Getting There & Away
A taxi from Mercado 5 in Bata to Mbini takes about an hour, and costs CFA8000 for the whole vehicle, or CFA2000 for one place.
Local taxis can take you on to Akalayong and Cogo, an hour further south.
If you take the old road from Mbini to Cogo that passes through small villages, you will be stopped at a few police checkpoints where you will be asked to present copies of your passport, visa and tourist permit. If you take the excellent motorway from Mbini to Cogo via Akalayong, you will only be stopped at the police checkpoint at the entrance to Cogo.