What to Take

  • Malaria prophylactics
  • Mosquito repellent containing DEET
  • Mosquito net (although most rooms have air-conditioning, there will be times when you need a net, especially if camping)
  • Euros or US dollars to exchange

What to Wear

As you are unlikely to avoid a downpour, a lightweight rain coat is essential and an umbrella useful. Temperatures average 26°C year-round with high humidity, so light clothing is recommended. You will need good walking shoes for hiking. Long-sleeved shirts and long pants are advisable to avoid mosquito bites in the early mornings and evenings. Equatorial Guineans dress up for an evening out, so take along your glad rags if you plan to visit clubs and upmarket restaurants.

Pre-Departure Checklist

  • Make sure your passport is valid for at least six months after your arrival date.
  • Leave plenty of time for your visa application.
  • Arrange vaccinations a month before you leave.
  • Inform your debit-/credit-card company that you're going away, and be sure to take at least one Visa card.