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Cheap flights from Guinea-Bissau

The Republic of Guinea-Bissau, also known as simply Guinea-Bissau, is a country in West Africa. It lies over 36,125 square kilometres, and has an estimated population of 1,704,000. Guinea-Bissau was formerly part of the kingdom of Gabu and the Mali Empire. It was colonised in the 19th century as Portuguese Guinea, but was able to gain independence declared in 1973 and recognised in 1974. The name Bissau, also the capital, was added to the name of the territory to distinguish it from its neighbouring country of the same name, Guinea (formerly French Guinea, also called Guinea-Conakry).

Where to go

Guinea-Bissau National Parks - There are several national parks in Guinea-Bissau. The Cacheu River Mangroves Natural Park is situated on the Cacheau River, covering an area of 886 square kilometres, and established on December 1, 2000. Orango Islands National Park occupies 1,582 square kilometres terrestrial and 94,235 square kilometres marine territory and was created on the same day. Lagoas Cufada Natural Park was also established on December 1, 2000. It encompasses 890 square kilometres and was the first protected area in Guinea-Bissau. It is known to have some population of chimpanzee, but the exact details about the density and size of it are lacking. Following these was Cantanhez Forest National Park, established on October 1, 2007 and covers 1,057 square kilometres.

Arquipélago dos Bijagós - About 88 islands and islets off the coast of Guinea-Bissau make up the Bissagos Islands. It is the only archipelago in Africa declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, inscribed in 1996. The Boloma Bijagós Biosphere Reserve contains a rich variety of marine life that is popular amongst biologists, fishermen, and other marine life enthusiasts.

Centro Artistico Juvenil - Centro Artistico Juvenil is a great place to shop in Guinea-Bissau. The local merchants generally won't pressure even tourists to buy, and the merchandise is usually already marked with the prices. It is also a great place to familiarise oneself with the arts and crafts of the nation's many ethnicities. The handmade ceramics, pottery, traditional masks, African jewellery, and other types of crafts are perfect to bring home as souvenirs.

All of the destinations served by Guinea-Bissau's international airport are short haul destinations. No matter, as there are many nearby places to explore: for one, Togo contains an amazing cultural landscape in Koutammouko, Land of the Batammariba, which features traditional mud tower-houses that serve as the national symbol of the country. There is also a grand market to visit, for even more interesting local crafts. Lisbon, Portugal has even more attractions to offer for tourists, including the well-known Castelo de São Jorge, the large public aquarium Oceanário de Lisboa, the Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, and the National Museum of Ancient Art.

Unfortunately, there are currently no direct long haul flights from Guinea-Bissau's main airport.

How to get out

The primary airport serving Guinea-Bissau and the only international airport in the country is Osvaldo Vieira International Airport. It operates direct flights to Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport in Dakar, Senegal; Lomé–Tokoin Airport in Lomé, Togo; Lisbon Portela Airport (or Lisbon Airport) in Lisbon, Portugal; Mohammed V International Airport in Casablanca, Morocco; and Nelson Mandela International Airport in Praia, Cape Verde.

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