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

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.

  • 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

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Casablanca, Morocco
  • Finish:

    Accra, Ghana
  • Group size:

    Min 4 , Max 21
  • Ages:

    Min 18
  • Meals:

    39 breakfasts, 39 lunches, 39 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Bush camp (no facilities) (2 nts), Camp site (1 nt), Camping (with facilities) (38 nts), Homestay (1 nt), Hostel (2 nts), Hotel (12 nts)
  • Transport:

    Boat, Overland vehicle, Plane
  • Included activities:

    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

  • 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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About Burkina Faso , Gambia , Ghana , Mali , Morocco , Senegal

Casablanca to Accra Summary

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Day 1 Casablanca

Get acquainted with the distinct architecture and European flavour of Casablanca.

Day 2 Rabat

Visit the Kasbah des Oudaias.

Day 3 Moulay Idriss

Head to a Moroccan homestay in the sacred hilltop town of Moulay Idriss.

Days 4-5 Fes

Discover the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis en route to historic Fes.

Day 6 Bush Camp

Spend the night camping in the rugged Moroccan wilds.

Day 7 Merzouga/Overnight Camel Safari

Ride into the desert overnight on a camel safari.

Days 8-9 Todra Gorge

Hike through the magnificent Todra Gorge.

Day 10 Ait Benhaddou

Watch a golden sunset paint the graceful Ait Benhaddou kasbah in red hues.

Day 11 Talioune

Head to the Moroccan village of Talioune.

Day 12 Ouirgane

Visit the Saffron Community Project.

Days 13-14 Imlil/Toubkal

Why not conquer the slopes of Mt Toubkal?

Days 15-16 Essaouira

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.

Days 17-19 Marrakech

Visit Marrakech and get lost amongst the souqs and bazaars that line the winding streets.

Day 20 Casablanca

Sit back with the locals and sip on a sweet mint tea in Casablanca.

Day 21 Fly Casablanca to Dakar

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.

Day 22 Dakar

Visit Senegal and relax in the vibrant coastal city of Dakar.

Days 23-24 St Louis

Spot egrets, ducks, pelicans and flamingos in an estuary of the Senegal River, Africa.

Days 25-26 Palmarin

Take a break from Senegal's beach and explore mangroves on board a traditional pirogue - a dugout canoe.

Days 27-28 Kiang West National Park

Today we head 200 km across the Gambian border to a river campsite at Tendaba, neighbouring Kiang West National Park, where we camp for 2 nights. Established as a national park in 1987, Kiang West is now the largest national park in the Gambia. Situated on the south bank of the river it encompasses dry deciduous woodland, savannah, mangrove creeks and tidal flats. Over 300 species of birds have been sighted in the area, including 21 raptors: vultures, harrier eagles, sandgrouse, Blue-breasted, Kingfisher hawks, white-shouldered black tit and falcons. An ideal spot to watch birds is Tubabkollon Point. Also can be seen are the West African Manatee, otters, sitatunga and roan antelopes plus rarer sightings of animals include the hyenas, leopards and dolphins.

Day 29 Basse Santu-Su

Sit back, relax and experience Gambia while travelling through this central western region of Africa.

Days 30-31 Niokolo-Koba National Park

Travel on game drives to spot chimpanzees, leopards and hippos in this forested park.

Day 32 Kayes/Bush Camp

Camp in some of the most remote parts of the African sub-Sahara.

Days 33-35 Bamako

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.

Days 36-38 Mandingue Country Trek

Travel on a 4-day trek into the remote heart of Mandingue country and mingle with friendly locals on village stays.

Day 39 Bamako

Travel back to Bamako and enjoy a well earned rest.

Day 40 Segou

Perusing colourful fabrics and crafts at a local market is one of the essential things to do in Mali.

Day 41 Bush Camp

Travel to Burkina Faso and be touched by the warmth of the friendly people.

Days 42-43 Ouagadougou

Dance the night away to the hypnotic sounds of local musicians in Ouagadougou.

Days 44-45 Bobo-Dioulasso

The vibrant African city of Bobo-Dioulasso is home to a sacred fishpond used for unusual rituals.

Days 46-47 Banfora

Travel through a magnificent avenue of mango trees to the spectacular Karfiguela Falls.
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