Unique experiences committed to the Bijagó community and their environment

Archipelago of the Bijagós islands. Biosphere Reserve and National Park

Our hotel is located on the island of Orango Grande which, together with the islands of Meneque, Orangozinho, Canogo and Imbone, make up the Orango National Park, in turn located in the Bolama Bijagós Biosphere Reserve.

What to see in Orango National Park

You’ll learn about ancestral and animist culture, essential to preserve this biological diversity

The Bijagó people have a close relationship with the local fauna and flora, living together with and respecting the nature that surrounds them for their survival

You’ll learn about ancestral and animist culture, essential to preserve this biological diversity

Many islands are sacred and uninhabited

Twenty of the eighty-eight islands that make up the Bijagós archipelago are inhabited, such as the islands of Orango, Bubaque, Uno and Canhabaque. For the Bijagó people, the earth is sacred and belongs to no-one; it’s for everyone.

Many islands are sacred and uninhabited. Only 20 of the 88 islands are inhabited.

you’ll admire its fauna and flora that have adapted to the saline conditions of the coast

You’ll see hippos, which normally live on land near freshwater rivers and lakes but here, on the islands, they spend most of their lives in salt water, near the beaches and inlets. There are also large marine herbivores such as the African manatee.

You’ll admire its fauna and flora that have adapted to the saline conditions of the coast

You’ll be able to see the green turtle nesting

The community of aquatic reptiles includes two types of crocodile and five types of sea turtle, with the sacred islet of Poilao being the most important site in West Africa for the nesting of the green turtle.

You’ll be able to see the green turtle nesting

You’ll love their birds as much as we do

This region of the Bijagós islands is one of the richest in Africa in terms of marine and aquatic migratory birds, with about 1 million species spending the winter here.

you’ll love their birds as much as we do

You’ll get to know centuries-old matriarchies

The Bijagó villages, with a matriarchal tradition, are located inland, made up of adobe and straw houses.
Community life revolves around making the most of the island’s natural resources and a barter system is still in use.

You’ll get to know centuries-old matriarchies

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What else to see in Guinea Bissau

An ornithological paradise

There are currently 470 types of bird in the country, such as the curlew, pelican and purple heron, among many other species unique to Guinea Bissau.

Chimpanzees

Visit the chimpanzees in the Parque Nacional das Lagoas de Cufada and the Parque Nacional Florestas de Cantanhez.

Chimpanzees

Visit the chimpanzees in the Parque Nacional das Lagoas de Cufada and the Parque Nacional Florestas de Cantanhez.

Interesting facts

Territory

Guinea Bissau is a small country the size of Switzerland but with a population 7 times smaller

Weather

A tropical climate with heat and humidity all year round. The average temperature is 26 degrees Celsius and hardly fluctuates. It has a tropical rainy season from June to October.

Language

Having been a Portuguese colony, the official language is Portuguese although many other languages are spoken and Crioulo is used as a lingua franca.

Electricity

The same voltage as in Europe: 220-240V

Currency

The currency of Guinea Bissau is the CFA Franc. The country doesn’t have many banking services so it’s advisable to exchange any money in the capital, Bissau. Bank cards can be used in the capital to withdraw money and card payments are also accepted in some of the city’s hotels. However, it’s important to carry enough cash for your stay in the country, just in case.