Western Trans Africa, Sahel to the Cape

Dakar - Cape Town

134 days through Senegal, Sierra Leone, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire, South Africa, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon, Congo, Congo DRC, Angola, Namibia
FROM: $9595 USD + 3,340 EUR Kitty
Transport:
Overland Expedition Vehicle, Jeep, Pirogue, Boat
Crew:
Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Guides where necessary
Accom:
Comfortable Hotel 6 nights
Basic Hotel 39 nights
Camping 54 nights
Camping without facilities 26 nights
Guesthouse 6 nights
Meals:
Breakfasts x 128, Lunches x 81, Dinners x 80
Physical:
Lifestyle:
Code:
ADW
Deposit:
$580 USD per person
Foreign Travel Advice

This is our ultimate West Africa trip as it takes us from the western most part of mainland Africa, through to the southern tip of the continent, travelling overland in between. However, do not expect things to follow the itinerary as they may well not. We only run this trip once a year and it is only for really experienced travellers or for folk who are happy to go way out of their comfort zone. It is an amazing journey through some of Africa's least visited countries.

We divide the journey into three parts. The first part from Dakar through to Freetown, takes you in 23 days through Senegal, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea Bissau and then into Sierra Leone. The next section of 28 days, cuts back through Guinea, and then explores Ivory Coast and Ghana. Finally we embark on the real expedition stage of the journey, through Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria and into the jungles of Cameroon.

Then heading south out of West Africa, into the beauty of Gabon, a haven of wildlife, forests and beaches and into The Congo, DRC and on into Angola. Angola is the hidden gem for travellers and finally we enter Namibia and on to the Cape.

Immerse in the art and culture of Dakar
Explore atmospheric St Louis
Visit the stunning grand mosque of Touba
Spot exotic birds at Tendeba in Gambia
2 days at the coastal resort of Cap Skirring
Overland the rough and tough roads of Guinea
Overnight in remote community accommodation
Guided 2 day trip to Fouta Djallon
Relax on the beaches of Freetown peninsular in Sierra Leone
Explore Freetown and visit the National Museum

This is a long unpredictable and hard journey; expect the unexpected and embrace it. We will not guarantee the itinerary, the accommodation or even the countries that we will be able to travel through. We will vet all travellers who wish to take part in this expedition.

Day 1 - Dakar (22nd November 2021)

Border information: if you are joining at Dakar, you will most likely enter Senegal at Dakar Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport (IATA code: DKR).

Today is an arrival day with a pre departure meeting at 10:00am. Your leader will leave a note in reception telling you where this important meeting will take place. Your leader will collect your kitty and check your passport and insurance details at this meeting.

The afternoon will be free to explore the cosmopolitan city and perhaps take an optional trip to the famous Île de Goreé.

Please note that many of the options listed below will only be possible for those with extra time in Dakar before the start of your trip with us - please contact the Sales team if you would like to book pre-tour accommodation with us to have extra time exploring Dakar.


Accommodation: Comfortable Hotel


Day 2 - Saint-Louis (23rd November 2021)
Day 3 - Saint-Louis (24th November 2021)
Day 4 - Toubakouta (25th November 2021)
Day 5 - Toubakouta (26th November 2021)
Day 6 - Tendaba (27th November 2021)
Day 7 - Tendaba (28th November 2021)
Day 8 - Cap Skirring (29th November 2021)
Day 9 - Cap Skirring (30th November 2021)
Day 10 - Cap Skirring (1st December 2021)
Day 11 - Bissau (2nd December 2021)
Day 12 - Bissau (3rd December 2021)
Day 13 - Labe (4th December 2021)
Day 14 - Labe (5th December 2021)
Day 15 - Labe (6th December 2021)
Day 16 - Labe (7th December 2021)
Day 17 - Labe (8th December 2021)
Day 18 - Mamou (9th December 2021)
Day 19 - Southern Guinea (10th December 2021)
Day 20 - Freetown Peninsula (11th December 2021)
Day 21 - Freetown Peninsula (12th December 2021)
Day 22 - Freetown (13th December 2021)
Day 23 - Freetown (14th December 2021)
Day 24 - Freetown Peninsula (15th December 2021)
Day 25 - Freetown Peninsula (16th December 2021)
Day 26 - Freetown Peninsula (17th December 2021)
Day 27 - Tiwai Island (18th December 2021)
Day 28 - Tiwai Island (19th December 2021)
Day 29 - Makeni (20th December 2021)
Day 30 - Kabala (21st December 2021)
Day 31 - Faranah (22nd December 2021)
Day 32 - Faranah (23rd December 2021)
Day 33 - Gueckedou (24th December 2021)
Day 34 - Nzekore (25th December 2021)
Day 35 - Nzekore (26th December 2021)
Day 36 - Western Côte d'Ivoire (27th December 2021)
Day 37 - Western Côte d'Ivoire (28th December 2021)
Day 38 - Korhogo (29th December 2021)
Day 39 - Korhogo (30th December 2021)
Day 40 - Yamoussoukro (31st December 2021)
Day 41 - Grand Bassam (1st January 2022)
Day 42 - Grand Bassam (2nd January 2022)
Day 43 - Grand Bassam (3rd January 2022)
Day 44 - Elmina (4th January 2022)
Day 45 - Elmina (5th January 2022)
Day 46 - Kakum NP (6th January 2022)
Day 47 - Kumasi (7th January 2022)
Day 48 - Kumasi (8th January 2022)
Day 49 - Accra (9th January 2022)
Day 50 - Accra (10th January 2022)
Day 51 - Accra (11th January 2022)
Day 52 - Akosombo (12th January 2022)
Day 53 - Akosombo (13th January 2022)
Day 54 - Mont Klouto (14th January 2022)
Day 55 - Mont Klouto (15th January 2022)
Day 56 - Central Togo (16th January 2022)
Day 57 - Togoville (17th January 2022)
Day 58 - Grand Popo (18th January 2022)
Day 59 - Pendjari NP (19th January 2022)
Day 60 - Pendjari NP (20th January 2022)
Day 61 - Abomey (21st January 2022)
Day 62 - Abomey (22nd January 2022)
Day 63 - Grand Popo (23rd January 2022)
Day 64 - Grand Popo (24th January 2022)
Day 65 - Ouidah (25th January 2022)
Day 66 - Ganvie (26th January 2022)
Day 67 - Nigeria (27th January 2022)
Day 68 - Nigeria (28th January 2022)
Day 69 - Nigeria (29th January 2022)
Day 70 - Nigeria (30th January 2022)
Day 71 - Nigeria (31st January 2022)
Day 72 - Nigeria (1st February 2022)
Day 73 - Nigeria (2nd February 2022)
Day 74 - Nigeria (3rd February 2022)
Day 75 - Nigeria (4th February 2022)
Day 76 - Cameroon (5th February 2022)
Day 77 - Cameroon (6th February 2022)
Day 78 - Cameroon (7th February 2022)
Day 79 - Cameroon (8th February 2022)
Day 80 - Cameroon (9th February 2022)
Day 81 - Cameroon (10th February 2022)
Day 82 - Cameroon (11th February 2022)
Day 83 - Cameroon (12th February 2022)
Day 84 - Cameroon (13th February 2022)
Day 85 - Gabon (14th February 2022)
Day 86 - Gabon (15th February 2022)
Day 87 - Gabon (16th February 2022)
Day 88 - Gabon (17th February 2022)
Day 89 - Gabon (18th February 2022)
Day 90 - Gabon (19th February 2022)
Day 91 - Republic of the Congo (20th February 2022)
Day 92 - Republic of the Congo (21st February 2022)
Day 93 - Republic of the Congo (22nd February 2022)
Day 94 - Republic of the Congo (23rd February 2022)
Day 95 - Republic of the Congo (24th February 2022)
Day 96 - Republic of the Congo (25th February 2022)
Day 97 - Republic of the Congo (26th February 2022)
Day 98 - Republic of the Congo (27th February 2022)
Day 99 - Republic of the Congo (28th February 2022)
Day 100 - Democratic Republic of the Congo (1st March 2022)
Day 101 - Democratic Republic of the Congo (2nd March 2022)
Day 102 - Democratic Republic of the Congo (3rd March 2022)
Day 103 - Democratic Republic of the Congo (4th March 2022)
Day 104 - Democratic Republic of the Congo (5th March 2022)
Day 105 - Democratic Republic of the Congo (6th March 2022)
Day 106 - Democratic Republic of the Congo (7th March 2022)
Day 107 - Democratic Republic of the Congo (8th March 2022)
Day 108 - Democratic Republic of the Congo (9th March 2022)
Day 109 - Democratic Republic of the Congo (10th March 2022)
Day 110 - Democratic Republic of the Congo (11th March 2022)
Day 111 - Democratic Republic of the Congo (12th March 2022)
Day 112 - Angola (13th March 2022)
Day 113 - Angola (14th March 2022)
Day 114 - Angola (15th March 2022)
Day 115 - Angola (16th March 2022)
Day 116 - Angola (17th March 2022)
Day 117 - Angola (18th March 2022)
Day 118 - Angola (19th March 2022)
Day 119 - Angola (20th March 2022)
Day 120 - Angola (21st March 2022)
Day 121 - Etosha NP (22nd March 2022)
Day 122 - Etosha NP (23rd March 2022)
Day 123 - Windhoek (24th March 2022)
Day 124 - Spitzkoppe (25th March 2022)
Day 125 - Swakopmund (26th March 2022)
Day 126 - Swakopmund (27th March 2022)
Day 127 - Sesriem (28th March 2022)
Day 128 - Bethanie (29th March 2022)
Day 129 - Fish River Canyon (30th March 2022)
Day 130 - Noordoewer (31st March 2022)
Day 131 - Citrusdal (1st April 2022)
Day 132 - Cape Town (2nd April 2022)
Day 133 - Cape Town (3rd April 2022)
Day 134 - Cape Town (4th April 2022)

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23 Nov 20 Dakar
05 Apr 21 Cape Town
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22 Nov 21 Dakar
04 Apr 22 Cape Town

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