We’ve only been to Moka once during our stay here in Equatorial Guinea. However, it was so lovely that I know we will be going back many times.
The Bioko Biodiversity Protection Program has a research center in Moka that they use as their home base between research expeditions and field work. On the weekends, you can head to the center and hire a guide to take you hiking on a couple of trails they maintain. They also have a house in Malabo, where the students stay when they’re studying at Universidad Nacional de Guinea Equatorial (UNGE), who’ve partnered with Drexel University and ExxonMobil to form this program. You can find out more about this great program at http://www.bioko.org
Anyways, we went with some friends to go on a hike a couple of weeks ago. We decided to do a hike that takes you down the side of a mountain, across a field, and ends on a cliff overlooking some waterfalls. It was a beautiful day in Moka, but as we hiked down to the waterfall it got progressively foggier, and of course as we hiked back (after not being able to see them) it cleared up again. Oh well, they aren’t going anywhere! We’ll see them someday, for sure.