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Guinea Bissau Adventure

On this adventure we cruise through the Bijagos Archipelago, a hidden gem with its 88 remote islands off the coast of West Africa. Through rivers, estuaries, mangrove forests and ocean, we discover isolated villages and local tribes practicing animistic ceremonies. This unspoilt paradise is also home to a multitude of bird species as well as the green sea turtle and the salt water hippo that we hope to spot during our journey.

Tour Highlights

  • The Bijagos Archipelago - Navigate through islands of stunning beauty to discover remote villages and cultures
  • Tribal rituals - Learn about the esoteric rituals of isolated tribes in West Africa
  • Rainforest - Drive and walk through pristine rainforest
  • Wildlife - A chance to try and spot Green sea turtles, Saltwater hippos and an incredible variety of birds

Itinerary

Itineraries on some departure dates may differ, please select.

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  • 1
    Join tour Bissau

  • 2
    Visit animistic tribes; drive to Canchungo

  • 3
    Sail through mangrove forest and visit the Felupes and Baiotes tribes; back to Canchungo

  • 4
    Visit animistic tribes, a local rum factory; drive to Quinhamel

  • 5
    Boat journey through the Bijagos Archipelago; wild camp on the beach

  • 6
    Explore Orango island, search for saltwater Hippos; meet the local King

  • 7
    Nature walks on Meio Island, late night Turtle nesting

  • 8
    Visit Bubaque, traditional lunch and ethnographic museum

  • 9
    Walk through forest and sacred villages on Canhabaque Island

  • 10
    Visit to the ghost capital of Bolama, tour ends in Bissau

Tour notes

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We have the following different versions of the Guinea Bissau and the Sacred Bijagos Archipelago tour available at present.

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Why Book this tour
This pioneering journey through Guinea Bissau is perfect for the adventurous traveller keen on visiting new places that are still untouched by tourism. Not only will you see the fascinating wildlife of Africa's largest archipelago but head to the more populated islands to get a feel for the pace of island life. You will be wild camping on secluded beaches and meeting local Kings, a real exploratory journey.
Included meals 9 9 8
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Transport
Boat, Minibus
Accommodation
3 nights Standard Hotel
2 nights Simple Hut
1 night Basic Hotel
3 nights Basic Camping
Tour Staff
Driver(s), Explore Tour Leader
Group Size
Generally 10 - 16