Freetown to Accra Overview

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    • Trip Price tool tip
      USD $2,350
      CAD $2,400
      AUD $2,205
      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 $3,067*
      EUR €2,389*
      GBP £1,981*
      NZD $3,927*
      ZAR R30,133*
      CHF FR2,839*
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Trip Validity

  • 2014-01-01 - 2014-12-31

Discover the wonders of West Africa from historic Freetown to alluring Accra

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

  • Explore the historic Elmina Castle
  • Relax and unwind on Ghana's stunning Brenu Beach
  • Visit Kumasi, capital of the Ashanti culture
  • Visit the stunning jungles of Kakum National Park
  • Get to know the forested region of Guinea on foot
  • Nature walk through the Tiwai Island Sanctuary
  • Discover Freetown's history as a centre for freed slaves

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Freetown, Sierra Leone
  • Finish:

    Accra, Ghana
  • Group size:

    Min 4 , Max 22
  • Ages:

    Min 18
  • Meals:

    All meals when camping
  • Accommodation:

    Bush camp (no facilities) (3 nts), Camping (with facilities) (4 nts), Guesthouse (4 nts), Hotel (8 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

  • Trip price from

    USD $2,350
    CAD $2,400
    AUD $2,205
    EUR €1,790
    GBP £1,465
    NZD $2,905
    ZAR R22,285
    CHF FR2,100
    Price information
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    Kitty

    USD $780
    Price information
  • Total price from

    USD $3,130*
    CAD $3,230*
    AUD $3,067*
    EUR €2,389*
    GBP £1,981*
    NZD $3,927*
    ZAR R30,133*
    CHF FR2,839*
    *
    Price information
  • ‡ As our kitty is flexible the indicated amount is indicative only - please click here to view the kitty amount for your departure date.
  • Per day from:

    USD $111
    CAD $115
    AUD $109
    EUR €85
    GBP £70
    NZD $140
    ZAR R1,076
    CHF FR101
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About Ivory Coast , Ghana , Guinea , Sierra Leone

Freetown to Accra Summary

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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.

Days 2-4 Bureh Beach

Relax on stunning Bureh Beach.

Days 5-6 Tiwai Island Sanctuary

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

Days 7-8 Bush Camp/Kabala

Explore southern Sierra Leone and camp under the stars in the glorious African wilderness.

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.

Day 11 Gueckedou

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Day 24 Kakum National Park

Journey to 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 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.

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.
    • 28
    • DDOG
    • Trip Price tool tip
      USD $2,350
      CAD $2,400
      AUD $2,205
      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 $3,067*
      EUR €2,389*
      GBP £1,981*
      NZD $3,927*
      ZAR R30,133*
      CHF FR2,839*
      *
    •  
       
       
       
       
    •  
       
       
       
       
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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.