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Bafatá is a city in Guinea-Bissau.


Bafatá lies in an area which is known for its wildlife, including monkeys. Bafatá’s main industry is brickmaking. The city is known for the birthplace of Amílcar Cabral.

Get in[edit]

Easily reached from Bissau - a two hour drive on a good road. Plenty of sept-places.

About one hours' drive from Gabú - also on a good road.

The "paragem" (bus station) is a bit far away from the old colonial centre. It's a shorter walk if you get off at the Amilcar Cabral Monument and walk downhill to the river

Get around[edit]


Bafatá old market
Rio Geba, Bafatá
  • The picturesque old market and tranquil colonial center at the pleasant river bank.
  • Monuments for Amilcar Cabral and the house where Amilcar Cabral was born.
  • Cobble-stone streets and boys in donkey carts.
  • Boys fishing on the river bank or from dugout canoes.




There are a few restaurants in town, ask around about where to find them, people are most helpful.


Bar Kasumai in central Bafata (next to the old Church) serves imported beers and soft drinks late into the night. Basic meals are available here. African atmosphere.


Hotel Maimuna Cape, located on the main street in central Bafata (turn left at the main intersection as you arrive from Bissau) has a few basic rooms with fan and shower. Electricity is supplied from the hotel's power generator from 7PM to 5AM only. Bucket showers. No food.


Bafata is covered by the three mobile phone networks of Guinea-Bissau.

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