Fly To Malabo, Equatorial Guinea
Malabo, located on the northern coast of Bioko Island, just off the mainland, is the capital of Equatorial Guinea. Despite being an oil-rich area, Malabo has a fairly poor infrastructure. Flying into Malabo, you will immediately see the oil platforms dotted around the harbour and the refineries along the coast shooting off flames night and day. Walking around the town centre you will find evidence of Malabo’s colonial past, when it was the British naval station of Port Clarence, on loan from Spain.
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Visa Requirements & SA Embassy Details
- Citizens of South Africa do require a Visa for Equatorial Guinea. An International Certificate of Vaccination for Yellow Fever is mandatory when applying for a Visa for Equatorial Guinea. Ensure your South African passport has at least 6 months remaining on it from your return date and that you have at least 2 blank pages available for stamps.
- The South African Embassy is in Caracolas, Malabo. Phone: +240 333 099 522.
See and do
The town of Malabo has many graceful Spanish colonial buildings, including a beautiful Spanish gothic-style cathedral, designed by Luís Segarra Llairadó, and located on the same square as the president’s palace.
You can visit the offices of the Bioko Biodiversity Protection Programme. This programme is largely funded by grants from the International Primate Protection League and a key component of the programme revolves around the need to control the bushmeat trade. Visitors are welcome to stop in for educational programmes and research centre staff can arrange guides to the local attractions of the island, including the Cascades of the Ilyadi River and the Pico Biao Crater Lake.
Malabo is situated on the rim of a sunken volcano crater, and taking a day trip to either the town of Luba or Riaba will give you an opportunity to view the scenery along the road to the Crater Lake. There are several restaurants and bars along the way, to make for a pleasant day’s outing.
Walking down to the harbour of Malabo, you will see the unique giant fruit bats which live in the trees there. In Malabo’s marketplace visitors will find many things of interest, such as the local produce of fruits and vegetables, as well as traditional fabric and crafts.
Malabo International Airport – SSG
Malabo Airport or Saint Isabel Airport receives direct flights from Europe as well as a number of destinations within Africa. There is one car rental service operating in Malabo, namely Europcar, as well as reasonably priced taxi services that operate from the airport. Malabo Airport is located approximately 9km from Malabo city centre.
Airport Hub: Malabo International Airport (code SSG) is a hub for Ceiba Intercontinental Airlines, Cronos Airlines and Guinea Ecuatorial Airlines.