Gulf of Guinea to the Cape

Accra - Cape Town

85 days through Ghana, South Africa, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon, Congo, Congo DRC, Angola, Namibia
FROM: $8350 USD
Overland Expedition Vehicle, Jeep, Boat
Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Guides where necessary
Comfortable Hotel 4 nights
Camping 42 nights
Camping without facilities 21 nights
Basic Hotel 17 nights
Breakfasts x 83, Lunches x 63, Dinners x 63
$520 USD per person
Foreign Travel Advice

This is a real exploratory journey, which we will only run once a year. No two trips will be the same as this is an ever changing part of Africa and many of the places that we visit are seldom travelled through. To date it has proved an amazingly rewarding experience for the select band of travellers who have joined us; and they are a select band, as you will need to apply directly to join this trip. So saying, this is an unbelievable journey across some amazing places. Starting in Ghana, we cross Togo and Benin, and then Nigeria. In the south of Nigeria, we cut through jungle roads into tropical Cameroon and then south into Gabon. The splendours of Gabon, its wildlife, forests and beaches are actually second to NONE in Africa. Then the expedition 'hots up', crossing Congo-Brazzaville and the DRC, before entering one of the real gems of African travel, Angola and then on into Namibia and finishing in Cape Town.

Discovering an unexplored route down the west of the continent.
Wild camping in local villages on route
2 day overland safari through Etosha NP with excellent wildlife
Wildcamp and hike in the stunning wild mountains of Spitzkoppe
Take a cable car up Table Mountain or any of the numerous options in Cape Town
Visit a local village to witness a traditional Voodoo ceremony
Enjoy a guided walk around Butterfly Mountain, Mont Kluto
Enjoy a fine meal and cool drink in one of Accra's many restaurants

This trip is for experienced travellers only, who are happy to expect the unexpected. We cannot guarantee the itinerary, the accommodation or even the countries that we will be able to cross. You must embark on this journey, knowing full well that it is an expedition.

Visit Akosombo Dam the colossal 1960s project that provides almost all of Ghana's energy needs and created Lake Volta, one of the world's largest man-made lakes

An evening of energetic drumming and dancing from the local villagers in Mont Klouto

Go on a guided tour of the Tata Somba villages of northern Benin learning about the traditional culture and way of life and visiting their incredible 2-storey 'mud castle' homes

Visit the stunning landscapes of Pendjari National Park famous for being one of the best wildlife reserves in West Africa

A guided tour of the capital of the ancient Dahomey empire including the Dahomey Palace and Museum.

Day 1 - Accra

Border information: if you are joining in Accra, then you will most likely enter Ghana at Accra Kotoka International Airport (IATA code: ACC).

There will be an important group meeting at 10:00am at the joining hotel - please look out at the hotel reception for a note from your leader with more details about this important meeting. Your leader will collect your kitty and check your passport, visas, and insurance details at this meeting.

The afternoon will be free to explore the city of Accra.

Please note that many of the options listed below will only be possible for those with extra time in Accra before the start of your trip with us - please contact the Sales team if you would like to book pre-tour accommodation with us to have extra time exploring Accra.

Accommodation: Comfortable Hotel

Daily Activities

Optional Activities

Visit the famous Labadi Beach situated on the outskirts of Accra

Entrance: 5 GHS

Freely explore the huge Independence Square and Black Star Arch in Accra where independence was celebrated in 1957

Visit: Free

Freely explore the area of Jamestown Accra's oldest district and a vibrant fishing area

Visit: Free

Head to this park which is a memorial to one of the founding fathers of Ghana.

Visit: 5 GHS

Learn all about the history and culture of Ghana in the National Museum

Entrance: 40 GHS

Visit the outside of the famous Osu Castle the seat of power in Ghana since the 1600s

See the outside: Free

Day 2 - Accra
Day 3 - Akosombo
Day 4 - Akosombo
Day 5 - Mont Klouto
Day 6 - Mont Klouto
Day 7 - Central Togo
Day 8 - Togoville
Day 9 - Grand Popo
Day 10 - Pendjari NP
Day 11 - Pendjari NP
Day 12 - Abomey
Day 13 - Abomey
Day 14 - Grand Popo
Day 15 - Grand Popo
Day 16 - Ouidah
Day 17 - Ganvie
Day 18 - Nigeria
Day 19 - Nigeria
Day 20 - Nigeria
Day 21 - Nigeria
Day 22 - Nigeria
Day 23 - Nigeria
Day 24 - Nigeria
Day 25 - Nigeria
Day 26 - Nigeria
Day 27 - Cameroon
Day 28 - Cameroon
Day 29 - Cameroon
Day 30 - Cameroon
Day 31 - Cameroon
Day 32 - Cameroon
Day 33 - Cameroon
Day 34 - Cameroon
Day 35 - Cameroon
Day 36 - Gabon
Day 37 - Gabon
Day 38 - Gabon
Day 39 - Gabon
Day 40 - Gabon
Day 41 - Gabon
Day 42 - Republic of the Congo
Day 43 - Republic of the Congo
Day 44 - Republic of the Congo
Day 45 - Republic of the Congo
Day 46 - Republic of the Congo
Day 47 - Republic of the Congo
Day 48 - Republic of the Congo
Day 49 - Republic of the Congo
Day 50 - Republic of the Congo
Day 51 - Democratic Republic of the Congo
Day 52 - Democratic Republic of the Congo
Day 53 - Democratic Republic of the Congo
Day 54 - Democratic Republic of the Congo
Day 55 - Democratic Republic of the Congo
Day 56 - Democratic Republic of the Congo
Day 57 - Democratic Republic of the Congo
Day 58 - Democratic Republic of the Congo
Day 59 - Democratic Republic of the Congo
Day 60 - Democratic Republic of the Congo
Day 61 - Democratic Republic of the Congo
Day 62 - Democratic Republic of the Congo
Day 63 - Angola
Day 64 - Angola
Day 65 - Angola
Day 66 - Angola
Day 67 - Angola
Day 68 - Angola
Day 69 - Angola
Day 70 - Angola
Day 71 - Angola
Day 72 - Etosha NP
Day 73 - Etosha NP
Day 74 - Windhoek
Day 75 - Spitzkoppe
Day 76 - Swakopmund
Day 77 - Swakopmund
Day 78 - Sesriem
Day 79 - Bethanie
Day 80 - Fish River Canyon
Day 81 - Noordoewer
Day 82 - Citrusdal
Day 83 - Cape Town
Day 84 - Cape Town
Day 85 - Cape Town - End Date