Guinea Bissau

Guinea – Bissau, officially the Republic of Guinea-Bissau, is a sovereign state in West Africa. It covers 36,125 square kilometres with an estimated population of 1,815,698.

Its capital city is called Bissau. Although small as it seems, it is a big country with amazing and plenty of tourists’ attraction embedded in its natural and social features which are quite captivating.

A trip through the villages of guinea and across the capital will leave you with a thrilling feeling of ecstasy. The music displayed by the cultural communities who embrace a significant cultural taste is loud, soft and tender.

The rhythmical dancing and singing of these communities, gives you a welcoming hint of the communities living in this country; quite amazing.

The food offered is mouth-watering; you can never imagine a meal of grilled oysters which are well served with spicy lime sauce, how salivating is that? The dishes are indigenous and prepared traditionally. If you like traditional dishes, here you will be served with the best dishes you will never find anywhere.

The buildings across the guinea Bissau towns still hold that ancient colonial architecture, you will love to see stooping balconies which make you enjoy every moment at the major towns of Guinea Bissau. The people here are friendly and social thus mingling with them and learning a few cultural practices is a great idea.

Guinea Bissau still prides in the ancient historic remnants and architecture which is still reserved since the Portuguese colonial times.

The wildlife parks and astonishing natural features are quite eminent. Bijagos Archipelago offers the last resort with magic tourist attraction features. It holds about 18 small islands with exclusive scenic sites that are a major thrilling moment for any tourist.


Top Tourist Attractions in Guinea Bissau


Saltinho waterfall

This is located just under the bridge along the main road from southern Guinea-Bissau and where it crosses the Rio Corubal.

The waterfall location also has a famous hotel called the “Pousada do Saltinho” which overlooks the falls. Saltinho Waterfall plays host to many of the Portuguese hunters that come to Guinea-Bissau looking for game.

River Corubal

This is located within 240 km from Bissau. The river is the longest in Guinea Bissau with a length of approximately 560 km. It forms the international border between Guinea and Guinea-Bissau within 200 km from the sea banks with Mangrove forests and marshy lands.

Museu Nacional

This is the National Museum of Guinea located in the Bissau next to the Ignace Deen Hospital. It contains exhibits of ethnography and prehistory of Guinea and has a considerable collection of masks and fetishes, a diverse range of arte.

Mercado Central

This is the largest market found in Bissau. It is a lively market, where they sell agricultural products like; cayu, mango, banana, foli, a variety of fish and they also sell cooked food.

Bijagos Islands

These are located within 240 km from Bissau City on an area covering 2,624 km2. These islands are a tropical archipelago scattered with numerous atolls and small islands.

There is a high diversity of ecosystems: mangroves with intertidal zones, palm forests, dry and semi-dry forests, secondary and degraded forests, coastal savannah, sand banks and aquatic zones.

Archipel de Bolama

This is located near the ancient ruin complex covering a total area of over 1,600 km2 and is designated as one of the UNESCO MAB Biosphere Reserves.

The area in known for sandbars and mudflats with climate characterized by the existence of two differentiated seasons that is the dry season (November to April) and rainy season (May to October).

Ilhas de Oran go National Park

This is located in the west of Bubaque within 93 km from Bissau City and it is formed of several islands. The main islands on which the Ilhas de Oran go National Park is located includes Oran go, Canoga, Imbone, Meneque and Orangozinho.

The famed park is covers over an area of 27,000 hectares of land with forest, mangroves, coastal wooded savannah, channels and shallow seas.

Joao Vieira e Poilao Marine National Park

This is located within 102 km from Bissau south-western part of archipelago of Bijagos and covers large area of land and water. The land area on which the park is based on covers 495 square kilometres. It known as nesting location for the marine green turtles with 3 species of turtles that is;  Chelonia Myda, Eretmochelys Imbricata and Lepidochelys olivacea.

Museum of African Artefacts

This is found in Bissau City. This is one of the ideal places to get an intimate glimpse of the country’s history and art displayed in this museum.

Other items displayed in the Museum include; traditional pottery, weaving, sculpture and basket-ware comprise the artistic talent of the craftsmen in the ancient Kingdom of Gabu.

Bolama Bubaque

This is located within 69 km from Bissau City. This is mainly in the region in Guinea-Bissau that features the more intimate glimpse of the country’s ancient past.

It is located within a picturesque natural terrain of the country and recently the place has remained an ideal camping site.


Top Safari Lodges in Guinea Bissau


Ceiba Hotel Bissau

Situated in Bissau and within a 6-minute walk of Sports Fields, Ceiba Hotel Bissau has an outdoor swimming pool, non-smoking rooms, and free Wi-Fi. Boasting free shuttle service, this property also welcomes guests with a restaurant and a terrace.

A tour desk can provide information on the area. The rooms in the hotel are equipped with a flat-screen TV. The rooms come with a private bathroom with a shower, while selected rooms also offer city views. All rooms have a desk.

Ceiba Hotel Bissau offers a continental or buffet breakfast. Guests can make use of the fitness centre. Speaking English and Spanish, staffs are ready to help around the clock at the reception. Sports Fields is a 6-minute walk from the accommodation, while President Memorial is 800 m from the property.

Hotel Imperio

Situated in Bissau, Hotel Imperio offers 4-star accommodation with a bar. The property is set 90 m from President Memorial and 100 m from Palace building. The accommodation offers a 24-hour front desk as well as free Wi-Fi throughout the property.

At the hotel, each room includes a desk, a flat-screen TV and air conditioning. Complete with a private bathroom equipped with a bath or shower and free toiletries.

A continental breakfast is served daily at the property. At the accommodation you will find a restaurant serving international cuisine. Amilcar Cabral is 200 m from Hotel Imperio.

Hotel Azaalai

Featuring free Wi-Fi and an outdoor swimming pool, Hotel Azaalai – 24 des Septembro is located in Bissau, 1.6 km from Palace building. The property is set 1.6 km from President Memorial. The property features a terrace and a 24-hour front desk.

At the hotel every room comes with a desk, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom. The rooms include air conditioning, and some rooms at Hotel Azaalai – 24 des Septembro have a terrace.

A buffet breakfast is served daily at the property. Guests can dine in the on-site restaurant. At the accommodation guests are welcome to take advantage of a fitness room. Amilcar Cabral is 1.8 km from Hotel Azaalai – 24 des Septembro, while Harbor is 2.5 km away.

Hotel Ancar

Featuring free Wi-Fi and a restaurant, Hotel Ancar offers accommodation in Achada do Burro. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Every room comes with a flat-screen TV with cable channels.

Rooms are fitted with a private bathroom fitted with a shower. The hotel has a shuttle service to / from the airport at an additional cost.

This property also has one of the best-rated locations in Achada do Burro! Guests are happier about it compared to other properties in the area.

Saldomar B&Biosphere

Boasting a private beach area, a garden, and a terrace, Saldomar B&Biosphere features accommodation in Bubaque with free Wi-Fi and sea views. This holiday home also has a restaurant.

Providing access to a balcony, this holiday home comes with 3 separate bedrooms. The holiday home also provides a bathroom with a shower.

A a la carte breakfast can be enjoyed at the property. A bicycle rental service is available at the holiday home. We speak your language!

Bubaque Island Hotel

This property is 1 minute walk from the beach. Offering a barbecue and views of the sea, Bubaque Island Hotel is set in Bruce. The ho

tel has a terrace and views of the garden, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant. Free private parking is available on site.

Some units feature a seating area for your convenience. A terrace or patio is featured in certain rooms. All rooms are fitted with a private bathroom.

You will find a 24-hour front desk at the property. Bike hire is available at this hotel and the area is popular for snorkelling and cycling. We speak your language!

Hotel karsa

Featuring a garden and free Wi-Fi, Hotel karsa is situated in Embalocunda. Among the various facilities are a terrace, a shared lounge, as well as a bar.

There is a restaurant. All rooms in the hotel are fitted with a flat-screen TV. A continental breakfast is served daily at the property. Speaking Spanish, French and Portuguese, staff are always on hand to help at the reception.  We speak your language!