Cheap flights from Equatorial Guinea
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Flights from Equatorial Guinea
Equatorial Guinea, officially the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, is a former Spanish colony in west Central Africa. Its name is derived from its position near the equator and the Gulf of Guinea. It is the only country in Africa with Spanish as its official language. Equatorial Guinea is divided into the mainland Rio Muni, and the insular region – the islands of Bioko and Annobon. The country’s capital is Malabo, in Bioko Island; and the largest city is Bata, in the mainland.
Where to go
Domestic flights within Equatorial Guinea are between Malabo, Bata, and Annobon. Located on the northern coast of Bioko Island, is the country’s capital, Malabo. It is situated on the rim of a sunken volcano and is the second largest city in Equatorial Guinea after Bata. In the heart of the city, tourists will see the colonial cathedral at Independence Place. Many buildings in Malabo are also notable as most of them are structures that date back to the Spanish colonial era and are still standing. Attractions in the city include Malabo Cathedral, Malabo Government Building, and the Malabo Court Building. The city of Bata, on the other hand, is known for its nightlife and market. The city is also home to some of the country’s best hotels, including the Hotel Panafrica that overlooks the beach. Beaches in Malabo and Bata are also major tourist destinations. Annobon, one of the islands in Equatorial Guinea’s insular region, is an extinct volcano of which just the 598-metre or 1,961-foot peak rises above sea level. The island also features lush valleys and steep mountains. Bird watching is a popular activity here, as the island is home to the endemic songbirds Ojo Blanco and the Monarca del Paraiso de Annobon, and other 29 species of birds, two bat species, five endemic species of reptiles, one species of snake, three species of geckos, two species of scincid lizards, three marine turtles, and 18 species of river fish.
Approximately an hour from Equatorial Guinea is Sao Tome and Principe, via Sao Tome International Airport in the city of Sao Tome. The city features the Presidential Palace, the Cathedral, and a cinema, as well as two markets. Sao Tome also serves as the main hub of the Sao Tome Island’s road and bus networks, and is known for the Tchiloli play.
In more or less than 30 minutes, travellers from Equatorial Guinea can get to Douala in Cameroon by air, via Douala International Airport. Douala is the commercial capital and largest city in Cameroon. In the city are some of Cameroon’s best restaurants, coffee houses, and French-style patisseries. Along the waterfront are a number of bars and bistros, offering great views of the Gulf of Guinea and nearby mangrove swamps. Major attractions in Douala include Hotel Akwa Palace, Place du Gouvernment, La Pagode, Doual’art, and Casino Kheops.
Other short-haul destinations from Equatorial Guinea are Abidjan, Accra, Brazzaville, Cotonou, Libreville, Lome, Pointe-Noire, Madrid, Port Harcourt, Addis Ababa, Casablanca, and Bangui.
Long-haul destinations from Equatorial Guinea include Paris and Frankfurt. The city of Paris in France boasts of the Louvre, the Musee d’Orsay, and the Musee National d’Art Moderne – the most-visited art museums in the world. Musee d’Orsay is known for its collection of French Impressionist art. Paris is also home to some of the world’s iconic landmarks such as the Notre Dame Cathedral, Sainte-Chapelle, the Eiffel Tower, the Centre Pompidou, and the Basilica of Sacré-Cœur on Montmartre.
Frankfurt, or Frankfurt am Main, in Germany is a centre for culture and tourism, housing many cultural institutions and museums, such as Städel, Naturmuseum Senckenberg, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, and Goethe House; as well as botanical gardens – the Palmengarten (Germany’s largest) and the Botanical Garden of the Goethe University. Frankfurt is also iconic for its skyscrapers and high-rise buildings, forming the Frankfurt skyline.
How to get out
Equatorial Guinea is served by Malabo International Airport, Bata Airport, and Annobon Airport. Malabo International Airport is the country’s main international airport, which serves as a hub for Ceiba Intercontinental Airlines, Cronos Airlines, and Guinea Ecuatorial Airlines. Other airlines that operate here are Africa’s Connection STP, Air Annobon, Air France, Camair-Co, Douniah Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines, Iberia, Lufthansa, Punto Azul, Royal Air Maroc, and Westair Benin. Destinations covered are within Africa and Europe.
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