Freetown to Dakar Overview

Join a journey across West Africa and discover the stunning beaches, densely jungled highlands and intriguing cultural enclaves of this little-trodden region.

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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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Trip Validity

  • 2014-01-01 - 2014-12-31

Embark on an adventure from Sierra Leone through to Guinea, Guinea Bissau, The Gambia and Senegal.

Discover rarely-visited gems on this West Africa overland trip from Freetown to Dakar. 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 appreciating the breadth of 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.

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

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Freetown, Sierra Leone
  • Finish:

    Dakar, Senegal
  • Group size:

    Min 4 , Max 22
  • Ages:

    Min 18
  • Meals:

    All meals when camping
  • Accommodation:

    Bush camp (no facilities) (2 nts), Cabin (2 nts), Camping (with basic facilities) (2 nts), Camping (with facilities) (2 nts), Guesthouse (2 nts), Hotel (10 nts), Rondavel (2 nts)
  • Transport:

    Overland vehicle
  • Included activities:

    Entrance into Kiang West National Park, Great Mosque, Medina Baay Mosque, Pirogue trip

  • Trip price from

    USD $1,975
    CAD $2,015
    AUD $2,060
    EUR €1,505
    GBP £1,230
    NZD $2,440
    ZAR R18,710
    CHF FR1,760
    Price information
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    Kitty

    USD $533
    Price information
  • Total price from

    USD $2,508*
    CAD $2,582*
    AUD $2,649*
    EUR €1,914*
    GBP £1,583*
    NZD $3,138*
    ZAR R24,073*
    CHF FR2,265*
    *
    Price information
  • ‡ As our kitty is flexible the indicated amount is indicative only - please click here to view the kitty amount for your departure date.
  • Per day from:

    USD $109
    CAD $112
    AUD $115
    EUR €83
    GBP £68
    NZD $136
    ZAR R1,046
    CHF FR98
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About Gambia , Guinea , Guinea-bissau , Senegal , Sierra Leone

Freetown to Dakar Summary

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Day 1 Freetown

Start your adventure in Sierra Leone's lively capital, Freetown.

Days 2-3 Bureh Beach

Relax on stunning Bureh Beach.

Days 4-5 Bush Camp

Head into Guinea, stopping en route for two nights.

Days 6-8 Fouta Djallon

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

Day 9 Labe

Travel through the lush Guinea landscape to Labe.

Days 10-11 Bushcamp

Set up camp for a night in the wilds.

Days 12-13 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 14-15 Cap Skirring

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.

Days 16-17 Ziguinchor

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.

Days 18-19 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 20-21 Toubakouta

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.

Days 22-23 Dakar

End your West Africa journey in the vibrant coastal capital of Dakar.
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    • DDOI
    • 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*
      *
    •  
       
       
       
       
    •  
       
       
       
       
    • Explorer, Overland
    • Basix
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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.