Dakar to Freetown Itinerary

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*
    • Explorer, Overland
    • Basix
‡ As our kitty is flexible the indicated amount is indicative only - please click here to view the kitty amount for your departure date.
There is a later version of this trip also available for travel from Jan 1, 2015 to Dec 31, 2015. View later Dakar to Freetown.
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 St. Louis

Explore the streets of St. Louis' old city and take an optional trip to the Langue de Barbarie National Park.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

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.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

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.
ACCOM: Rondavel - 2

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.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 3

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.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

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

Day 15 Labe

In Labe we will stay in a pleasant local hotel.
ACCOM: Guesthouse - 1

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.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Day 18 Mamou

Leaving the Fouta Djallon region behind us, we head south through Guinea to the central town of Mamou.
ACCOM: Guesthouse - 1

Day 19 Bush Camp

We head south in Guinea, before crossing into Sierra Leone.
ACCOM: Bush camp (no facilities) - 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