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How To Travel Around Guinea

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Buses do not exist. Conakry’s traffic is notoriously bad. In all of West Africa, Conakry’s local transport vans seem to be the most crowded. Even if you hire a taxi for a half or full day, taxis are extremely cheap. You may expect to need to stop for petrol nearly as soon as you get in the vehicle. Unfortunately, the city’s government and commercial districts are situated at the point of a long and narrow peninsula that is only linked to the rest of Conakry, which sprawls over the mainland, by two highways. During rush hour, this is very aggravating. At times, the lines at Conakry’s petrol stations may be very lengthy and chaotic. Because most of the infrastructure around the airport is being renovated, journeys to downtown or the miniere may require unique diversions.

Bush Taxis (abbreviated as “504” after the popular Peugeot 504 model) are utilized to go from one city to the next. Keep in mind that there is a nighttime curfew, and attempting to drive into Conakry will result in you having to wait outside the city until the morning. Conakry’s local transportation may typically depart after dark. Local transportation has no fixed departure schedules. You may be assured that a cab would leave “toute suite” (immediately) in the morning, but it may not leave Conakry until well after nightfall. In Guinea, intercity travel requires patience and a flexible schedule. Flying from city to city is also an option, but arrive early and have funds on hand to pay for your tickets.

A motorbike, which is often used as a taxi, is a considerably quicker and more pleasant mode of transportation.

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