Freetown to Dakar Itinerary

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 $2,135
      CAD $2,315
      AUD $2,270
      EUR €1,565
      GBP £1,260
      NZD $2,535
      ZAR R18,710
      CHF FR1,760
    • Kitty tool tip
      USD $640
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $2,778*
      CAD $3,011*
      AUD $2,980*
      EUR €2,035*
      GBP £1,685*
      NZD $3,295*
      ZAR R25,547*
      CHF FR2,329*
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Boat in Dakar, Senegal

Football match on the beach

Typical market scence

Day 1 Freetown

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

Days 2-3 Bureh Beach

Relax on stunning Bureh Beach.
ACCOM: Camping (with basic facilities) - 2

Day 4 Bush Camp

Head into Guinea, stopping en route for the night.
ACCOM: Bush camp (no facilities) - 1

Days 5-6 Mamou & Labe

We will spend two nights in local guesthouses in the towns of Mamou and Labe.
ACCOM: Guesthouse - 2

Days 7-8 Fouta Djallon & Labe

Head into the cool climes of Fouta Djallon, the perfect place to enjoy a spot of walking, hiking or biking.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Days 9-10 Bushcamp

Set up camp for a night in the wilds.
ACCOM: Bush camp (no facilities) - 2

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 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.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 3

Days 16-17 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 18-19 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.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Days 20-21 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 22-23 Dakar

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