Dakar to Freetown Overview

Discover the best of West Africa on this journey through Senegal, Guinea and Sierra Leone. Visit beautiful beaches, diverse ecosystems and historic cities from Dakar to Freetown.

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    • Trip Price tool tip
      USD $2,205
      CAD $2,390
      AUD $2,340
      EUR €1,615
      GBP £1,300
      NZD $2,615
      ZAR R23,410
      CHF FR1,950
    • Kitty tool tip
      USD $660
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $2,825*
      CAD $3,061*
      AUD $3,025*
      EUR €2,068*
      GBP £1,710*
      NZD $3,348*
      ZAR R30,002*
      CHF FR2,498*
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‡ As our kitty is flexible the indicated amount is indicative only - please click here to view the kitty amount for your departure date.

Trip Validity

  • 2015-01-01 - 2015-12-31

Travel from delightful Dakar to lively Freetown

Discover rarely visited gems on this West Africa overland trip from Dakar to Freetown. Very much off the beaten track, this is a fairly physically demanding tour that involves a lot of camping, hiking and trekking – though the bulk of it is undertaken in a comfortable overland truck. This is grassroots travelling at its very best, where you can really get involved in the communities and local people you meet along the way. Whether appreciating the breadth of stunning birdlife or relaxing on the many serene beaches along the coast, West Africa is the ideal destination for travellers wanting a different travel experience.

  • Glide through Senegal's Sine-Saloum Delta on a pirogue trip
  • Explore the buzzing arts and handicrafts scene of Bissau
  • Get back to nature in Guinea's Fouta Djallon region
  • Relax on a stunning beach in Sierra Leone

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Dakar, Senegal
  • Finish:

    Freetown, Sierra Leone
  • Group size:

    Min 6 , Max 22
  • Ages:

    Min 18
  • Meals:

    All meals when camping
  • Accommodation:

    Bush camp (no facilities) (3 nts), Camping (with basic facilities) (2 nts), Camping (with facilities) (5 nts), Hotel (10 nts), Rondavel (2 nts)
  • Transport:

    Overland vehicle
  • Carbon emissions offset:

    1161kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    1. Please note that this trip requires minimum numbers to depart, and may be cancelled up until 56 days prior to departure. The places showing on the dates and availability page are an indication only so please contact Intrepid to check if your preferred date will depart before making any final arrangements, such as booking non-changeable flights. 2. A single supplement is not available for this trip. 3. This trip is run by our experienced overland partner Dragoman

  • Trip price from

    USD $2,205
    CAD $2,390
    AUD $2,340
    EUR €1,615
    GBP £1,300
    NZD $2,615
    ZAR R23,410
    CHF FR1,950
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    Kitty

    USD $660
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  • Total price from

    USD $2,825*
    CAD $3,061*
    AUD $3,025*
    EUR €2,068*
    GBP £1,710*
    NZD $3,348*
    ZAR R30,002*
    CHF FR2,498*
    *
    Price information
  • ‡ As our kitty is flexible the indicated amount is indicative only - please click here to view the kitty amount for your departure date.
  • Per day from:

    USD $122
    CAD $133
    AUD $131
    EUR €89
    GBP £74
    NZD $145
    ZAR R1,304
    CHF FR108
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About Guinea , Guinea-bissau , Senegal , Sierra Leone

Dakar to Freetown Summary

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Day 1 Dakar

Begin your West Africa journey in the vibrant coastal city of Dakar.

Days 2-3 St. Louis

Head north through the Sahel to the historic city of St. Louis. Explore the picturesque colonial streets or maybe take a trip to Langue de Barbarie National Park.

Days 4-5 Toubakouta/Sine-Saloum Delta

Stop over in the tiny town of Toubakouta, and, if there's time, head to Medina Baay Mosque in Kaolack. The next day, head out and explore the beautiful beaches, mangrove swamps, islands and dunes of the Sine-Saloum Delta.

Days 6-7 Tendaba/Kiang West National Park

Reach the Gambia River and spend two nights in traditional round huts made entirely out of natural materials from the bush. Explore the woodlands, mangrove creeks and tidal flats of Kiang West, the Gambia's largest national park, and keep an eye out for West African manatee, otters, hyenas and leopards.

Days 8-10 Cap Skirring

Feel the fresh sea breeze in the coastal village of Cap Skirring. Perhaps take a dip in warm ocean waters or relax on palm-fringed beaches.

Days 11-12 Bissau

Relax among the laidback, Portuguese-inspired vibes of Bissau. Pull up a seat in a bustling cafe or snap some photos of the character-clad colonial buildings.

Days 13-15 Bush Camp

Camp in the wild en route to Guinea, passing through some of West Africa's most remote scenery on the way.

Days 16-17 Fouta Djallon

Head into the cool climes of Fouta Djallon, the perfect place to enjoy some outdoor activities. Trek through stunning scenery and swim in pristine natural lagoons.

Day 18 Mamou

Travel south through Guinea to the central town of Mamou.

Day 19 Bush Camp

Stop overnight in a wild bush camp close to the Sierra Leone border.

Days 20-21 Bureh Beach

Drive on to Bureh Beach and let cares melt away on one of the stunning beaches.

Days 22-23 Freetown

End the adventure in Sierra Leone's lively capital, Freetown.
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    • DDOH
    • Trip Price tool tip
      USD $2,205
      CAD $2,390
      AUD $2,340
      EUR €1,615
      GBP £1,300
      NZD $2,615
      ZAR R23,410
      CHF FR1,950
    • Kitty tool tip
      USD $660
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $2,825*
      CAD $3,061*
      AUD $3,025*
      EUR €2,068*
      GBP £1,710*
      NZD $3,348*
      ZAR R30,002*
      CHF FR2,498*
      *
    •  
       
       
       
       
    •  
       
       
       
       
    • Explorer, Overland
    • Basix
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‡ As our kitty is flexible the indicated amount is indicative only - please click here to view the kitty amount for your departure date.