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West Africa between Freetown and Accra

Visiting: Côte d'Ivoire,Ghana,Guinea,Sierra Leone

Code: DZFA

Up to 30% off selected trip dates. Was USD 2545pp Now USD 1781.5pp
Kitty: As this trip is an overland trip. it has a kitty on top of the tour price. As our kitty is flexible the indicated amount is indicative only - please click here to view the kitty amount for your departure date.

DZFA Kitty Details

This trip is an overland trip run in an overland truck. In addition to paying for your trip, you're require to make a separate payment to your tour leader at the start of the trip, usually in USD. Kitties are flexible and change as prices are updated. Therefore you should check the latest kitty amount on this website before you depart.

A kitty is a group fund which covers all accommodation, meals while camping (not in hotels) and activities listed as included. It's a system unique to overlanding to provide the maximum flexibility and best value on the road (you get everything at cost price!). The kitty is your money, not ours, so any amount left over is divided among the group as a refund.

Trip CodeStart DateEnd DateCurrencyKitty
ZFASunday 04 Oct 2015Saturday 31 Oct 2015USD720.00
ZFATuesday 22 Dec 2015Monday 18 Jan 2016USD740.00
ZFASunday 02 Oct 2016Saturday 29 Oct 2016USD720.00
ZFATuesday 20 Dec 2016Monday 16 Jan 2017USD740.00
West Africa between Freetown and Accra

This truly adventurous and challenging journey starts on the stunning coastline of the Freetown Peninsula before overlanding to Sierra Leone's eastern province to the unique Tiwai Island Wildlife sanctuary, Sierra Leone's first & only community conservation programme. The true adventure however starts as we journey through Sierra Leone's Northern Province into Guinea's stunning mountainous forested area boasting stunning scenery, beautiful hills, lush forests and streams and villages famed for their vine bridges. We cross the border from Guinea and plunge into Cote d'Ivoire; famed for its turbulent past, the Cote d'Ivoire is now stable enough for us to visit. We head south through Cote d'Ivoire, stopping at the capital of Yamoussoukro and the old French capital of Grand Bassam, boasting colonial buildings and beaches. Our journey continues along the Atlantic coast to Ghana where we get hands-on at the Sabre Trust community project in Elmina whilst also finding time to relax on the stunning beaches. We visit the town of Kumasi and Kakum National Park – host to a stunning canopy walkway – before reaching our final destination of Accra, Ghana's capital. This trip truly has everything from cities to mountains and beaches to mud roads!
Border information: If you are starting at Freetown, you will enter Sierra Leone at Lungi Airport. The fastest and most reliable way to Freetown from the airport is by water-taxi, as Lungi is across a bay from the city. The departure times for the water-taxis are linked to each flight in and out of the airport, so there will be transport available for you when you land. Exit the airport and walk to the right, and you'll see the water-taxi office at the end - you'll have to buy your ticket there for USD40 or EUR35, and check in your large bags. You'll take a minibus for 15 minutes, then the water-taxi for 30 minutes. The boat lands at the jetty, where you hand in your luggage ticket to get your large bags back. The jetty is in the Aberdeen district of Freetown, only a 200m walk from our hotel. Just walk up the hill to the main road - the Raza Guesthouse is slightly further down and on the other side of the road. Today is an arrival day with a pre departure meeting at 10:00am. Your leader will leave a note in reception telling you where this important meeting will take place. Your leader will collect your kitty and check your passport and insurance details at this meeting. The afternoon will be free to explore Freetown and it's surroundings. Tonight we stay in a comfortable hotel with good facilities.


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Trip Itinerary

  1. Day1Freetown City
  2. Day2 - 4Freetown
  3. Day5Tiwai Island Sanctuary
  4. Day6Tiwai Island Sanctuary
  5. Day7 - 8Makeni Kabala
  6. Day9 - 10Faranah region wild camp Faranah
  7. Day11Macenta Gueckedou
  8. Day12 - 13Forested Guinea Nzerekore
  9. Day14 - 15Cote d'Ivoire wild camp
  10. Day16 - 17Korhogo
  11. Day18 - 19Yamoussoukro
  12. Day20 - 21Grand Bassam
  13. Day22 - 23Elmina (Brenu Akynin)
  14. Day24Cape Coast Kakum National Park
  15. Day25 - 26Kakum National Park Kumasi
  16. Day27Accra
  17. Day28Accra

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