Discover West Africa on an overland adventure from Dakar to Accra
The quintessential West Africa overland trip, this tour from Dakar to Ghana leaves no cultural, natural or historical stone unturned on its eastbound journey across the continent. Very much off the beaten track, this is a fairly physically demanding tour that involves a lot of camping, hiking and trekking – though the bulk of it is undertaken in a comfortable overland truck. This is grassroots travelling at its very best; where you can really get involved in the communities and local people you meet along the way. Whether experiencing stunning birdlife and witnessing the last populations of West African lions, or getting involved in a community project in Ghana, this West African adventure takes in the best this part of the continent has to offer. From the wonderful and wacky city of Yamoussoukro to relaxing on the many serene beaches along the coast, West Africa is the ideal destination for travellers wanting a different travel experience.
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Relax on Ghana's beautiful Brenu Beach
Explore the dense jungles of Kakum National Park
Get absorbed in Bissau's buzzing arts scene
Discover Ghana's capital city of Accra
Embark on a pirogue trip through the Sine-Saloum Delta
Unlock the secrets of the historic Elmina Castle
Encounter the great mosques of Senegal
This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 September 2017 to 31 December 2018. View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2019 - 31 December 2019
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.
We recommend that you check your government's advice for their latest information on travelling in The Gambia, Cote D’Ivoire, Guinea and Senegal before your departure and ensure that your travel insurance covers you for all areas of your itinerary. We have links to prominent government travel advisories and regular updates on issues affecting this trip on our Travel Alerts page - www.intrepidtravel.com/au/travel-alerts