Visit tropical West Africa, full of idyllic beaches and lush rainforests 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 Ghana 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 the changing landscapes and cultures of West Africa and travel to a truly remote part of the world.

Start
Accra, Ghana
Finish
Douala,
Countries
Benin,
Ghana,
Togo
Themes
Overland
Code
DDOM
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 18
Group size
Min 4, Max 22
Carbon offset
925kg pp per trip

Discover Cameroon, Nigeria, Benin, Ghana and Togo.


Highlights

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

Itinerary

Bask on Ghana's beaches in Accra.
Visit the Akosombo Dam before setting up camp for the night.
Travel to Togo to enjoy a butterfly safari through lush jungle. By night, get a rhythmic introduction to local drumming.
Ride across Lake Togo with local fishermen to investigate voodoo culture in Togoville.
Visit Benin and relax beachside in Grand Popo.
Be sure to check out the candy-striped Cotonou Cathedral.
Visit a palace filled with shimmering gold and silver and pervaded by the spirit of voodoo.
Travel into Nigeria and spend the night in booming Abeokuta.
Enjoy a night camping in the bush en route to Nigeria's capital, Abuja.
Traverse the picturesque Jos Plateau.
Soak in a hot spring beneath dramatic sandstone cliffs. Look out for lions, antelope and elegant ostriches on a trip into this remote park.
Spend the night in a camp near Makurdi.
See where chimps and endangered drill monkeys are saved from hunters and perhaps lend a hand.
Travel along rugged roads winding through Cameroon's rainforests, arid plains and soaring mountains.
Lounge on Limbe's black volcanic sands below mighty Mt Cameroon.
Kribi Beach is a dramatic contrast to Limbe's chilled-out vibe and is a glitzy, palm-fringed playground for the rich.
End your western beaches and jungles adventure among Douala's graceful and decaying colonial ambience.
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Inclusions

Meals
n/a
Transport
Boat, Overland vehicle
Accommodation
Bush camp (no facilities) (4 nights), Camp site (2 nights), Camping (with facilities) (18 nights), Hotel (9 nights)
Included activites
  • Game Drive and visit to hot springs
  • Guided Tour of Palace and Museum, Abomey
  • La Maison Bresil at Ouidah
  • Pirogue (dug out canoe trip) on Lake Togo
  • Stilt Village Boat Trip
  • Visit Drill Monkey Conservation Project

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