Senegal to Ghana Overview

Travel from Dakar to Ghana on a road trip across this unspoilt and fascinating region of Africa, discovering the cultures, unique animals, stunning scenery and the warm smiles of the people of West Africa.

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      USD $4,380
      CAD $4,745
      AUD $4,655
      EUR €3,205
      GBP £2,585
      NZD $5,195
      ZAR R46,555
      CHF FR3,875
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      USD $1,370
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $5,790*
      CAD $6,272*
      AUD $6,213*
      EUR €4,235*
      GBP £3,519*
      NZD $6,863*
      ZAR R61,548*
      CHF FR5,122*
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Trip Validity

  • 2015-01-01 - 2015-12-31

Discover West Africa on an overland adventure from Dakar to Accra

The quintessential West Africa overland trip, this tour from Dakar to Ghana leaves no cultural, natural or historical stone unturned on its eastbound journey across the continent. Very much off the beaten track, this is a fairly physically demanding tour that involves a lot of camping, hiking and trekking – though the bulk of it is undertaken in a comfortable overland truck. This is grassroots travelling at its very best; where you can really get involved in the communities and local people you meet along the way. Whether experiencing stunning birdlife and witnessing the last populations of West African lions, or getting involved in a community project in Ghana, this West African adventure takes in the best this part of the continent has to offer. From the wonderful and wacky city of Yamoussoukro to relaxing on the many serene beaches along the coast, West Africa is the ideal destination for travellers wanting a different travel experience.

  • Relax on Ghana's beautiful Brenu Beach
  • Explore the dense jungles of Kakum National Park
  • Get absorbed in Bissau's buzzing arts scene
  • Discover Ghana’s capital city of Accra
  • Embark on a pirogue trip through the Sine-Saloum Delta
  • Unlock the secrets of the historic Elmina Castle
  • Encounter the great mosques of Senegal

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Dakar, Senegal
  • Finish:

    Accra, Ghana
  • Group size:

    Min 4 , Max 22
  • Ages:

    Min 18
  • Meals:

    All meals when camping
  • Accommodation:

    Bush camp (no facilities) (6 nts), Camping (with basic facilities) (2 nts), Camping (with facilities) (17 nts), Guesthouse (4 nts), Hotel (18 nts), Rondavel (2 nts)
  • Transport:

    Overland vehicle
  • Included activities:

    Elmina Castle, Entrance and Rainforest canopy walk, Kakum National Park, Guided tour of the local cloth weavers, Nature walk, Sabre Trust School project, Elmina

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    2523kg 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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    CAD $4,745
    AUD $4,655
    EUR €3,205
    GBP £2,585
    NZD $5,195
    ZAR R46,555
    CHF FR3,875
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    USD $5,790*
    CAD $6,272*
    AUD $6,213*
    EUR €4,235*
    GBP £3,519*
    NZD $6,863*
    ZAR R61,548*
    CHF FR5,122*
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    USD $115
    CAD $125
    AUD $124
    EUR €84
    GBP £70
    NZD $137
    ZAR R1,230
    CHF FR102
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About Ivory Coast , Ghana , Guinea , Senegal , Sierra Leone

Senegal to Ghana Summary

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Day 1 Dakar

Welcome to West Africa! Begin this epic adventure in Senegal’s sunny capital.

Days 2-3 St. Louis

Meander along the charming colonial streets of historic St. Louis.

Days 4-5 Toubakouta/Sine-Saloum Delta

Look for flamingos, pelicans, herons, gulls, terns, egrets and avocets on a pirogue trip through the winding waterways of the Sine-Saloum Delta.

Days 6-7 Tendaba/Kiang West National Park

The largest national park in The Gambia, Kiang West encompasses deciduous woodlands, sweeping savannas and mangrove creeks. Keep your eyes peeled for otters, antelopes, hyenas and warthogs as we journey up the Gambia River into the wild surrounds.

Days 8-10 Cap Skirring

Relax on the picturesque palm-fringed beaches of Cap Skirring. Those feeling energetic might want to head out for a swim, jump on a quad bike or do a spot of fishing.

Days 11-12 Bissau

Soak up the carefree vibe of Bissau, Guinea-Bissau's character-packed capital. Stroll the city streets and admire Portuguese-style buildings - remnants of the city’s colonial origins.

Days 13-15 Bush Camp

Journey through true African wilderness en route to Labe. Camp under canvas near remote Kandika and in the stunning countryside beyond Seriba.

Days 16-17 Fouta Djallon

Explore the magnificent Guinean highlands, better known as Fouta Djallon. Hike out to hidden waterfalls, admire the ‘Pont de Piedre’ and make a splash in unspoilt natural pools.

Day 18 Mamou

Leave the lush landscape of Fouta Djallon behind and head south to the town of Mamou. We’ll try to stay in a local guesthouse tonight.

Day 19 Bush Camp

Continue the drive south through Guinea’s wild, sprawling landscape. Enjoy another night under the stars in a bush camp.

Days 20-21 Bureh Beach

Cross the border into Sierra Leone and head for the coast. Enjoy a couple of days chilling out on the sandy shores of Bureh Beach.

Days 22-23 Freetown

With its rich history, stunning scenery and vibrant city centre, Sierra Leone’s charismatic capital has more than a few tricks up its sleeve. Meander around the city streets or head out to the nearby hills for some awesome views of the city.

Days 24-26 Bureh Beach

Venture back to the beach for some more chill out time.

Days 27-28 Tiwai Island Sanctuary

Spend a couple of nights camped out on platforms in the middle of the Tiwai Island Sanctuary. Search for turtles, monkeys and pygmy hippos on canoe and walking tours.

Days 29-30 Bush Camp/Kabala

Visit the small town of Kabala, famous for its particular brand of Ronko cloth dyeing.

Days 31-32 Bush Camp/Faranah

Veer right off the beaten track for some real overlanding travel from Sierra Leone into neighbouring Guinea.

Day 33 Gueckedou

Travel through the lush tropical landscape towards Guinee Forestiere.

Days 34-35 Guinee Forestiere

Explore the densely forested mountain terrain of Guinee Forestiere. Visit remote villages, learn about the endemic flora and fauna on treks across the savanna and track elephants.

Days 36-37 Bush Camp

Head across the Cote d’Ivoire border and onto the town of Odienne. Home to a stately mosque and backed by the craggy mountain range of Den Ke Le Massif, this is a great introduction to the next nation on our route.

Days 38-39 Korhogo

Get ready to haggle hard for the carved wooden sculptures and decorative woven cloth that are the cultural pride of Korhogo.

Days 40-41 Yamoussoukro

Become acquainted with Cote d’Ivoire’s strangely extravagant capital, Yamoussoukro. With two nights here, there’s plenty of time to take in the sights and attractions. Visit the Presidential Palace, drop by the Le Basilique De Notre Dame De la Paix or perhaps take a cab ride down one of the 6-lane highways that lead nowhere.

Days 42-43 Grand Bassam

Take a stroll through the faded grandeur of Grand Bassam, Cote d'Ivoire's capital during the French colonial era.

Days 44-45 Elmina

It’s goodbye Cote d’Ivoire and hello Ghana today as we drive across the border for two nights on the Atlantic coast in Elmina. Log some well-deserved beach time, then lend a hand with a local school community project.

Day 46 Kakum National Park

Take to the treetops of Kakum National Park with a walk along the series of hanging bridges strung between its giant trees. Keep a close eye out for pygmy elephants and forest buffalo – there’s no better vantage point to spot them from.

Days 47-48 Kumasi

Become immersed in the vibrant cityscape of Kumasi with its National Cultural Centre, streetside eateries and sprawling markets.

Days 49-50 Accra

This West African road journey comes to an end in Accra, Ghana’s cheery capital. Check out the local beach scene, view the collection of exhibits on display in the National Museum or hit the markets for a final spot of souvenir shopping.
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    • DDOCC
    • Trip Price tool tip
      USD $4,380
      CAD $4,745
      AUD $4,655
      EUR €3,205
      GBP £2,585
      NZD $5,195
      ZAR R46,555
      CHF FR3,875
    • Kitty tool tip
      USD $1,370
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $5,790*
      CAD $6,272*
      AUD $6,213*
      EUR €4,235*
      GBP £3,519*
      NZD $6,863*
      ZAR R61,548*
      CHF FR5,122*
      *
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‡ As our kitty is flexible the indicated amount is indicative only - please click here to view the kitty amount for your departure date.