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Bafatá

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Bafatá is a city in Guinea-Bissau.

Understand[edit]

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]

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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.

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

Drink[edit][add listing]

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.

Sleep[edit][add listing]

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.

Contact[edit]

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

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