Western Beaches & Jungles (westbound) Overview

Experience Africa on this overland tour through Nigeria, Benin and Togo. Visit Cameroon rainforest, Accra Beaches and Nigeria's Kakum National Park.

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Discover Cameroon, Nigeria, Benin, Ghana and Togo.

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.

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

What's included in this trip

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  • Finish:

    Accra, Ghana
  • Group size:

    Min 4 , Max 22
  • Ages:

    Min 18
  • Meals:

    All meals when camping
  • Accommodation:

    Bush camp (no facilities) (5 nts), Camping (with facilities) (20 nts), Hostel (2 nts), Hotel (5 nts)
  • Transport:

    Overland vehicle
  • Included activities:

    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

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    986kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    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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Western Beaches & Jungles (westbound) Summary

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Day 1 Douala

Discover Douala's curious mix of gracefully decayed colonial ambience and modern, marble buildings.

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.

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.

Days 6-7 Cameroon Rainforest

Journey through the tropical rainforest of Cameroon and camp in remote locations along the way.

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.

Day 11 Bush Camp

Watch the dramatic African scenery unfold as the trip heads to Yankari National Park.

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.

Day 14 Jos

Enjoy the cooler climes of the scenic Jos Plateau.

Day 15 Abuja

Explore Nigeria's capital then leave the city behind to camp in the bush.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

Days 28-29 Mt Klouto

Perhaps take a butterfly safari through lush rainforest before enjoying a night of traditional African cuisine and music.

Day 30 Akosombo/Lake Volta

Travel across the border into Ghana and camp by one of the largest man-made lakes in the world.

Days 31-32 Keta

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

Days 33-34 Accra

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