Dakar to Freetown Overview

Discover the best of West Africa on this journey through Senegal, Guinea and Sierra Leone. Visit beautiful beaches, diverse ecosystems and historic cities from Dakar to Freetown.

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    • Trip Price tool tip
      USD $1,975
      CAD $2,015
      AUD $1,855
      EUR €1,505
      GBP £1,230
      NZD $2,440
      ZAR R18,710
      CHF FR1,760
    • Kitty tool tip
      USD $660
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $2,618*
      CAD $2,699*
      AUD $2,565*
      EUR €1,999*
      GBP £1,655*
      NZD $3,282*
      ZAR R25,179*
      CHF FR2,369*
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Trip Validity

  • 2014-01-01 - 2014-12-31

Travel from delightful Dakar to lively Freetown

Discover rarely visited gems on this West Africa overland trip from Dakar to Freetown. Very much off the beaten track, this is a fairly physically demanding tour that involves a lot of camping, hiking and trekking – though the bulk of it is undertaken in a comfortable overland truck. This is grassroots travelling at its very best; where you can really get involved in the communities and local people you meet along the way. Whether experiencing stunning birdlife or relaxing on the many serene beaches along the coast, West Africa is the ideal destination for travellers wanting a different travel experience.

  • Glide through Senegal's Sine-Saloum Delta on a pirogue trip
  • Get absorbed in the buzzing arts and handicrafts scene of Bissau
  • Get back to nature in Guinea's Fouta Djallon region
  • Relax on a stunning beach in Sierra Leone

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Dakar, Senegal
  • Finish:

    Freetown, Sierra Leone
  • Group size:

    Min 4 , Max 22
  • Ages:

    Min 18
  • Meals:

    All meals when camping
  • Accommodation:

    Bush camp (no facilities) (3 nts), Camping (with basic facilities) (2 nts), Camping (with facilities) (5 nts), Guesthouse (2 nts), Hotel (8 nts), Rondavel (2 nts)
  • Transport:

    Overland vehicle
  • Trip price from

    USD $1,975
    CAD $2,015
    AUD $1,855
    EUR €1,505
    GBP £1,230
    NZD $2,440
    ZAR R18,710
    CHF FR1,760
    Price information
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    Kitty

    USD $660
    Price information
  • Total price from

    USD $2,618*
    CAD $2,699*
    AUD $2,565*
    EUR €1,999*
    GBP £1,655*
    NZD $3,282*
    ZAR R25,179*
    CHF FR2,369*
    *
    Price information
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  • Per day from:

    USD $113
    CAD $117
    AUD $111
    EUR €86
    GBP £72
    NZD $142
    ZAR R1,094
    CHF FR103
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About Gambia , Guinea , Guinea-bissau , Senegal , Sierra Leone

Dakar to Freetown Summary

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Day 1 Dakar

Begin your West Africa journey in the vibrant coastal city of Dakar.

Days 2-3 St. Louis

Explore the streets of St. Louis' old city and take an optional trip to the Langue de Barbarie National Park.

Days 4-5 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.

Days 6-7 Tendaba/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, savannah, 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.

Days 8-10 Cap Skirring

Feel the fresh sea breeze in the coastal village of Cap Skirring. Perhaps take a dip in warm ocean waters or relax on palm-fringed beaches.

Days 11-12 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.

Days 13-14 Bush Camp

Camp overnight in Mampata and Koundara, passing through some of West Africa's most remote scenery on the way.

Day 15 Labe

In Labe we will stay in a pleasant local hotel.

Days 16-17 Fouta Djallon

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

Day 18 Mamou

Leaving the Fouta Djallon region behind us, we head south through Guinea to the central town of Mamou.

Day 19 Bush Camp

We head south in Guinea, before crossing into Sierra Leone.

Days 20-21 Bureh Beach

Drive on to Bureh Beach and let cares melt away on one of the stunning beaches.

Days 22-23 Freetown

End the adventure in Sierra Leone's lively capital, Freetown.
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    • DDOH
    • Trip Price tool tip
      USD $1,975
      CAD $2,015
      AUD $1,855
      EUR €1,505
      GBP £1,230
      NZD $2,440
      ZAR R18,710
      CHF FR1,760
    • Kitty tool tip
      USD $660
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $2,618*
      CAD $2,699*
      AUD $2,565*
      EUR €1,999*
      GBP £1,655*
      NZD $3,282*
      ZAR R25,179*
      CHF FR2,369*
      *
    •  
       
       
       
       
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    • Explorer, Overland
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‡ As our kitty is flexible the indicated amount is indicative only - please click here to view the kitty amount for your departure date.