There is vast region of 88 islands, a home of fiercely independent locals, strong tidal currents and including uncharted territories. The square 50х50 nautical miles full of tropical islands is all ours. It should be outstanding!
Mangroves with intertidal zones, palm, dry, and semi-dry forests, coastal savanna, and sand banks. And we’ll have a privilege to make our way on a sailing yacht there.
A week of sailing in Bijagos
More people have set foot on the Moon than have visited Guinea-Bissau with a sail boat… Well, that might be an exaggeration, but only just. This country is truly off the beaten track; it doesn’t attempt to sell its beaches to the holidaymakers, lacks for yachting infrastructure, implies tricky navigation because of the strong tides and ever-moving sandbanks… But isn’t exploring the unknown and overcoming your limits where the best adventures come from?
We’ll explore the jewel in the country's crown – the labyrinth of tropical islands (many of them uninhabited) that make up the Arquipélago dos Bijagós. UNESCO-listed national park awaits with its long white-sand beaches lapped by waters brimming with fish. Hippos, monkeys, manatees, turtles, chimps and buffaloes thrive in protected reserves and hundreds of bird species call its vast mangroves and wetlands home.
Political instability and poverty may have beset this small nation, but the joie de vivre of its inhabitants endures. Bijagos are also peculiar culturewise. There we find matrilineal societies where women wield power and are the owners of the land, of houses and crops, choose their boyfriends and husbands, etc. Come join us to explore Guinea-Bissau’s untamed beauty, discover its rich cultural tapestry, and engage with resilient communities!
includes: diesel, gas, and port fees
🛬 Bissau [OXB]
🛫 Bissau [OXB]
- Bissau → Bijagos → Bissau, 150 nm