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What to do in Guinea: country that has an island inhabited only by chimpanzees



A country that may be small, but is full of riches and peculiarities. Now, imagine an island inhabited only by chimpanzees. Incredible, right? But, let's break it down and start at the beginning.

 



Guinea is a country located in West Africa with a rich cultural history. A former French colony, it has an interesting mix of people and cultures, and plays an important role in African music, particularly through the famous instrument, the djembe.

When we talk about visiting Guinea, five places come to mind: the vibrant capital Conakry, the city of Fouta Djallon which is the heart of Peul culture, the island of chimpanzees, the Upper Niger National Park and the beautiful beaches of Bel Air.

 


Speaking of practical matters, the currency is the Guinean Franc, the official language is French and we Brazilians need a visa to visit the country.


Guinea is a developing country, with an economy based mainly on agriculture and mining. Its political situation has been unstable, with alternation between democratic and dictatorial periods. We slept two nights in the country, which was enough to learn a lot in the capital


And now, the curiosity we mentioned at the beginning. There is an island in Guinea called Chimpanzee Island. As the name suggests, it is inhabited by chimpanzees, who were rescued from different situations and now live freely on this island. Something you definitely didn't expect, right?


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