- Walking tour
- Sailing, yachting and motor boating
- duration 28 days
- tour type Group
- minimum participants 2
- age requirement 18+ years old
- max group size 25
- guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
- Explore Freetown and visit the National Museum
- Relax on the beaches of Freetown peninsula in Sierra Leone
- Visit Tiwai Island Wildlife Sanctuary and try and spot a rare Pygmy hippo
- Shop for Ronkodyed clothes in the market at Kabala
The myth of West Africa is that there is no wildlife left. After 2 nights of staying at the Tiwai Island Widlife Sanctuary in Sierra Leone, and seeing up to 11 different primate species, including chimpanzees, plus otters and sea turtles and even, perhaps, the elusive pygmy hippo, you will realise that this is a myth.
If it's tribal culture and wild scenery that you are after mingled with raw adventure and off the beaten track travel, then this really is a trip to consider. The roads through much of Guinea and the Ivory Coast can be very poor, but this is part of the experience, as we get to see stuff that others usually only see from an armchair on the TV.
In the forests of northern Guinea, we will seek out the amazing vine bridges, while in the north of Ivory Coast we will explore the culture, music and villages of the Korhogo peoples. Then there are the stunning Atlantic beaches; those in Ghana are particularly beautiful and a great place to relax.
Day 1: Freetown
Day 2: Freetown Peninsula
Day 3: Freetown Peninsula
Day 4: Freetown Peninsula
Day 5: Tiwai Island
Day 6: Tiwai Island
Day 7: Makeni
Day 8: Kabala
Day 9: Faranah
Day 10: Faranah
Day 11: Gueckedou
Day 12: Nzekore
Day 13: Nzekore
Day 14: Western Côte d'Ivoire
Day 15: Western Côte d'Ivoire
Day 16: Korhogo
Day 17: Korhogo
Day 18: Yamoussoukro
Day 19: Grand Bassam
Day 20: Grand Bassam
Day 21: Grand Bassam
Day 22: Elmina
Day 23: Elmina
Day 24: Kakum NP
Day 25: Kumasi
Day 26: Kumasi
Day 27: Accra
Day 28: Accra
- Overland Expedition Vehicle, Pirogue
- Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Guides where necessary
- Guesthouse 4 nights
- Camping 8 nights
- Camping without facilities 2 nights
- Basic Hotel 10 nights
- Comfortable Hotel 1 night
- 25 Breakfasts
- 11 Lunches
- 10 Dinner
- Any international flights to Accra and from Freetown are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
- Travel insurance is not included in this Rhythms & Realms of West Africa tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Rhythms & Realms of West Africa tour. You can cancel the tour up to 56 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 55 days of departure.Payment
For any tour departures within 14 August 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 14 August 2021, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 55 days before trip departure.Travel Insurance
Rhythms & Realms of West Africa tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.Visa
For this Rhythms & Realms of West Africa tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.Local Payment The local payment is a group fund, paid separately from the trip price on the first day of the tour. It covers everything that the group does together on the ground. This is primarily hotel accommodation and campsite fees, meals whilst camping (but not while eating in restaurants), and included activities and puts money directly back to the local community. The local payment, or kitty system, is unique to overlanding tours and provides maximum flexibility and best value on the road - you can see exactly what is being paid for, you get everything at cost price, it keeps costs competitive by leveraging group expenses and saves on administrative costs. The fund is run by the tour guide, and any excess left over at the end is returned equally to the group. Local prices are estimated in USD when we print the brochure then reviewed monthly as local costs and exchange rates vary throughout the year. It's therefore important once you book your trip to check the website regularly and just before departure for any changes to the amount.