Guinea – a destination you would love to visit often
By Carlton Leisure -
Blessed with amazing landscape, adorned by mountain plateau and painted green with lush forests, Guinea is a land of interesting landscape that charms travellers effortlessly. You may call it undeveloped but seasoned call it raw appeal. And this raw appeal is evidenced in it rugged terrain and washed out path. Apart from being a Mecca for adventurers the city also charms nature lovers with its several allures. There are excellent hiking trails, cascading waterfalls, small village, a vast stretches rainforests, the country provides enough reasons to plan a trip. Charmed by its vivid allures travellers often book flights to Guinea where they can come across its various offerings.
Most of the traveller starts their trip from Conakry as most of the international flights land here. A visit to capital of Guinea may not be a great experience for travellers as the city does not have an efficient infrastructure. But delve deep into the city and you will find it interesting and full of attractions and activities. You will find that city full of dining and nightlife options and locals are extremely friendly. The city is also home to some of the most prominent attractions that can be explored. Palais de Nations, Grande Mosquee, Oppo Atelier and Musee National are top draw cards of Conakry.
Kankan often referred as the ‘second city of Guinea’ is conveniently located on the road connecting Conakry to Bamako. The city is also a hub of students as it is home to the second largest university in the country. But despite being a popular destination it is devoid of amenities so anyone seeking luxurious comforts should avoid a visit to Kankan. While in the city never miss an opportunity to see Mamaya dance which is famous worldwide. The nearby Milo River is also a good place to visit.
Faranah enjoys the reputation of a party town and the city comes alive after sun set. The town is abuzz with cafes and restaurants. The city’s landscape is marked with mosque, villas, wine boulevards that make it an interesting destination in Guinea. For a better understanding of this city one should hire a local guide.
Fouta Djalon looks stunning with its water picturesque hills that offer sweeping view of the surroundings and immense hiking options to visitors. The town often referred as the land waters, fruit, faith and freedom is loved by local as well foreign travellers. The guests can go to visit Mamou, a nearby town, where amenities are good and excellent dining options are available.
Situated on the outskirts of the city of Conakry, the Kakimbon Caves is home to various legends and tales. The place commands great religious significance for the local Baga people. The Îles de Los which is situated off the Kaloum Peninsula near Conakry is a tourist destination of repute. On their visit to this place, the guests can also go to explore the beaches of Île de Roume and Île de Kassa.