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Guinea is a scenically varied country in West Africa containing many natural highlights. The Fouta Djalon highlands are a spectacular sight with dramatic sheer cliffs on the many plateaus and countless waterfalls. You can also explore the jungle valleys in between the cliffs. The Chutes de Kinkon are considered to be perhaps the best waterfall in the region. Physically active travelers can climb or hike the peaks in the highlands, while less active ones can ride around and admire the scenery. As a contrast, the great plains (Haute Guinee) expand out over a massive area, with seemingly endless grasslands and thorn trees. For sightings of wild animals one can visit the Guinee forestiere in the Southeast  . This forested area contains elephants, hippos, and leopards as well as many other animals. For non-nature sights, you can go to Gueckedou for the Wednesday market, one of the largest in West Africa.

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If you are anywhere near Guinea, make your way to Labe and find a car to Douki.  Once there ask for Hassan Bah.  Hassan is one of the most incredible people I have ever met.  He speaks at least six languages fluently and has worked all over the world.  He runs a tour guide business that supports not only him and his family, but most of the town.  

Hassan takes people hiking all over the Douki area to climb buttes and canyons whose beauty is unbelievable.He has creative and fun names for every trail he explores.  From the adventures of the "snakes and ladders" and "Indiana Jones world" hikes to the peaceful views of "Bob Marley's stage" this trip will be full of wonder.  

You also get a chance to hang out with Hassan, his family and any friends that might stop by, but you also get to meet a lot of Douki's residents.  This is truely an experience that any traveller would be a fool to miss.

Prices were less than $10 US per person for a guide, lodging and food.  Lodging is in traditional Fula huts with thatch roofs.  Food is cooked by Hassan's wife and it is to die for!  The rooms have their own mosquito nets and beds.  No running water and if you go in November-January the nights can get kind of chilly.  As the roads are kind of tough to travel by the best time to go in my opinion is just after the rainy season in October - December.  During this time things are still green and the harmataan winds have not yet stirred up too much dust.  It's also not unbearably hot at that time.  I would recommend staying around a week or a little longer.

Of all my travels, my time spent with Hassan and his family exploring Douki was truly my favorite and most memorable trip of all time!
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There's an old rundown hotel in Coyah, where you should be able to rent a canoe and a guide who takes you around in the mangrove swamps.  Very different nature and many, many birds to watch!  Bring a hat and sunscreen, though! This is a thing you comfortably do in much less than a day.  Just grab a taxi to Coyah and the Hotel should be close to the main road not long after the city entrance.  If you miss the hotel, there are probably many other people willing to offer you the same service for much less, but the question is how reliable that would be...
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Conakry est une grosse cité, 36km de long, une presqu'île certes sale. Je vous conseille de ne pas vous baigner sur les plages de la capitale mais de prendre un bateau direction l'île de Roume. Là vous découvrirez des plages paradisiaques et gouterez au poisson cuit au feu de bois... Un régal !!
A conakry il faut surtout faire les marchés : Madina, Niger... mais attention, négociez toujours !!
La mosquée est une des plus grandes d'Afrique. Elle est superbe !
Conakry est atypique et est à voir absolument, les gens y sont agréables !
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