Douala to Casablanca Itinerary

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Woman of Berber carrying young child

traditional rajasthani shoes

Native Dogon tribe member in traditional headress

Local handmade pottery market

Range of Moroccan spices

Day 1 Douala

Discover Douala's curious mix of gracefully decayed colonial ambience and modern, marble buildings.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Days 2-3 Kribi Beach

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.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Days 4-5 Limbe

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.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Days 6-7 Cameroon Rainforest

Journey through the tropical rainforest of Cameroon and camp in remote locations along the way.
ACCOM: Bush camp (no facilities) - 2

Days 8-10 Drill Ranch Monkey Sanctuary

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.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 3

Day 11 Bush Camp

Watch the dramatic African scenery unfold as the trip heads to Yankari National Park.
ACCOM: Bush camp (no facilities) - 1

Days 12-13 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.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Day 14 Jos

Enjoy the cooler climes of the scenic Jos Plateau.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Day 15 Abuja

Explore Nigeria's capital then leave the city behind to camp in the bush.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Day 18 Bush Camp/Abeokuta

Spend time getting acquainted with this thriving African city.

Days 19-20 Abomey

Cross the border into Benin. Pay a visit to a palace filled with gold and silver - and pervaded by the spirit of voodoo!
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Day 21 Ganvie

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.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 22-23 Ouidah

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.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Days 24-25 Grand Popo

Lounge on the beach or wander in the nearby museum. Perhaps join locals in the evening to spot sea turtles on the beach.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Days 26-27 Agbodrafo

Make tracks to Togo and take a ride with local fishermen to Togoville to learn about the mysteries and rituals of voodoo.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Days 28-29 Mt Klouto

Perhaps take a butterfly safari through lush rainforest before enjoying a night of traditional African cuisine and music.
ACCOM: Hostel - 2

Day 30 Akosombo/Lake Volta

Travel across the border into Ghana and camp by one of the largest man-made lakes in the world.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 31-32 Keta

Explore the Keta Lagoon Complex - vast wetlands that are home to a myriad birds, fish and butterflies.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Days 33-34 Accra

Take a break on the beach in Ghana's golden capital city.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Days 35-36 Elmina

Help out on a local community project in the little fishing town of Elmina.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Days 37-38 Kumasi

Visit the busy markets of this bustling provincial city.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Day 39 Kintampo Waterfalls

Visit the picturesque Kintampo Waterfalls.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 40-41 Mole National Park

Home to elephants, lions and leopards, Mole National Park is one of West Africa's best parks for wildlife viewing.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Days 42-44 Banfora

Explore the magnificent Karfiguela Waterfalls.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2, Hotel - 1

Days 45-46 Bobo-Dioulaso

Bobo-Dioulasso is a vibrant city, home to a sacred fishpond used for unusual rituals.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Days 47-48 Ouagadougou

Dance the night away to the hypnotic sounds of local musicians in Ouagadougou.
ACCOM: Camp site - 1, Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 49-50 Segou

Travel to Segou and choose to revel in the lively atmosphere at a local nightclub.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Days 51-52 Bamako

Discover the rhythmic heart of Bamako. Why not catch a performance from some of West Africa's finest musicians while here.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Days 53-55 Mandingue Country trek

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.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 3

Day 56 Bamako

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.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 57-58 Kayes

Camp in the wild landscape.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Days 59-60 Niokolo-Koba National Park

Embark on game drives in the Niokolo-Koba National Park. Keep watch for chimpanzees, leopards, hippos and elands, which can all be found here.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Day 61 Basse Santu-Su

Explore the small Gambian village of Bassa Santu Su.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 62-63 Kiang West National Park

Experience The Gambia's largest National Park, Kiang West.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Days 64-65 Palmarin

Join local fisherman exploring the mangroves by canoe in Palmarin.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Days 66-67 St Louis

Spot egrets, ducks, pelicans and flamingos in an estuary off the Senegal River.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Day 68 Dakar

Relax on the beaches or explore the lively streets in the vibrant coastal city of Dakar.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Day 69 Fly Dakar to Casablanca

Farewell Senegal and fly to Casablanca, Morocco.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Day 70 Casablanca

Get acquainted with the distinct architecture and European flavour of Casablanca.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Day 71 Rabat

Visit the Kasbah des Oudaias.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Day 72 Moulay Idriss

Head to a Moroccan homestay in the sacred hilltop town of Moulay Idriss.
ACCOM: Homestay - 1

Days 73-74 Fes

Discover the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis en route to historic Fes.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Day 75 Bush Camp

Spend the night camping in the rugged Moroccan wilds.
ACCOM: Bush camp (no facilities) - 1

Day 76 Merzouga/Overnight Camel Safari

Ride into the desert overnight on a camel safari.
ACCOM: Bush camp (no facilities) - 1

Days 77-78 Todra Gorge

Hike through the magnificent Todra Gorge.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Day 79 Ait Benhaddou

Watch a golden sunset paint the graceful Ait Benhaddou kasbah in red hues.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Day 80 Talioune

Head to the Moroccan village of Talioune.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Day 81 Ouirgane

Visit the Saffron Community Project.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Days 82-83 Imlil/Toubkal

Why not conquer the slopes of Mt Toubkal?
ACCOM: Hostel - 2

Days 84-85 Essaouira

Make the most of the coastal beauty and mellow vibe of Essaouria. Wander the narrow streets to explore markets and shop for trinkets or simply relax by the beach.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Days 86-88 Marrakech

Visit Marrakech and get lost amongst the souqs and bazaars that line the winding streets.
ACCOM: Hotel - 3

Days 89-90 Casablanca

Sit back with the locals and sip on a sweet mint tea in Casablanca.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1