West Africa Overland Overview

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      USD $5,445
      CAD $5,460
      AUD $5,110
      EUR €4,145
      GBP £3,395
      NZD $6,730
      ZAR R51,640
      CHF FR4,865
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      USD $1,860
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      USD $7,305*
      CAD $7,439*
      AUD $7,166*
      EUR €5,575*
      GBP £4,627*
      NZD $9,167*
      ZAR R70,355*
      CHF FR6,628*
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  • 2014-01-01 - 2014-12-31

Discover West Africa on an overland adventure from Dakar, Senegal to Accra, Ghana

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. From experiencing stunning birdlife and witnessing the last populations of West African lions, to getting involved in a community project in Ghana, this West African adventure takes in the best this part of the continent has to offer. Whether hanging out at the voodoo shrines, walking with butterflies at Mount Klouto or relaxing on the many serene beaches along the coast, West Africa is the ideal destination for travellers wanting a different travel experience.

  • Relax on the stunning Brenu Beach on Ghana’s gold coast Explore the dense jungles of Kakum National Park Get absorbed in the buzzing arts and handicrafts scene of Bissau Discover Ghana’s capital city of Accra Embark on a pirogue trip through the Sine-Saloum Delta Unlock the secrets of Ghana’s 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) (12 nts), Cabin (2 nts), Camping (with basic facilities) (2 nts), Camping (with facilities) (23 nts), Guesthouse (6 nts), Hotel (20 nts), Lodge (2 nts), Rondavel (2 nts)
  • Transport:

    Canoe, Overland vehicle
  • Included activities:

    Elmina Castle, Entrance and Rainforest canopy walk, Kakum National Park, Guided city tour of Togoville, Guided Tour of Palace and Museum, Abomey, Guided tour of the local cloth weavers, Nature walk, Pirogue (dug out canoe trip) on Lake Togo, Sabre Trust School project, Elmina, Stilt Village Boat Trip, Tour of Tata Somba houses, Visit Akosombo Dam

  • 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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    USD $5,445
    CAD $5,460
    AUD $5,110
    EUR €4,145
    GBP £3,395
    NZD $6,730
    ZAR R51,640
    CHF FR4,865
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    USD $7,305*
    CAD $7,439*
    AUD $7,166*
    EUR €5,575*
    GBP £4,627*
    NZD $9,167*
    ZAR R70,355*
    CHF FR6,628*
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    USD $104
    CAD $106
    AUD $102
    EUR €79
    GBP £66
    NZD $130
    ZAR R1,005
    CHF FR94
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About Benin , Ivory Coast , Gambia , Ghana , Guinea , Guinea-bissau , Senegal , Sierra Leone , Togo

West Africa Overland Summary

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Days 58-59 Pendjari National Park

The stunning surrounds of Pendjari National Park offer a fantastic environment for embarking on game drives in the truck. Abundant with wildlife including elephants, hippos, buffalo, antelopes and some of the last populations of West African lions - there’s no shortage of astonishing natural sights here.

Day 60 Bush Camp

Journey through Benin and gaze out across captivating West African landscapes en route to another wild bush camping experience.

Days 61-62 Abomey

Set up camp in the ancient capital of what was once one of the most powerful empires in Africa - the Dahomey Kingdom. Discover some of the kingdom’s history by visiting original Dahomeyan palaces and temples, or stopping by the Musee Historique D’Abomey.

Day 63 Ganvie

Jump aboard pirogues (dugout canoes) and explore Ganvie, a town built entirely on stilts in the middle of a lagoon. Spend a night in the stilt village – remarkable in that it’s home to more than 10,000 people – and learn more about the history of what is possibly the largest lake village in the whole of Africa.

Day 64 Ouidah

Paddle the pirogues back to shore and continue on to Ouidah – the centre of Benin’s Voodoo culture – and discover the intriguing Musee d’histoire d’Ouidah, which offers an interesting insight into the area’s Voodoo history.

Days 65-66 Grand Popo

Get in some rest and relaxation West African style on the beach at Grand Popo. Once a port that serviced the slave trade, the town is now a lovely spot to spend a lazy couple of days.

Day 67 Agbodrafo

Head to the the quiet town of Agbodrafo on the shores of Lake Togo for a night in an auberge (inn). Wind down lakeside, or jump in a pirogue for a paddle across to Togoville; a hotspot of Voodoo culture.

Day 68 Keta

The largest wetlands site in Ghana, the Keta Lagoon Complex is abundant with bird, fish and butterfly species, and is a great place to do some wildlife spotting. After getting acquainted with some colourful creatures, perhaps discover the remains of Fort Prinzenstein, a slave den built by the Danes 300 years ago.

Days 69-70 Accra

Arrive back in Accra and perhaps pick up some local souvenirs from the craft market or reminisce about the adventure with the rest of the group over one last dinner together. There’s also a lively nightlife in Accra, so there’s ample opportunity for the trip to end with a bang.
    • 70
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    • Trip Price tool tip
      USD $5,445
      CAD $5,460
      AUD $5,110
      EUR €4,145
      GBP £3,395
      NZD $6,730
      ZAR R51,640
      CHF FR4,865
    • Kitty tool tip
      USD $1,860
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $7,305*
      CAD $7,439*
      AUD $7,166*
      EUR €5,575*
      GBP £4,627*
      NZD $9,167*
      ZAR R70,355*
      CHF FR6,628*
      *
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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.