Volunteering Equatorial Guinea

Volunteering in Guinea

Volunteering Equatorial Guinea! Go Volunteer Africa, the leading and largest volunteer travel organization welcomes you to Equatorial Guinea. Equatorial Guinea is, for the most part, a safe country to visit. However, due to various travel restrictions we are not offering volunteering opportunities to Equatorial Guinea.

VOLUNTEERING IN EQUATORIAL GUINEA

Please note: We are not offer volunteering opportunities in Equatorial Guinea as of 2022, due to travel restrictions. Hopefully we will open up soon. In the meantime, check out our other volunteering opportunities in Central Africa.

EQUATORIAL GUINEA FAST FACTS

Equatorial Guinea, officially the Republic of Equatorial Guinea is a country on the west coast of Central Africa, with an area of 28,000 square kilometers (11,000 sq mi). Formerly the colony of Spanish Guinea, its post-independence name evokes its location near both the Equator and the Gulf of Guinea. As of 2021, the country had a population of 1,468,777.

Equatorial Guinea consists of two parts, an insular and a mainland region. The insular region consists of the islands of Bioko (formerly Fernando Pó) in the Gulf of Guinea and Annobón, a small volcanic island which is the only part of the country south of the equator. Bioko Island is the northernmost part of Equatorial Guinea and is the site of the country’s capital, Malabo.

The Portuguese-speaking island nation of São Tomé and Príncipe is located between Bioko and Annobón. The mainland region, Río Muni, is bordered by Cameroon on the north and Gabon on the south and east. It is the location of Bata, Equatorial Guinea’s largest city, and Ciudad de la Paz, the country’s planned future capital. Rio Muni also includes several small offshore islands, such as Corisco, Elobey Grande, and Elobey Chico.

After becoming independent from Spain in 1968, Equatorial Guinea was ruled by President for life Francisco Macías Nguema until he was overthrown in a coup in 1979 by his nephew Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo who has served as the country’s president since. Both presidents have been widely characterized as dictators by foreign observers.

Volunteering Equatorial Guinea

As a former Spanish colony, the country maintains Spanish as its official language alongside French and recently (as of 2010) Portuguese, being the only African country (aside from the largely unrecognized Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic) where Spanish is an official language. It is also the most widely spoken language (considerably more than the other two official languages); according to the Instituto Cervantes, 87.7% of the population has a good command of Spanish.

HOW TO APPLY

As of 2022, volunteer programs in Equatorial Guinea are closed. If you have any questions about Equatorial Guinea volunteering, simply Make an inquiry here