Nomadic West Africa Westbound Overview

Travel west through Ghana, Cote D'Ivoire, Guinea, The Gambia and Senegal on a thrilling tour of West Africa. Relax on Accra beaches, experience The Gambia's remote villages and travel to the city of Dakar in Senegal.

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Visit Ghana, Cote D'Ivoire and Senegal, travelling from Accra to Dakar.

This 36-day Nomadic West Africa Westbound adventure is packed with highlights. Stop by traditional villages, explore mangroves and highland forests and wander through through vibrant West African cities. Meet welcoming folk as you travel overland through Ghana, the Ivory Coast, Guinea, The Gambia and Senegal, tasting the traditional cuisine and discovering some of the continent's best kept secrets. So don't just sit there, get moving and embrace the bright colours and vibrant life of West Africa.

  • Spot birdlife from the sand islands and dunes of the Sine-Saloum Delta

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Accra, Ghana
  • Finish:

    Dakar, Senegal
  • Group size:

    Min 4 , Max 22
  • Ages:

    Min 18
  • Meals:

    All meals when camping
  • Accommodation:

    Bush camp (no facilities) (5 nts), Cabin (2 nts), Camping (with facilities) (9 nts), Guesthouse (1 nt), Hotel (14 nts), Lodge (2 nts), Rondavel (2 nts)
  • Transport:

    Overland vehicle
  • Included activities:

    Elmina Castle, Entrance and Rainforest canopy walk, Kakum National Park, Great Mosque, Guided tour of the local cloth weavers, Medina Baay Mosque, Pirogue trip, Sabre Trust School project, Elmina

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    1044kg 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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Nomadic West Africa Westbound Summary

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Day 1 Accra

The trip begins in Ghana's glamorous capital, among Accra's powdery beaches and lively bars.

Day 2 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 3-4 Elmina

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

Days 5-6 Grand Bassam

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

Days 7-8 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 9 Korhogo

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

Days 10-11 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 12-14 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 15-16 Mamou/Kissidougou

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

Days 17-19 Fouta Djallon

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

Days 20-21 Bush Camp

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

Days 22-23 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 24 Bush Camp

Continue the Africa overland odyssey toward Senegal, stopping to camp for the night.

Days 25-26 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.

Days 27-28 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.

Days 29-30 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.

Days 31-32 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.

Days 33-34 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.

Days 35-36 Dakar

Celebrate the end of your Nomadic West Africa journey in the vibrant costal city of Dakar.
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