Tribal Lands of West Africa

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  • duration 50 days
  • tour type Group
  • minimum participants 2
  • age requirement 18+ years old
  • max group size 25
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Dakar, Senegal
  • Ends Accra, Ghana
  • +21
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • 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
Starting in Dakar and ending in Accra, the tour Tribal Lands Of West Africa is a guided adventure trip that takes 50 days. You will visit Saint-Louis, Dakar, Faranah and 20 other destinations in 5 different countries. Tribal Lands Of West Africa is a group tour which will include accommodation, transport, meals and others. See below for further details.

This is a quintessential West Africa overland taking in some really off the beaten track destinations.

The trip revolves around the tribal lands and cultures of numerous different peoples, with a variety of village stays, walks and treks as well as some great local cultural experiences.

The roads are often poor and the going can be slow, but the scenery is stunning. Some of our time will be spent exploring by boat, such as local pirogues or local barges, some on foot, some on the truck. Expect spectacular waterfalls, languid lagoons, mangrove swamps, beautiful Atlantic beaches and historic towns and settlements; as well as wildlife and some great nature walks.

The trip is split into two sections; heading south we will first be travelling through Senegal, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea Bissau and Sierra Leone to the city of Freetown. The next section, takes us back into Guinea and then into Ivory Coast finally arriving at Accra in Ghana.

5 - Excellent
Based on 3 reviews
  • Peter S
  • On Apr 29 2019
5 - Excellent
“Great guides, great trip”
  • Lisa S
  • On Apr 15 2019
5 - Excellent
“Another amazing overland trip. Thank you to all the team. What an experience ! West Africa certainly stimulates your mind heart and senses.”
  • Anna F
  • On Apr 15 2019
5 - Excellent
“Enjoyed the unexpected Africa moments and how professional our tourguides handled the problems. I never felt unsafe. The Bushcamping and Bubaque Island in Guinea-Bissau was amazing as well.”
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  • Day 1: Dakar
  • Day 2: Saint-Louis
  • Day 3: Saint-Louis
  • Day 4: Toubakouta
  • Day 5: Toubakouta
  • Day 6: Tendaba
  • Day 7: Tendaba
  • Day 8: Cap Skirring
  • Day 9: Cap Skirring
  • Day 10: Cap Skirring
  • Day 11: Bissau
  • Day 12: Bissau
  • Day 13: Labe
  • Day 14: Labe
  • Day 15: Labe
  • Day 16: Labe
  • Day 17: Labe
  • Day 18: Mamou
  • Day 19: Southern Guinea
  • Day 20: Freetown Peninsula
  • Day 21: Freetown Peninsula
  • Day 22: Freetown
  • Day 23: Freetown
  • Day 24: Freetown Peninsula
  • Day 25: Freetown Peninsula
  • Day 26: Freetown Peninsula
  • Day 27: Tiwai Island
  • Day 28: Tiwai Island
  • Day 29: Makeni
  • Day 30: Kabala
  • Day 31: Faranah
  • Day 32: Faranah
  • Day 33: Gueckedou
  • Day 34: Nzekore
  • Day 35: Nzekore
  • Day 36: Western Côte d'Ivoire
  • Day 37: Western Côte d'Ivoire
  • Day 38: Korhogo
  • Day 39: Korhogo
  • Day 40: Yamoussoukro
  • Day 41: Grand Bassam
  • Day 42: Grand Bassam
  • Day 43: Grand Bassam
  • Day 44: Elmina
  • Day 45: Elmina
  • Day 46: Kakum NP
  • Day 47: Kumasi
  • Day 48: Kumasi
  • Day 49: Accra
  • Day 50: Accra
  • Overland Expedition Vehicle, Jeep, Pirogue
  • Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Guides where necessary
  • Comfortable Hotel 2 nights
  • Basic Hotel 22 nights
  • Camping 12 nights
  • Camping without facilities 5 nights
  • Guesthouse 6 nights
  • 94 Breakfasts
  • 36 Lunches
  • 34 Dinners
  • Any international flights to Dakar and from Accra 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 Tribal Lands 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 Tribal Lands of West Africa tour. You can cancel the tour up to 61 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 60 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 13 August 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 13 August 2021, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 60 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Tribal Lands 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.


For this Tribal Lands 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.

If you have any question about this tour or need help with planning a trip, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We're ready to help.
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