Accra to Freetown Overview

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      USD $2,545
      CAD $2,755
      AUD $2,700
      EUR €1,860
      GBP £1,500
      NZD $3,015
      ZAR R23,045
      CHF FR2,170
    • Kitty tool tip
      USD $740
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $3,325*
      CAD $3,600*
      AUD $3,562*
      EUR €2,430*
      GBP £2,016*
      NZD $3,937*
      ZAR R31,339*
      CHF FR2,860*
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  • 2014-01-01 - 2015-12-31

Encounter mountains, beaches and mud roads on this epic West African adventure. Explore Ghana's buzzing capital Accra, walk among tree canopies in Kakum National Park and travel along the stunning Altantic coast to the beaches of Elmina. Cross the border into Cote d'Ivoire and appreciate colonial architecture in the old French capital Grand Bassam, with its own bevy of beautiful beaches, and stop in at bizarre Yamoussoukro. Journey onto Guinea and explore mountainous forested regions, incredible scenery, lush forests and villages famed for their vine bridges. Get off the beaten track in Sierra Leone, fall in love with cheeky primates and be surrounded by dense rainforest at Tiwai Island Wildlife Sanctuary before ending the adventure in historic Freetown. This challenging adventure showcases the best of West Africa.

  • Visit and explore the historic Elmina Castle
  • Relax and unwind on the stunning Brenu Beach on Ghana's Gold Coast
  • Visit Kumasi, the capital of the Ashanti kingdom and culture
  • Visit the stunning jungles of Kakum National Park
  • Get to know the forested region of Guinea on foot
  • Nature walk through Tiwai Island Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Discover how Sierra Leone's capital Freetown became a centre for freed slaves

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Accra, Ghana
  • Finish:

    Freetown, Sierra Leone
  • Group size:

    Min 4 , Max 22
  • Ages:

    Min 18
  • Meals:

    All meals when camping
  • Accommodation:

    Bush camp (no facilities) (4 nts), Camping (with facilities) (8 nts), Guesthouse (4 nts), Hotel (11 nts)
  • Transport:

    Overland vehicle
  • Included activities:

    Elmina Castle, Entrance and Rainforest canopy walk, Kakum National Park, Guided tour of the local cloth weavers, Nature walk, Sabre Trust School project, Elmina

  • Notes:

    1. Please note that this trip requires minimum numbers to depart, and may be cancelled up until 56 days prior to departure. The places showing on the dates and availability page are an indication only so please contact Intrepid to check if your preferred date will depart before making any final arrangements, such as booking non-changeable flights. 2. A single supplement is not available for this trip. 3. This trip is run by our experienced overland partner Dragoman

  • Trip price from

    USD $2,545
    CAD $2,755
    AUD $2,700
    EUR €1,860
    GBP £1,500
    NZD $3,015
    ZAR R23,045
    CHF FR2,170
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    USD $740
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  • Total price from

    USD $3,325*
    CAD $3,600*
    AUD $3,562*
    EUR €2,430*
    GBP £2,016*
    NZD $3,937*
    ZAR R31,339*
    CHF FR2,860*
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  • Per day from:

    USD $118
    CAD $128
    AUD $127
    EUR €86
    GBP £72
    NZD $140
    ZAR R1,119
    CHF FR102
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About Ivory Coast , Ghana , Guinea , Sierra Leone

Accra to Freetown Summary

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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.

Days 2-3 Kumasi

Leave Accra behind and make tracks for Kumasi.

Day 4 Kakum National Park

Journey on to the lush Kakum National Park. Try to spot pygmy elephants, forest buffaloes and colorful birdlife while ambling through the treetops - the canopy walkways are a unique way to experience this tropical rainforest.

Days 5-6 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.

Days 7-8 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.

Days 9-10 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.

Days 11-12 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.

Days 13-14 Bush Camp

Bush camp enroute to the central region of Cote d'Ivoire.

Days 15-16 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.

Days 17-18 Gueckedou/Faranah

Farewell Guinea's forested region and continue overland through the mid-region of Guinea, stopping en route in Gueckedou and Faranah.

Day 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.

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.

Day 21 Bush Camp

Explore southern Sierra Leone and spend two nights camping under the stars in the glorious African wilderness.

Days 22-23 Tiwai Island Sanctuary

Encounter river turtles, colorful primates and spectacular natural rainforest on Tiwai Island Sanctuary.

Days 24-26 Bureh Beach

Relax on stunning Bureh Beach.

Days 27-28 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.
    • 28
    • DDOF
    • Trip Price tool tip
      USD $2,545
      CAD $2,755
      AUD $2,700
      EUR €1,860
      GBP £1,500
      NZD $3,015
      ZAR R23,045
      CHF FR2,170
    • Kitty tool tip
      USD $740
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $3,325*
      CAD $3,600*
      AUD $3,562*
      EUR €2,430*
      GBP £2,016*
      NZD $3,937*
      ZAR R31,339*
      CHF FR2,860*
      *
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‡ As our kitty is flexible the indicated amount is indicative only - please click here to view the kitty amount for your departure date.