West Africa

West Africa 2020

Ghana, Senegal & The Gambia

Beautiful, colourful and welcoming

23 intriguing days

Tour at a Glance

Estimated Price: $15,900 per person, share twin
$2,700 single supplement
Tour Dates: 25 October - 16 November, 2020
Group Size: This tour is limited to a maximum of 20 travellers.
Deposit: $750 per person.
If you cancel for any reason before 21 August, 2020 Tours Direct will refund your $750 deposit in full.
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Early Booking Discount: $300 per person, if you pay your deposit by 10 July, 2020.
Tour Leader: Rachel Plumstead
Escorted from New Zealand
Inclusions: All airfares & taxes (Emirates)
  Stopover in Dubai on the way to West Africa
  Accommodation in 3-star, 4-star and 5-star hotels & tented suites
  19 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 18 dinners
  Touring in private vehicles
  Group tipping
  Services of English-speaking local guides
  Assistance of your Tour Leader, Rachel Plumstead
Variations: Land Only price on application
  Extending your stay - before or after Tour Dates
West Africa is one of the most gorgeous and diverse areas in the world. Ghana is home to dozens of cultures and lots of fascinating historical sites. Senegal is a country with a rich French colonial heritage and many natural attractions. The Gambia is the smallest country in mainland Africa and is situated around the Gambia River which flows into the Atlantic Ocean.


  • In Ghana sightsee in the bustling capital city of Accra.
  • Visit three craft villages in the countryside surrounding Kumasi.
  • See Cape Coast Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Walk in Kakum National Park, one of Ghana’s most famous parks.
  • Enjoy a musical performance by the Bamboo Orchestra, performing with bamboo percussion instruments to music and dance.
  • In Senegal visit the charming yet infamous Goree Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • On the way to St Louis see the incredible Pink Lake.
  • Go on a city tour of charming St Louis, the former colonial capital.
  • Visit the Djoudj National Bird Park (a UNESCO World Heritage site), one of the most important bird sanctuaries in the world.
  • Travel to Sine Ngayene to see the magnificent Stone Circles.
  • Visit the village of Jufureh to where the ancestry of “Kunta Kinte" of Roots fame was traced.
  • At the Fathala Reserve enjoy a typical African bush experience in an open-air vehicle.
  • In The Gambia have a full day tour of Banjul, the capital.
  • Take a boat cruise through the Bolongs and observe villagers collecting oysters

Wow, Rachel knows so much about traveling in Africa and what to do and what not to do.

A cheerful and lively person, Rachel brought her wealth of knowledge alongside good humour.

So much fun!

... to come....

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