West Africa between Dakar and Accra via Togo and Benin - NEW!

This epic and challenging trip takes you right the way through some truly off the beaten track destinations. We take in the highlights of Senegal and the Gambia and explore the region's marvellous wetlands and birdlife. We then plunge into the remarkable but lesser-visited countries of Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, and Sierra Leone, visiting the area's stunning and remote mountains and the phenomenal beaches of the Freetown Peninsular. We will then head east through Guinea's remote forest region, before entering the wonderful country of Côte d'Ivoire and following the Atlantic coast of Ghana to its bustling capital of Accra. We then continue on to the unique and fascinating lands of Togo and Benin, two countries packed full of history, voodoo culture and stunning scenery. Unlike their more visited cousins in East Africa, these countries truly are hidden gems that are largely untouched by tourism - every trip through the region is therefore an incredible adventure involving fantastic community interaction, some wonderful wild camps, some difficult roads, and a rare opportunity to experience a more traditional way of life. West Africa boasts a huge arts and craft scene, colourful and vibrant markets, and incredible traditional music - however, what makes West Africa especially wonderful are the people - the fascinating cultures, incredible atmosphere, and warm friendly smiles that greet you every day are what makes a trip here so very special, and why the area is frequently on the top of the favourites list for many of our most seasoned travellers. Join us for this incredible adventure!

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Trip Itinerary

  1. Day1Accra
  2. Day2Akosombo Lake Volta
  3. Day3 - 4Mont Klouto
  4. Day5 - 6Central Togo
  5. Day7 - 8Tata Somba region
  6. Day9 - 10Pendjari National Park
  7. Day11Central Benin
  8. Day12 - 13Abomey
  9. Day14Ganvie
  10. Day15Ouidah
  11. Day16 - 17Grand Popo
  12. Day18Agbodrafo
  13. Day19Keta
  14. Day20Accra
  15. Day21Accra
  16. Day22 - 23Kumasi
  17. Day24Kakum National Park
  18. Day25 - 26Kakum National Park Cape Coast Elmina (Brenu Akynin)
  19. Day27 - 28Grand Bassam
  20. Day29 - 30Yamoussoukro
  21. Day31 - 32Korhogo
  22. Day33 - 34Cote d'Ivoire wild camp
  23. Day35 - 36Forested Guinea Nzerekore
  24. Day37 - 38Macenta Gueckedou Faranah
  25. Day39 - 40Faranah region wild camp Kabala
  26. Day41Makeni
  27. Day42 - 43Tiwai Island Sanctuary
  28. Day44 - 46Freetown
  29. Day47Freetown City
  30. Day48Freetown City
  31. Day49 - 50Freetown
  32. Day51Southern Guinea wild camp
  33. Day52 - 53Mamou Labe
  34. Day54 - 55Fouta Djallon highland region Labe
  35. Day56 - 57Northern Guinea wild camps
  36. Day58 - 59Bissau
  37. Day60 - 62Cap Skirring
  38. Day63 - 64Tendaba Camp
  39. Day65 - 66Toubakouta
  40. Day67 - 68Touba St. Louis
  41. Day69Dakar
  42. Day70Dakar


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