- 4 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 4 Dinners
Declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1996, you arrive in the Bissagos Islands, known for its saltwater hippos. A wildlife watcher’s dream, Bissagos also supports turtles, manatees, crocodiles and snakes, plus more than 500 types of bird.
Over the next four days, you'll explore this maze of islands and channels, renowned for their diverse ecosystems. You can go into mangroves, rainforest, savannah woodlands and coastal lagoons. The small boats (RIBs) can take you down the smaller channels. You’ll join shore landings with the Expedition Team, and perhaps go out in sea kayaks.
Learn about, and maybe meet, the local Bijago people—a fiercely independent, matriarchal society organized in clans. Practicing a subsistence lifestyle, they hold the natural world sacred, beliefs that have helped protect this area from exploitation.
Local conditions can determine when and where you can land and explore, but whatever you do, you can be sure you’ll experience the rich diversity of the archipelago up close.