Cruise - Bijagos Islands

8
Days

AFRICA PRINCESS offers the means of safe and convenient access in one week to a representative sample of the enormous diversity of the Bijagós. Enjoy a new beach every morning, navigate the interior of the mangrove, visit several traditional tabancas, fish in different places every day and explore multiple scenarios of the archipelago's biodiversity. From the first moment, the tides replace the clock, since every day the whole program synchronizes and depends on them. This is why is a strong personal "reset".

Day 0: ARRIVAL

Day 1: Day 0: ARRIVAL

  • Osvaldo Vieira Airport - Reception by our shore staff and transfer to Bissau (optionally soon to AFRICA PRINCESS).
Day 1: DEPARTURE TO THE BIJAGOS

Day 2: Day 1: DEPARTURE TO THE BIJAGOS

  • Morning and free lunch to explore Bissau

  • Boarding for AFRICA PRINCESS at the Port of Bissau, Navigation between the islands of Galinhas and Bolama

  • Ilhéus dos Pigs (Maju-Anchorupe and Maju-Inorei)

  • Baths and beach walk - According to the tides

  • Dinner on board

DAY 2: VISIT TO INOREI and MENEQUE

Day 3: DAY 2: VISIT TO INOREI and MENEQUE

  • Canhabaque Island

  • Visit to the fishermen village - according to the tides

  • Tour to visit the villages of Inorei and Angodjiga

  • Meeting with the Regulus (the Oronhó) or the Queen (the Okinka) - Introduction to the cultural values, agriculture and food structure of the Bijagó people

  • Baths and beach walk

  • Ponta Barel

  • Tour to visit the village of Meneque or the villages of Inhoda and Ambeno

  • Meeting with the Regulus or the Queen

  • River mouth Ilinico

  • Dinner on board

Day 3: ORANGO NATIONAL PARK and ANCUTUM BAY

Day 4: Day 3: ORANGO NATIONAL PARK and ANCUTUM BAY

  • Visit to the village of Bine - According to the tides

  • Navigation near the coast to discover Bine Cove

  • Understanding Bijagós vegetation: - mangrove and sediment, savanna, palm forest

  • Bay of Ancutum

  • Picnic under the palm trees next to the beach - according to the tides

  • Baths and beach walk

  • Orangosinho Island - ORANGO NATIONAL PARK

  • Canecapane river mouth

  • Dinner on board

DAY 4: ORANGO NATIONAL PARK

Day 5: DAY 4: ORANGO NATIONAL PARK

  • Island of Orangosinho

  • Ponta Canapá - Observation of little monkeys when they come to fish at low tide

  • Lunch on board

  • Baths and beach walk

  • Visit to the village of Uite

  • In-depth navigation between mangroves

  • Traditional methods of fishing in the mangrove with the tide


Extra daily options:

  • Orango Grande Island - observation of Hippos (from November to the first half of January).
  • Large-scale sport fishing
DAY 5: SOUTHERN ISLANDS

Day 6: DAY 5: SOUTHERN ISLANDS

  • National Marine Park of João Vieira-Poilão

  • Island of Horses (Desert Island - Sacred Island)

  • Walk around the island by the wet sand at low tide

  • Lunch on board

  • Island of João Vieira. "Museum" of the Park and Sacred Grove

  • Claude's Camp

  • Dinner on board

DAY 6: NATIONAL MARINE PARK OF JOÃO VIEIRA - POILÃO

Day 7: DAY 6: NATIONAL MARINE PARK OF JOÃO VIEIRA - POILÃO

  • Ilha de Meio (Deserted Island)

  • African Queen's Cove and Awetto's Holy Island

  • Baths and beach walk

  • Picnic under the palm trees and sacred cove of the cove

  • Poilão Island (Desert Island - Sacred Island)

  • To the Discovery of the Marine Turtles (best time in the season November - 1st half of January)

  • Canhabaque Island (Ilinico River Pigs Islet)

  • Dinner on board

DAY 7: RETURN TO BISSAU

Day 8: DAY 7: RETURN TO BISSAU

  • Return to Bissau

  • Lunch on board

  • Free time to visit Bissau

  • Transfer to the airport before dinner

Travel With Us

From
1.200,00


The price shown is per person, for a minimum group of 6 people.

The price of the circuit does not include: Air flights, expenses of scale, visas, tourist and entrance fees in national parks, drinks when sleeping is not in tents, restaurant in Bissau; Insurance, loss of luggage, health expenses, repatriation.

The price includes: Reception at the Airport by our ground officer. Transfers to/from the airport.

Special conditions for Bijagós Cruise: It does not require minimum number of people. Prices do not include rental of fishing gear and fishing gear that has been lost or spoiled, beverages, except wine and mineral water and snacks served during meals. Drinks and appetizers outside of the meals. The price includes all meals with the drinks that are proposed on board The tours to visit traditional tabancas and observe the nature, walks and baths of sea every day.

Note: The program will be defined according to your interest, number of people and time of year and is flexible if you want to make changes during your stay.