BBPP has expanded its ecotourism program with EG EXPEDITIONS to allow tourists to visit the island. Trips include student, family, and traveler-friendly day hikes, weekend excursions, or research field visits.
To experience the Gran Caldera Scientific Reserve (GCSR) and the unique biodiversity that lies within this pristine area, the Bioko Biodiversity Protection Program (BBPP) offers short-term research volunteer experiences at the remote field camps located on the southern beaches. Groups of “short-term research volunteers” (maximum of 8) can be accompanied by local guides to the research camps and learn about the biomonitoring and conservation work being done by our field researchers. Not only does participation support the ongoing conservation efforts of the BBPP, but it also supports sustainable alternative livelihood opportunities as tour guides for local community members from the village of Ureca.
(1.5-2 hour hike from Ureca)
A visit to Moaba is almost certain to include an experience with one of Planet Earth's ancient animals, the Leatherback sea turtle. Relax during the day by waterfalls hidden in the forest or take in the views of the stunning volcanic rock formations along the beach.
(6 hour hike from Ureca)
Moraka's long sandy beaches and beautiful sunsets make it an idyllic location to view nesting green sea turtles at night and in the pre-dawn hours. Venture into the forests at the foot of the Gran Caldera to spot the many monkey species that make this forest their home, especially the rare Pennant's Red Colobus.
Only have one day to visit? Come visit the Ureca Nature Center to learn about all of the opportunities waiting just outside of this small hidden village. With the help of a local guide, just one day can take you to crystal clear swimming holes, beautiful vista points, ocean draining waterfalls, and even give you a glimpse at some of Ureca's resident primates.
Remarkably different from anywhere else on the island, Moka is Bioko Island's best-kept secret. The breathtaking views of the Moka highlands are not to be missed. Visit the Moka Wildlife Center and take advantage of one of many hikes designed for all skill levels.
Arrangements can be made through BBPP on-island staff in the months of November through March. Please contact us to discuss prices and availability. Your weekend excursion fee, in addition to supporting the local community, will include:
*Transportation to Ureca can be arranged for an additional fee (subject to availability).