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Bissau is the capital city of Guinea-Bissau, a former Portuguese colony that sits on the Atlantic coast of west Africa. Bissau is less hectic and busy than many African cities and the old colonial streets are wide and shady.
Your flight to Bissau will land at Bissau Osvaldo Vieiro International Airport, which is located about nine kilometres from the city centre. Bissau flights from London are not direct but it's possible to make the journey with one stop in Lisbon in each direction. With a bit of planning to avoid long layovers, the quickest Bissau flights can take less than ten hours. Cheap flights to Bissau are more likely if you can be flexible with your travel dates and times. Taxis are easily available for the short trip into the city.
You can arrange cheap Bissau car hire to travel independently round the city and explore further afield, or use the local minibuses and shared taxis to get around the area.
Bissau Velho is the old colonial centre of the city and a nice place to walk round. The former presidential palace was ruined during the civil war but is still standing. You can also look at, but not enter, Fortaleza d'Amura, an old Portuguese fort which holds the tomb of Amilcar Cabral who led the struggle for independence and is a national hero. If you want to stay in a hotel Bissau has plenty of options from basic and budget to the more comfortable.