The West African country of Guinea shares the Atlantic coastline with its neighbours Sierra Leone and Guinea-Bissau and is known for its mountainous terrain, dense rainforests and waterfalls. Some popular activities that visitors to Guinea can enjoy are hiking and chimpanzee tracking.
Guinea’s capital Conakry lies on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean in the western region of the country. Its main highlights are the Grand Mosque and the Botanical Garden. However, with decaying buildings and pollution, the city doesn’t offer much to its visitors. The island group of Iles de Los, which is located about 4km from Conakry features a forested landscape and palm-fringed beaches. They are accessible by a 30-minute boat ride from Conakry, and offer respite from the crowded capital.
The hills of Fouta Djallon are a great hiking destination in the country. This verdant highland region is dotted with pristine rainforests and waterfalls and offers stunning natural experiences. Parc National du Haut Niger features a dry forest landscape and grassland savannah and is home to wildlife like chimpanzees, buffalo, crocodiles and hippos.
Guinea is a country with limited infrastructure and tourist places. However, this doesn’t mean that it is devoid of culture-rich sites and beautiful landscapes. The country is beautiful in its own way and is an ideal destination for nature lovers. You can enjoy alone time amidst the historic sites and structures that date back to colonial times.
Hiking and chimpanzee tracking are the most notable activities.