventure

A trip to Equatorial Guinea offers all kinds of experiences: adventure, relaxation, culture… Camping is only of them, and this post will tell you everything you need to know to make your camping adventure unforgettable.
Many of us go on vacation or have friends who travel to different destinations. Some of these destinations are truly adventurous, especially when they include camping. Going camping allows you to live an incredible experience in the middle of nature. Camping in Equatorial Guinea’s nature paradise is a unique experience.

Is it possible to camp in Equatorial Guinea?

Yes, camping in Equatorial Guinea is not just an idea, but a reality. In fact, the number of tourists who have gone camping in Equatorial Guinea increases every year. There are tons of ways to do it, but here are our recommendations.
If you want to enjoy this experience, you must know the most important points to take into account, as well as when it is best to go to get the most out of it. And, above all, this will help you get rid of any fears.
One key aspect to consider is that the temperature is warm throughout the year, around 25 degrees Celsius. However, you should know that it can rain during the rainy season (which is not very long) but the weather is not very different from what you can see in other countries in Africa. Here you have more information about the climate and other important aspects to travel to Equatorial Guinea.

What are the best places to camp in Equatorial Guinea?

Equatorial Guinea is a country rich in culture and diversity. You’ll find plenty to do on both the mainland and its islands, but if you want to truly discover the natural beauty of the country, camping in the jungle is pretty much a must.
Fishing Equatorial Guinea
In Equatorial Guinea there are some great places to camp. Moaba beach near Ureka is the best place for all types of campers. The beach is not as developed as others, but that adds to its charm.
Moaba beach offers several advantages over other places in Equatorial Guinea. It’s easy to set up your campsite and make it your home for a night or two. There are no hotels nearby, so you will have a lot of privacy. This beach is amongst the most beautiful ones in the whole country: there are different species of sea turtles that come to the shore to lay their eggs, so it would be difficult not to enjoy yourself while you are there! If you want to know more about other beaches in Equatorial Guinea that you should not miss, save this article.
Camping at Moaba Beach is within the reach of anyone looking for an adventure, but it is also suitable for families with children and people who are new to camping. The weather during the dry season is always warm and pleasant. If you are looking for an authentic experience, your ideal place is Ureka. But remember, camp always on the jungle or forest, never on the beach itself.

What equipment should I bring to camp in Equatorial Guinea?

Camping on the beach sounds like a great idea, but what should you take camping in Equatorial Guinea? The first thing to do is check with the company with which you are going to camp. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have everything you need for your camping trip. From bug spray to sunscreen to flashlights and anything else you think you’re going to need (don’t forget water!). There will likely be bonfires at night, so no need to bring blankets or a sleeping bag. Generally, we recommend a thin sheet that allows moisture to pass through.
Camping gears
Another piece of advice we give you is to bring plenty of spare clothes in case it rains or gets wet when crossing some rivers on your route. It’s usually not cold at night, so you don’t need to pack anything warmer than shorts and a t-shirt. And who knows if there may be an emergency? Along the way, it might happen that someone gets a minor scratch, and for that situation, it would be best to also have a basic first aid kit with bandages and antiseptics. Contact the company that organizes the camping for you; generally they will be able to take care of the first-aid kit.

Is it dangerous to go camping in Equatorial Guinea?

Camping in Equatorial Guinea is a safe experience. Most animals run away from humans. The only animals to worry about are crabs and ants. Crabs are harmless, but they can give you a scare if they sneak into your tent overnight. We’ve missed some night sleep because of them! And catching them in the dark is no easy task. Ants on the other hand mainly look for food and can be annoying if they bite you, so it is not recommended that you keep food inside your tent.
camping Equatorial Guinea
Camping in Ureka is a great way to get in touch with nature and learn more about the local fauna. The most popular places to camp are the beaches, because you will sleep with the soothing sound of the sea waves on one side and the sounds of the jungle on the other. Also, you should not swim in the sea alone or at night when camping in Equatorial Guinea. The tide and the currents could play tricks on you, and it is possible that the land you step on is soft and not as easy as you think to swim out. You have to take extreme precautions.
As for the forests of Equatorial Guinea, there are no large predators there, so you don’t have to worry about the sounds you’ll hear in the jungle during your camping experience. If there were any large predators, the locals would take notice and take it upon themselves to address the problem before it could get out of control. In any case, as we have advised you before, do not leave food lying around when you go camping because ants and other animals can go for it while you sleep.

Conclusion: Camping in Equatorial Guinea is a unique experience

As Central Africa and Equatorial Guinea continue to gain ground in the tourism industry, this little-known destination is well worth discovering and experiencing. With its forests, its incredible biodiversity, its unique natural and cultural wealth, visiting Equatorial Guinea is not just an adventure, but a totally new way of enjoying the environment and connecting with nature.
Alberto Esparza

Alberto Esparza

Hispanic philologist and journalist. Lover of Equatorial Guinea.

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