Anyone visited Guinea Bissau?

Travel Forums Africa and The Middle East Anyone visited Guinea Bissau?

1. Posted by Jo2020 (Budding Member 7 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

Hi,

I'm planning on starting my travels in January and I'm looking at Guinea Bissau being my starting point. Has anyone on here been there? Any info re transportation, places to stay, things to do would be greatly appreciated. I'm particularly interested in exploring the Bijagos islands.

2. Posted by Borisborough (Moderator 1586 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

Why are you planning to start there?

3. Posted by Jo2020 (Budding Member 7 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

Random I know.

Starting in the UK, I wanted a relatively cheap, short flight. I spent a lot of time in Cape Verde this summer so have picked up enough Portuguese and Cape Verde creole to get by, both of which are spoken in GB. I don't want any set itinerary but I plan to make a few stops across Africa before heading on to SE Asia. The Bijagos look beautiful and the wildlife diverse.