Day Trips in Guinee Conakry

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Guinea Conakry is a small rural country in West Africa, and though parts of Guinea can be difficult to traverse, its beautiful landscape will make the trip worth it.  Guinee Conakry day trips will be fun for both nature and history lovers. The lush wilderness does not have many roads, but the country has many nature preserves and interesting places that are good for hiking.

Sightseeing in Conakry

The old port city holds many historical and modern sights for tourists interested in a Guinea Conakry day trip. The Guinee National Museum has many traditional items such as masks, religious artifacts and African musical instruments. There is no entrance fee and it is a great place to get a feel for the history of Guinee. A short walk down the mango, palm and coconut lined streets is the Presidential Palace and the Conakry Grand Mosque--both of which are beautiful examples of Guinee architecture.


A fantastic place to start your nature Guinee Conakry day trip would be in a town close to Conakry called Dubreeka. Dubreeka is home to both Mount Kaukoulima and the Soumba Waterfalls which are perfect hiking destinations. The Soumba Waterfalls are majestic and surrounded by exotic plants and animals. There is a restaurant at the base of the waterfalls where you can eat outside with the roar of the falls in the background. You may also want to take a swim in the river before you grab a bit to eat. Mount Kaukoulima is primarily used for copper mining and its rock face is a stunning view as it rises out of the savannah. Some of the best hiking trails can be found at Fouta Djalon, a highlands located in central Guinee. This rugged area is spotted with the small farms of the Fula people and even the occasional elephant. This area is not for the faint of heart and should only be attempted by seasoned hikers.


A small island chain located south of Conakry is called Iles des Los. The 3 main islands Tamara, Kassa and Roume are perfect examples of the natural diversity of Guinee and its full history. Roume Island is known for Robert Louis Stevenson's novel Treasure Island and slave trading. All of the islands are full of lush forests and pristine beaches.

Wildlife Viewing

At Guinee's southern border with Liberia is the small village Bossou which is a perfect starting spot for chimpanzee-watching. The hills surrounding this town are full of chimpanzees and you can get close enough (safely, of course) for pictures. Elephants are prevalent in the ForĂȘt ClassĂ©e de Ziama rainforest.

March 21, 2010 new by benf

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