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How To Travel To Guinea

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By plane

Royal Air Maroc (RAM) flies to Conakry (CKY) through Casablanca from a number of European cities. RAM offers the sole direct route from Montréal to Africa (Casablanca, with a layover in New York) as well as a number of connections from Casablanca to Conakry (also known as Kry) and other destinations.

Air France and SN Brussels fly from Paris, France, and Brussels, Belgium, respectively. Air Ivoire and Belvue both fly to Conakry from Abidjan on their way to Dakar. Airport security is likely to ask for a “present.”

By train

Although freight trains still operate between Conakry and Kankan, passenger trains are no longer in service in Guinea. The ancient station in Conakry’s downtown area is well worth a visit.

By car

Travel between Guinea and Liberia was secure in 2008, but it took a long time. One of the greatest alternatives is to rent a motorbike.

It is feasible to cross the Guinean-Senegalese border, although it is difficult and time-consuming. The route between Labe and Koundara in Guinea is unpaved and extremely rugged. With just minor problems, the whole trip takes approximately 8 hours. In Koundara, there are a few good and inexpensive places to stay. A comparable trip exists between Koundara and Diaoube (Senegal). The border crossing is pretty painless. Between border checkpoints, there’s a 20-kilometer no-man’s-land where you only know you’ve entered Senegal when the gravel road becomes better. At any hour of the night, you may change your money at the border towns on both sides of the no man’s land. Diaoube to Tambacounda and then on to Dakar is pretty simple to get there.

Koundara is also the best place to start a journey to Guinea-Bissau.

The ‘Laissez-Passer Pour Vehicule’, available at the Guinea Embassy (USD40), and the ‘Vehicle Clearance Permit,’ available at the Sierra Leone Embassy, make it feasible to traverse Guinea (Kopoto) and Sierra Leone (Kambia) by vehicle or motorbike (USD40). For Sierra Leone, an extra ‘Ecowas International Circulation Permit’ will be needed, which may be purchased for SLL 100,000 at the border.

For evidence of car insurance, an Ecowas ‘Brown Card’ may be required.

How To Travel Around Guinea

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...

Visa & Passport Requirements for Guinea

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Destinations in Guinea

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Things To See in Guinea

The rainforests in the south are lush, verdant, and full of wildlife, much of it destined for the cooking pot. Guinea has some spectacular landscapes with a few tropical, dry forests remaining, and the rainforests in the south are lush, verdant, and full of wildlife, much of it destined...

Things To Do in Guinea

The beach bar in Taouyah, a neighborhood with a big market and mainly residential with some night clubs and restaurants, is one of the finest locations to get a drink and chill out in Conakry. Many foreigners reside here, including the Peace Corps headquarters, and gather on the beach...

Food & Drinks in Guinea

There are many eating choices. You may eat excellent and healthy meals for just GNF20,000 (EUR2 or approximately USD3). Many more options are available if your taste buds prefer something more foreign. Guinean beef is excellent and comes highly recommended. Because of Islam's supremacy, pork is not offered, although...

Money & Shopping in Guinea

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Traditions & Customs in Guinea

In Guinea, like in the rest of West Africa, greetings are an important aspect of everyday life. Often, a simple " ça va?" would enough. Guineans, on the other hand, enjoy it when you inquire about their family, health, and job/studies: "and la famille, la sante, le boulot/les etudes."...

Culture Of Guinea

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History of Guinea

Guinea was a part of a succession of African empires until France conquered it in the 1890s and incorporated it into French West Africa. On October 2, 1958, Guinea proclaimed independence from France. Guinea was ruled by a succession of authoritarian monarchs from independence until the presidential election of...

Stay Safe & Healthy in Guinea

Stay Safe in Guinea Guinea is a dangerous country because it has a history of being one of Africa's most unstable nations, with rampant lawlessness and crime. Officials in military clothes commit the majority of the crimes, which mostly target foreigners. Pickpocketing and purse snatching are the most frequent non-violent...

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