An amazing journey across an incredible variety of landscapes, colors and experiences. Guinea Bissau a still unknown country where borders between water and land change with each tide. An exciting itinerary perfectly mixing natural and cultural discoveries.
An amazing journey across an incredible variety of landscapes, colors and experiences.
Guinea Bissau a still unknown country where borders between water and land change with each tide. The largest continuous mangrove forest, wild rivers, beaches and estuaries hiding remote villages and animistic ceremonies. A fantastic adventure taking us to pristine forests, remote villages and the largest archipelago in Africa.
Most of the Bijagos islands have no permanent settlements and are a real paradise for many bird species and rare fauna. An exciting itinerary perfectly mixing natural and cultural discoveries and including some relax time to enjoy the blue ocean and wild beaches where our foot prints are the only tracks. For travelers who look for something new and very special in Africa!
Day 1: Bissau, the capital
Arrival in Bissau and transfer to the hotel.
Other useful travel information
Single Supplement: EUR310
Visas: Guinea Bissau - single entry visa required and obtainable upon arrival in Bissau airport (please advise if we have to arrange for it)
Vaccinations: Yellow fever – compulsory; malaria prophylaxis – very highly recommended; cholera not necessary at the moment but to be checked upon departure Tides: with each departure, visits could be re-scheduled as per the tides; all will be visited but maybe in a different order. Meals: lunch - cold picnic or at local restaurants (tourist menus); dinner - at the hotel restaurant (tourist menu) Luggage: max 20 kg and in duffle bags, best in waterproof; when on speadboat, passengers may get splashed by water or foam, we advise to protect any camera equipment.
Travel Insurance: compulsory for medical assistance and evacuation in case of emergency
Means of Transportation: on roads and tracks by Minibus or 4x4, around the archipelago by speed boats fitted for the Atlantic Ocean.
Accommodation: hotels and lodges are always chosen with maximum care, however due to possible lack of availability in some hotels, the Tour Leader may have to replace some hotels during the tour itself with others of similar standard. In some hotels single rooms are not always granted. One hotel we use only has 8 rooms. Children on our tours? TransAfrica team is used to travelling with children. We can say that to really enjoy the trip they must be at least 8-10 years old.
Are all the festivals offered by TransAfrica truly traditional or they are only staged for tourists? The traditional festivals of the countries in which TransAfrica organizes the journeys are true and not “for tourists”. This is a specific “quality trademark” of TransAfrica: to offer the travelers the opportunity for genuine contact with the daily reality of the populations that they encounter
Discovery Tour: the best of our ethnographic and nature tours planned for “adventurous” travellers who wish to explore these countries with the highest comfort available (all overnights are in hotels with aircon and ensuite facilities – best available hotels while in tour and 4* hotels when staying in the capitals). Upon request, on exclusive FIT basis and at an extra charge we can also upgrade these tours by guaranteeing window seat to each guest, managing 1-2 nights on a row in the same hotel, booking 5* hotels in the capital cities and “boutique hotels” whenever available.
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