Discover Flights to Guinea the Switzerland of Africa, characterized with high mountains and lofty plateaus. It is also called the 'water tower of Africa' since many rivers originate from here. Don't miss the view of Lady of Mali (Guinea) which is a natural masterpiece depicting a 1500 meter high sculpture-like body. The unique Alcatraz Island is a natural reserve for thousands of birds and there are many vibrant beaches close to this island. Belle Air is considered as the most attractive beach in Guinea. Kinkon falls is a crafty piece of nature, while “Bride Veil” falls is no less attractive with two waterfalls joining to create a veil like a view. The architecture and monuments of Conakry are a feat for the explorers while Carafir hosts a superb lake view and Flora with wildlife.
Almost 15 airlines, including the likes of Air France, KLM, SN Brussels, Turkish, Royal Air Maroc and Ethiopian Airlines, offer over 200 weekly international Guinea flights.
Unfortunately, there are no direct flights to Conakry, which is the only international airport in the country, from any airport in the United Kingdom. The preferred flight to Conakry from the UK is via Casablanca with a flight that is operated by Royal Air Maroc airlines.
The best time to visit Guinea is between the months of November and February. The winds pick up right after the rainy season in Guinea, which sweeps away most of the humidity the country is afflicted with throughout the year. After the rains have brought ample water, especially to the highlands of the country, the rolling grasslands and the Fouta Djallon region bursts into life. This is the prime time for visiting Guinea. Highest temperatures during these months remain under 25°C and the minimum temperature pleasantly hovers above 5°C.
The cheapest time to visit Guinea-Conakry is definitely in August. Although the airline tickets and the accommodations costs hit rock bottom during this month, it should be understood that August is the wettest month of the year in Guinea. The rainfall in this season feeds four major rivers of West Africa. The Fouta Djallon highlands of Guinea receive so much rain that the region is referred to as the “Water-tower of West Africa”. Movement can be quiet restricted when roads transforming into water streams. August is the cheapest time to visit the country provided that you want to stay put in just one part of Guinea and enjoy the replenishing rains.
The Republic of Guinea has eleven airports in the country, out of which only one is an international airport. The Conakry International Airport also is known as the Gbessia International Airport (CKY) has a runway that can accommodate larger aeroplanes coming from Europe. The airport is only 10 kilometres away from the Conakry city centre and resides in the south of the city, right along the coastline. The airport handled approximately 500,000 passengers in 2017.
In order to avoid the confusion between different countries that are named “Guinea”, The Republic of Guinea is sometimes referred to as ‘Guinea-Conakry’. A British Passport holder is required to obtain a visa from the Embassy of the Republic of Guinea before embarking on the journey to the country. The British citizen is also advised by Her Majesty’s government to get vaccinated against Yellow Fever, the vaccination certificate of which would be required by the Guinean authorities at the airport upon landing. The visa process usually takes a week, so the passenger needs to plan the trip accordingly.
The Republic of Guinea is a beautiful country. The lush green forest in the Guinean highlands and rivers sustain a wide spectrum of wildlife, even in the neighbouring countries. The country has been blessed with many natural resources as well. Gold, diamonds and aluminium ores are mined in the country’s interior and shipped out from the port at Conakry, bringing in the much-needed capital to further develop the country’s infrastructure.
The best mode of transport within Guinea is to get a taxi. The taxis are more comfortable and more readily available in the country. Although minivans are on hand, they usually are quite cramped and travel on specific routes. With a hired taxi, you can travel in almost direction, any time. Because most roads in Guinea are not paved, it would again be better to hire a taxi rather than hiring a car and driving it yourself. Beyond that, Guinea has a limited railway system that connects the country’s inner northeast with its ports in the south.
There are many five star hotels in Guinea; most of them have been recently constructed as the foreign interests in the country increase. Find the best accommodation for you from these options below.