Nomadic West Africa (eastbound) Overview

Visit Africa and travel to the intriguing West African countries of Senegal, The Gambia, Mali, Burkina Faso and Ghana. Discover unspoilt national parks, racing rivers, fascinating tribes and wild animals, all set to the rhythms of nomadic Africa.

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Visit Senegal, The Gambia, Mali, Burkina Faso and Ghana for the ultimate West African experience.

Travel to Africa and take a West African Overland journey that never stays still. Cruise rivers on traditional boats, trek through remote villages to meet the reclusive Dogon people, bush-bash through remote northern Mali, help out on community projects and embark on game drives through the impressive Niokolo-Koba and Mole National Parks. Along the way, camp in remote wilderness, meet the welcoming folk of West Africa and discover some of Africa's best music and nightlife. Don't just sit there - get moving!

  • Discover the tribal music of the country of Mali
  • Journey down the Niger River
  • Trek to the remote villages of the Dogon tribe of Africa
  • Meet the friendly folk of Burkina Faso
  • Spot lions and leopards in Mole National Park
  • Visit Lake Bosumtwi, Ghana
  • Lend a hand to a community project in Elmina
  • Relax in Ghana's coastal capital, Accra city

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Dakar, Senegal
  • Finish:

    Accra, Ghana
  • Group size:

    Min 4 , Max 22
  • Ages:

    Min 18
  • Meals:

    No meals included
  • Accommodation:

    Camp site (1 nt), Camping (with facilities) (29 nts), Hotel (6 nts)
  • Transport:

    Boat, Overland vehicle
  • Included activities:

    3 night/4 day Mandingue trek, African Workshop community project, Domes of Fabedougou, Banfora, Entrance and Game Drives, Entrance and Rainforest canopy walk, Kakum National Park, Entrance French Fort, Kayes, Entrance into Kiang West National Park, Kintampo Waterfalls, Niger River Day Trip and Village Visit, Pirogue Trip, Sabre Trust School project, Elmina, Visit Slave Castle, Elmina, Visit the Baobeng-Fiema Monkey Sanctuary, Visit to Karfiguela Waterfalls, Visit to Lake Tengrela, Visit to Sindou Peaks, Walking Safari and Entrance, Mole National Park

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    979kg pp per trip
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Day 1 Dakar

Visit Senegal and relax in the vibrant coastal city of Dakar.

Days 2-3 St Louis

Spot egrets, ducks, pelicans and flamingos in an estuary of the Senegal River, Africa.

Days 4-5 Palmarin

Take a break from Senegal's beach and explore mangroves on board a traditional pirogue (dugout canoe).

Days 6-7 Kiang West National Park

Today we head 200 km across the Gambian border to a river campsite at Tendaba, neighbouring Kiang West National Park, where we camp for 2 nights. Established as a national park in 1987, Kiang West is now the largest national park in the Gambia. Situated on the south bank of the river it encompasses dry deciduous woodland, savannah, mangrove creeks and tidal flats. Over 300 species of birds have been sighted in the area, including 21 raptors: vultures, harrier eagles, sandgrouse, Blue-breasted, Kingfisher hawks, white-shouldered black tit and falcons. An ideal spot to watch birds is Tubabkollon Point. Also can be seen are the West African Manatee, otters, sitatunga and roan antelopes plus rarer sightings of animals include the hyenas, leopards and dolphins.

Day 8 Basse Santu-Su

Sit back, relax and experience Gambia while travelling through this central western region of Africa.

Days 9-10 Niokolo-Koba National Park

Travel on game drives to spot chimpanzees, leopards and hippos in this forested park.

Day 11 Kayes/Bush Camp

Camp in some of the most remote parts of the African sub-Sahara.

Days 12-14 Bamako

Discover tribal music and warmth in Mali's capital, Bamako. Be sure to catch a musical performance - Bamako city has some of West Africa's finest musicians.

Days 15-17 Mandingue Country Trek

Travel on a 4-day trek into the remote heart of Mandingue country and mingle with friendly locals on village stays.

Day 18 Bamako

Travel back to Bamako and enjoy a well earned rest.

Day 19 Segou

Perusing colourful fabrics and crafts at a local market is a wonderful thing to do in Mali.

Day 20 Bush Camp

Travel to Burkina Faso and be touched by the warmth of the friendly people.

Days 21-22 Ouagadougou

Dance the night away to the hypnotic sounds of local musicians in Ouagadougou.

Days 23-24 Bobo-Dioulasso

The vibrant African city of Bobo-Dioulasso is home to a sacred fishpond used for unusual rituals.

Days 25-26 Banfora

Travel through a magnificent avenue of mango trees to the spectacular Karfiguela Falls.

Day 27 Bush Camp

Enter the proud nation of Ghana.

Days 28-29 Mole National Park

Home to elephants, lions and leopards, Mole National Park is one of West Africa's best.

Day 30 Kintampo Falls

Pay a visit to the impressive Kintampo Falls and meet wide-eyed inhabitants at the Baobeng-Fiema Monkey Sanctuary.

Days 31-32 Kumasi

A visit to the atmospheric market in Kumasi city is an eye-opening thing to do in Ghana.

Days 33-34 Elmina

Help out on a local community project in this little Ghanaian fishing town.

Days 35-36 Accra

The African adventure ends in Ghana's coastal capital, Accra city.
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