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I évasion visite guidée I fly away guided tour I ‫دليـل‬ ‫برفقة‬ ‫زيـارة‬ ‫ق‬ ‫ل‬ ّ ‫لنتحـ‬ I évasion visite guidée I fly away guided tour I ‫دليـل‬ ‫برفقة‬ ‫زيـارة‬ ‫ق‬ ‫ل‬ ّ ‫لنتحـ‬ Nicknamed “Africa’s water tower”, an extraordinary number of major rivers are born within its territories, including the Senegal, Niger and Gambia rivers. Rich in springs, courtyards and nice veil-like waterfalls, tourists can discover through a wander in national parks, declared World Heritage by Unesco. Conakry, the capital and port city in the heart of the Lower Guinea, is set on Tombo island, and is linked to the Kaloum peninsula by a causeway. A colonial, ocean city, worth visiting for a memorable stay. The National Museum of Guinea The National Museum of Guinea, the most famous of the country, features ethnographic and archaeological collections. It houses a remarkable collection of artefacts, masks, statues and ancient musical instruments reflecting the rich cultural heritage of the different ethnicities in the West African country. A mock-up reproduces the style of Guineans’ different huts. Are represented in their various housing, The Fulani, the Malinké, the Soussous, the Bagas, the Kissis and the Tomas, to name but a few. In the courtyard of the Museum, statues of the colonial era are united. This historical collection is dominated by a masonry box, built in 1896 by Sanderval, a French explorer. 1 Conakry, between land and sea Conakry, the capital and the largest city of Guinea, is one of the most original cities on the African continent. The Atlantic insinuates itself into African soil via estuaries and gulfs. The city stands out for its breathtaking nature and colourful markets. 134 G uinea, often called Guinea- Conakry, is a coastal country stretched in West Africa, facing out onto the Atlantic Ocean. Guinea is a captivating country, divided into four great natural regions, with a varied and complex territory from the coastline to its plains, including savannahs and dense forests, and also the mountains containing the sources of the principal rivers of West Africa. shaded by beautiful mangroves, palm trees and coconut palms. A striking nature The surroundings of Conakry have beautiful, natural sites worth the visit. You can first admire the islands of Loos, located a few minutes by boat from Conakry. The three main islands are named Tamara, Kassa and Roume, but there are several smaller islands nearby. Once the headquarters of slave trading, Roume Island was made famous by Robert Louis Stevenson's novel “The Treasure Island”. These islands are a popular tourist attraction with verdant forests and wonderful white-sand beaches. Conakry’s botanical garden, more towards the centre of the city, has magnificent, impressive tropical trees, presenting the typical Guinean fauna. Bel Air beach, located in the prefecture of Boffa, 225 km off Conakry, is undeniably one of the most beautiful beaches on the West African coast, with its seven-kilometre Coconut tree lined white sandy beach. Between Conakry and Boffa, Sangareya Bay is famous for its mangrove forest, crossed by a waterway and run through by streams. The coastline holds many slave sites, ensuing slave trading. Other splendours include the Soumba waterfalls and Mount Kaukoulima, set in the nearby town of Dubreeka, a short drive from Conakry. I 1. Entrée du musée national de Conakry I The National Museum of Conakry entrance I ‫الوطني ff#fbfbf+fbbffbbf$(ȸ!хє хЁe)Ʌѥ$ ݽݕɥ)Ʌѥɕ́$bbbbf+ff#fbfbf+fffbbb+bfbf ff+bf+bffbbbϊ$()Qəհɭ́ ) 䁥́䁍ݡ͔ɔ)́Ёѡѥѡ-մAձ)eԁݥͅѱɥ͕)ѡɽͥ䁽ѡե̰ݡ)Ѽѡȁѡɕ́Ѽ)ͥمɥ́Ʌѥ)ͥյ̸Q䁡́)ٕ䁅ѵɔѡ ձمɐ)ԁ ɍѡٕՔ)KՉՔѡݼɍ)ѡɽ՝ɕ́ 䰁ѕ)ѡɔͼɔѡхѥ)ѡ9ȁɭиٕ͍)ѥ䁱ѡЁѡ)́ձݥɅɭ̸ɽ)ͽѼمɥ̰́Ցե)ٕх̰͠Ёȁձ)ɕɥ̰մٕѡ)ե́Ёՙɔ)ѽɥ́͵ݽɭ̸͡Q)5ɭаѡѡȁ)ٕɔձȁɔѱ)%Ё́ͼɅѥٔѼɽ)ѡѥհѡ́ 䰁ѕ(