Western Trans Africa, Sahel to the Cape

Dakar - Cape Town

134 days through Senegal, Sierra Leone, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire, South Africa, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon, Congo, Congo DRC, Angola, Namibia
FROM: $14290 USD
Transport:
Overland Expedition Vehicle, Jeep, Pirogue, Boat
Crew:
Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Guides where necessary
Accom:
Comfortable Hotel 6 nights
Basic Hotel 39 nights
Camping 54 nights
Camping without facilities 26 nights
Guesthouse 6 nights
Meals:
Breakfasts x 128, Lunches x 81, Dinners x 80
Physical:
Lifestyle:
Code:
ADW
Deposit:
$580 USD per person
Foreign Travel Advice

This is our ultimate West Africa trip as it takes us from the western most part of mainland Africa, through to the southern tip of the continent, travelling overland in between. However, do not expect things to follow the itinerary as they may well not. We only run this trip once a year and it is only for really experienced travellers or for folk who are happy to go way out of their comfort zone. It is an amazing journey through some of Africa's least visited countries.

We divide the journey into three parts. The first part from Dakar through to Freetown, takes you in 23 days through Senegal, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea Bissau and then into Sierra Leone. The next section of 28 days, cuts back through Guinea, and then explores Ivory Coast and Ghana. Finally we embark on the real expedition stage of the journey, through Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria and into the jungles of Cameroon.

Then heading south out of West Africa, into the beauty of Gabon, a haven of wildlife, forests and beaches and into The Congo, DRC and on into Angola. Angola is the hidden gem for travellers and finally we enter Namibia and on to the Cape.

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 long unpredictable and hard journey; expect the unexpected and embrace it. We will not guarantee the itinerary, the accommodation or even the countries that we will be able to travel through. We will vet all travellers who wish to take part in this expedition.

Day 1 - Dakar

Border information: if you are joining at Dakar, you will most likely enter Senegal at Dakar Blaise Diagne International Airport (IATA code: DSS).

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
Day 3 - Saint-Louis
Day 4 - Toubakouta
Day 5 - Toubakouta
Day 6 - Tendaba
Day 7 - Tendaba
Day 8 - Cap Skirring
Day 9 - Cap Skirring
Day 10 - Cap Skirring
Day 11 - Bissau
Day 12 - Bissau
Day 13 - Labe
Day 14 - Labe
Day 15 - Labe
Day 16 - Labe
Day 17 - Labe
Day 18 - Mamou
Day 19 - Southern Guinea
Day 20 - Freetown Peninsula
Day 21 - Freetown Peninsula
Day 22 - Freetown
Day 23 - Freetown
Day 24 - Freetown Peninsula
Day 25 - Freetown Peninsula
Day 26 - Freetown Peninsula
Day 27 - Tiwai Island
Day 28 - Tiwai Island
Day 29 - Makeni
Day 30 - Kabala
Day 31 - Faranah
Day 32 - Faranah
Day 33 - Gueckedou
Day 34 - Nzekore
Day 35 - Nzekore
Day 36 - Western Côte d'Ivoire
Day 37 - Western Côte d'Ivoire
Day 38 - Korhogo
Day 39 - Korhogo
Day 40 - Yamoussoukro
Day 41 - Grand Bassam
Day 42 - Grand Bassam
Day 43 - Grand Bassam
Day 44 - Elmina
Day 45 - Elmina
Day 46 - Kakum NP
Day 47 - Kumasi
Day 48 - Kumasi
Day 49 - Accra
Day 50 - Accra
Day 51 - Accra
Day 52 - Akosombo
Day 53 - Akosombo
Day 54 - Mont Klouto
Day 55 - Mont Klouto
Day 56 - Central Togo
Day 57 - Togoville
Day 58 - Grand Popo
Day 59 - Pendjari NP
Day 60 - Pendjari NP
Day 61 - Abomey
Day 62 - Abomey
Day 63 - Grand Popo
Day 64 - Grand Popo
Day 65 - Ouidah
Day 66 - Ganvie
Day 67 - Nigeria
Day 68 - Nigeria
Day 69 - Nigeria
Day 70 - Nigeria
Day 71 - Nigeria
Day 72 - Nigeria
Day 73 - Nigeria
Day 74 - Nigeria
Day 75 - Nigeria
Day 76 - Cameroon
Day 77 - Cameroon
Day 78 - Cameroon
Day 79 - Cameroon
Day 80 - Cameroon
Day 81 - Cameroon
Day 82 - Cameroon
Day 83 - Cameroon
Day 84 - Cameroon
Day 85 - Gabon
Day 86 - Gabon
Day 87 - Gabon
Day 88 - Gabon
Day 89 - Gabon
Day 90 - Gabon
Day 91 - Republic of the Congo
Day 92 - Republic of the Congo
Day 93 - Republic of the Congo
Day 94 - Republic of the Congo
Day 95 - Republic of the Congo
Day 96 - Republic of the Congo
Day 97 - Republic of the Congo
Day 98 - Republic of the Congo
Day 99 - Republic of the Congo
Day 100 - Democratic Republic of the Congo
Day 101 - Democratic Republic of the Congo
Day 102 - Democratic Republic of the Congo
Day 103 - Democratic Republic of the Congo
Day 104 - Democratic Republic of the Congo
Day 105 - Democratic Republic of the Congo
Day 106 - Democratic Republic of the Congo
Day 107 - Democratic Republic of the Congo
Day 108 - Democratic Republic of the Congo
Day 109 - Democratic Republic of the Congo
Day 110 - Democratic Republic of the Congo
Day 111 - Democratic Republic of the Congo
Day 112 - Angola
Day 113 - Angola
Day 114 - Angola
Day 115 - Angola
Day 116 - Angola
Day 117 - Angola
Day 118 - Angola
Day 119 - Angola
Day 120 - Angola
Day 121 - Etosha NP
Day 122 - Etosha NP
Day 123 - Windhoek
Day 124 - Spitzkoppe
Day 125 - Swakopmund
Day 126 - Swakopmund
Day 127 - Sesriem
Day 128 - Bethanie
Day 129 - Fish River Canyon
Day 130 - Noordoewer
Day 131 - Citrusdal
Day 132 - Cape Town
Day 133 - Cape Town
Day 134 - Cape Town