Travel Sierra Leone and Senegal on an enticing West African trip.

Dakar, Senegal
Explorer, Overland
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Min 18
Group size
Min 4 Max 22
Carbon offset
0kg pp per trip


  • Glide through Senegal's Sine-Saloum Delta on a pirogue trip


Start your adventure in Sierra Leone's lively capital, Freetown.
Relax on stunning Bureh Beach.
Head into Guinea, stopping en route for two nights.
Head into the cool climes of Fouta Djallon, the perfect place to enjoy a spot of walking, hiking or biking.
Camp overnight in Mampata and Koundara, passing through some of West Africa's most remote scenery on the way.
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.
Continue the Africa overland odyssey toward Guinea Bissau, stopping to camp for the night.
Feel the fresh sea breeze in the coastal village of Cap Skirring, and perhaps take a dip in the warm waters or relax on the palm-fringed beaches.
Arrive in 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.
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.
Stop over in the tiny town of Toubakouta, and head out and explore the beautiful beaches, mangrove swamps, islands and dunes of the Sine-Saloum Delta.
End your West Africa journey in the vibrant coastal city of Dakar.
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Overland vehicle
Bush camp (no facilities) (3 nights), Cabin (2 nights), Camping (with basic facilities) (2 nights), Camping (with facilities) (2 nights), Guesthouse (2 nights), Hotel (9 nights), Rondavel (2 nights)
Included activities
  • Entrance into Kiang West National Park
  • Great Mosque
  • Medina Baay Mosque
  • Pirogue trip


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Important notes

There will be some minor changes to the order that we visit places in 2014. Day 9 will now be spent in Labe. The new itinerary is as follows:

ay 1 - Freetown
Day 2 - Bureh Beach
Day 3 - Bureh Beach
Day 4 - Bush Camp
Day 5 - Bush Camp
Day 6 - Fouta Djallon
Day 7 - Fouta Djallon
Day 8 - Fouta Djallon
Day 9 - Labe
Day 10 - Bush Camp
Day 11 - Bush Camp
Day 12 - Bissau
Day 13 - Bissau
Day 14 - Cap Skirring
Day 15 - Cap Skirring
Day 16 - Ziguinchor
Day 17 - Ziguinchor
Day 18 - Tendaba/Kiang West National Park
Day 19 - Tendaba/Kiang West National Park
Day 20 - Toubakouta
Day 21 - Toubakouta/Sine-Saloum Delta
Day 22 - Dakar
Day 23 - Dakar

Trip notes

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