Discover rarely visited gems on this West Africa overland trip from Dakar to Freetown. Very much off the beaten track, this is a fairly physically demanding tour that involves a lot of camping, hiking and trekking – though the bulk of it is undertaken in a comfortable overland truck. This is grassroots travelling at its very best, where you can really get involved in the communities and local people you meet along the way. Whether appreciating the breadth of stunning birdlife or relaxing on the many serene beaches along the coast, West Africa is the ideal destination for travellers wanting a different travel experience.

Highlights

Glide through Senegal's Sine-Saloum Delta on a pirogue trip

Explore the buzzing arts and handicrafts scene of Bissau

Get back to nature in Guinea's Fouta Djallon region

Relax on a stunning beach in Sierra Leon