West Africa



Day 1              Arrival in Freetown. Transfer to the hotel. Radisson Blu Mammy Yoko Hotel or similar.

Day 2              Freetown - Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary - Bo - Kenema. In Kenema: St. Paul's Cathedral, Kenema Central Mosque. Ericsson Lodge or similar.

Day 3              Kenema - Kailahun - crossing the border to Liberia - Foya - crossing the border back to Sierra Leone - Koindu - ferry across Moa River on the border of Sierra Leone and Guinea - Gueckedou. In Gueckedou: Notre Dame du Rosaire Church,  Gueckedou Mosque. Fatou Rose Hotel or similar.

Day 4              Gueckedou - Kissidougou. In Kissidougou: Ethnology Museum, Central Mosque. Kissidougou - Macenta - passing Ziama Massif Classified Forest - crossing St. Paul River - Nzerekore. In Nzerekore: Grand Mosque, Nzerekore Market. Nimba Hotel or similar.

Day 5              Nzerekore - Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve (UNESCO world heritage site) - crossing the border to Cote d'Ivoire - Mount Nimba Area - crossing Cavalla River - Ponts de Lianes in outskirts of Danane - Man. In Man: Cathedral of St. Michael, Grand Mosque. Les Cascades Hotel or similar.

Day 6              Man - Duekoue - Sassandra River - northern side of Byuo Lake - Daloa - fringes of Marahoue National Park - Bandama River - Lake Kossou - Yamousoukro. In Yamousoukro:  Basilica of our Lady of Peace, Grand Mosque, Saint Augustin Cathedral. Hotel President or similar.

Day 7              Yamousoukro - Bouake. In Bouake: Saint Michel Cathedral. Bouake - Bassawa - crossing Komoe River - Bondoukou. Hotel Imane Bondoukou or similar.

Day 8              Bondoukou - crossing the border to Ghana - crossing Black Volta River - fringes of Bui National Park - historic mud-brick mosque in Larabanga at the Trade Pilgrimage Routes of North-Western Ghana (tentative UNESCO) - Mole. 2 nights in Zaina Lodge.

Day 9              Safari in the Mole National Park (tentative UNESCO).

Day 10             Mole - Tamale. In Tamale: Central Mosque, Central Market. Tamale - Bolgatanga. In Bolgatanga: Upper East Regional Museum, Tenzug-Tallensi settlements - Navrongo. In Navrongo: Catholic Cathedral (tentative UNESCO). Mayaga Hotel or similar.

Day 11              Navrongo - sacred crocodile pond in Paga - crossing the border to Burkina Faso - colorfully painted houses of Kassena people  and the Royal Court (tentative UNESCO) in Tiebele - crossing Kabore Tambi National Park - Ouagadougou. Suggested accommodation: Royal Beach Hotel or similar.

Day 12              Moro-Naba Ceremony in Ouagadougou and day trip to Yako and Toma. Evening departure from Ouagadougou.

Included:
Letter of invitation for visas
Airport transfers
Transportation
Accommodation in hotels
Breakfasts
Tour in chimpanzee sanctuary in Sierra Leone
Tour in Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve
Safari in Mole National Park
Ferry across Mao River
Local community fees
Guide service

13 NM points: 2 regions in Sierra Leone, 1 region in Liberia, 2 regions in Guinea, 3 regions in Cote d'Ivoire, 2 regions in Ghana and 3 regions in Burkina Faso
6 MTP points:  Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea, Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Burkina Faso
6 TCC points:  Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea, Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Burkina Faso
UNESCO:  1 world heritage site and 4 tentative world heritage sites

Dates: November 2, 2021;  October 24, 2022               Price: $5,220, single supplement $460