West African Discoverer

Dakar - Accra

70 days through Senegal, Sierra Leone, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire, Togo, Benin
FROM: $6465 USD + 2,100 EUR Kitty
Transport:
Overland Expedition Vehicle, Jeep, Pirogue
Crew:
Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Guides where necessary
Accom:
Comfortable Hotel 4 nights
Basic Hotel 26 nights
Camping 24 nights
Camping without facilities 7 nights
Guesthouse 6 nights
Meals:
Breakfasts x 65, Lunches x 32, Dinners x 31
Physical:
Lifestyle:
Code:
ASG
Deposit:
$580 USD per person
Foreign Travel Advice

This trip is ideal for someone who wants to explore the majority of West Africa and is happy to take it slowly. Do not expect it to mirror any trip that you have made to East or Southern Africa, because West Africa is so utterly different and this trip is designed to really show you how.

So will you see Africa's big game? Yes, but not to the extent that you would elsewhere. You will get to do and see so much more and without the annoying encumbrances of more tourist conscious destinations. There's forest trekking, village hikes, pirogue trips through swamplands and mountain walks to stunning waterfalls. There's village stays with dancing, music, culture and festivities; stunning beaches, sand and sun; boat trips to stilt villages; wonderful food; local beers and local football; history and culture; laughter and smiles. This is Africa at its rawest without the infrastructure that has been built up elsewhere and it is a privilege to be able to travel through it.

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 and challenging journey, but it is immensely rewarding. Road conditions can be very poor and the going can be slow and this trip is very much about participation. We will be wild camping for much of the time, as well as staying in home stays and some hotels, so do expect to be outside of your comfort zone for some of the time.

Day 1 - Dakar (9th November 2020)

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 (10th November 2020)
Day 3 - Saint-Louis (11th November 2020)
Day 4 - Toubakouta (12th November 2020)
Day 5 - Toubakouta (13th November 2020)
Day 6 - Tendaba (14th November 2020)
Day 7 - Tendaba (15th November 2020)
Day 8 - Cap Skirring (16th November 2020)
Day 9 - Cap Skirring (17th November 2020)
Day 10 - Cap Skirring (18th November 2020)
Day 11 - Bissau (19th November 2020)
Day 12 - Bissau (20th November 2020)
Day 13 - Labe (21st November 2020)
Day 14 - Labe (22nd November 2020)
Day 15 - Labe (23rd November 2020)
Day 16 - Labe (24th November 2020)
Day 17 - Labe (25th November 2020)
Day 18 - Mamou (26th November 2020)
Day 19 - Southern Guinea (27th November 2020)
Day 20 - Freetown Peninsula (28th November 2020)
Day 21 - Freetown Peninsula (29th November 2020)
Day 22 - Freetown (30th November 2020)
Day 23 - Freetown (1st December 2020)
Day 24 - Freetown Peninsula (2nd December 2020)
Day 25 - Freetown Peninsula (3rd December 2020)
Day 26 - Freetown Peninsula (4th December 2020)
Day 27 - Tiwai Island (5th December 2020)
Day 28 - Tiwai Island (6th December 2020)
Day 29 - Makeni (7th December 2020)
Day 30 - Kabala (8th December 2020)
Day 31 - Faranah (9th December 2020)
Day 32 - Faranah (10th December 2020)
Day 33 - Gueckedou (11th December 2020)
Day 34 - Nzekore (12th December 2020)
Day 35 - Nzekore (13th December 2020)
Day 36 - Western Côte d'Ivoire (14th December 2020)
Day 37 - Western Côte d'Ivoire (15th December 2020)
Day 38 - Korhogo (16th December 2020)
Day 39 - Korhogo (17th December 2020)
Day 40 - Yamoussoukro (18th December 2020)
Day 41 - Grand Bassam (19th December 2020)
Day 42 - Grand Bassam (20th December 2020)
Day 43 - Grand Bassam (21st December 2020)
Day 44 - Elmina (22nd December 2020)
Day 45 - Elmina (23rd December 2020)
Day 46 - Kakum NP (24th December 2020)
Day 47 - Kumasi (25th December 2020)
Day 48 - Kumasi (26th December 2020)
Day 49 - Accra (27th December 2020)
Day 50 - Accra (28th December 2020)
Day 51 - Akosombo (29th December 2020)
Day 52 - Akosombo (30th December 2020)
Day 53 - Mont Klouto (31st December 2020)
Day 54 - Mont Klouto (1st January 2021)
Day 55 - Central Togo (2nd January 2021)
Day 56 - Tanguieta (3rd January 2021)
Day 57 - Tanguieta (4th January 2021)
Day 58 - Pendjari NP (5th January 2021)
Day 59 - Pendjari NP (6th January 2021)
Day 60 - Central Benin (7th January 2021)
Day 61 - Abomey (8th January 2021)
Day 62 - Abomey (9th January 2021)
Day 63 - Ganvie (10th January 2021)
Day 64 - Ganvie (11th January 2021)
Day 65 - Grand Popo (12th January 2021)
Day 66 - Grand Popo (13th January 2021)
Day 67 - Agbodrafo (14th January 2021)
Day 68 - Keta (15th January 2021)
Day 69 - Accra (16th January 2021)
Day 70 - Accra (17th January 2021)

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09 Nov 20 Dakar
17 Jan 21 Accra

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25 Jan 21 Accra
04 Apr 21 Dakar

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08 Nov 21 Dakar
16 Jan 22 Accra

$6,645 USD + 2,160 EUR Kitty

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24 Jan 22 Accra
03 Apr 22 Dakar

$6,670 USD + 2,100 EUR Kitty

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