Transportation

Top Choice Taxi in Mamou

Conakry Gare Routière

Taxis to Conakry (GFr63,000; eight hours) go from a parking area just to the west of the town centre.
Car Hire in Bata

Private driver

Oliver Rodriguez is one of the few reliable drivers with a 4WD vehicle based in Bata. He can be hired for a trip to Cogo and Akayalong or north to Rio Campo.
Bicycle Rental in Praslin

Maki Shop

Bicycle hire.
Cable Car in Simon's Town & Southern Peninsula

Flying Dutchman Funicular

Ferry in Libreville

Navettes Pointe Denis

These ferries take you to Pointe Denis (25 minutes). They return at the end of each day; check the times on board.On weekdays, phone in advance to make sure it's running, as things are quiet during the week but busy…
Car Rental in Praia

Delcar

Car rental, with prices from CVE5000 for a one-day rental in a Fiat Panda to CVE20,000 for a Toyota Land Cruiser. You can also hire a cheaper 4WD – a Ford Everest runs CVE7800.
Taxi in Maio

Bemvindo

A top driver on Maio, Bemvindo charges CVE6000 to CVE7000 for a full-day tour of the island.
Ferry in Kigoma

MV Liemba

The MV Liemba connects Kigoma with Mpulungu in Zambia every second Wednesday (1st/2nd/economy class US$105/95/75, at least 40 hours). US dollars cash only.
Ferry in Dar es Salaam

Azam Marine

Azam operates four fast catamarans daily between Dar and Zanzibar Island (economy/VIP US$35/50), departing daily in each direction between about 7am and 4pm. The exact timings change frequently; check the website fo…
Train in South Africa

Blue Train

South Africa’s famous Blue Train travels between Pretoria and Cape Town, stopping en route in Matjiesfontein or Kimberley. For 27 hours of luxury, one-way fares (per person sharing) are R20,280/25,615 for deluxe/lux…