Visit Tropical West Africa. Full of idyllic beaches and lush rainforests, it is as gorgeous as anything on the east coast - but far more secluded. From the exotic jungles of Cameroon all the way to the cultural delights of Accra, this Overland tour covers five welcoming countries. Throughout your African travels, stop in Nigeria to spot iconic animals in the famous Kakum National Park, roam the vibrant African cities of Benin and discover Togo's mysterious voodoo culture. There's also plenty of time for simply chilling out under palm trees on some truly remote African beaches. Make the most of these changing landscapes and cultures of West Africa and travel to a truly remote part of the world.

Start
Douala,
Finish
Accra, Ghana
Countries
Benin,
Ghana,
Togo
Themes
Overland
Code
FDOM
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 18
Group size
Min 4, Max 22
Carbon offset
986kg pp per trip

Discover Cameroon, Nigeria, Benin, Ghana and Togo.


Highlights

  • Learn about voodoo culture in Togo
  • Kick back on the beaches of Grand Popo
  • Catch some rays in Accra
  • Take to the treetops in Kakum National Park
  • Travel to an African village built on stilts over a lagoon
  • Safari through Cameroon's rainforests
  • Chill out under a palm tree in Kribi
  • See a city filled with golden treasures in Benin
  • Soak in Nigeria's hot springs at Yankari National Park

Itinerary

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.
Wind up your African travels on the beach in Ghana's golden capital city.
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Inclusions

Meals
n/a
Transport
Overland vehicle
Accommodation
Bush camp (no facilities) (5 nights), Camping (with facilities) (20 nights), Hostel (2 nights), Hotel (5 nights)
Included activites
  • Game Drive and visit to hot springs
  • Guided city tour of Togoville
  • Guided Tour of Palace and Museum, Abomey
  • Pirogue (dug out canoe trip) on Lake Togo
  • Stilt Village Boat Trip

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