Freetown to Accra Itinerary

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    • DDOG
    • 4.69 out of 5
    • Trip Price tool tip
      USD $2,350
      CAD $2,400
      AUD $2,450
      EUR €1,790
      GBP £1,465
      NZD $2,905
      ZAR R22,285
      CHF FR2,100
    • Kitty tool tip
      USD $780
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $3,130*
      CAD $3,230*
      AUD $3,312*
      EUR €2,389*
      GBP £1,981*
      NZD $3,927*
      ZAR R30,133*
      CHF FR2,839*
    • Explorer, Overland
    • Basix
‡ As our kitty is flexible the indicated amount is indicative only - please click here to view the kitty amount for your departure date.
Rope bridge in the Kakum National Park

Pottery for sale, Accra

The rare pygmy hippo, Tiwai Island Sanctuary

The fishing village of Elmina

Days 1-2 Freetown/Bureh Beach

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: Camping (with facilities) - 1, Hotel - 1

Days 3-5 Tiwai Island Sanctuary

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

Days 6-8 Bush Camp/Kabala

Explore southern Sierra Leone and camp under the stars in the glorious African wilderness.
ACCOM: Bush camp (no facilities) - 2, Hotel - 1

Days 9-11 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) - 2, Guesthouse - 1

Day 12 Macenta

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

Days 13-14 Guinee Forestiere

Journey 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) - 2

Days 15-20 Bush Camp/Danane

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) - 2

Day 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 - 1

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

Days 21-22 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 23-24 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

Days 25-26 Kakum NP/Kumasi

Journey to Kumasi, and 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 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