Get the most out of a trip to the diverse African continent with Intrepid Travel. Depart from the bustling metropolis of Casablanca and head through the African countryside, stopping at all the highlights on the way! Marvel at the sheer size of Todra Gorge, learn the traditional way of life in the remote villages of the Dogon people, search for the Big Five in national parks and bargain your way through colourful, energetic souqs.

Start
Casablanca, Morocco
Finish
Accra, Ghana
Countries
Burkina Faso,
Gambia,
Ghana,
Morocco,
Senegal
Themes
Overland
Code
XDOWC
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 18
Group size
Min 4, Max 21
Carbon offset
0kg pp per trip

Experience all the highlights of this vibrant part of Africa between Casablanca and Accra


Highlights

  • Trek to the remote villages of the Dogon people
  • Spot lions and leopards in Mole National Park
  • Relax in Ghana's coastal capital
  • Search for buffaloes and hippos in Niokolo-Koba National Park
  • Marvel at the epic proportions of the Todra Gorge
  • Shop at Morocco's largest traditional souq in Marrakech
  • See flocks of birdlife at Kiang West national Park

Itinerary

Get acquainted with the distinct architecture and European flavour of Casablanca.
Visit the Kasbah des Oudaias.
Head to a Moroccan homestay in the sacred hilltop town of Moulay Idriss.
Discover the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis en route to historic Fes.
Spend the night camping in the rugged Moroccan wilds.
Ride into the desert overnight on a camel safari.
Hike through the magnificent Todra Gorge.
Watch a golden sunset paint the graceful Ait Benhaddou kasbah in red hues.
Head to the Moroccan village of Talioune.
Visit the Saffron Community Project.
Why not conquer the slopes of Mt Toubkal?
Make the most of the coastal beauty and mellow vibe of Essaouria. Wander the narrow streets to explore markets and shop for trinkets or simply relax by the beach.
Visit Marrakech and get lost amongst the souqs and bazaars that line the winding streets.
Sit back with the locals and sip on a sweet mint tea in Casablanca.
Say farewell to the fragrances and smiles of Morocco and spend the night in a comfortable hotel as you prepare for the next leg of the journey.
Visit Senegal and relax in the vibrant coastal city of Dakar.
Spot egrets, ducks, pelicans and flamingos in an estuary of the Senegal River, Africa.
Take a break from Senegal's beach and explore mangroves on board a traditional pirogue - a dugout canoe.
Farewell the beaches of Senegal and head inland to experience Gambia. Explore the woodlands and mangrove creeks of Kiang West National Park and try to spot African vultures and falcons circling in the sky.
Sit back, relax and experience Gambia while travelling through this central western region of Africa.
Travel on game drives to spot chimpanzees, leopards and hippos in this forested park.
Camp in some of the most remote parts of the African sub-Sahara.
Discover tribal music and warmth in Mali's capital, Bamako. Be sure to catch a musical performance - Bamako city is home to some of West Africa's finest musicians.
Travel on a 4-day trek into the remote heart of Mandingue country and mingle with friendly locals on village stays.
Travel back to Bamako and enjoy a well earned rest.
Perusing colourful fabrics and crafts at a local market is one of the essential things to do in Mali.
Travel to Burkina Faso and be touched by the warmth of the friendly people.
Dance the night away to the hypnotic sounds of local musicians in Ouagadougou.
The vibrant African city of Bobo-Dioulasso is home to a sacred fishpond used for unusual rituals.
Travel through a magnificent avenue of mango trees to the spectacular Karfiguela Falls.
Enter the proud nation of Ghana.
Home to elephants, lions and leopards, Mole National Park is one of West Africa's best.
Pay a visit to the impressive Kintampo Falls and meet wide-eyed inhabitants at the Baobeng-Fiema Monkey Sanctuary.
A visit to the atmospheric market in Kumasi city is an eye-opening thing to do in Ghana.
Help out on a local community project in this little Ghanaian fishing town.
The African adventure ends in Ghana's coastal capital, Accra city.
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Inclusions

Meals
39 breakfasts, 39 lunches, 39 dinners
Transport
Boat, Overland vehicle, Plane
Accommodation
Bush camp (no facilities) (2 nights), Camp site (1 night), Camping (with facilities) (38 nights), Homestay (1 night), Hostel (2 nights), Hotel (12 nights)
Included activites
  • 3 night/4 day Mandingue trek
  • African Workshop community project
  • Domes of Fabedougou, Banfora
  • Entrance and Game Drives
  • Entrance and Rainforest canopy walk, Kakum National Park
  • Entrance French Fort, Kayes
  • Entrance into Kiang West National Park
  • Entrance to Volubilis
  • Guided city tour with local lunch, Fes
  • Guided walks
  • Kintampo Waterfalls
  • Niger River Day Trip and Village Visit
  • Overnight camel safari
  • Pirogue Trip
  • Sabre Trust School project, Elmina
  • Saffron Community Project
  • Visit Slave Castle, Elmina
  • Visit the Baobeng-Fiema Monkey Sanctuary
  • Visit to Karfiguela Waterfalls
  • Visit to Lake Tengrela
  • Visit to Sindou Peaks
  • Visit to the Kasbah
  • Walking Safari and Entrance, Mole National Park

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Notes

1. Please note that due to the unpredictable security situation in Mali, and a 'Do Not Travel' government warning, we are no longer able to travel through Mali. The itinerary for all future departures will be changing to instead travel from Senegal through The Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Cote d'Ivoire to Ghana. We expect to have the new itinerary online by the end of July 2012.
2. 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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