Accra to Freetown Itinerary

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      USD $2,295
      CAD $2,310
      AUD $2,230
      EUR €1,790
      GBP £1,390
      NZD $2,860
      ZAR R17,825
      CHF FR2,070
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      USD $765
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $3,060*
      CAD $3,052*
      AUD $2,962*
      EUR €2,323*
      GBP £1,856*
      NZD $3,778*
      ZAR R23,145*
      CHF FR2,675*
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The rare Pygmy Hippopotamus, Tiwai Island Wildlife Sanctuary

The fishing village of Elmina

Rope bridge in the Kakum National Park

Day 1 Accra

See why Ghana's sprawling capital is a favourite among sun worshippers and beach lovers. Make a beeline for one of the many stretches of sand in this coastal city, and be entertained by musicians, acrobats and souvenir vendors. In the evening, make the most of Accra's lively nightlife by hitting the restaurants and bars.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Days 2-3 Kakum National Park/Kumasi

Journey north to Kumasi, stopping en-route to visit to the lush Kakum National Park. Try to spot pygmy elephants, forest buffaloes and colourful birdlife while ambling through the treetops - the canopy walkways are a unique way to experience this tropical rainforest.
ACCOM: Guesthouse - 2

Days 4-5 Elmina

Head south to the fishing village of Elmina and camp by the glittering Atlantic. Visit Elmina Castle - sub-Saharan Africa's oldest European structure - and get involved with a local community project.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Days 6-7 Grand Bassam

Travel west to Cote d'Ivoire. Explore the old French colonial capital of Grand Bassam. Explore the Old Town, watch local artists at work, or kick back and relax on the serene beaches.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Days 8-9 Yamoussoukro

Discover Yamoussoukro's collection of opulent buildings built by post-independence president Felix Houphouet-Boigny on his quest to make his hometown the new, spectacular capital of Cote d'Ivoire. Appreciate the bizarre, quirky feel of this city, which has six-lane highways that lead nowhere and multi-million dollar replica of St Peter's Basilica - even though only a small percentage of the population is Catholic.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Day 10 Korhogo

Get insight into the Senoufo way of life in Korhogo. Practise haggling skills in Le Quartier des Sculpteurs where woven cloth, jewellery and antique souvenirs abound.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Days 11-12 Odienne/Bush Camp

Take in the scenery while driving to Odienne, known for its large mosque and nearby gold mines. This town is set against a seriously striking backdrop - the imposing granite mountain of Den Ke Le Massif - so be ready to snap some great photos.
ACCOM: Bush camp (no facilities) - 1, Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 13-15 Guinee Forestiere

Journey across the border into Guinea and into the wilds of the forested mountain region that is home to most of Guinea's population. Learn about local culture, see an eye-popping array of flora and flora, trek across savannah, follow trails to beautiful waterfalls and track forest elephants.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 3

Days 16-17 Macenta/Faranah

Farewell Guinea's forested region and continue overland through the mid-region of Guinea, stopping en route in Macenta and Faranah.
ACCOM: Guesthouse - 2

Days 18-19 Bush Camp

Discover the meaning of 'off the beaten track' in Sierra Leone. Travel along narrow, corrugated dirt roads to a remote section of west Africa.
ACCOM: Bush camp (no facilities) - 2

Day 20 Kabala

Taste some of the freshest produce in the country in Kabala, and perhaps get active on a trek to the Wara Wara Mountains.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Days 21-22 Bush Camp

Explore southern Sierra Leone and spend two nights camping under the stars in the glorious African wilderness.
ACCOM: Bush camp (no facilities) - 2

Days 23-25 Tiwai Island Sanctuary

Encounter river turtles, colourful primates and spectacular natural rainforest on Tiwai Island Sanctuary.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 3

Days 26-28 Freetown

Uncover a wealth of culture and history in Freetown - the main base for the suppression of the slave trade in the 1700s. Perhaps end the adventure by lazing about on one of the many beautiful beaches.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2