Top ChoiceCultural Centre in Conakry

Centre d'Art Acrobatique Keita Fodeba

The Centre d'Art Acrobatique Keita Fodeba is perhaps the single most amazing experience in Guinea. Every weekday morning scores of acrobats spin, twirl and flip through routines that have made them the envy of...

Top ChoiceConcert Venue in Conakry

Faga Faga Fougou Espace Culturel

This is one of the most exciting live-music venues in Conakry. The ocean-side stage hosts a diverse array of local and West African groups performing anything from rap to world music to Afro-funk. The atmosphere...

Top ChoiceSeafood in Conakry

Restaurant Îles des Joies

Our favourite restaurant in downtown Conakry, this very simple, family-run place is hidden down a dirty side-alley and, at first, looks rather uninviting, but don't fret. The seafood served up here – which is...

Top ChoiceArts Centre in Conakry

Centre Culturel Franco-Guinéen

French cultural centres in Africa usually put on diverse and exciting events, art-house films, world music concerts and exhibitions, and this one is no exception. As well as a busy cultural calender there's also...

Club in Conakry

MLS

This very chic place is in a league of its own, subtly styled in polished wood, soft fabrics, spotlighting and handmade furniture. And with a great sound system and good resident and visiting DJs to boot it's got...

Concert Venue in Conakry

l'Echangeur

This humble bar looks completely unspectacular, yet it's where many of Guinea's biggest stars jam at the weekend, in a space overflowing with good vibes and cold beer. Bring a few Guinea francs to 'spray' the...

African in Conakry

Le Waffou

You can buy Ivorian attiéké (grated cassava) on many a Conakry street corner, but this thatch-roof eatery prepares it fresh and does it better than most. Occasional live bands at weekends.

Market in Conakry

Marché Taouyah

This dark, covered market is a confusing warren of passageways and stalls piled high in fish, fruit, junk and even a few natural medicines, talismans and magic spells to ward off curses.

Lebanese in Conakry

Le Cédre

This tucked-away spot offers a cool, quiet respite from the searing sun and noise outside. It serves a range of Lebanese starters and mains that fuse French and Middle Eastern tastes.

Market in Conakry

Marché du Niger

Chaotic, colourful, smelly, fascinating and filthy dirty, the Marché du Niger is the city's most important market and a fun place to explore – just watch your pockets!

Cemetery in Conakry

Cimetière de Boulbinet

The shady Cimetière de Boulbinet reveals something of the harshness of life for the European colonialists who came to this humid and once mosquito-infested corner of Africa. Very few of the cemetery occupants...

Museum in Conakry

Musée National

The Musée National has a modest collection of masks, statues and musical instruments, many of which are used in religious or mystical ceremonies.

Bakery in Conakry

Le Damier

Le Damier started over a quarter of a century ago as a simple, French-style patisserie and today still sells by far the most authentically French breads, tarts and croissants in Guinea. It's also diversified into...

Market in Conakry

Marché Madina

The hectic, noisy sprawl of Marché Madina is where you get everything from Chinese homewares to indigo cloth, and sometimes a lost copy of Plato between faded women's magazines at one of the many street...

French in Conakry

Les Jardins de Guinée

The city's best-known French restaurant is very popular with expats and has a lovely calming garden setting and plenty of space, but the food is only so-so. As well as a French-influenced menu, it also serves...

Pizza in Conakry

La Pizzeria

It doesn't need to bother with a fancy name – the local grapevine has this relaxed and humble house down as the nation's best pizza oven. Pizzas are large with thin dough and imaginative toppings all cooked in a...

Burgers in Conakry

Avenue

Classy, expat-popular, American-style diner serving oversized burgers stuffed with cheddar cheese, pickles and salads. It also does fish 'n' chips and pizzas. It's currently one of the 'in' places to eat in Conakry.

Bar in Conakry

Club Obama

Perched on stilts out in the water, this cute thatch-and-wood bar covered in fish skeleton decorations is a great place for a sunset drink. Whether the name will now change to Trump Club remains to be seen…

African in Conakry

Le Gentilhommière Plus

Le Gentilhommière Plus doesn't look all that much from the outside, but the bamboo, thatch and calabash interior invites you to stick around a while, as does the wide variety of African dishes.

Park in Conakry

Jardin 2 Octobre

Jardin 2 Octobre is a large park that contains a well-maintained children's playground. For those without little people in tow it's a calm break from the hectic city beyond.