Dakar to Douala Itinerary

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

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Day 1 Dakar

Visit Senegal and relax in the vibrant coastal city of Dakar.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Days 2-3 St Louis

Spot egrets, ducks, pelicans and flamingos in an estuary of the Senegal River, Africa.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Days 4-5 Palmarin

Take a break from Senegal's beach and explore mangroves on board a traditional pirogue (dugout canoe).
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Days 6-7 Kiang West National Park

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.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Day 8 Basse Santu-Su

Sit back, relax and experience Gambia while travelling through this central western region of Africa.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 9-10 Niokolo-Koba National Park

Travel on game drives to spot chimpanzees, leopards and hippos in this forested park.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Day 11 Kayes/Bush Camp

Camp in some of the most remote parts of the African sub-Sahara.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 12-14 Bamako

Discover tribal music and warmth in Mali's capital, Bamako. Be sure to catch a musical performance - Bamako city has some of West Africa's finest musicians.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 3

Days 15-17 Mandingue Country Trek

Travel on a 4-day trek into the remote heart of Mandingue country and mingle with friendly locals on village stays.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1, Hotel - 2

Day 18 Bamako

Travel back to Bamako and enjoy a well earned rest.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Day 19 Segou

Perusing colourful fabrics and crafts at a local market is a wonderful thing to do in Mali.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Day 20 Bush Camp

Travel to Burkina Faso and be touched by the warmth of the friendly people.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 21-22 Ouagadougou

Dance the night away to the hypnotic sounds of local musicians in Ouagadougou.
ACCOM: Camp site - 1, Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 23-24 Bobo-Dioulasso

The vibrant African city of Bobo-Dioulasso is home to a sacred fishpond used for unusual rituals.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1, Hotel - 2

Days 25-26 Banfora

Travel through a magnificent avenue of mango trees to the spectacular Karfiguela Falls.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Day 27 Bush Camp

Enter the proud nation of Ghana.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 28-29 Mole National Park

Home to elephants, lions and leopards, Mole National Park is one of West Africa's best.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Day 30 Kintampo Falls

Pay a visit to the impressive Kintampo Falls and meet wide-eyed inhabitants at the Baobeng-Fiema Monkey Sanctuary.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 31-32 Kumasi

A visit to the atmospheric market in Kumasi city is an eye-opening thing to do in Ghana.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Days 33-34 Elmina

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

Days 35-36 Accra

The African adventure ends in Ghana's coastal capital, Accra city.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Days 37-38 Keta

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

Day 39 Akosombo/Lake Volta

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

Days 40-41 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 42-43 Agbodrafo

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

Days 44-45 Grand Popo

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

Days 46-47 Cotonou/Ouidah/Ganvie

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

Days 48-49 Abomey

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

Day 50 Abeokuta

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

Days 51-53 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 54 Jos

Traverse the picturesque Jos Plateau.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Days 55-56 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 57 Afi Mountains

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

Days 58-60 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 61-63 Cameroon Rainforest

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

Days 64-65 Limbe

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

Days 66-67 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 68-69 Douala

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