Day 1: Arrival in Dakar. Immigration and customs formalities meet our guide and transfer to your hotel in Dakar. Spend a free day, overnight at your hotel Djoloff in Dakar
Day 2: Dakar city tour
Start a tour of Dakar with its main markets. Visit Kermel Market, Sandaga Market, stop at the President’s Palace and admire its red Spahi guards, stop at the Parliament House, the Cathedral and the Great Mosque. Visit the University going through the residential district of Fann showing the new Senegalese architecture style. Stop at the Millennium Door, one of the newest monuments of Dakar and go through the picturesque district of Medina. In the afternoon, take a boat ride to Goree Island where you will arrive after 20 minutes. Visit the House of Slaves where the curator will deliver a lecture on “300 years of Slave Trading in West Africa.” Visit the ethnographic museum, the Fort and the Memorial of Goree. Stop at the Governor’s Palace and take some time for shopping at the little market of Goree or visit of the Goree on the next day. Return to your hotel in Dakar or Hotel Djoloff or a similar
Day 3: Dakar-Cape Verde
In the morning, take a boat ride to Goree Island where you will arrive after 20 minutes. Visit the House of Slaves where the curator will deliver a lecture on “300 years of Slave Trading in West Africa.” Visit the ethnographic museum, the Fort and the Memorial of Goree. Stop at the Governor’s Palace and take some time for shopping at the little market of Goree.
Flight Cabo Verde Airl, departure, Arrival in Praia Immigration and customs formalities:. Praia and Cidade Velha:. Check-in to Oasis Atlantico Praiamar Hotel 6:30 PM. Dinner in the hotel or city restaurant
Day 4: Santiago Island: Praia, Sao Domingos, Sao Jorge, Assomada, Tarrafal, Santa Cruz, Pedra Badejo: Dinner in the hotel or city restaurant:
Day 5: Departure from Praia at 5:55 AM, flight Cabo Verde Airlines, arrival in Sao Pedro. Sao Vicente Island – Sao Pedro, Mindelo, Calhau: Departure from Sao Pedro flight Cabo Verde Airlines, arrival in Praia. Praia – drive to the hotel and walk around the city center:. Dinner in the hotel or city restaurant:
Day 6: Departure from Praia, flight Cabo Verde Airlines, arrival in Dakar. Immigration and customs formalities.
Drive to Kaolack – Alliance Franco-Senegalese, Town Hall, Cathedral, Market, Clock Tower, Grand Mosque, Saloum River: Kaolack – Toubakouta (70 km): Toubakouta – lunchtime, boat trip. Toubakouta – Karang (23 km): Senegal – Gambia border formalities: Amdallai – Barra (21 km): 3:30-3:50PM. Barra - Banjul via the ferry (5 km): Banjul city tour - Arch 22, Independence Drive, July 22 Square, Albert Market, Old Town.Check-in to Laico Atlantic Hotel: 4 Banjul - Arch 22, Independence Drive, July 22 Square, Albert Market, Old Town: 4:40-6:30PM. Dinner in the hotel or city restaurant.
Day 7: Banjul
On board a yacht you travel to Albreda and Juffure passing Dog Island. Stop at James Island where you visit the remains of the slave stores and the governor’s house, before continuing to Albreda, a major groundnut trading place. A 15-minute walk brings you to Juffure the ancestral village of Alex Haley, the author of the best-seller “Roots”, and the home of “Kunta Kinteh’s family.” On your way lunch and drinks will be served on board. Return to Banjul in the late afternoon. Dinner and overnight at Hotel Atlantic. Includes: (B
There are two options to visit the Juffureh village on day 6th or 7th that will depend on you and your guide.
Day 8: Banjul – Abuko (18 km): 7:15-7:45 AM. Abuko – hamlet, nature reserve: 7:45-9:45 AM. Abuko – Jiboro (35 km): 9:45-10:20 AM. Gambia - Senegal border formalities: 10:20-11:00 AM. Seleti – Ziguinchor (96 km): 11:00 AM-12:40 PM. Ziguinchor – lunchtime, colonial architecture, Casamance River: 12:40-1:50PM. Ziguinchor – Bissau (19 km): 1:50-2:10 PM. Senegal – Guinea-Bissau border formalities: 2:10-2:50PM. Sao Domingos – Bissau (125 km): 2:50-4:30 PM. AZALAI HOTEL 24 DE SETEMBRO Check-in to : 4:30-4:40 PM.
Day9: Bissau: visit of Bissau – Avenida Amilcar Cabral, Cathedral, Bissau Velho, Fortaleza d'Amura, Pidjiguiti Monument, Square of National Heroes, canoe to the island to admire the beautiful sunset, return to Bissau. Dinner in the hotel or city restaurant: 6:30-8:00 PM.
Day 10: Bissau – Safin-Banbadinca-Saltignou-Kountabany-Kamzar 7:00-10:40 AM. Guinea-Bissau – lunctime in Kountabany, Guinea border formalities then drive to Boke museum for your overnight at your hotel in Hotel OCEANE PLUS Kamzar, Picnic
Day 11: Kamzar – Conakry: Breakfast and drive to Conakry,Check-in to Marietou Palace then Dinner in the hotel or city restaurant: 6.30-8PM. Overnight at Marietou Palace in Conakry.
Day12: Visit of Conakry
Visit of Conakry – Oppo Atelier, North Corniche, and Cathedral Sainte-Marie: Palais de Nations, South Corniche, Port de Boulbinet, National Museum, Grand Mosque. Dinner in the hotel or city restaurant: 6.30-8PM. Overnight at Marietou Palace in Conakry.
Day 13: Conakry –Freetown: Conakry – Pamelap (127 km): Guinea – Sierra Leone border formalities: drive to Tagugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary do an afternoon tour back to Freetown for your overnight Dinner in the Hotel Royal Kingdom or city restaurant in Freetown
State House, Tower Hill, Victoria Park, Parliament, Aberdeen, Lumley Beach: 7:00-10:00 AM. Freetown –Cotton Tree, King's Yard Gate, Government Wharf, Old Wharf Steps, St. George's Cathedral, and lunch time and enjoy the beach in the afternoon PM. Dinner in the hotel or city restaurant: Hotel Royal Kingdom or city restaurant in Freetown
Day15: Freetown – Kenema 300 km
Breakfast and drive to Kenema is one of the most ethnically diverse cities in Sierra Leone. The city is home to all of the country's ethnic groups, though the Mende people make up the largest ethnic group, overnight at Ericson Guest House or a similar
Day 16: Kenema-Monrovia Sierra Leone – Liberia border formalities: Kenema– Monrovia: Check-in to Krystal Oceanview Hotel (Mamba Point): Monrovia – Monument to Joseph Roberts, Masonic Temple, Catholic Cathedral: 5:30-6:40 PM. Dinner in the hotel or city restaurant: 6:40-8:00 PM.
Day 17: Monrovia – UN Drive, Mamba Point, Waterside Market, Broad Street, And National Museum: 7:00-9:00 AM. Monrovia – Gbarnga (197 km): 9:00 AM-1:20 PM. Gbarnga – lunchtime, marketplace, central streets: 1:20-2:20 PM. Gbarnga – Ganta (65 km): 2:20-4:00 PM, Ganta and overnight at Jackie Guest House Picnic
Day 18: Ganta-Man
Breakfast in the early morning drive to Liberia – Ivorian border formalities, arrival in Man, Point of view in Mont Tokui, down to see to the Cascade, the sacred Park, overnight at Hôtel les Cascades or Hotel Amointrin
Day 19: Man-Yamoussoukro
Breakfast and drive to Yakro, tour of Yamoussoukro, the administrative and political capital of Cote d'Ivoire, Overnight at your Hotel Includes: (B)
Breakfast and drive to Abidjan, visit of some villages on route, arrival and overnight at your hotel Ibis Plateau or a similar
Day 21: ABIDJAN Spend the whole day free, do your last shopping and drive to the airport for your departure to Dakar, end of our services.
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