ghana to cape verde sao tome &principe and guinea bissau
Replies: 13 - Last Post: Sep 21, 2012 4:18 PM Last Post By: emilusek
Sep 19, 2012 10:57 AM
ghana to cape verde sao tome &principe and guinea bissauhello everyone i will be flying from USA to Ghana and from there I would like to visit cape verde, sao tome & principe and guinea bissau. I speak fluent portuguese therefore am interested in seeing these countries. im just now starting my research on how to get to these countries from ghana and would be very grateful for any advice..my budget is pretty tight so obviously im trying to do this trip as "cheap" as possible..big thanks in advance for any reccomendations..
Sep 19, 2012 1:43 PM
1Due to the distances involved you will need to fly.
However flying between these will not be 'cheap' by anymeans.
I'd count a minimum of 500euros for each second leg - ie. Ghana-Cap Verde-G.Bissau then G.Bissau-SaoTome-Ghana, all with at least one transit stop in between & several hours of flying. It may be cheaper to fly to Portugal & out again in some instances
I'd seriously re-think your travel plans!
Sep 19, 2012 1:48 PM
Sep 19, 2012 1:50 PM
Sep 19, 2012 2:49 PM
4You could consider this option.:
1) flight from Accra to Dakar (changing planes in a third airport, Ouagadougou or Lagos probably) and continue overland to Bissau (or fly, if you prefer it).
2) direct flight from Bissau to Praia (it makes a stop in Dakar before reaching Praia though), with TACV.
3) non-stop flight from Praia to Sao Tome, with TAAG.
4) From Sao Tome to Accra, you'll probably need to purchase two different tickets. One from Sao tome to Lagos and another one from Lagos to Accra. Verify the visa requirements for your transit in Lagos. If you have the time, you can go from Lagos to Accra overland.
P.S.: Be aware most, if not all, of these routes aren't daily.
Sep 19, 2012 3:23 PM
Sep 20, 2012 10:39 PM
6This has got to be one of the most expensive ideas I've ever heard. Other than flying to each one, there is no way to get between them. Have you checked the distance between Cape Verde to Sao Tome - that's basically like crossing the entire United States. I cannot see this happening for less than $6000+++. And that's just the FLIGHTS. Not to mention you are picking some of the most expensive countries in Africa to travel to with some of the smallest & most expensive air hubs.
Also, flying to Ghana THEN Cape Verde? Um that's not recommended, since Cape Vere is the farthest West place you want to go. Why fly all the way to Ghana then backtrack all the way to Cape Verde then backtrack again all the way to Sao Tome. Please just look at a map. I would really rethink this and make a more streamlined plan before committing to it.
If you really, actually wanted to do this - which for some reason I doubt if you want a "cheap" trip; you need to fly from USA to Spain or Morocco, then hop a flight to Cape Verde ($$$$). Then one from there to Dakar and on to Guniea Bissau ($$$$) - why do want to go there? - this is one of the poorest countries in the WORLD and is totally and completely sketchy, anyone remember the bloody drag-out massacre COUP that happened in 2009? It still hasn't recovered from that one. Or the violence in 2011. Shoot I don't even know how you would get a visa to get there anyway. Speaking the language doesn't seem like a good enough reason to go out there to me. Anyway, from there another super expensive flight to Ghana - which honestly seems like a great destination for you, it's very easy to get around in and has lots to do. Of anything, it might be the only thing you have mentioned that is even affordable. Then from there on to Sao Tome ($$$$$$$$).
Good luck with that. I mean, that would be a BAMF trip, but it doesn't seem logical unless you got a couple months and trust fund to burn.
Can I make a suggestion if you speak Portuguese... BRAZIL.
Sep 20, 2012 10:43 PM
Sep 20, 2012 11:07 PM
8Spoon - you should go & visit G.Bissau, it's actually very interesting & even if there's a coup, the rest of the country continue life as normal & very calmly ... it's quite bizarre!
500€ = US$600 or thereabouts!!!
Sep 20, 2012 11:15 PM
9Nah I'm good. Lived through the one in Bamako, living through the one developing in Togo. I'm thinking coups are not for me. ;) Are you still in Cote D'Ivoire? Things back to normal? The hubby and I might come out sometime, but it's hard to make plans out here. Actually if things keep going the way they are, we will probably be in Ghana next year.
Sep 21, 2012 7:02 AM
Sep 21, 2012 12:21 PM
11Hi. I've been trying, for a week now, to book a flight from Cape Verde to STP (in January,return) on TAAG. They show the flights, times and price on their website, but when I try and book it, a message comes up that the flight isn't available. I've tried a few different dates and get the same message. My travel agent has tried as well, same result. I have tried contacting TAAG agents in 3 countries, either they don't reply or the e-mail bounces back. They might not issue tickets that far in advance but I can't seem to get any info. Anyone help me out? Thanks!!!
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