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Discover Cameroon, Nigeria and Senegal on trip from Dakar to Douala
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Discover Douala's curious mix of gracefully decayed colonial ambience and modern, marble buildings.
Live it up in Kribi - a glitzy, palm-fringed playground for the rich, and relax on the beach while soaking up the glorious African sun.
Travel to Limbe and lounge on the black volcanic sands of its quiet beaches. Perhaps visit the Limbe Wildlife Centre and watch the playful antics of the resident monkeys and gorillas.
Journey through the tropical rainforest of Cameroon and camp in remote locations along the way.
Delight in spending time in the forests of the Drill Monkey Sanctuary and perhaps help out the guardians of orphaned drill monkeys and chimpanzees at this worthy wildlife project.
Watch the dramatic African scenery unfold as the trip heads to Yankari National Park.
Soak in a hot spring beneath sandstone cliffs and safari among prowling lions, springing antelope and elegant ostriches in this remote reserve.
Enjoy the cooler climes of the scenic Jos Plateau.
Explore Nigeria's capital then leave the city behind to camp in the bush.
Spend time getting acquainted with this thriving African city.
Cross the border into Benin. Pay a visit to a palace filled with gold and silver - and pervaded by the spirit of voodoo!
Stay overnight in the fascinating village of Ganvie, built entirely on stilts in the middle of a lagoon and accessible only by canoe. Travel to Cotonou and take the chance to visit a unique African market.
Visit the epicentre of voodoo culture in Ouidah. Perhaps explore the fascinating Musée d’histoire d’Ouidah to learn about the history and culture of voodooism. For a sobering experience, visit the Ouidah Museum of History which gives a glimpse into the horrors of this town's slave trade past.
Lounge on the beach or wander in the nearby museum. Perhaps join locals in the evening to spot sea turtles on the beach.
Make tracks to Togo and take a ride with local fishermen to Togoville to learn about the mysteries and rituals of voodoo.
Perhaps take a butterfly safari through lush rainforest before enjoying a night of traditional African cuisine and music.
Travel across the border into Ghana and camp by one of the largest man-made lakes in the world.
Explore the Keta Lagoon Complex - vast wetlands that are home to a myriad birds, fish and butterflies.
Take a break on the beach in Ghana's golden capital city.
Help out on a local community project in the little fishing town of Elmina.
Visit the busy markets of this bustling provincial city.
Visit the picturesque Kintampo Waterfalls.
Home to elephants, lions and leopards, Mole National Park is one of West Africa's best parks for wildlife viewing.
Explore the magnificent Karfiguela Waterfalls.
Bobo-Dioulasso is a vibrant city, home to a sacred fishpond used for unusual rituals.
A 300 km drive takes us to the capital of Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou. We will stay here for one or maybe two nights in a friendly hotel. Located right in the very centre of Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou is an intriguing city that's definitely worth exploring. "Ouaga", as it's affectionately known by many travellers, may at first appear shabby and chaotic, but in many ways this is part of its charm. Persevere and you will find one of West Africa's most vibrant cities. This was the traditional capital of the Mossi empire, but all the country's major ethnic groups, religions and languages co-exist here with remarkable harmony. Life moves at a brisk pace and you'll find that contact with the people is much more immediate than in many other West African cities. The night life in Ouaga is famous throughout West Africa, with excellent music, bars and nightclubs and the music goes on all night, so make sure to pack your dancing shoes.
Travel to Segou and choose to revel in the lively atmosphere at a local nightclub.
Discover the rhythmic heart of Bamako. Why not catch a performance from some of West Africa's finest musicians while here.
Go on a 4-day trek to the seldom visited Mandingue country, south of Bamako. Trek between local villages amid wonderful scenery and stay in the villages overnight.
Head back to Bamako and take the chance to rest weary legs. Perhaps enjoy a blast of Malian sounds on a night out in the capital.
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