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 $2,205
      CAD $2,390
      AUD $2,340
      EUR €1,615
      GBP £1,300
      NZD $2,615
      ZAR R23,410
      CHF FR1,950
    • Kitty tool tip
      USD $660
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $2,825*
      CAD $3,061*
      AUD $3,025*
      EUR €2,068*
      GBP £1,710*
      NZD $3,348*
      ZAR R30,002*
      CHF FR2,498*
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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 St. Louis

Head north through the Sahel to the historic city of St. Louis. Explore the picturesque colonial streets or maybe take a trip to 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, 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 13-15 Bush Camp

Camp in the wild en route to Guinea, passing through some of West Africa's most remote scenery on the way.
ACCOM: Bush camp (no facilities) - 2, Hotel - 1

Days 16-17 Fouta Djallon

Head into the cool climes of Fouta Djallon, the perfect place to enjoy some outdoor activities. Trek through stunning scenery and swim in pristine natural lagoons.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Day 18 Mamou

Travel south through Guinea to the central town of Mamou.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Day 19 Bush Camp

Stop overnight in a wild bush camp close to the Sierra Leone border.
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