Guinea Tourism - Best of Guinea
Another country ruined by politics and humans around, Guinea is one of the most tragedy stricken nations in Africa. But even so, it gracefully holds on to its beautiful landscapes, its lush greens and amazing terrains. Most people end up getting here because of the undeveloped roads and exploring Guinea is almost always a result of de-routing. Unfortunately, the beaches here are not famous but they are amazing enough to offer you your dose of vacation sun and sand. After seeing its share of unfortunate events, Guinea is back with arms wide open and rugged terrains waiting for anybody who wants to explore it.
No country is exempted from getting a visa here. The only exception is if you are from the U.S, then you may apply for a three month, multiple entry visa and it is only available to the citizens of United States. Otherwise, every other nationality has to apply through a Guinea Embassy and the visa costs around USD 100 and EUR 110.
When to go
The best time to visit Guinea is during the months from November- February. The winds can be a little of obstruction but the flights as well as accommodation options are quite cheap. Avoid going from May to October as Guinea is known to have a very heavy rainfall season.
Destinations to cover
While drawing out your Guinea travel guide, remember to include Conakry, Kankan, Beyla, Kindia, Labe, Lola and Dalaba in your itinerary. If you are thinking of what things to do in Guinea, then here are a couple of options. See lovely cultivated valleys and stretch of forests at Fouta Djalon. A popular weekend getaway is the Loos Islands which is known for being a former slaving base. Boke, Mamou Faranha, National Park of Niokolo Badiar, Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve and National Park of the Upper Niger should definitely find a place in your itinerary as well.
Get in and around
The answer to the question- how to reach Guinea is a little tricky. The best way to get to Guinea is to get in by the CKY Airport at Conakry. You can get it by car from the nearby countries but it is highly unsafe. Getting around Guinea is quite an unsafe thing to do as well. The bush taxis are highly unreliable and it is the best to not travel at night. The motorcycle taxis on the other hands are quite convenient although the safety is definitely compromised.
Hotels and Food
For 2-3 USD or Euros you will get amazing dining options here. There are plenty of places to choose from to eat. For staying, there are rustic buildings that serve as budget hotels, but the mid range accommodation options are affordable and are available in plenty. The currency conversion rate here is not very high, hence you can get a decent experience in quite a small budget. Remember to enjoy the amazing local dishes here. Each of them has a different flavour and is sure to tingle your taste buds.