Guinean franc (GFr)

French, Malinke, Pulaar (Fula) and Susu


Tourist Information in Mali-Yemberem

Office du Tourisme

Don't get too excited by the name – it's just a shop selling school books and pens, – but Sadio Sauaré, the owner, has taken upon himself to promote the surrounding area and help tourists. He can organise walking...

Tourist Information in Faranah

Ministère de l'Agriculture

If you're planning on visiting the nearby Parc National du Haut Niger then you must come to this office beforehand in order to pay park fees and make arrangements for guides.

Tourist Information in Guinea

Fouta Decouverte

Fouta Decouverte is a useful resource with suggested walking routes and travel information. The site owner also rents out cars for a good rate.

Bank in Conakry


This, the main bank branch, claims to change travellers cheques, but doesn't always do so. The 24-hour ATM takes Visa and MasterCard.

Hospital in Conakry

Hôpital Ambrose Paré

Considered the best in Guinea, though for anything really serious it's still best to get evacuated out of the country.

Bank in Labé


The Bicigui has a fairly reliable ATM that works with international Visa cards. They will also change Euros cash.