Destinations

Gabú

Busy market town, with a predominantly Muslim population.

12.2833-14.2167

Cacheu

Cacheu was once an important place for slave-trading, and there is still a little fort.

12.2667-16.1667

Bolama

capital of the country until 1941, has some magnificent examples of colonial architecture and has been suggested as a world heritage site.

11.5833-15.4667

Bafatá

Bafata is a pleasant town with an interesting colonial centre, located on the Rio Gêba. Hometown of Bissau-Guinean patriot Amilcar Cabral. Ask around near the old market to visit his house.

12.17194444-14.6575

Bissau

capital city of Guinea-Bissau

11.859167-15.595556
Sights

Bissagos Islands

archipelago in Guinea-Bissau

11.25-16.08333333

Port of Bissau

port of Bissau

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Guinea-Bissau

Guinea-Bissau, (website in French), is a former Portuguese colony bordered by Senegal to the north and Guinea to the south and east.

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Guinea

Guinea (officially the Republic of Guinea; French: République de Guinée) is a former French colony that borders Guinea-Bissau and Senegal to the north, Mali on the north and north-east, Côte d'Ivoire to the east and Liberia and Sierra Leone to the south. Unrest in Sierra Leone has spilled across the border, creating humanitarian emergencies and threatening the stability of this country. The country is often sometimes called Guinea-Conakry to distinguish it from Guinea-Bissau and Equatorial Guinea.

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Senegal

Senegal is an officially Francophone country in Western Africa. With the Atlantic Ocean to the west, Senegal has Guinea-Bissau to the south, Guinea to the southeast, Mali to the east, and Mauritania to the north. The Gambia is almost an enclave of Senegal in the middle of the western coast.

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