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Guinea : When and where to go?
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Guinea: Climate & Weather
The climate of Guinea is, according to the zones, tropical or subequatorial, and the diversity of relief divides the territory into four regions with distinct climatic conditions.
28°C - 82°F
Conakry, updated 01:00 GMT
What to do in Guinea
Very verdant, Guinea offers very beautiful sites to travelers.
You can, for example, discover the Fouta Djalon massif and its forests, where numerous streams, such as the Niger and many waterfalls, including the well-known Voile de la Mariée.
Another remarkable site is the highest peak in West Africa, Mount Nimba, which is registered with UNESCO: it is indeed a true ecological balance to preserve absolutely, and you can go hiking there to discover its Fauna and flora.
On the coast there are beautiful beaches, especially the one of Bel Air and its 7 km of fine sand, and you will not miss to make a detour by the islands of Los. Also practice various water sports in Tamara or Kassa, in a beautiful environment. Discover also the bay of Sangareyah and its mangrove.
Story lovers will see the remains of the Fotoba Penitentiary, and animal lovers will explore the Badiar Park, which protects a fairly diverse fauna. Another curiosity not to be missed: the giant tortoises of Los.
As for the capital Conakry, a coastal town, you can visit its historic center on the island of Tombos, which is connected by a dike to the mainland.
Guinea : The basics
A visa is required to enter Guinea.
The current currency is the Guinean franc (GNF).
If you come by air, you will land at Conakry Gbessia Airport, but there are other international airports, such as Labé, Kankan and Faranah.
To get around the country, the most commonly used means is the taxi, but you can also find buses and minibuses that run on national roads, and you can also rent a car. Bush taxis take you out of town.
As far as your health is concerned, it is necessary to have your classic vaccines up to date and to add that to yellow fever, obligatory. Do not consume anything that is not peeled or boiled. Avoid swimming in fresh water. Protect yourself against insect and mosquito bites, which are vectors of serious diseases. Take treatment for malaria and avoid contact with animals. Wash your hands frequently and carefully.
Question security, the presence of the Ebola virus is the first reason to avoid Guinea at this time (March 2015). In addition, armed attacks are increasing in Conakry and its suburbs. Night traffic is strongly discouraged. By day, it is necessary to be very vigilant in the populated areas like the markets. Border regions with Liberia and Sierra Leone are strongly discouraged.
For shopping, do not hesitate to stroll in local markets to buy musical instruments (djembe, kora, balafon) or multicolored clothes, carpets, pottery and calabashes.