Douala to Dakar Overview

Visit Africa and travel overland from Doula to Dakar, safari in Cameroon jungles, relax on Senegal's beaches and tour Nigerian cities.

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Discover Cameroon, Nigeria and Senegal on trip from Dakar to Douala

Visit exhilarating West Africa and travel overland from Dakar to Doula, sampling all the sights and sounds of this diverse corner of the globe. Cruise the Niger River on a traditional pinasse boat, explore Cameroon’s mountains and jungles, be captivated by the Great Mosque of Djenne, trek through Mali’s remote countryside to meet the reclusive Dogon people and mingle with locals in Dakar, one of the busiest cities in Senegal. Make the most of the pristine wilderness by exploring lush, tropical forests on game drives in national parks and by lazing on gorgeous beaches Spanning 69 days and visiting eight inviting countries, Dakar to Doula is the definitive tour for those seeking to discover some of Africa’s hidden gems.

  • Experience Bukina Faso’s infectious grooves in Ouagadougou
  • Feel the rhythms of Mali in Bamak
  • Haggle for treasures in the noisy Djenne marketplace
  • Help out Elmina locals on a community project in Ghana
  • Relax in the cosmopolitan vibe of Dakar
  • Safari through the rainforests of Cameroon
  • Spot lions and leopards in a safari through Mole National Park
  • Travel to the remote villages of Mali and meet the proud Dogon tribes

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

  • Finish:

    Dakar, Senegal
  • Group size:

    Min 4 , Max 22
  • Ages:

    Min 18
  • Meals:

    48 breakfasts, 48 lunches, 48 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Bush camp (no facilities) (5 nts), Camp site (1 nt), Camping (with facilities) (49 nts), Hostel (2 nts), Hotel (10 nts)
  • Transport:

    4x4, Overland vehicle
  • Included activities:

    Boat Trip to Local Villages, Segou, Canoe trip in Atlantic mangroves, Domes of Fabedougou, Banfora, Entrance and Game Drives, Entrance French Fort, Kayes, Entrance into Kiang West National Park, Game Drive and visit to hot springs, Guided city tour of Togoville, Guided Tour of Palace and Museum, Abomey, Kintampo Waterfalls, Pirogue (dug out canoe trip) on Lake Togo, Sabre Trust School project, Elmina, Stilt Village Boat Trip, Visit Slave Castle, Elmina, Visit the Baobeng-Fiema Monkey Sanctuary, Visit to Lake Tengrela, Walking Safari and Entrance, Mole National Park

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    2002kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    1. Please note that due to the unpredictable security situation in Mali, and a 'Do Not Travel' government warning, we are no longer able to travel through Mali. The itinerary for all future departures will be changing to instead travel from Ghana through Cote d'Ivoire, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, The Gambia to Senegal. We expect to have the new itinerary online by the end of July 2012. 2. 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.

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Days 57-58 Kayes

Enjoy camping in the bush.

Days 59-60 Niokolo-Koba National Park

Embark on game drives in this forested park. Keep watch for chimpanzees, leopards, hippos and elands, which can all be found here.

Day 61 Basse Santu-Su

Explore a small Gambian village.

Days 62-63 Kiang West National Park

Take a wildlife Safari in Gambia's largest National Park.

Days 64-65 Palmarin

Join local fisherman exploring the mangroves by canoe.

Days 66-67 St Louis

Spot egrets, ducks, pelicans and flamingos in an estuary of the Senegal River.

Days 68-69 Dakar

Celebrate the end of this unforgettable journey from Doula to Dakar in this vibrant African city.
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