Freetown to Dakar

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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‡ As our kitty is flexible the indicated amount is indicative only - please click here to view the kitty amount for your departure date.

Trip Validity

  • 2014-01-01 - 2015-12-31

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,
  • Finish:

    Dakar, Senegal
  • Group size:

    Min 4 , Max 22
  • Ages:

    Min 18
  • Meals:

    All meals when camping
  • Accommodation:

    Bush camp (no facilities) (3 nts), Camping (with basic facilities) (2 nts), Camping (with facilities) (5 nts), Guesthouse (2 nts), Hotel (8 nts), Rondavel (2 nts)
  • Transport:

    Overland vehicle
  • Included activities:

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

  • Notes:

    1. Please note that this trip requires minimum numbers to depart, and may be cancelled up until 56 days prior to departure. The places showing on the dates and availability page are an indication only so please contact Intrepid to check if your preferred date will depart before making any final arrangements, such as booking non-changeable flights. 2. A single supplement is not available for this trip. 3. This trip is run by our experienced overland partner Dragoman

  • Trip price from

    USD $2,135
    CAD $2,315
    AUD $2,270
    EUR €1,565
    GBP £1,260
    NZD $2,535
    ZAR R18,710
    CHF FR1,760
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    USD $640
    Price information
  • Total price from

    USD $2,778*
    CAD $3,011*
    AUD $2,980*
    EUR €2,035*
    GBP £1,685*
    NZD $3,295*
    ZAR R25,547*
    CHF FR2,329*
    *
    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 $120
    CAD $130
    AUD $129
    EUR €88
    GBP £73
    NZD $143
    ZAR R1,110
    CHF FR101
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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.

Day 4 Bush Camp

Head into Guinea, stopping en route for the night.

Days 5-6 Mamou & Labe

We will spend two nights in local guesthouses in the towns of Mamou and Labe.

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.

Days 9-10 Bushcamp

Set up camp for a night in the wilds.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 $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*
      *
    •  
       
       
       
       
    •  
       
       
       
       
    • 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.