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!

Dakar, Senegal
Accra, Ghana
Burkina Faso,
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Min 18
Group size
Min 4, Max 22
Carbon offset
979kg pp per trip


  • 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


Visit Senegal and relax in the vibrant coastal city of Dakar.
Spot egrets, ducks, pelicans and flamingos in an estuary of the Senegal River, Africa.
Take a break from Senegal's beach and explore mangroves on board a traditional pirogue (dugout canoe).
Farewell the beaches of Senegal and head inland to experience Gambia. Explore the woodlands and mangrove creeks of Kiang West National Park and try to spot African vultures and falcons circling in the sky.
Sit back, relax and experience Gambia while travelling through this central western region of Africa.
Travel on game drives to spot chimpanzees, leopards and hippos in this forested park.
Camp in some of the most remote parts of the African sub-Sahara.
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.
Travel on a 4-day trek into the remote heart of Mandingue country and mingle with friendly locals on village stays.
Travel back to Bamako and enjoy a well earned rest.
Perusing colourful fabrics and crafts at a local market is a wonderful thing to do in Mali.
Travel to Burkina Faso and be touched by the warmth of the friendly people.
Dance the night away to the hypnotic sounds of local musicians in Ouagadougou.
The vibrant African city of Bobo-Dioulasso is home to a sacred fishpond used for unusual rituals.
Travel through a magnificent avenue of mango trees to the spectacular Karfiguela Falls.
Enter the proud nation of Ghana.
Home to elephants, lions and leopards, Mole National Park is one of West Africa's best.
Pay a visit to the impressive Kintampo Falls and meet wide-eyed inhabitants at the Baobeng-Fiema Monkey Sanctuary.
A visit to the atmospheric market in Kumasi city is an eye-opening thing to do in Ghana.
Help out on a local community project in this little Ghanaian fishing town.
The African adventure ends in Ghana's coastal capital, Accra city.
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Boat, Overland vehicle
Camp site (1 night), Camping (with facilities) (29 nights), Hotel (6 nights)
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


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