The Republic of Guinea found itself among some pretty exotic countries – Guinea-Bissau, Senegal, Mali, Côte d’Ivoire, Liberia and Sierra Leone – but Guinea also has much to offer.
The Undisturbed Countryside
Country’s main attraction is its pristine and undisturbed countryside. The stunning landscape offers alluring mountains, adventurous plains, exciting savannahs and mystical forest, while the three great rivers of West Africa – the Gambia, the Senegal and the Niger – all originate here.
The laid out city of Conakry is located on the island of Tumbo.
It is noted for its botanical gardens, its alleys shaded by mangrove and coconut palm trees, the huge Cathedral built in the 1930s and its strong music tradition.
Conakry is a dynamic centre for the country’s unique music which you can experience firsthand on practically every corner.
Visiting the National Museum (Musée National) is a must. Its mesmerizing collection of masks, statues and musical instruments will leave you breathless. Don’t forget to check out the Palais du Peuple – a large, Chinese-built auditorium that is home to two national ballet troupes.
Afterwards, you can take the main North-South Street called Autoroute, and dine in one of interesting restaurants which line this famous street.
Guinea Food & Drink
While mainly Western-style food is available in the capital, other towns generally serve local dishes. Make sure you try specialties like Jollof rice, Stuffed chicken with groundnuts, Fish (served with rice), Cassava (yams and maize) and Maize soup.
Main hotels, restaurants and clubs offer a wide variety of fresh alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, while you can also find many a French pâtisseries selling coffee and cakes.