Trip to Guinea Conakry and Sierra Leone
Trip to Guinea Conakry and Sierra Leone in which we will discover the "Roots of West Africa", through its different landscapes, ethnicities, cultures and religions.
We will experience authentic African life in small villages and towns or in chaotic markets full of colour and immersing ourselves in a world of music, dances and ancestral rites.
This unique journey runs through a spectacular variety of landscapes.
Ethnographic trip to West Africa
This special and unique trip would not be possible without the exceptional collaboration of Nuria Domenech: Graduate in musicology from the Autonomous University of Barcelona, and specialized in ethnomusicology, study of oral tradition music through an anthropological, social and cultural approach.
She has lived four years between Guinea Conarky and Senegal. Passionate about the ethnic and musical diversity of the African continent, she immediately understood that in order to know the root of a culture, one has to learn the local language. She therefore speaks fluently susu (the national language of Guinea Conakry) and defends herself in Mandinka. In addition to notions of several West African languages.
He works as a freelance for the Museu de la Música de Barcelona, collecting instruments and information, and giving lectures on the history of oral tradition and the transmission of values through music.
She will be our guide and translator in this direct approach to the heart of other cultures.
The highlands of Fouta Djalon
From Conakry we will ascend to the highlands of Fouta Djalon, a natural paradise cradle of the great rivers of West Africa, full of waterfalls, canyons, forests and traditional villages Peul.
From there we will travel to the north of Sierra Leone. On the way we will observe how in the villages of Guinea, even in these times, is lived to the rhythm that marks the sound of the pylon hitting the mortar.
Few travellers venture into these lands, and those who do will take with them the great memory of the smiles, warmth and hospitality of this part of West Africa.
Travelling in Sierra Leone
In the north of Sierra Leone we will go for a walk in the hills of Wara Wara, where we will be able to visit some of the cooperation projects of our friends from Wara Wara Schools.
We will cross the country to the tropical forests of eastern Sierra Leone, where we will visit the Tiwail Island Wildlife Sanctuary. A river island in the Moa River that is home to one of the highest concentrations of primates in Africa.
On the banks of the Moa River is Kambama, a village where we are always welcomed with open arms, huge smiles and we have been traveling for many years.
Living with its people, enjoying the river and tasting the most rural Africa we will spend two days camping in its community space.
Sierra Leone is famous for its beaches. For us the best is Bureh Beach.
We didn't tell you...we want you to enjoy it!
In our blog we give you 12 very good reasons to travel to Sierra Leone
Ending the trip to Guinea Conakry and Sierra Leone at the rhythm of djembe in Conakry
We will finish the trip at the rhythm of djembes and the frenetic Guinean dances in Conakry.
A festive way to end this trip to Guinea Conakry and Sierra Leone.
Welcome to West Africa, welcome to the Africa of culture and people!