Cheap Flights to Guinea
Flights to Guinea
Like the other African countries, the country of Guinea presents a slightly different and definitely unique tradition and culture to all the other peoples of the world, travelers included. Formerly known as French Guinea, and sometimes, Guinea-Conakry, this thriving country in the Western region of Africa is a republic-democratic country of 10.5 million people, quite a big population considering its land area of only 94,927 square miles. It has been reported in mainstream news that the country is one of the poorest countries in the world, in contrast with its potential natural resources that is rich and abundant. Instability keeps the country on a leash, its hidden riches exploited but not for its people. Then again, the politics can never stop a traveler from exploring places in this country of contradictions, and to spill the beans – this country has wonderful gems of nature and of culture that is worth checking out.
The capital of the country, Conakry, has never been a destination as much as it has been a financial center. Although at night, when the sun sets and the stars wink down on the earthlings, the city comes alive with the best nightlife: bars, booze, and music uniquely Guinean and sometimes, a little American or European. Going out of the city proper to the nearby and surrounding provinces, the waterfall-rich Fouta Djalon Plateau will provide not only beautiful scenery but a serene atmosphere worth taking in. The country also nurses the last of the world's few remaining tropical dry forests and rain forests, keeping them lush and green and verdant; full of life. Moreover, being a coastal country does not mean that Guinea also has an abundance of beautiful beaches and coasts, but rather the few that it has and is developed, are beyond compare and a little unexplored.
Aside from the sights, Guinea's strong and outlasting culture is beautifully vibrant, whereas across the country, dance and music are everywhere; the Guineans have kept the said art forms intact, preserving a part of their history and of their culture and passing it to the next generations.
A downside although, is that Guinea does not have much comforts for tourists like huge hotels or bed and breakfasts, but if prepared for a possibility of traveling in backpack and camping on the coasts, this will not be a problem.
How to get around within Guinea
Public transportation is very limited and driving around will be a pain due to the lack of paved roads, poorly maintained vehicles, stray livestock, misplaced pedestrian lanes, and poor driving habits of chauffeurs. Walking will be the best option, especially when traveling short distances, while if still opting to ride around, travelers are advised to take precautions especially at night, where a high incidence of robbery and motor vehicle accidents are present. Army or other roadblocks in the city center of Conakry can also be experienced at night since the government is vigilant given the fact that the country is land-locked with countries like the Ivory Coast.
How to get there
At the moment, travel to the country of Guinea is discouraged due to the outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the country and its neighbors, Cote d'Ivoire, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. The country has declared a State of Emergency in response to the outbreak, and travel in and out of Guinea has been cut down and even banned to contain the disease and reduce the risk of transmission, ultimately avoiding other contact. If still interested to travel in, visitors and tourists are advised to have their names enlisted to their home countries to make sure that they are closely monitored and will not be able to contact the disease. Meanwhile, entry to Guinea will require a fly down to the main airport which is the Conakry International Airport in the heart of the capital, Conakry. Cheap flights can be booked using Skyscanner. Skyscanner is an online resource of the cheapest flights from 600 airlines traveling to Guinea-Conakry.
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