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Smilling Coast of West Africa

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Mohamed Traore

Mandinka Ethnocultural Exped

Mandinka Ethnocultural Expeditions is a group of young Experienced travel enthusiast in West Africa

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Smilling Coast of West Africa

Discover West African Peninsular:Senegal,Cape Verde,Guinea Bissau,Gambia,Guinee,Sierra Leone,Liberia,Ivory Coast,Ghana,Togo,Benin & Nigeria in four weeks.Rich in slave history and colonial left overs.The ultimate tour around the peninsular gives you an Idea of how and what made it easier for the region to get expose to a mix culture.A trip of a lifetime with smilling coasts of the Atlantic Ocean.

DAY 1

Arrive Dakar/Senegal

Upon arrival in Dakar,you will be met by your tour leader,vehicle and driver to be transfered to the hotel...

Hotel Nina dakar 3*
DAY 2

Fly to Praia/Cape Verde

Transfer to airport/board flight to Praia,capital city of Cape Verde Islands.B&D

Pestana Tropico Praia 4*
DAY 3

City Tour/Praia/Cidade de Velha/Tarafal

Visit:Presidential palace/Plateau city centre/Cidade de velha/Tarafal concentration camp.B&D

Pestana Tropico Praia 4*
DAY 4

Fly to Bissau/Guinea Bissau

Transfer to airport/Board flight to Bissau/Transfer to hotel.B&D

Azalai hotel Bissau 4*
DAY 5

City tour in Bissau

City tour includes:Avenida de Independante/Pingigini harbor/Central market/central mosque/Cathedral & National museum.B&D

Azalai hotel Bissau 4*
DAY 6

Drive to Banjul/The Gambia

Drive to Banjul,the capital city of Gambia.B&D

Senegambia Beach hotel 4*
DAY 7

Makasutu Culture forest/ Tour in Banjul

Visit Makasutu culture forest by boat into oyster creek of River Gambia/City tour in Banjul:National museum/Albert market and Arch of Banjul.B&D

Senegambia beach hotel 4*
DAY 8

Discover Juffureh and James Island

Drive to Juffureh historic village/visit slave monument and cruise to James Island/boat trip to Sine Saloum delta UNESCO world heritage site.B&D

Hotel Keur Saloum Toubacouta
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DAY 9

Travel to St.Louis colonial city/Senegal

Drive to Kaolack/visit central market and mosque of Islamic brotherhood/St. Louis.B&D

Hotel de la poste st louis 3
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DAY 10

Djoudj national park:UNESCO Site

Excursions to Djoudj national park(the second largest bird sanctuary in the world/visit park and return to St Louis for a city tour.B&D

Hotel de la poste St Louis
DAY 11

Pink Lake/Kayar village/Turtle farm

Visit kayar fishing harbor/Norflaye Turtle conservation farm/Pink lake local salt mines/Dakar.B&D

Hotel Nina 3*
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DAY 12

Goree Island Tour/Dakar city tour

Cruise to Goree Island/Visit slave house/Dakar city tour;Presidential palace/National museum/Monument of African renaissance/Central markets and Mosque/Arts center/French Cathedral.B&D

Hotel Nina 3*
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DAY 13

Fly to Conakry/Guinee

Transfer to airport and board flight to Conakry,the capital city of Guinee.B&D

Mariador palace 4*
DAY 14

City tour in Conakry

City tour in Conakry:Central mosque and Market/Cathedral/National museum/Bolobineh fishing harbor/Sekou Toure Mosoleum.B&D

Mariador palace 4*
DAY 15

Freetown/Sierra Leone

Drive through the border town of pamelap into Balamuya Sierra Leone/Freetown,the capital city of Sierra Leone.B&D

Golden Tulip Freetown 4*
DAY 16

Taccugama chimpanzee sanctuary /Freetown

Excursions to Taccugama chimpanzee sanctuary/Freetown peninsular and city tours.National museum/Cotton tree/parliament building/State house building/Victoria market/King jimmy market and the old cathedral.B&D

Golden Tulip Freetown 4*
DAY 17

Fly to Monrovia/Liberia

Transfer to airport/board flight to Monrovia,the capital city of Liberia.B&D

The cape hotel Monrovia 4*
DAY 18

Monrovia tour/fly to Abidjan/Ivory coast

Visit Monrovia waterside market/Broad street market/National museum/old sinkoh hotel and Mamba point.B&D

Ibis hotel Marcory 3*
DAY 19

City tour Abidjan

Visit Plateau city center/National museum/Cathedral of St Mary/Cathedral of cite firmont/central market of Adjame/Cocody arts market.B&D

Ibis hotel Marcory 3*
DAY 20

Youmoussoukoro/Cathedral/G.Bassam

Drive to Yamoussoukoro,the second capital city of Ivory Coast/visit UNESCO world heritage site of Basilica " Notre Dame de la paix"/Presidential palace/Houphouet Boigny foundation/drive to Grand Bassam,the colonial city of Ivory Coast.B&D

Afrikland hotel G.Bassam 4*
DAY 21

Grand Bassam/Axim village/Ghana

Visit Grand Bassam colinial quarter before heading out to Axim village in Ghana.Cross border towns of Noe and Elubo.B&D

Axim beach Eco-lodge 4*
DAY 22

Fort san Antonio Axim/St.George Castle E

Visit St Fort San Antonio and Axim fishing village/drive to Elmina and visit St George castle,the oldest in Ghana/Elmina fishing community and Asafo tribal shrines.B&D

Bridge house Elmina 3*
DAY 23

Cape Coast Castle/Accra

Drive to Cape Coast/Visit Cape Coast castle/drive to Accra.B&D

Paloma hotel Accra 3*
DAY 24

City tour in Accra

Visit Kwame Nkrumah memorial gardens and Mosoleum/National museum/Makola market/Black star square/Teshi Coffins builders/Arts and crafts market.B&D

Paloma hotel Accra 3*
DAY 25

Lome/Togo

Travel to Lome,the capital city of Togo/visit Akodessewa fetish market/National museum/central market/Togoville/Lome Cathedral.B&D

Napoleon du Lagune 3*
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DAY 26

Ouidah/Cotonou/Benin

Drive to Ouidah historic Town/visit Temple of python/Sacred forest/Slave museum/the Dahomey trail/Cathedral/Voodoo shrine/continue to Cotonou.B&D

Hotel du Lac Cotonou 4*
DAY 27

Ganvie stilt village /Cotonou city tour

Drive to Abomey calavi/Embark a local boat to Ganvie stilt village/visit Ganvie boat market/cathedral/School/Central market of Cotonou.B&D

Hotel du Lac cotonou 4*
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DAY 28

Fly to Lagos/Nigeria

Transfer to airport and board flight to Lagos,the capital city of Nigeria.B&D

Four Points by sheraton 4*
DAY 29

Makoko stilt Island/Balogun market/Trans

Visit Makoko stilt Island/Balogun central market.Transfer to airport/End of service.B&D

Day use at Four Point by She
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ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Dakar
Hotel Hotel Nina
Day 2
Location Praia/Cape Verde
Day 4
Location Bissau/Guinea Bissau
Day 6
Location Banjul/The Gambia
Day 8
Location Toubacouta/Senegal
Day 9
Location St Louis/Senegal
Day 11
Location Dakar/Senegal
Hotel Hotel Nina
Day 13
Location Conakry/Guinee
Day 15
Location Freetown/Sierra Leone
Day 17
Location Monrovia/Liberia
Day 18
Location Abidjan/Ivory Coast
Hotel Ibis Marcory
Day 20
Location Grand Bassam/Ivory Coast
Day 21
Location Axim/Ghana
Day 22
Location Elmina/Ghana
Day 23
Location Accra/Ghana
Hotel Paloma hotel
Day 25
Location Lome/Togo
Day 26
Location Cotonou/Benin
Hotel Hotel du lac
Day 28
Location Lagos/Nigeria

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Transfer from/to the airport Included.
  • Transport during the tour 4x4 Toyota Land cruiser for 01-04 pax/Toyota Hiace minin Bus for Group of 05-8pax
  • Accommodation Standard
  • Local guides Included.
  • Information services please contact your tour leader for any enquiry
  • Entrance fee All included

Package excludes

  • Airfare From Dakar to Praia & return/Dakar to conakry/Freetown to Monrovia/Monrovia to Abidjan/Cotonou to Lagos
  • Personal expenses not included
  • Visa, consular 76fees or any other formalities. Not included
  • Tips Not included
  • Beverages Not included
  • Additional journeys and transfers Not included

More information

  • Visa for Sierra Leone,Burkina faso,Togo,Cape verde,Senegal,Guinea Bissau can be obtained upon arrival at ladn border or airport.Ivory coast issues online visa 'E-visa) Ghana visa is at the nearest Ghana;Benin,Guinea,Liberia and Nigeria visa is at the nearest embassies.For any more enquiries,please ask our correspondent by email.

REVIEWS

3 Reviews

Joseph & Rosalie Dixler, United States

The Best Tour Guide We Ever Had Mandinka Tours had the best guide we have ever had (in the 135 countries we have toured which included national as well as local guides) was the one we were fortunate to have in Burkina Faso and Ghana. MoMo also guides in Senegal, the Gambia, Mali, Togo and Benin. When problems occurred, he was able to think outside the box and solve them. I believe he is 37 and has an incredible personality and presence. I do not impress easily, as I previously owned a tour company in Chicago and had many guides working for me. He has guided the most important visitors to those countries—he was not bragging, but their names came up as we were traveling. Read more

Ernesto & Haiton Madarang, United States

We had the distinct opportunity to be ably guided by him through 9 countries in West Africa (Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Burkina Faso, Mali, Senegal, and Gambia. Cape Verde) for 5 weeks, from Nov. to Dec., 2015. There were 5 of us and we drove cross country on two sturdy Toyota Land Cruiser SUV covering over 9,000 miles w/o any breakdown. We visited many cultural & UNESCO Heritage sites. It was a pleasant experience & very educational. We were happy and satisfied on how the trip went without any problem whatsoever. It was quite a formidable task to cross 9 borders & deal w/ customs & immigration but “Momo” handled it efficiently. “Momo” is quite an extraordinary guide as he was very caring & concerned w/ our safety & comfort. He billeted us in good hotels & made sure the food were both palatable & safe. None of us got sick for 5 weeks. He is very pleasant, down to earth, easy going, and easy to talk to, entertaining w/ good sense of humor. Not only does he have good command of English w/ clear diction but also quite intelligent w/ broad knowledge of the cultures, tradition, history, and politics of each country we visited. He is quite aware of the poor socio-economic situation of Africa & expresses passionately that education is the key to alleviate the situation. Though born & raised in a Muslim country in Islamic tradition, he is unusually quite liberal & open minded having acquired some of his education in Christian school. “Momo” is also patient & very accommodating & will go out of his way to attend to our needs. With regards to communication w/ his tour company, we had no problem. He answers your email & questions promptly. We found him & his company reliable & trustworthy. We vouch for his good moral character as well as trustworthiness & reliability of his Tour Company. Based on all of the narrative above, we highly recommend, without reservations, Mr. Traore & the Mandinka Tours to any individual or tour group wanting to visit West Africa. Read more

Paul & Sindi March, United States

Job Well Done! We had a GREAT tour with Mohamadine. He is a great guide and gave us the real insight into the cultures, not the sanitized versions. We felt safe with him and knew that he was watching out for our best interests at all times. We have no reservations in giving him the highest recommendation. In addition, he deserves a big "job well done" for all he went through in getting us to the airport in Lagos safely and on time. This was not an easy or cheap thing to do, as I'm sure he will fill you in. It takes an experienced guide to know how to arrange the things he did for us while causing inconvenience for himself as well as our driver. Thank you Mandinka Tours for arranging a wonderful trip for us. Read more

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