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About Guinea

Guinea is a wondrous destination, with golden coastlines, sweeping waterways and indigenous wildlife. It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, and has a population of more than 12 million residents. Guinea is for the adventurous traveller, keen on exploring a true African gem. Attractions include Conakry Grand Mosque, Les Cascades De La Soumba and Mount Nimba Nature Reserve.

Cheap flights to Guinea are available for a limited period of time, so get ready for a trip into this West African heart! Guinea’s capital city Conakry, is home to Conakry International Airport (CKY), located just 20 minutes from the city centre. Conakry International Airport serves a multitude of airlines, including South African Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines and Brussels Airlines. Popular connecting flights to Guinea depart from Johannesburg and Cape Town. The flight duration is 17 hours and 10 minutes.

Why visit Guinea

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Wildlife

The National Park of Upper Niger is expansive and takes over the eastern border of Guinea with more than 6000 square kilometres. Here you will find deep savannas, woodlands, serene rivers and animals such as manatees and Gambian mongoose.

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West Africa Life

The cities of Guinea are true to form for this region of Africa, and you’ll enjoy the sights and sounds of the markets of Conakry and Nzérékoré. Make sure to enjoy the freshest fruit and local beers too!

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Sea Life

Guinea has some of the most sublime beaches in all of West Africa, with golden sands, palm trees and soft coastal waters. Locals and visitors alike are known to enjoy a dip after a long day.

General information

Essential details you need to know before your trip

Currency Guinean Franc (GNF)
Exchange Rate 1 ZAR = 701.27 GNF
Language French
Hub Airport Conakry International Airport (CKY)
Time Zone GMT+ 0
Travel Adaptor Type C / F/ K

Best time to visit Guinea

Guinea, like many other equatorial countries, has two main seasons: a wet and dry season. Guinea is one of the wettest countries in Africa, with a monsoon season that has locals retreating to their homes until the skies clear again. This season lasts from June to November, and it is not an ideal time to visit. The dry season is ideal for wildlife viewing, mountain trekking and general sightseeing. This falls between November and March. In terms of temperature, Guinea is generally hot all year, with varying amounts of humidity found in in the highlands and coastal cities.

Weather & Climate in Guinea

Average temperature (°C) & rainfall levels (mm) per month

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Low °C 1°C 1°C 4°C 10°C 15°C 19°C 23°C 23°C 19°C 14°C 7°C 2°C
High °C 32°C 33°C 33°C 33°C 33°C 31°C 30°C 29°C 30°C 30°C 32°C 32°C
Rainfall (mm) 1 58 1 22 137 396 1130 1104 617 295 70 8

Located in West Africa, the coastal country of Guinea is unlike any other. This is where adventure awaits and seekers of pure African encounters are encouraged to leave their inhibitions behind and enjoy what Guinea has to offer.

The capital city of Conakry is your typical West African city centre. Here, you may not find tall skyscrapers and modern buildings, but in its place you’ll find smiling faces, local trinkets, invitations to enjoy indigenous cuisine and rustic markets to wander through.

Outside of the cities is where you’ll fall deeply in love with the mountainous regions and deep valleys of the country. The Fouta Djalon region is perfect for day trips and hiking, and if you take the right path you may even pass a few of the native Fulani villages.

Guinea is also home to the National Park of the Niokolo-Badiar. This is one of the most serene landscapes in the country, and you’ll be sure to spot some amazing wildlife such as antelope, various species of monkey and even a leopard or two.

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South Africans who wish to visit Guinea will need a visa to do so. To complete your application, you will need to fill out an application form, supply two passport photographs, a copy of your Yellow Fever certificate, proof of air tickets, and have a valid passport for at least six months from your date of return to South Africa.

For more information, please contact the Embassy of Guinea: Pretoria: 336 Orient Street, Arcadia, 0083, P O Box 13523, Hatfield, 0028, Tel: (+27) 12 342 4906 / 7348

• Travellers are advised to dress modestly as more than 85% of the practice Islam.

• It is also advised against taking photographs of government building, as you may be detained.

• Pick-pocketing does occur, especially around the airport and other national locations.

• Homosexuality is illegal in Guinea and so members of the LGBT community are not advised to visit here.

• Bribing is illegal, but sometimes encouraged by officials.

It is always important to go for a general health check-up before a trip overseas. It is best to do this 4-6 weeks before your trip. For your trip to Guinea, it is strongly recommended to get immunisations against: hepatitis A, rabies, malaria and typhoid. You will also be required to produce a yellow fever certificate.

Item Cape Town Johannesburg Guinea
Meal, inexpensive restaurant R100.00 R90.00 R36.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 litre draught) R20.00 R22.00 R18.00
Cappuccino (regular) R20.00 R19.00 R33.00
Taxi 1km (normal tarriff) R12.00 R10.00 R7.00
Pack of cigarettes (Marlboro) R35.00 R35.00 R14.00
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