West African Atlantic Explorer

Dakar - Freetown

23 days through Senegal, Sierra Leone, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea
FROM: $2808 USD
Transport:
Overland Expedition Vehicle, Jeep, Pirogue
Crew:
Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Guides where necessary
Accom:
Comfortable Hotel 1 night
Basic Hotel 12 nights
Camping 4 nights
Camping without facilities 3 nights
Guesthouse 2 nights
Meals:
Breakfasts x 22, Lunches x 7, Dinners x 7
Physical:
Lifestyle:
Code:
ZDF
Deposit:
$260 USD per person
Foreign Travel Advice

This has to be one of the best overland routes in West Africa, due to its diversity. Starting in the Sarhelean country of Senegal, at the fascinating city of Dakar, and travelling south through to the stunning beaches of Sierra Leone, a country that is beginning to really embrace tourism, there is so much to see along the way. With wonderful trekking to remote waterfalls, canoe trips to local villages, great opportunity for wetland birdlife and some absolutely stunning beaches, this trip really will surprise travellers. But it is no walk in the park as we are travelling though countries such as Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Sierra Leone and The Gambia with a minimum of tourist infrastructure. That is the whole point of the trip though; allowing us to trek through hills and stunning scenery to small villages that few outsiders will ever see and then to chill on the yellow sands of Atlantic beaches.

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 trip for those who are happy to sacrifice home comforts for discovery and adventure. The roads can be poor, the climate hot and the insects common, but the rewards are well worth it. Accommodation will range from comfortable hotels, through to basic guest houses and camping.

Day 1 - Dakar (8th 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 (9th November 2021)
Day 3 - Saint-Louis (10th November 2021)
Day 4 - Toubakouta (11th November 2021)
Day 5 - Toubakouta (12th November 2021)
Day 6 - Tendaba (13th November 2021)
Day 7 - Tendaba (14th November 2021)
Day 8 - Cap Skirring (15th November 2021)
Day 9 - Cap Skirring (16th November 2021)
Day 10 - Cap Skirring (17th November 2021)
Day 11 - Bissau (18th November 2021)
Day 12 - Bissau (19th November 2021)
Day 13 - Labe (20th November 2021)
Day 14 - Labe (21st November 2021)
Day 15 - Labe (22nd November 2021)
Day 16 - Labe (23rd November 2021)
Day 17 - Labe (24th November 2021)
Day 18 - Mamou (25th November 2021)
Day 19 - Southern Guinea (26th November 2021)
Day 20 - Freetown Peninsula (27th November 2021)
Day 21 - Freetown Peninsula (28th November 2021)
Day 22 - Freetown (29th November 2021)
Day 23 - Freetown - End Date (30th November 2021)

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08 Nov 21 Dakar
30 Nov 21 Freetown

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22 Nov 21 Dakar
14 Dec 21 Freetown

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12 Mar 22 Freetown
03 Apr 22 Dakar

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07 Nov 22 Dakar
29 Nov 22 Freetown

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21 Nov 22 Dakar
13 Dec 22 Freetown

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11 Mar 23 Freetown
02 Apr 23 Dakar

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