Guinea-Bissau Discovery Tour
From Bissau To Varela, Rubane, Bubaque, Orango Island, Bijagos Archipelago, - 9 Nights
- Departing from:
- Varela, Rubane, Bubaque, Orango Island, Bijagos Archipelago,
- 9 Nights
- Tours run October to April
- Tour Operator:
- Undiscovered Destinations
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Guinea-Bissau is one of the smallest, and least visited, countries in Africa – few western travellers make it to this former Portuguese colony, but those that do return full of incredible experiences and memories of a stunning part of the continent.
Starting in Bissau, we travel by boat to the magnificent Bijagos Islands – a group of islands where traditional culture is at its strongest and ancient customs still hold sway. We visit local communities to learn about their lifestyles, some of the most traditional on the continent. We also search for the elusive saltwater hippos as well as other wildlife, and sail between idyllic islands on a true journey of discovery. Returning back to the mainland we visit the ‘ghost town’ of Bolama with its colonial remnants then spend time with the traditional Pepel people.
The joy of this trip is the fact that you will be visiting an almost untouched corner of Africa; expect truly genuine encounters with local people and feel privileged to be one of the very few to have travelled here.