Casablanca to Douala Overview

Tour Africa on this epic adventure through nine enchanting West African countries. Hear entrancing African music, visit incredible people and experience unique African cultures on this trip from Casablanca to Douala that is not to be missed.

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Travel to Morocco, Senegal, Mali, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria and Cameroon.

Visit Africa and experience the highlights of these incredible countries. The journey begins in the famous city of Casablanca, Morocco, and travels through Senegal, Mali, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria and Cameroon. Cruise the Niger River, trek rugged mountain passes, explore the wilderness on game drives in Ghana, and then laze on the remarkable black sands of Limbe's beaches in Cameroon. From start to finish, this epic tour from Casablanca to Douala will leave you in awe of amazing West Africa.

  • Explore mangroves with local fisherman in Senegal
  • Float down the Niger River
  • Hike to Mt Toubkal
  • Lounge on the beach in Grand Popo, Benin
  • Meet cheeky chimps in Nigeria
  • Soak up coastal ambience in Essaouira
  • Spot wildlife in Mole National Park
  • Wander the medieval streets of Fes

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Casablanca, Morocco
  • Finish:

    Douala,
  • Group size:

    Min 4 , Max 21
  • Ages:

    Min 18
  • Meals:

    63 breakfasts, 63 lunches, 63 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Bush camp (no facilities) (6 nts), Camp site (3 nts), Camping (with facilities) (56 nts), Homestay (1 nt), Hostel (2 nts), Hotel (21 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, Game Drive and visit to hot springs, Guided city tour with local lunch, Fes, Guided Tour of Palace and Museum, Abomey, Guided walks, Kintampo Waterfalls, La Maison Bresil at Ouidah, Niger River Day Trip and Village Visit, Overnight camel safari, Pirogue (dug out canoe trip) on Lake Togo, Pirogue Trip, Sabre Trust School project, Elmina, Saffron Community Project, Stilt Village Boat Trip, Visit Drill Monkey Conservation 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. This is a combination trip. Please see Trip Notes (Important Notes) for more details. 2. 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 June 2012.

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Casablanca to Douala 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

Farewell Morocco and fly to Dakar, Senegal's cosmopolitan capital.

Day 22 Dakar

Relax on the beaches or explore the lively streets 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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