Located on the western coast of Africa, Guinea is one of the poorest countries in the world. However, what it loses out on the economic front, Guinea more than makes up for it in its landscapes and natural beauty. Dry forests, waterfalls, vibrant culture, traditional music, rain forests, and a lot more can be seen and experienced in this wonderfully lovely country. After being ruled by African empires and colonized by France, the country got its independence in 1958. Since then it has been a rough ride for Guinea, fighting political upheavals and struggling to have fair elections in the country.
Conakry, the capital city of Guinea, boasts of a vibrant culture. The city has a very African vibe and a striking music scene. A little wild but a lot friendly, Conakry grows on you. You can get a car for hire in Guinea and head to Conakry to visit some interesting tourist attractions. The Musee National is Guinea's biggest museum, with a collection of statues, masks, and musical instruments. Also worth visiting is the Camp Borio, which encompasses the country's past that has directly affected its present situation.
The third largest city in Guinea, Kindia, is located to the north of Conakry. It is also the capital of the Kindia perfecture and boasts of an eclectic mix of ethnicities from all over Africa. The Guinea Armed Forces headquarters are based in the city. You can rent a car in Guinea and visit the various local attractions in Kindia. Mount Gangan and Mariee Falls are the popular attractions and many tourists flock here to enjoy the stunning scenery.
Located in the eastern region of Guinea, Kankan is the largest city in the country. Most of the populace are Mandinka, who have been the native inhabitants of the region since the 17th century. You can hire a car in Guinea and check out the natural landscape in the region. Do visit the Grande Mosque in Kankan, one of the oldest in West Africa.
Guinea is known as the Switzerland of West Africa for its magnificent landscape and unspoilt natural beauty. The cascading, ubiquitous rivers and dense forests offer tourists unlimited adventure. Couple this with Guinea's vibrant culture and you have the perfect African vacation, which will be all the more enjoyable if you arrange to rent a car while you are there.
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