Douala to Dakar Overview

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What's included in this trip

  • Start:

  • Finish:

    Dakar, Senegal
  • Group size:

    Min 4 , Max 22
  • Ages:

    Min 18
  • Meals:

    All meals when camping
  • Accommodation:

    Bush camp (no facilities) (10 nts), Cabin (2 nts), Camping (with facilities) (29 nts), Guesthouse (1 nt), Hostel (2 nts), Hotel (19 nts), Lodge (2 nts), Rondavel (2 nts)
  • Transport:

    Overland vehicle
  • Included activities:

    Elmina Castle, Entrance and Rainforest canopy walk, Kakum National Park, Game Drive and visit to hot springs, Great Mosque, Guided city tour of Togoville, Guided Tour of Palace and Museum, Abomey, Guided tour of the local cloth weavers, Medina Baay Mosque, Pirogue (dug out canoe trip) on Lake Togo, Pirogue trip, Sabre Trust School project, Elmina, Stilt Village Boat Trip

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    2002kg 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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Douala to Dakar 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

Relax on the beach in Ghana's golden capital city.

Day 35 Kakum National Park

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.

Days 36-37 Elmina

Help out on a local community project in the little fishing town of Elmina.

Days 38-39 Grand Bassam

Explore the colonial town, watch local artists at work or kick back and relax on the serene beaches of Grand Bassam.

Days 40-41 Yamoussoukro

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.

Day 42 Korhogo

Weave through the fabric -filled marketplaces of cotton-producing Korhogo - a great place to pick up some handmade souvenirs.

Days 43-44 Bush Camp/Odienne

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.

Days 45-47 Guinee Forestiere

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.

Days 48-49 Mamou/Kissidougou

Travel through south-east Guinea, stopping to camp en route.

Days 50-52 Fouta Djallon

Head into the cool climes of Fouta Djallon, the perfect place to enjoy a spot of walking, hiking or biking.

Days 53-54 Bush Camp

Camp overnight in Koundara and Mampata, passing through some of West Africa's most remote scenery on the way.

Days 55-56 Bissau

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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