Guinea’s geography ranges from humid coastal plains and swamps to the fertile and forested hills and plateaus of the interior. The dry season extends from November to May, but in the remaining months Guinea is one of the wettest countries in West Africa; Conakry receives an amazing 4 meters of rain, half of it in July and August.

The Fouta Jalon: Most of West Africa is flat and a welcome exception is the Fouta Jalon. This plateau, a beautiful area of green rolling hills, where the temperature is cooler than the lowlands, is a must for any visitor to Guinea (and well worth the effort it takes to get there). At the heart of the plateau are the towns of Dalaba, Pita and Labe. Mamou is considered the gateway to the Fouta Jalon. Many feel the best time to visit for the good weather is from November to January. Others feel that rainy season is spectacular, as well, for the intense rain storms, numerous waterfalls, and lush vegetation.