Casablanca to Douala Itinerary

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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Local guardian peering from doorway, Fes

Colourful pottery, Ghana

Mali

Colourful Moroccan, Casablanca

Shoes, Fes

Moroccon spice pyramids

Nomad child, Todra Gorge

Tanneries, Fes

Musican, Fes

Leopard, Kruger National Park

Day 1 Casablanca

Get acquainted with the distinct architecture and European flavour of Casablanca.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Day 2 Rabat

Visit the Kasbah des Oudaias.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Day 3 Moulay Idriss

Head to a Moroccan homestay in the sacred hilltop town of Moulay Idriss.
ACCOM: Homestay - 1

Days 4-5 Fes

Discover the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis en route to historic Fes.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Day 6 Bush Camp

Spend the night camping in the rugged Moroccan wilds.
ACCOM: Bush camp (no facilities) - 1

Day 7 Merzouga/Overnight Camel Safari

Ride into the desert overnight on a camel safari.
ACCOM: Bush camp (no facilities) - 1

Days 8-9 Todra Gorge

Hike through the magnificent Todra Gorge.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Day 10 Ait Benhaddou

Watch a golden sunset paint the graceful Ait Benhaddou kasbah in red hues.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Day 11 Talioune

Head to the Moroccan village of Talioune.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Day 12 Ouirgane

Visit the Saffron Community Project.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Days 13-14 Imlil/Toubkal

Why not conquer the slopes of Mt Toubkal?
ACCOM: Hostel - 2

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.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Days 17-19 Marrakech

Visit Marrakech and get lost amongst the souqs and bazaars that line the winding streets.
ACCOM: Hotel - 3

Day 20 Casablanca

Sit back with the locals and sip on a sweet mint tea in Casablanca.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Day 21 Casablanca/Dakar

Fly from Casablanca to Dakar.

Day 22 Dakar

Begin the West Africa part of the journey in the vibrant coastal city of Dakar.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Days 23-24 Toubakouta/Sine-Saloum Delta

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.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Days 25-26 Tendaba Camp/Kiang West National Park

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.
ACCOM: Rondavel - 2

Days 27-28 Bintang Bolong

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.
ACCOM: Lodge - 2

Days 29-30 Ziguinchor

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.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Days 31-32 Cap Skirring

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.
ACCOM: Cabin - 2

Day 33 Bush Camp

Continue the Africa overland odyssey toward Guinea Bissau, stopping to camp for the night.
ACCOM: Bush camp (no facilities) - 1

Days 34-35 Bissau

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.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Days 36-37 Bush Camp

Camp overnight in Mampata and Koundara, passing through some of West Africa's most remote scenery on the way.
ACCOM: Bush camp (no facilities) - 2

Days 38-40 Fouta Djallon

Head into the cool climes of Fouta Djallon, the perfect place to enjoy a spot of walking, hiking or biking.
ACCOM: Hotel - 3

Days 41-42 Mamou/Kissidougou

Leave the Fouta Djallon region behind and head further through Guinea, stopping en route for two nights.
ACCOM: Bush camp (no facilities) - 1, Guesthouse - 1

Days 43-44 Guinee Forestiere

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.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Days 45-46 Bush Camp/Odienne

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.
ACCOM: Bush camp (no facilities) - 1, Camping (with facilities) - 1

Day 47 Korhogo

Weave through the fabric-filled marketplaces of cotton-producing Korhogo - a great place to pick up some handmade souvenirs.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Days 48-49 Yamoussoukro

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.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Days 50-52 Grand Bassam

Explore the colonial town, watch local artists at work or kick back and relax on the serene beaches of Grand Bassam.
ACCOM: Hotel - 3

Days 53-54 Elmina

Help out on a local community project in the little fishing town of Elmina.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Day 55 Kakum National Park

Head deep into tropical rainforest in Kakum National Park. Embark on a canopy walk to spot pygmy elephants, forest buffalo and the extremely rare Mona-meercat.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 56-57 Accra

Soak up the atmosphere of Accra's powdery beaches and lively bars.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Days 58-59 Keta

Ein Walkway führt durch die Baumkronen des Regenwaldes.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Day 60 Akosombo/Lake Volta

Visit the Akosombo Dam before setting up camp for the night.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 61-62 Mt Klouto

Travel to Togo to enjoy a butterfly safari through lush jungle. By night, get a rhythmic introduction to local drumming.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Days 63-64 Agbodrafo

Ride across Lake Togo with local fishermen to investigate voodoo culture in Togoville.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Days 65-66 Grand Popo

Visit Benin and relax beachside in Grand Popo.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Days 67-68 Cotonou/Ouidah/Ganvie

Be sure to check out the candy-striped Cotonou Cathedral.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Days 69-70 Abomey

Visit a palace filled with shimmering gold and silver and pervaded by the spirit of voodoo.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Day 71 Abeokuta

Travel into Nigeria and spend the night in booming Abeokuta.
ACCOM: Camp site - 1

Days 72-74 Bush Camp/Abuja

Enjoy a night camping in the bush en route to Nigeria's capital, Abuja.
ACCOM: Camp site - 1, Camping (with facilities) - 2

Day 75 Jos

Traverse the picturesque Jos Plateau.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Days 76-77 Yankari National Park

Soak in a hot spring beneath dramatic sandstone cliffs. Look out for lions, antelope and elegant ostriches on a trip into this remote park.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Day 78 Bush Camp

Spend the night in a camp near Makurdi.
ACCOM: Bush camp (no facilities) - 1

Days 79-81 Drill Ranch Moneky Sanctuary

See where chimps and endangered drill monkeys are saved from hunters and perhaps lend a hand.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 3

Days 82-84 Cameroon Rainforest

Travel along rugged roads winding through Cameroon's rainforests, arid plains and soaring mountains.
ACCOM: Bush camp (no facilities) - 3

Days 85-86 Limbe

Lounge on Limbe's black volcanic sands below mighty Mt Cameroon.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Days 87-88 Kribi Beach

Kribi Beach is a dramatic contrast to Limbe's chilled-out vibe and is a glitzy, palm-fringed playground for the rich.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Days 89-90 Douala

End your adventure among Douala's graceful and decaying colonial ambience.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1