West Africa

Benin

Benin is as varied in its landscapes and weather as it is by peoples and customs. It the south you can relax on a beach and watch the whales in season while a journey to the north will take you to village-covered hillsides.

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Burkina Faso

Most people will never have heard of Burkina Faso, let alone know where it is on a map. Like all countries however, it has its own charm and several activities for the visitor to enjoy.

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Cape Verde

The ten islands of the Cape Verde offer a host of holiday opportunities for such a small destination. If you and your family are into watersports it offers some of the best sailing around (no doldrums here), plus you’ll have a chance to dive, surf and swim on a multitude of quiet beaches.

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Cote dIvoire

Cote d’Ivoire is rich in natural attractions such as the rainforests of Parc National de Tai’s and the beaches on the Atlantic coast. There is also a wealth of culture and tradition which can be seen in the colonial architecture and visit the capital Yamoussoukro with its incredible basilica.

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Gambia

Gambia has more than just the beautiful beaches and fishing villages it is famous for. Discover birdlife and wildlife at the National Parks, the vibrant culture in the capital Banjul and the towns and villages and the diversity of the sports and activities on offer.

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Ghana

Ghana has hundreds of kilometers of coast with beautiful beaches and ruined European forts and castles to explore. Discover the lively fishing villages, the capital Accra with its nightlife and the wildlife and activities of the National Parks and natural areas.

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Guinea

Guinea boasts a diverse and unspoiled countryside, a strong music tradition and friendly locals. Visit the game filled savannahs, the beautiful Soumba waterfalls, the capital Conakry and view the elephants at the Forêt Classée de Ziama.

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Guinea-Bissau

Guinea-Bissau is a small country but has plenty to offer visitors. Explore the capital city Bissau and its presidential palace, the beautiful beaches and the National Marine Park. Go fishing and trekking amongst the natural scenery and amazing wildlife.

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Liberia

Liberia has fascinating wildlife and opportunities for walking and hiking through the plains, forests and savannas. Explore the culture of the country and visit the capital Monrovia. Go swimming on the beaches, go fishing and boating.

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Mali

Mali offers a unique holiday experience with sights such as mud-built mosques, the legendary Timbuktu, villages carved into cliffs and the capital city of Bamako. Explore the wide expanse of Sahara desert and discover vibrant markets filled with friendly people and exotic cuisine.

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Mauritania

Mauritania has stunning scenery made up of sand dunes and oceans, which offer opportunities for walking, and trekking and swimming and water sports. There are also deep canyons and protruding plateaus that offer activities and adventures. Discover the amazing birdlife and wildlife in this ecotourism destination.

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Niger

Niger is a beautiful country and also one of the least visited. As well as an exotic desert landscape there is a rich cultural heritage waiting to be discovered. Explore the beautiful Tenere Desert, magnificent Air Mountains and the capital Niamey.

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Nigeria

Nigeria has long coastlines and a rich colonial culture and is an intriguing country waiting to be explored. Explore the capital Abuja, the metropolis of Lagos and West Africa’s oldest city Kano. Discover the chimpanzees at Calabar, the Osun Sacred Forest and the Yankari National Park.

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Senegal

Senegal is a popular destination in West Africa and offers lovely beaches, intriguing culture and amazing wildlife. Explore the capital Dakar, the colonial heritage in St Louis, try the water sports, adventures and activities on offer and discover the amazing wildlife and birdlife in the National Parks.

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Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone is a sunny and tropical destination with a blend of history and culture and a 300-mile long coastline. Explore the perfect palm-lined beaches and the vibrant capital Freetown. See wildlife at the National Park and try the adventures on offer.

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St Helena

St Helena has a stunning natural landscape and is known for its amazing cuisine. Visit the only town, Jamestown and the museums, Napoleon’s home, Georgian architecture and the pretty harbor. Explore the National Parks and the flora and fauna.

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Togo

Togo is an intriguing destination with its coastal lagoons, wooded savannahs, dense forests, swampy plains and long sandy beaches. Explore the one of the most beautiful cities in West Africa, the capital Lome. Discover Lake Togo, go hiking in Kpalimé and see the famous mudbrick houses in the Tamberma Valley.

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