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Bijagos Islands

 
Bijagos Islands The Bijagos islands are really great. The archipelago consists of some ten islands, all of them with a tropical beauty to them. One of the main attractions is the presence of sea Hippo's. The easiest way to get there is by plane. Before the war it was possible to book a hotel/flight arrangement for weekend in Bissau for about 100 US dollar. You will end up in Bubaque which is the best base for exploring the islands anyway. Note: Currently the only way is by boat from Capital Bissau or by renting your own canoe with crew....
 

Bissau

 
Bissau Bissau is a quiet capital for African standards. There is not a lot going on; while the streets are half empty, many people just sit on their porches and chat.The town has a cretian charm. There are many (run down) colonial style buildings with big veranda's. There are not many real sights, however.Bissau is a convenient point from which you can discover the rest of the country. The Bijagos islands can be reached by ferry and plane and hunting trips in the hinterland can also be arranged they used to be very popular with the Portuguese)....
 

Bolama

 
Bolama Bolama a town in Guinea-Bissau situated on an island bearing the same name. The town and island are located between the Bijagos archipelago and the mainland. Bolama was the capital of when Guinea-Bissau was a Portuguese colony (Portuguese Guinea, a province of the Cape Verde islands). From 1879, however, a separate colony was founded, with Bolama as the capital. Bissau became the capital in 1941. Bolama has some magnificent examples of colonial architecture and has been suggested as a World Heritage site....
 

Bafata

 
Bafata There is nothing in particular to do or see in Bafata, but it is located on the main road from Bissau to Kankan so if you are heading in that direction you will probably spend some time here. There are a few places where you can get something to eat and there are places to stay - but in both cases: don't expect anything fancy....
 

 

 

 

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