Day 1 Day 1 Douala
Discover Douala's curious mix of gracefully decayed colonial ambience and modern, marble buildings.
Day 2-3 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.
Day 4-5 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.
Day 6-7 Days 6-7 Cameroon Rainforest
Journey through the tropical rainforest of Cameroon and camp in remote locations along the way.
Day 8-10 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 Day 11 Bush Camp
Watch the dramatic African scenery unfold as the trip heads to Yankari National Park.
Day 12-13 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 Day 14 Jos
Enjoy the cooler climes of the scenic Jos Plateau.
Day 15 Day 15 Abuja
Explore Nigeria's capital then leave the city behind to camp in the bush.
Day 18 Day 18 Bush Camp/Abeokuta
Spend time getting acquainted with this thriving African city.
Day 19-20 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 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.
Day 22-23 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.
Day 24-25 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.
Day 26-27 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.
Day 28-29 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 Day 30 Akosombo/Lake Volta
Travel across the border into Ghana and camp by one of the largest man-made lakes in the world.
Day 31-32 Days 31-32 Keta
Explore the Keta Lagoon Complex - vast wetlands that are home to a myriad birds, fish and butterflies.
Day 33-34 Days 33-34 Accra
Relax on the beach in Ghana's golden capital city.
Day 35 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.
Day 36-37 Days 36-37 Elmina
Help out on a local community project in the little fishing town of Elmina.
Day 38-39 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.
Day 40-41 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 Day 42 Korhogo
Weave through the fabric -filled marketplaces of cotton-producing Korhogo - a great place to pick up some handmade souvenirs.
Day 43-44 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.
Day 45-47 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.
Day 48-49 Days 48-49 Mamou/Kissidougou
Travel through south-east Guinea, stopping to camp en route.
Day 50-52 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.
Day 53-54 Days 53-54 Bush Camp
Camp overnight in Koundara and Mampata, passing through some of West Africa's most remote scenery on the way.
Day 55-56 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.
Day 57 Day 57 Bush Camp
Continue the Africa overland odyssey toward Senegal, stopping to camp for the night.
Day 58-59 Days 58-59 Cap Skirring
Feel the fresh sea breeze in the coastal village of Cap Skirring, and perhaps take a dip in the warm waters or relax on the palm-fringed beaches.
Day 60-61 Days 60-61 Ziguinchor
Arrive in the sandy streets of Ziguinchor and head out to explore the overgrown downtown area or check out the colourful local boat-builders at the port.
Day 62-63 Days 62-63 Bintang Bolong
Stay in the peaceful surrounds of Bintang Bolong Eco Lodge, using the riverside huts as a base in which to step into a canoe and explore the surrounding mangroves, or experience the lively culture of Bintang village.
Day 64-65 Days 64-65 Tendaba Camp/Kiang West National Park
Reach the Gambia River and spend two nights in traditional round huts made entirely out of natural materials from the bush. Explore the woodlands, savannas, mangrove creeks and tidal flats of Kiang West, t]The Gambia's largest national park, and search for West African Manatee, otters, hyenas and leopards.
Day 66-67 Days 66-67 Toubakouta/Sine-Saloum Delta
Stop over in the tiny town of Toubakouta, and, if there's time, head to Medina Baay Mosque in Kaolack. The next day, head out and explore the beautiful beaches, mangrove swamps, sand islands and dunes of the Sine-Saloum Delta.
Day 68-69 Days 68-69 Dakar
Celebrate the end of your African journey in the vibrant coastal city of Dakar.