Best time to go to Equatorial Guinea
Equatorial Guinea has a tropical monsoon climate, so aim for the dry season. Not only can you pack away your raincoat, you could also spy nesting sea turtles.
Equatorial Guinea lounges just above the equator, so heat, humidity, rain and cloud occur all year round. However, it also has distinct wet and dry seasons. Dry season is the best time to visit Equatorial Guinea, but it occurs at different times on the islands and continent. Bioko Island is driest November to February, when overcast skies and 25°C temps are the norm, and sea turtles nest on the southern beaches. The mainland is generally driest from June to August. Bioko’s wet season usually runs from March to October, while mainland cities like Bata are wettest around November, the rains keeping the rainforests and mangrove rivers well-fed.
Equatorial Guinea Weather Chart
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Equatorial Guinea holiday advice
Jim O’Brien, from our leading supplier of Equatorial Guinea holidays, Native Eye Travel, shares his travel tips for this under-visited country:
Political & natural history
“Equatorial Guinea tends to be the sort of place that people visit once they’ve visited everywhere else, but it’s a fascinating destination in its own right, with some interesting – if often rather difficult – modern history. It’s a great place for wildlife, in particular birds and primates.”
“A favourite thing to do is to watch turtles come ashore to lay their eggs – always a special experience. As well as this, the trek to the crater of Lake Biao is worthwhile, with great views and the chance to see primates if you’re lucky.”
A warm welcome
“I’d been expecting difficult policemen, a lot of wasted time at roadblocks and a slightly ‘sinister’ atmosphere, but found the country to be open and welcoming, especially in the more rural areas. I didn't find that the politics affected how I travelled Equatorial Guinea.”
“With the exception of Western Sahara, Equatorial Guinea was Spain’s only colony in Africa, surrounded by a sea of French colonies. To this date Spanish is spoken here, although by virtue of its neighbours French is a second language.”
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Equatorial Guinea is one of central Africa’s smallest and least visited countries, comprising five islands, the biggest being Bioko, and a mainland territory called Rio Muni. Read our Equatorial Guinea travel guide to find out how to traverse the wild islands, endangered national parks and oil rush cities – and all with an understanding of the politics and people that shape the country.