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West Africa between Freetown and Accra including Togo and Benin

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  • Mont Klouto
  • Lake Volta
  • Keta
  • Nzerekoré
  • Macenta
  • Grand Bassam
  • Kumasi
  • Accra
  • Yamoussoukro
  • Abomey
  • Kabala
  • Western Côte d'Ivoire
  • Grand Popo
  • Agbodrafo
  • Tata Somba region
  • Ouidah
  • Freetown
  • Tiwai Island Sanctuary
  • Kakum National Park
  • Ganvie
  • Gberia Fotombu
  • Korhogo
  • Elmina
  • Central Togo
  • Pendjari
  • Central Benin
  • Akosombo
  • Freetown Peninsular
  • Makeni
  • Faranah

This incredible yet challenging adventure begins on the phenomenal beaches of the Freetown Peninsular and will head east through the remote forest region of Guinea and into the wonderful country of CA'te d'Ivoire. We will then cross into Ghana and follow the Atlantic coast to its bustling capital of Accra, before continuing on to the unique and fascinating lands of Togo and Benin, two countries packed full of history, voodoo culture and stunning scenery. Unlike their more visited cousins in East Africa, these countries truly are hidden gems that are largely untouched by tourism - every trip through the region is therefore an incredible adventure involving fantastic community interaction, some wonderful wild camps, some difficult roads, and a rare opportunity to experience a more traditional way of life. West Africa boasts a huge arts and craft scene, colourful and vibrant markets, and incredible traditional music - however, what makes West Africa especially wonderful are the people - the fascinating cultures, incredible atmosphere, and warm friendly smiles that greet you every day are what makes a trip here so very special, and why the area is frequently on the top of the favourites list for many of our most seasoned travellers. Join us for this incredible adventure!

  • Day 1 Accra

    Border information: if you are joining in Accra, then you will most likely enter Ghana at Accra Kotoka International Airport. There will be an important group meeting at 10:00am at the joining hotel - please look out at the hotel reception for a note from your leader with more details about this important meeting. Your leader will collect your kitty and check your passport, visas, and insurance details at this meeting. The afternoon will be free to explore the city of Accra. In Accra we will stay in a comfortable hotel with good facilities.

  • Day 2 Akosombo

    This morning, we will apply for Togo visas at the Togolese Embassy in Accra. Once they are issued, we will leave Accra and head north to the village of Akosombo. In Akosombo we will stay in a campsite next to the River Volta. Estimated Drive Time - 3-4 hours (please note that all drive times given here are approximate estimates only and are given with the best intentions - however please be aware that the drive times are heavily dependent on traffic, road conditions, weather, police roadblocks, and many other factors - flexibility is essential on any overland trip!).

  • Day 3 Lake Volta

    Today we will have an included visit to the nearby Akosombo Dam, a major project built in the 1960s to provide almost all of Ghana's energy needs. The rest of the day will be free to relax at our campsite in Akosombo.

  • Day 4 Mont Klouto

    Border information: exit Ghana at Klouto, enter Togo at Klouto. Today we will have a full day's drive to the spectacular Mont Klouto, crossing the border into Togo. Estimated Drive Time - 5-6 hours In Mont Klouto we will stay in a campsite, with the option to upgrade to dorm accommodation.

  • Day 5 Mont Klouto

    Today we will have a free day around the beautiful Mont Klouto region, with the opportunity to head out on optional forest walks or to visit Kpalime town nearby. In the evening, we will head to the village centre to see a spectacular show of drumming and dancing from the local villagers.

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