Douala to Dakar Overview
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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.
Relax on the beach in Ghana's golden capital city.
Head deep into tropical rainforest in Kakum National Park. Embark on a canopy walk to spot pygmy elephants, forest buffalo and the extremely rare Mona-meercat.
Help out on a local community project in the little fishing town of Elmina.
Explore the colonial town, watch local artists at work or kick back and relax on the serene beaches of Grand Bassam.
Explore the bizarre capital of the Cote d'Ivoire, a monument to presidential wealth and a city that sports the Basilique de Notre Dame de la Paix - an almost exact replica of St Peter's in Vatican City.
Weave through the fabric -filled marketplaces of cotton-producing Korhogo - a great place to pick up some handmade souvenirs.
Cut a path through rural West Africa, spending a night camping under the stars before reaching Odienne - renowned for its gold mines and striking granite backdrop.
Explore the forested mountain region of south-eastern Guinea, an untamed area that offers great opportunities to trek across wild savanna, follow less-trodden trails to spectacular waterfalls and track forest elephants at the Foret Classee de Ziama.
Travel through south-east Guinea, stopping to camp en route.
Head into the cool climes of Fouta Djallon, the perfect place to enjoy a spot of walking, hiking or biking.
Camp overnight in Koundara and Mampata, passing through some of West Africa's most remote scenery on the way.
Relax among the laidback, Portuguese-inspired vibes of Bissau. Pull up a seat in a bustling cafe or snap some photos of the character-clad colonial buildings.
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