Guinea-Bissau is an independent nation that is located in West-Africa alongside are the popular countries such as Senegal and Guinea Conakry. People usually overlook its beauty and many feats because of its small size. But Guinea-Bissau is a great place for travelers planning to visit this destination as it has a lot to offer with its unique, beautiful attractions and get to experience the true and unspoilt Africa.

The city’s colonial beauty has an affable spirit that captivates visitors. The Archipel de Bolama, which is part of the Guinea-Bissau Archipelago of 88 islands is a complex recognised as one of UNESCO MAB (Man and Biosphere) Biosphere Reserves. The site serves as a natural habitat of thousands of bats residing in abandoned ruins left behind after the Portuguese colonization. Bats are not the only animals found in Bolama, hippopotamus and birds are also seen on the land and animals that live in water are also found like fish, Nile crocodile and green turtle.

Guinea-Bissau was originally part of the Kingdom of Gabu, the Mali Empire until the 19th century when it became a Portuguese colony, evidenced by faded colonial-era houses.

Why travel to Guinea-Bissau?

Guinea-Bissau is a friendly and easy going country which has beautiful sightseeing and is very creative. It contains preserving historic ruins, the country also has attractive, gorgeous and vibrant beaches, natural pine forests, rich wildlife parks and the Cantanhez Natural Park which gives travelers a chance to see different chimpanzee species. For travelers with a sense of adventure and an open mind, it can be extremely rewarding.Guinea-Bissau is one of the countries that celebrates Carnival, which occurs every February to display their colour and culture where dancers festoon in traditional garb. The unmissable places to visit at Guinea-Bissau are the Bijagos Islands and the extensive historic monuments.November to April is the best time to visit Guinea-Bissau, outside of the rainy season, when the weather is warm, humid but dry.

Commitment to sustainable tourism
The responsible use of natural and cultural resources and the participation of local communities with the involvement of the different actors in the development process are inseparable aspects of sustainability’s concept. However, it appears that this is a very slow process, with many aspects that must be considered, especially in certain regions like Cantanhez National Park. This region has natural and cultural resources that are real treasures, which enhance the environmental and green forms of tourism; however, the structural problems of the country can be a real challenge to any type of initiative. By promoting responsible tourism in Guinea Bissau, our objective is to contribute to the economic development of the country and to involve local communities.

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