Dakar to Freetown Itinerary

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    • Trip Price tool tip
      USD $1,975
      CAD $2,015
      AUD $2,060
      EUR €1,505
      GBP £1,230
      NZD $2,440
      ZAR R18,710
      CHF FR1,760
    • Kitty tool tip
      USD $533
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $2,508*
      CAD $2,582*
      AUD $2,649*
      EUR €1,914*
      GBP £1,583*
      NZD $3,138*
      ZAR R24,073*
      CHF FR2,265*
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    • Explorer, Overland
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Boats in Dakar, Senegal

Typical market in West Africa

Locals playing on the beach

Day 1 Dakar

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

Days 2-3 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 4-5 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.
ACCOM: Rondavel - 2

Days 6-7 Ziguinchor

Arrive on 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 8-9 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.
ACCOM: Cabin - 2

Days 10-11 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

Day 12 Saltinho

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

Days 13-14 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 15-17 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 18-19 Bush Camp

Leave the Fouta Djallon region behind and head south in Guinea, before crossing into Sierra Leone.
ACCOM: Bush camp (no facilities) - 1, Guesthouse - 1

Days 20-21 Bureh Beach

Drive on to Bureh Beach and let cares melt away on one of the stunning beaches.
ACCOM: Camping (with basic facilities) - 2

Days 22-23 Freetown

End the adventure in Sierra Leone's lively capital, Freetown.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1