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West Africa Tours & Trips 2018/2019

Western Africa is a land infused with fascinating cultures and surreal landmarks. Ghana, Nigeria and Mali are only 3 of the 18 nations this region encompasses, however, there is plenty of experiences for you to enjoy and to explore.  

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250+ trips through West Africa with 1,472 reviews

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  • Stroll around massive stone ramparts, pretty harbours and visit quirky art galleries, in the fisherman town of Essaouira, Morocco.
  • Learn the secrets of kente cloth weaving and traditional wood carving, in the villages that surround Kumasi, the cradle of the Ashanti Empire, in Ghana.
  • Visit Abomey’s restored palaces and tap your feet to the unforgettable Geleden Masked Dance, performed by Fon and Yoruba tribesmen in Benin.
  • Try and spot Colobus monkeys and Diana monkeys, which scamper around the maze of rainforest trails inside the Tiwai Island Wildlife Sanctuary, in Sierra Leone.
  • Cross vine bridges, camp under the stars and explore remote villages in the deep wilderness of Guinea’s forested regions.
  • Go see brilliant stained glass art which adorns the beautiful Basilica of Our Lady of Peace in Yamoussoukro, Cote d’Ivoire.
  • See the sky drenched in the colours of a golden sunset and listen to the waves crashing against the shore in the serene, palm fringed environs of Cap Skirring, in Senegal.
  • Discover an interesting blend of Portuguese colonial influences and West African traditions on the streets of Bissau.

Tips

  • Sip on cashew rum and potent palm wine in Guinea Bissau. Enjoy the taste of ‘jollof’ (rice cooked with peanut oil and served with fish or chicken).
  • Explore Dakar’s energetic music scene in its night clubs and informal music venues.
  • Try some Cote d’Ivoire cuisine such as ‘Attieke’ (a cassava preparation) and ‘Kedjenou’ (slow cooked vegetables and chicken).
  • Spend some time visiting markets, cafés and restaurants in Faranah, Guinea’s river town.
  • You can shop for tailored clothes, leather shoes and hats at Victoria Park in Freetown, Sierra Leone.
  • Learn about the history and practices of voodoo culture in Ouidah, Benin.
  • Buy woven kente cloth, wooden stools and attractive glass beads in Ghana.
  • Learn a few basic French phrases, as this language is widely spoken in West Africa.

West Africa Tours and Trips Reviews

  • "This G Adventures 'Highlights of Morocco' tour exceeded my expectations. A brilliant,..."
    Highlights of Morocco
  • "Had a great time, thank you Travel Talk, what an amazing country, our guide Abdul..."
    Adventure Morocco
  • "What an amazing adventure! Our guide Abdou was friendly, experienced and knowledgeable..."
    Essential Morocco
  • "A fantastic trip that I will remember for a long time, full of character and amazing..."
    Best of Morocco
  • "This tour was way better than I expected. Every day was a new exciting experience...."
    Morocco Explorer
  • "Accomodation could be more central. Thought that the entire tour group should be..."
    Imperial Cities