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Western Trans Africa, Sahel to the Cape

Starts: Dakar, Senegal
Finishes: Cape Town, South Africa

Visit: Dakar, St. Louis, Touba, Tendaba, Cap Skirring, Bissau, Northern Guinea, Fouta Djallon, Mamou, Southern Guinea, Freetown Peninsula, Freetown, Freetown Peninsula, Tiwai Island Sanctuary, Kabala, Faranah, Guéckédou, Nzerekoré, Western Côte d'Ivoire, Korhogo, Yamoussoukro, Grand Bassam, Elmina, Kakum National Park, Kumasi, Accra, Akosombo, Mont Klouto, Central Togo, Togoville, Grand Popo, Ouidah, Ganvie, Abomey, Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Angola, Etosha National Park, Spitzkoppe, Swakopmund, Sesriem & Soussusvlei, Bethanie, Fish River Canyon, Noordoewer, Citrusdal, Cape Town

Tour Type: Group Tour

Accommodation: Budget

Overview

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This 134 day overland tour journeys from Dakar to Cape Town through Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Namibia, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, The Gambia, Togo

Highlights

    • Hiking & Trekking
    • R & R
    • Adventure Activities

Trip Details

The Trip

Product Code: 206551
Tour Type: Group Tour
Accommodation: Budget
Transport: User Defined##Overland expedition vehicle, 4x4, Pirogue (dugout canoe)
Guide Language: Engligh
Travel Styles: Overland Expedition

Starts: Dakar, Senegal
Finishes: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 134 days
Physical rating: Basic

Includes

    Activities
    • Visit the stunning Grand Mosque of Touba, one of Africa's largest mosques and the holiest site of the Mouride Brotherhood, a sect of Islam that focuses on hard work as a form of salvation
    • Take an evening pirogue trip into the heart of the Sine-Saloum Delta to explore the fascinating islands and enjoy the spectacular sunset
    • Explore deep into the stunning wetland delta of the Bao Balong Reserve on a motorised pirogue, discovering one of Africa's best birdwatching areas
    • Guided 2-day excursion to the stunning highland region of Fouta Djallon, with treks through the scenic hills to the incredible waterfalls and local villages, and an overnight stay in a community guesthouse

    • Visit the Tiwai Island Wildlife Sanctuary, home to one of the densest populations of primates and pygmy hippos in Africa, and enjoy several included walks around the web of trails on the island
    • Trek to the Pont de Liana, one of the phenomenal old vine bridges in the forested region of Guinea
    • Visit the opulent Basilique de Notre Dame de la Paix, the largest Christian place of worship in the world

    • Explore the incredible rainforest canopy from the unique suspended bridges in Kakum National Park
    Tour Staff
    • 2 Dragoman crew, Local guides where necessary
    Accomodation
    • 65% Camping - 35% Hotels

Excludes

    Activities
    • Explore the atmospheric and historic Island of Goree (Price: XOF 5000)
    • Explore Senegal's bustling capital, Dakar (Price: USD )
    • Discover the incredible beaches of N'gor and Yoff on the northern edge of the Dakar Peninsula (Price: USD )
    • See the controversial African Renaissance Monument in Dakar, completed in 2010 - the tallest statue in Africa and built to symbolise Africa's emergence from European domination, it has been criticised by many for its 'Stalinist' design (Price: USD )
    • Visit the IFAN Museum of Arts (otherwise known as the Théodore Monod Museum), one of the best museums in Africa with 9000 objects of African art and culture from across the region, including traditional dress, masks, drums, and tools (Price: XOF 2500)
    • Visit the Village des Arts, Dakar's hub for local artists to display and showcase their work in a large garden space (Price: USD )
    • Explore Senegal's atmospheric colonial city of St. Louis (Price: ARS )
    • Marvel at the abundant birdlife in the Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary (Price: XOF 25000)
    • Explore the incredible landscapes of the Langue de Barbarie National Park on the tip of the sandy peninsular near St. Louis (Price: XOF 10000)
    • Visit some of the museums of St. Louis, including the Jean Mermoz museum dedicated to the history of the pioneering French aviators that open up the air route from Africa to South America in the 1930s (Price: XOF 600)
    • Visit the nearby Guembeul Nature Reserve, the centre for a gazelle reintroduction program and home to the African Spurred Tortoise (Price: XOF 25000)
    • Head out by pirogue to a nearby village to meet the locals (including their female chief!) and learn all about rural village life (Price: XOF 2500)
    • Take a fun safari truck ride through the dry deciduous forests of Kiang West National Park (Price: GMD 350)
    • Relax, sunbathe, swim and explore on the idyllic beaches of Cap Skirring and Kabrousse (Price: USD )
    • Head out on a fishing trip on the Atlantic near Cap Skirring, having your catch for dinner that evening! (Price: XOF 15000)
    • Go out on a great day trip on the pirogues along the coast of Cap Skirring and to some nearby scenic islands (Price: XOF 20000)
    • Hire bikes to explore the beautiful coastline of the Altantic near Cap Skirring (Price: XOF 5000)
    • Head on an exhilirating quad-biking expedition down the miles of sandy beaches on the Cap Skirring coast (when available) (Price: XOF 35000)
    • Relax on some of the best beaches in the world dotted along the Freetown Peninsula (Price: USD )
    • Take a boat trip to explore the beautiful and overgrown Banana Islands off the coast of the Freetown Peninsula (Price: USD 25)
    • Visit the orphan chimpanzees at Tacaguma Chimpanzee Sanctuary outside of Freetown, a wonderful organisation that rehabilitates rescued chimpanzees for their return to the wild (Price: USD 15)
    • Head out with the locals in their traditional wooden boats to try your hand at fishing (Price: USD 10)
    • Hire surfboards to take out onto the waves of Bureh Beach, one of West Africa's best surfing spots (Price: USD 10)
    • Head out on a diving trip around the reefs and shipwrecks off the Banana Islands (Price: USD 180)
    • Snorkel through the idyllic waters off the Banana Islands near Freetown Peninsula (Price: USD 120)
    • See the Freetown Cotton Tree, the city's most famous landmark and home to hundreds of bats that fly out at dusk (Price: USD )
    • See the King's Yard Gate, where the ancestors of all modern Creole people will have passed through on their way to a free life after their rescue from illegal slaving ships (Price: USD )
    • Learn about Sierra Leone's traditional history and cultures at the National Museum (Price: USD )
    • Take a boat to the overgrown ruins of the old slaving fort of Bunce Island, from where the ancestors of most modern African-Americans were shipped to the New World (Price: USD 150)
    • Visit the Sierra Leone National Railway Museum, a remarkable collection of old trains that was hidden from destruction for 30 years (Price: USD 5)
    • See the Freetown Cotton Tree, the city's most famous landmark and home to hundreds of bats that fly out at dusk (Price: USD )
    • See the King's Yard Gate, where the ancestors of all modern Creole people will have passed through on their way to a free life after their rescue from illegal slaving ships (Price: USD )
    • Learn about Sierra Leone's traditional history and cultures at the National Museum (Price: USD )
    • Visit the Sierra Leone National Railway Museum, a remarkable collection of old trains that was hidden from destruction for 30 years (Price: USD 5)
    • Take a boat to the overgrown ruins of the old slaving fort of Bunce Island, from where the ancestors of most modern African-Americans were shipped to the New World (Price: USD 150)
    • Visit the orphan chimpanzees at Tacaguma Chimpanzee Sanctuary outside of Freetown, a wonderful organisation that rehabilitates rescued chimpanzees for their return to the wild (Price: USD 15)
    • Relax on some of the best beaches in the world dotted along the Freetown Peninsula (Price: USD )
    • Take a boat trip to explore the beautiful and overgrown Banana Islands off the coast of the Freetown Peninsula (Price: USD 25)
    • Head out with the locals in their traditional wooden boats to try your hand at fishing (Price: USD 10)
    • Hire surfboards to take out onto the waves of Bureh Beach, one of West Africa's best surfing spots (Price: USD 10)
    • Head out on a diving trip around the reefs and shipwrecks off the Banana Islands (Price: USD 180)
    • Snorkel through the idyllic waters off the Banana Islands near Freetown Peninsula (Price: USD 120)
    • Take an optional canoe or motor boat tour through the Tiwai Island Wildlife Sanctuary (if available) (Price: USD 10)
    • Freely explore the markets of Kabala or walk to the top of the nearby Gbawuria Hill (Price: USD )
    • Freely explore the forested region of Guinea and the market town of Nzerekoré on foot (Price: USD )
    • See a performance of drumming and acrobatic dancing in the villages near Korhogo (Price: USD 5)
    • Discover the stunning beaches and old colonial buildings of Grand Bassam, the original French capital of Côte d'Ivoire (Price: USD )

    • Visit the National Museum of Costume, which showcases the cultural dresses of the different tribes of Côte d’Ivoire (Price: XOF 2000)
    • Visit and explore the historic Elmina Castle (Price: GHC 20)
    • Visit to the stunning jungles of Kakum National Park and walk through the rainforests at night (Price: USD )
    • Learn all about the area's stingless bees and their importance to the local ecology at the International Stingless Bee Centre near Kakum National Park (if time allows) (Price: GHC 10)
    • Visit the Monkey Forest Resort Animal Sanctuary near Kakum NP, a sanctuary for animals rescued from poachers (if time allows) (Price: GHC 15)
    • Learn all about the appalling history of the Atlantic slave trade with a tour of the historic Cape Coast Castle (Price: USD )
    • Visit to Kumasi, the capital of the Ashanti kingdom and culture (Price: GHC 10)
    • Freely explore the bustling and colossal centre of Kejetia, the largest market in West Africa (Price: USD )
    • Visit the National Cultural Centre and the Prempeh II Jubilee Museum to learn all about the history and culture of the Ashanti civilisation, of which Kumasi is still the capital (Price: GHC 5)
    • Find out all about the British-Ashanti Wars of the 19th century on a guided tour of the Ghana Armed Forces Museum in Kumasi (Price: GHC 8)
    • Escape the city and explore the shore of Lake Bosumtwe, a circular lake formed by a meteorite crash 100 million years ago (Price: GHC 30)
    • Explore the fascinating and chaotic Ghanaian capital city of Accra (Price: GHC 5)
    • Learn all about the history and culture of Ghana in the National Museum (Price: GHC 40)
    • Visit the famous Labadi Beach situated on the outskirts of Accra (Price: GHC 5)
    • Freely explore the huge Independence Square and Black Star Arch in Accra, where independence was celebrated in 1957 (Price: USD )
    • Freely explore the area of Jamestown, Accra's oldest district and a vibrant fishing area (Price: GHC )
    • Visit the outside of the famous Osu Castle, the seat of power in Ghana since the 1600s (Price: GHC )
    • Explore the fascinating and chaotic Ghanaian capital city of Accra (Price: GHC 5)
    • Learn all about the history and culture of Ghana in the National Museum (Price: GHC 40)
    • Visit the famous Labadi Beach situated on the outskirts of Accra (Price: GHC 5)
    • Freely explore the huge Independence Square and Black Star Arch in Accra, where independence was celebrated in 1957 (Price: USD )
    • Freely explore the area of Jamestown, Accra's oldest district and a vibrant fishing area (Price: GHC )
    • Visit the outside of the famous Osu Castle, the seat of power in Ghana since the 1600s (Price: GHC )

Price

Price person (sharing double) $9,470 ($71/day)

Deposit:

100% per person for bookings made 0 days or more prior to departure

Full Amount for bookings made less than 0 days prior to departure

Cancellation: Flexible

Trip Notes

Price does not include airfare (to the Trip start & from the end location)

Trip Price generally includes accommodation, transport/transfer, activities, services of a professional guide & more. (Please refer to the include/excludes section for details)

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Itinerary

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Benin, Ghana, Guinea, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Togo Dakar, St. Louis, Touba, Toubakouta, Tendaba, Cap Skirring, Bissau, Northern Guinea, Labé, Fouta Djallon, Mamou, Southern Guinea, Freetown Peninsula, Freetown, Tiwai Island Sanctuary, Kabala, Faranah, Gberia Fotombu, Guéckédou, Macenta, Nzerekoré, Forested Guinea, Western Côte D'ivoire, Korhogo, Yamoussoukro, Grand Bassam, Elmina, Kakum National Park, Cape Coast, Kumasi, Accra, Akosombo, Mont Klouto, Central Togo, Togoville, Grand Popo, Ouidah, Ganvie, Abomey, Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon, Republic Of The Congo, Democratic Republic Of The Congo, Angola, Etosha National Park, Windhoek, Spitzkoppe, Swakopmund, Sesriem & Soussusvlei, Bethanie, Fish River Canyon, Noordoewer, Citrusdal, Cape Town
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Trekking,Hiking,Active/Adrenaline

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Tour Operator

Dragoman

Dragoman has a proud history, standing at the forefront of the overlanding industry since the company's formation in 1981. Our first overlanding expedition to Nairobi and back set off in the summer of 1982, with our first trips to Asia following in 1984. In 1989, Dragoman launched operations in South America, and in 1994 (now with 13 trucks) we expanded out to Central America.

2001 Dragoman took over the assets of Encounter Overland, and we have been proud overlanding partners with Intrepid since 2008. Dragoman became the owners of Imaginative Traveller in 2011, the same year that our first truck arrived in South East Asia. Finally, in 2013 we entered North America, and were the first ever overlanding company to visit Burma.

In Business Since 2008

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http://www.dragoman.com

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