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Conakry is capital of Guinea and the economic, commercial and trade center for the area.

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The best air route is via Dakar, Senegal - a 1 hour flight on Air Senegal - on most days of the week. An Emirates service direct from Dubai begins late October 2013. Daily flights to/from Paris on Air France, Twice weekly flights on Brussels Airlines to/from Brussels also exist. You can fly from Freetown to Conakry on Air France three times per week, and Conakry to Monrovia twice per week on Brussels airlines

Get around[edit]

Minibuses cost 1500 francs Airport to centre about 1hour walk out the airport to the main road flag one down,though don't run after 6/7

See[edit][add listing]

  • The Atoll Island can be visited by getting on a boat at the fish market behind the Novotel Hotel.
  • The Soumba waterfalls is a 2 hour drive out of the city a short distance past Dubreka. There is also a restaurant to enjoy a nice meal with the roar of the water in the background. Have a swim to work up an appetite.

The Guinea National Museum, several markets, the Guinea Palais du Peuple, Conakry Grand Mosque (which was built by Ahmed Sékou Touré), the city's nightlife and the nearby Iles de Los.

The city is noted for its botanical garden. The Polytechnical Institute of Conakry is also located in Conakry.

The street numbering scheme of Conakry labels all roads with a two-letter code for the urban district, followed by a three digit number: odd for north-south streets and even for east-west, e.g. KA002 for a northbound street in the Kaloum district.

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Eat[edit][add listing]

  • Jardin de Chine is a very safe bet with good food and quaint atmosphere.
  • Mouna Internet Cafe has very nice croissants for "on the run" snack.
  • The Lebanese restaurant Le Cedre is a bit hard to find (near Mouna Internet) but has nice food.

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The nightlife starts quite late - just past midnight.

  • Timi's is a good venue (small, but alive).
  • Le Loft is a bit quieter and can be visited earlier in the night for a good vibe.

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Hotel Camayene. 5* hotel  edit
  • Hotel Novotel Ghi Conakry, +224-30415022, [1]. A typical mid- Zambezirange hotel with swimming pool, dining room, bar, etc. and has good rooms.  edit
  • Riviera Royal Hotel, +224-64223301 (, fax: +224-64532447), [2]. A low key hotel with a decent half Olympic size pool and good gym.  edit
  • Residence Schaka, Ratoma, +22467912175, [3]. a nice and clean alternative to the big hotels  edit
  • NOOM Hotel Conakry, Quartier Ignace Deen, Conakry, 3472, +224654333333, [4]. Nice new business hotel, part of the Mangalis Hotel Group. This hotel close to the airport and located in Kaloum, the financial district of Conakry. It offers Free Airport Shuttle, Free Wi-Fi, Swimming Pool, and Breakfast is included in all their rates. EUR 200. (9.507281,-13.703675) edit

Stay safe[edit]

Over the past two decades, significant growth in the city has led to overwhelming population density and infrastructure problems. Elections in 2010 led to protests and violent clashes between Guinea’s citizens and the military. According to the U.S. Department of State, the worst is over, but “there is residual potential for violence.” The State Department further warns that “While not specifically targeted, U.S. citizens have been victimized in the past. Motorists traveling outside of Conakry have encountered improvised checkpoint-barricades manned by persons in military uniforms who demand money and search through personal belongings, confiscating items of value.”

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