Tribal Lands of West Africa

Dakar - Accra

50 days through Senegal, Sierra Leone, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire
FROM: $6246 USD
Transport:
Overland Expedition Vehicle, Jeep, Pirogue
Crew:
Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Guides where necessary
Accom:
Comfortable Hotel 2 nights
Basic Hotel 22 nights
Camping 12 nights
Camping without facilities 5 nights
Guesthouse 6 nights
Meals:
Breakfasts x 46, Lunches x 18, Dinners x 17
Physical:
Lifestyle:
Code:
ADG
Deposit:
$435 USD per person
Foreign Travel Advice

This is a quintessential West Africa overland taking in some really off the beaten track destinations.

The trip revolves around the tribal lands and cultures of numerous different peoples, with a variety of village stays, walks and treks as well as some great local cultural experiences.

The roads are often poor and the going can be slow, but the scenery is stunning. Some of our time will be spent exploring by boat, such as local pirogues or local barges, some on foot, some on the truck. Expect spectacular waterfalls, languid lagoons, mangrove swamps, beautiful Atlantic beaches and historic towns and settlements; as well as wildlife and some great nature walks.

The trip is split into two sections; heading south we will first be travelling through Senegal, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea Bissau and Sierra Leone to the city of Freetown. The next section, takes us back into Guinea and then into Ivory Coast finally arriving at Accra in Ghana.

Immerse in the art and culture of Dakar
Explore atmospheric St Louis
Visit the stunning grand mosque of Touba
Spot exotic birds at Tendeba in Gambia
2 days at the coastal resort of Cap Skirring
Overland the rough and tough roads of Guinea
Overnight in remote community accommodation
Guided 2 day trip to Fouta Djallon
Relax on the beaches of Freetown peninsular in Sierra Leone
Explore Freetown and visit the National Museum

This is a pretty challenging but immensely rewarding trip. Road conditions can be very poor and the going can be slow. We will be wild camping for much of the time, as well as staying in home stays and some hotels. Do expect to be outside of your comfort zone for some of the time.

Day 1 - Dakar (8th November 2021)

Border information: if you are joining at Dakar, you will most likely enter Senegal at Dakar Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport (IATA code: DKR).

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 the cosmopolitan city and perhaps take an optional trip to the famous Île de Goreé.

Please note that many of the options listed below will only be possible for those with extra time in Dakar 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 Dakar.


Accommodation: Comfortable Hotel


Day 2 - Saint-Louis (9th November 2021)
Day 3 - Saint-Louis (10th November 2021)
Day 4 - Toubakouta (11th November 2021)
Day 5 - Toubakouta (12th November 2021)
Day 6 - Tendaba (13th November 2021)
Day 7 - Tendaba (14th November 2021)
Day 8 - Cap Skirring (15th November 2021)
Day 9 - Cap Skirring (16th November 2021)
Day 10 - Cap Skirring (17th November 2021)
Day 11 - Bissau (18th November 2021)
Day 12 - Bissau (19th November 2021)
Day 13 - Labe (20th November 2021)
Day 14 - Labe (21st November 2021)
Day 15 - Labe (22nd November 2021)
Day 16 - Labe (23rd November 2021)
Day 17 - Labe (24th November 2021)
Day 18 - Mamou (25th November 2021)
Day 19 - Southern Guinea (26th November 2021)
Day 20 - Freetown Peninsula (27th November 2021)
Day 21 - Freetown Peninsula (28th November 2021)
Day 22 - Freetown (29th November 2021)
Day 23 - Freetown (30th November 2021)
Day 24 - Freetown Peninsula (1st December 2021)
Day 25 - Freetown Peninsula (2nd December 2021)
Day 26 - Freetown Peninsula (3rd December 2021)
Day 27 - Tiwai Island (4th December 2021)
Day 28 - Tiwai Island (5th December 2021)
Day 29 - Makeni (6th December 2021)
Day 30 - Kabala (7th December 2021)
Day 31 - Faranah (8th December 2021)
Day 32 - Faranah (9th December 2021)
Day 33 - Gueckedou (10th December 2021)
Day 34 - Nzekore (11th December 2021)
Day 35 - Nzekore (12th December 2021)
Day 36 - Western Côte d'Ivoire (13th December 2021)
Day 37 - Western Côte d'Ivoire (14th December 2021)
Day 38 - Korhogo (15th December 2021)
Day 39 - Korhogo (16th December 2021)
Day 40 - Yamoussoukro (17th December 2021)
Day 41 - Grand Bassam (18th December 2021)
Day 42 - Grand Bassam (19th December 2021)
Day 43 - Grand Bassam (20th December 2021)
Day 44 - Elmina (21st December 2021)
Day 45 - Elmina (22nd December 2021)
Day 46 - Kakum NP (23rd December 2021)
Day 47 - Kumasi (24th December 2021)
Day 48 - Kumasi (25th December 2021)
Day 49 - Accra (26th December 2021)
Day 50 - Accra (27th December 2021)

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