Guinea-Bissau, is a former Portuguese colony bordered by Senegal to the north and Guinea to the south and east. Guinea-Bissau was once part of the kingdom of Gabu, part of the Mali Empire; parts of this kingdom persisted until the eighteenth century.
Bissau is the largest city in and capital of Guinea-Bissau. There are direct flights Lisbon-Bissau with TAP three times a week, all arrive currently at 01:10AM, returning the same day.
Cacheu is a small city in northwestern Guinea-Bissau. With public transport from Bissau, take a sept-place to Canchungo, then change to another for Cacheu.
Bafatá is a city in Guinea-Bissau. Easily reached from Bissau - a two hour drive on a good road.
The Bijagos Islands is an archipelago in Guinea-Bissau. The archipelago is made up of eighteen major islands and a dozen more smaller ones.
Bolama is a city in Guinea-Bissau. Pirogues are leaving regularly from Bissaus Pidjiguiti harbour, the ride takes about three hours.
Gabú is a city in Guinea-Bissau. It is a three hour drive from Bissau, or a one hour drive from Bafatá with a good road all the way.
Varela is a city in Guinea-Bissau. There is public transport from São Domingos, but if you're a group of 4-6 persons, it will be more comfortable to rent a seven-seat peugeot with a driver for some days.
A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles. - Tim Cahill