Freetown to Accra Itinerary

Journey from Sierra Leone’s remarkable capital to the coast of Ghana. Relax on beautiful Bureh Beach, explore Tiwai Island and visit the lush highlands of Guinee Forestiere.

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    • Trip Price tool tip
      CHF FR2,310
      ZAR R27,735
      NZD $3,095
      GBP £1,540
      EUR €1,910
      AUD $2,775
      CAD $2,830
      USD $2,610
    • Kitty tool tip
      USD $740
    • Total price tool tip
      CHF FR3,000*
      ZAR R36,029*
      NZD $4,017*
      GBP £2,056*
      EUR €2,480*
      AUD $3,637*
      CAD $3,675*
      USD $3,390*
    • Explorer, Overland
    • Basix
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Rope bridge in the Kakum National Park

Pottery for sale, Accra

The rare pygmy hippo, Tiwai Island Sanctuary

The fishing village of Elmina

Day 1 Freetown

Uncover a wealth of culture and history in Freetown - the main base for the suppression of the slave trade in the 1700s. Perhaps ease into the adventure by lazing about on one of the many beautiful beaches.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Days 2-4 Bureh Beach

Relax on stunning Bureh Beach.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 3

Days 5-6 Tiwai Island Sanctuary

Encounter river turtles, colourful primates and spectacular natural rainforest in the Tiwai Island Sanctuary.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Days 7-8 Bush Camp/Kabala

Explore southern Sierra Leone and camp under the stars in the glorious African wilderness.
ACCOM: Bush camp (no facilities) - 1, Hotel - 1

Days 9-10 Bush Camp/Faranah

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) - 1, Guesthouse - 1

Day 11 Gueckedou

Continue overland through the mid-region of Guinea, stopping en route in Gueckedou.
ACCOM: Guesthouse - 1

Days 12-13 Guinee Forestiere

Journey into 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 fauna, trek across savanna, follow trails to beautiful waterfalls and track forest elephants.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Days 14-15 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) - 2

Days 16-17 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 - 2

Days 18-19 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 a multi-million dollar replica of St Peter's Basilica - even though only a small percentage of the population is Catholic.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Days 20-21 Grand Bassam

Explore Cote d'Ivoire's 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 22-23 Elmina

Head into Ghana 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

Day 24 Kakum National Park

Journey to 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: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 25-26 Kumasi

Drive north to Kumasi, once the centre of the Ashanti Kingdom and today home to West Africa's largest market. Spend some time exploring the town and its interesting museums.
ACCOM: Guesthouse - 2

Days 27-28 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