Guinea-Bissau

Bissau

 

Bissau is the capital city of Guinea-Bissau. The city’s borders are conterminous with the Bissau Autonomous Sector. In 2007, the city had an estimated population of 407,424 according to the Instituto Nacional de Estatística e Censos. The city which is located on the Geba River estuary, off the Atlantic Ocean, is the country’s largest city, major port, administrative and military center.

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Bissagos Islands, Guinea-Bissau

Ilheu do Meio

 

Meio – a deserted island with beautiful beaches. Huge and majestic kapok trees growing among palm trees are distinctive features of the island.

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Bissagos Islands, Guinea-Bissau

Ilha Joao Vieira

 

Joao Vieira is the only island with a lodge addressed mainly to anglers I have visited in the Bijagos archipelago.

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Bissagos Islands, Guinea-Bissau

Ilha dos Cavalos

 

Cavalos island is the second most important breeding site of birds in West Africa. There are about 19,000 nests of terns and other species.

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Bissagos Islands, Guinea-Bissau

Ilha de Orangozinho

 

Orangozinho island is cut across by a network of canals sneaking through mangrove woods. Fish eagles may be seen both on trees and in the air.

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