Gulf of Guinea to the Cape

Accra - Cape Town

85 days through Ghana, South Africa, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon, Congo, Congo DRC, Angola, Namibia
FROM: $8350 USD
Transport:
Overland Expedition Vehicle, Jeep, Boat
Crew:
Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Guides where necessary
Accom:
Comfortable Hotel 4 nights
Camping 42 nights
Camping without facilities 21 nights
Basic Hotel 17 nights
Meals:
Breakfasts x 83, Lunches x 63, Dinners x 63
Physical:
Lifestyle:
Code:
ZDV
Deposit:
$520 USD per person
Foreign Travel Advice

This is a real exploratory journey, which we will only run once a year. No two trips will be the same as this is an ever changing part of Africa and many of the places that we visit are seldom travelled through. To date it has proved an amazingly rewarding experience for the select band of travellers who have joined us; and they are a select band, as you will need to apply directly to join this trip. So saying, this is an unbelievable journey across some amazing places. Starting in Ghana, we cross Togo and Benin, and then Nigeria. In the south of Nigeria, we cut through jungle roads into tropical Cameroon and then south into Gabon. The splendours of Gabon, its wildlife, forests and beaches are actually second to NONE in Africa. Then the expedition 'hots up', crossing Congo-Brazzaville and the DRC, before entering one of the real gems of African travel, Angola and then on into Namibia and finishing in Cape Town.

Discovering an unexplored route down the west of the continent.
Wild camping in local villages on route
2 day overland safari through Etosha NP with excellent wildlife
Wildcamp and hike in the stunning wild mountains of Spitzkoppe
Take a cable car up Table Mountain or any of the numerous options in Cape Town
Visit a local village to witness a traditional Voodoo ceremony
Enjoy a guided walk around Butterfly Mountain, Mont Kluto
Enjoy a fine meal and cool drink in one of Accra's many restaurants

This trip is for experienced travellers only, who are happy to expect the unexpected. We cannot guarantee the itinerary, the accommodation or even the countries that we will be able to cross. You must embark on this journey, knowing full well that it is an expedition.

Visit Akosombo Dam the colossal 1960s project that provides almost all of Ghana's energy needs and created Lake Volta, one of the world's largest man-made lakes

An evening of energetic drumming and dancing from the local villagers in Mont Klouto

Go on a guided tour of the Tata Somba villages of northern Benin learning about the traditional culture and way of life and visiting their incredible 2-storey 'mud castle' homes

Visit the stunning landscapes of Pendjari National Park famous for being one of the best wildlife reserves in West Africa

A guided tour of the capital of the ancient Dahomey empire including the Dahomey Palace and Museum.

Day 1 - Accra (10th January 2022)

Border information: if you are joining in Accra, then you will most likely enter Ghana at Accra Kotoka International Airport (IATA code: ACC).

There will be an important group meeting at 10:00am at the joining hotel - please look out at the hotel reception for a note from your leader with more details about this important meeting. Your leader will collect your kitty and check your passport, visas, and insurance details at this meeting.

The afternoon will be free to explore the city of Accra.

Please note that many of the options listed below will only be possible for those with extra time in Accra before the start of your trip with us - please contact the Sales team if you would like to book pre-tour accommodation with us to have extra time exploring Accra.


Accommodation: Comfortable Hotel


Daily Activities

Optional Activities

Visit the famous Labadi Beach situated on the outskirts of Accra

Entrance: 5 GHS

Freely explore the huge Independence Square and Black Star Arch in Accra where independence was celebrated in 1957

Visit: Free

Freely explore the area of Jamestown Accra's oldest district and a vibrant fishing area

Visit: Free

Head to this park which is a memorial to one of the founding fathers of Ghana.

Visit: 5 GHS

Learn all about the history and culture of Ghana in the National Museum

Entrance: 40 GHS

Visit the outside of the famous Osu Castle the seat of power in Ghana since the 1600s

See the outside: Free

Day 2 - Accra (11th January 2022)
Day 3 - Akosombo (12th January 2022)
Day 4 - Akosombo (13th January 2022)
Day 5 - Mont Klouto (14th January 2022)
Day 6 - Mont Klouto (15th January 2022)
Day 7 - Central Togo (16th January 2022)
Day 8 - Togoville (17th January 2022)
Day 9 - Grand Popo (18th January 2022)
Day 10 - Pendjari NP (19th January 2022)
Day 11 - Pendjari NP (20th January 2022)
Day 12 - Abomey (21st January 2022)
Day 13 - Abomey (22nd January 2022)
Day 14 - Grand Popo (23rd January 2022)
Day 15 - Grand Popo (24th January 2022)
Day 16 - Ouidah (25th January 2022)
Day 17 - Ganvie (26th January 2022)
Day 18 - Nigeria (27th January 2022)
Day 19 - Nigeria (28th January 2022)
Day 20 - Nigeria (29th January 2022)
Day 21 - Nigeria (30th January 2022)
Day 22 - Nigeria (31st January 2022)
Day 23 - Nigeria (1st February 2022)
Day 24 - Nigeria (2nd February 2022)
Day 25 - Nigeria (3rd February 2022)
Day 26 - Nigeria (4th February 2022)
Day 27 - Cameroon (5th February 2022)
Day 28 - Cameroon (6th February 2022)
Day 29 - Cameroon (7th February 2022)
Day 30 - Cameroon (8th February 2022)
Day 31 - Cameroon (9th February 2022)
Day 32 - Cameroon (10th February 2022)
Day 33 - Cameroon (11th February 2022)
Day 34 - Cameroon (12th February 2022)
Day 35 - Cameroon (13th February 2022)
Day 36 - Gabon (14th February 2022)
Day 37 - Gabon (15th February 2022)
Day 38 - Gabon (16th February 2022)
Day 39 - Gabon (17th February 2022)
Day 40 - Gabon (18th February 2022)
Day 41 - Gabon (19th February 2022)
Day 42 - Republic of the Congo (20th February 2022)
Day 43 - Republic of the Congo (21st February 2022)
Day 44 - Republic of the Congo (22nd February 2022)
Day 45 - Republic of the Congo (23rd February 2022)
Day 46 - Republic of the Congo (24th February 2022)
Day 47 - Republic of the Congo (25th February 2022)
Day 48 - Republic of the Congo (26th February 2022)
Day 49 - Republic of the Congo (27th February 2022)
Day 50 - Republic of the Congo (28th February 2022)
Day 51 - Democratic Republic of the Congo (1st March 2022)
Day 52 - Democratic Republic of the Congo (2nd March 2022)
Day 53 - Democratic Republic of the Congo (3rd March 2022)
Day 54 - Democratic Republic of the Congo (4th March 2022)
Day 55 - Democratic Republic of the Congo (5th March 2022)
Day 56 - Democratic Republic of the Congo (6th March 2022)
Day 57 - Democratic Republic of the Congo (7th March 2022)
Day 58 - Democratic Republic of the Congo (8th March 2022)
Day 59 - Democratic Republic of the Congo (9th March 2022)
Day 60 - Democratic Republic of the Congo (10th March 2022)
Day 61 - Democratic Republic of the Congo (11th March 2022)
Day 62 - Democratic Republic of the Congo (12th March 2022)
Day 63 - Angola (13th March 2022)
Day 64 - Angola (14th March 2022)
Day 65 - Angola (15th March 2022)
Day 66 - Angola (16th March 2022)
Day 67 - Angola (17th March 2022)
Day 68 - Angola (18th March 2022)
Day 69 - Angola (19th March 2022)
Day 70 - Angola (20th March 2022)
Day 71 - Angola (21st March 2022)
Day 72 - Etosha NP (22nd March 2022)
Day 73 - Etosha NP (23rd March 2022)
Day 74 - Windhoek (24th March 2022)
Day 75 - Spitzkoppe (25th March 2022)
Day 76 - Swakopmund (26th March 2022)
Day 77 - Swakopmund (27th March 2022)
Day 78 - Sesriem (28th March 2022)
Day 79 - Bethanie (29th March 2022)
Day 80 - Fish River Canyon (30th March 2022)
Day 81 - Noordoewer (31st March 2022)
Day 82 - Citrusdal (1st April 2022)
Day 83 - Cape Town (2nd April 2022)
Day 84 - Cape Town (3rd April 2022)
Day 85 - Cape Town - End Date (4th April 2022)