Weather in Equatorial Guinea: What is the best time to travel?

Weather in Equatorial Guinea: What is the best time to travel?

Do you want to visit Equatorial Guinea, but have doubts about the climate and how to choose the best time to go? Don’t miss this post where we help you choose the best time to travel to Equatorial Guinea!

If you’re wondering about the climate in Equatorial Guinea to choose the best time for your trip, we understand. Many people have the same question. That’s why we want to help you. Don’t miss this post where we help you choose the best time to travel to Equatorial Guinea!

The best time to visit is between the months of November to March, as this is when you’ll find the dry season in both the Continental and Insular Regions. Additionally, you can see the sea turtle nesting on the Ureka coast.

But this doesn’t mean that other times are bad, far from it. Throughout this article, we’ll tell you about each of the months and what activities you can do. As you’ll see, the options are endless, and we can adjust activities and packages to each season.

What weather awaits you in Equatorial Guinea?

You probably already know, but Equatorial Guinea is located north of the equator, so the climate is tropical to equatorial. So, get ready to enjoy the humidity at any time of the year! If you’re wondering about temperatures, they range from 25-30 degrees Celsius throughout the year. Therefore, it’s important not to forget sunscreen if it’s the dry season.

That being said, you should know that the climate is very changeable, and depending on the region and zone, the rainy and storm seasons vary. But don’t worry, we’ll analyze it now so that you don’t have any doubts.

Precipitations Equatorial Guinea
Precipitations Equatorial Guinea

As you can see in the graph above, the Continental Region, represented by the green line, has its dry season in two seasons: from December to March and from June to September. So, if you want to visit Equatorial Guinea during the European summer season, you should clearly focus on the continental zone and visits to Monte Alen, Corisco, and the interior of the country.

If, on the other hand, your main interest is on Bioko Island, your selection should be between the months of October and April. From there, the rains begin little by little and during the nights. And although they don’t prevent you from doing most of the excursions, they can increase the tension of your trip. Although, of course, if you hire an agency, you’ll have help to solve any possible problem, so that’s not bad either.

What is the best time to visit Equatorial Guinea?

This question is not easy. And the answer cannot be more generic: it depends. But we will develop it, don’t worry.

Weather in Equatorial Guinea from November to March

The period from November to March is perfect for visiting both the Continental Region and the insular region. You can camp in the best tourist spots in Equatorial Guinea and you can see the spawning of sea turtles on Moaba Beach, near Ureka. But it is possible that the harmattan or the haze has arrived in the country.

In this case, the photos you take will not be as clear and if you climb Mount Basilé, you probably won’t be able to see the city from above. In addition, it is the time when Equatorial Guinea has the most visitors, so you won’t be totally alone and prices could be higher as it is the high season in the country.

Clima en Guinea Ecuatorial

Weather in Equatorial Guinea from April to May

The months of April and May are transitional months, the weather will be a little changing and it may rain all night and then be extremely hot during the day. This phenomenon is frequent and gives us the best opportunities to take photographs with a clear sky and clouds in the background. So, yes, it is perfect for photographers.

On the other hand, camping in Ureka will not be possible as the tide will be high and it can be dangerous. At this time, you have to be flexible and be ready to take advantage of any opportunity to visit different parts of the country.

Tiempo en Guinea Ecuatorial

Weather in Equatorial Guinea from June to September

From the months of June to September, it will continue to rain in the Insular Region, but it is the best time to visit the Continental part. This is where the trips to Corisco Island and Monte Alen come into play. If you have planned your honeymoon in Corisco, this is your ideal time. Additionally, you can enter the Monte Alen Natural Reserve and Río Campo without fear of getting wet.

In general, September is the least recommended month to travel. Both in the Continental Region and the Insular Region, rainfall is abundant. Although of course, everything can vary.

Climate in Equatorial guinea

Weather in Equatorial Guinea from October to November

Later, in the months of October to November, conditions return to ideal and trips to Ureka and all regions of the national territory are active again. Maybe you can get wet some days, but it won’t be worrying and you ensure having better prices than in the high season and, above all, less crowding.

From here, we assure you that Equatorial Guinea is a wonderful destination at any time of the year. Contact us if you have any questions and we will be more than happy to help you.

Weather in Equatorial Guinea

Travel tips to make the most of the weather in Equatorial Guinea

Regardless of the time of year you want to visit Equatorial Guinea and whatever the weather, you need to take into account a series of tips and suggestions:

  • Always wear comfortable and cool clothing, preferably long pants and long-sleeved shirts. Depending on the location, there may be mosquitoes and you do not want them to have a feast with the newcomer. You can bring repellent, but nothing is more effective than long sleeves.
  • We have talked at length about precipitation and rainy season, but if you look at the graph, in many cases the probability of rain is 40%, so even in the dry season, do not forget to bring a raincoat or jacket. It will also be useful on Mount Basilé where temperatures can be cool.
  • Just as it may rain depending on the season, it is certain that it will be hot and sunny, so a hat or visor is essential during your trip. Make sure you pack it in your luggage along with sunscreen.
  • We recommend light, comfortable, and breathable footwear. The locals walk in flip-flops, but in some places, it can be a challenge to maintain balance. So grab some multi-purpose sneakers that can get dirty, and you’ll be sure to make the right choice.

Conclusion: What is the best time to travel to Equatorial Guinea?

Traveling to Equatorial Guinea is a unique and unforgettable experience. But to keep expectations in line with reality, it is inevitable to take into account weather forecasts. The best time is from November to March, as this is when you will find the dry season in both the Continental Region and the Insular Region. Additionally, you can see the sea turtles laying eggs on the coast of Ureka.

Of course, the other seasons are not bad, far from it. As you have seen, the options are endless, and we can adjust activities and packages to each of the seasons. After all, Equatorial Guinea is a wonderful destination at any time of the year. Contact us if you have any questions, and we will be happy to help

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