FYI, the week of August 4th might not be a good time to go to Conakry, see http://guineenews.org/meeting-geant-de-lopposition-a-conakry-les-dessous-du-choix-du-4-aout-2014/ (TLDR: president out of state, opposition announcing huge rallies)
Hi, please, let me know if it is good choice this route for 2 weeks?
And if someone know how it is with roads, paved or not? Do we need some guide or can we drive the car alone. Is it also possible that people can speak a little English? Our French is a little like zero LOL, but we managed us in Cote d'Ivoire so I hope here it will be the same. Or?
Hello fellow west Africa vagabonds
Does any of you has more info about the current situation of this ebola outbreak in Guinea and especially about the borders? Heard that the one with Senegal is closed at the moment, but how is the ones with Bissau and Sierra Leone?
Im in Bissau at the moment, got my Guinean double entry visa(staggering 60000 CFA!!) and heading towards Freetown. Then will head back to Gambia in a month.
But now with all these border issues doesnt look very good
I'm living in Dakar at the moment and am going to start a round trip to Conakry and back this week. Have read up on the the downward trip and will probably do Dakar - Tamba - Kedougou - Mali - Labe (have some fun in the mountains) and then on to Conakry where I have some friends to visit.
Firstly - I read a fantastic report here on the trip through Koundara - Labe and beyond.. Could Kedougou - mali (guinea) - labe be any worse/longer? Anyone been to Mali (guinea)? I'm picking…
That leaves us with the dated chapters in the previous LP and Rough Guide books.
I did however just discover that the french Petit Fute guides (LP subsidiary?) are available in digital versions. I bought their Guinea guide, and was able to use google translate on the html version, which produced a very usable…
Hi - going from Mali through Guinea to Sierra Leone then back out through Guinea to Senegal means I'd go through Guinea twice. Is it better (possible?) to ask for a double entry visa when applying for the Guinea visa (most likely in Bamako), or is it just as easy to get a single entry, then get another single entry in Freetown for the second trip through?
Thanks - Andrew
I'm going to Sierra Leone and Guinea at the end of the month. I'm flying out of Conakry and planning on spending about a week in Guinea before I fly. I really want to spend some time around Labe...any other recommendations for my time frame? How much will the weather affect roads/travelling?
I'm planning on getting my visa in Freetown...assuming this won't be too much of a problem?
Any tips/recommendations welcomed - I'm a sole female traveller if it makes a difference :)