Equatorial Guinea, Travel

Pico Basilé – Bioko Island’s Biggest Volcano

Pico Basilé, Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea

I recently dragged Bertrand and the kids up Pico Basilé, the imposing volcano that sits behind Malabo. As the volcano hasn’t erupted since 1932, we surmised that it would be utterly safe to visit the national park on top of the mountain.

On our way up the winding and narrow road, we stopped at a beautiful church and took photos.

Pico Basilé, Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea
Approaching the church through the fog and mist
Pico Basilé, Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea
The church as the mist cleared a bit
Jasmine running around the church at Pico Basilé, Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea
Jasmine, exploring the church

After visiting the outside of the church, we continued to the very highest point on the peak, where we stopped to admire the plethora of communications equipment (no photos because the military guys asked us to put our cameras away), then continued on to see the crater left by the 1932 eruption.

Pico Basilé, Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea
The peak of Pico Basilé, through the mist and fog

Pico Basilé, Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea
Junk yard on the way home from Pico Basilé

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