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Casablanca to Douala
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, The Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Cote d'Ivoire, 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.
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With a bustling old medina, Art-Deco buildings, contemporary art galleries and one of Africa's biggest ports, Casablanca is a city of all ages.
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.
Fly from Casablanca to Dakar.
Begin the West Africa part of the journey in the vibrant coastal city of Dakar.
Stop over in the tiny town of Toubakouta, and, if there's time, head to Medina Baay Mosque in Kaolack. The next day, head out and explore the beautiful beaches, mangrove swamps, islands and dunes of the Sine-Saloum Delta.
Reach the Gambia River and spend two nights in traditional round huts made entirely out of natural materials from the bush. Explore the woodlands, savannas, mangrove creeks and tidal flats of Kiang West, the Gambia's largest national park, and keep an eye out for West African Manatee, otters, hyenas and leopards.
Stay in the peaceful surrounds of Bintang Bolong Eco Lodge, using the riverside huts as a base in which to step into a canoe and explore the surrounding mangroves, or experience the lively culture of Bintang village.
Arrive in the sandy streets of Ziguinchor, and head out to explore the overgrown downtown area or check out the colourful local boat-builders at the port.
Feel the fresh sea breeze in the coastal village of Cap Skirring, and perhaps take a dip in the warm waters or relax on the palm-fringed beaches.
Continue the Africa overland odyssey toward Guinea Bissau, stopping to camp for the night.
Relax among the laidback, Portuguese-inspired vibes of Bissau. Pull up a seat in a bustling cafe or snap some photos of the character-clad colonial buildings.
Camp overnight in Mampata and Koundara, passing through some of West Africa's most remote scenery on the way.
Head into the cool climes of Fouta Djallon, the perfect place to enjoy a spot of walking, hiking or biking.
Leave the Fouta Djallon region behind and head further through Guinea, stopping en route for two nights.
Explore the forested mountain region of south-eastern Guinea, an untamed area that offers great opportunities to trek across wild savanna, follow less-trodden trails to spectacular waterfalls and track forest elephants at the Foret Classee de Ziama.
Cut a path through rural West Africa, spending a night camping under the stars before reaching Odienne - renowned for its gold mines and striking granite backdrop.
Weave through the fabric-filled marketplaces of cotton-producing Korhogo - a great place to pick up some handmade souvenirs.
Explore the bizarre capital of the Cote d'Ivoire, a monument to presidential wealth and a city that sports the Basilique de Notre Dame de la Paix - an almost exact replica of St Peter's in the Vatican City.
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What's included in this trip
About Benin , Cameroon , Ivory Coast , Gambia , Ghana , Guinea , Guinea-bissau , Morocco , Nigeria , Senegal , Togo