West Africa Overland Trips & Adventure Travel In Liberia, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast, Guinea-Bissau, Burkina Faso, Guinea, Ghana, Senegal, Gambia
Overlanding West Africa is an independent tour operator running overland adventure trips throughout West Africa. Our unique trips in the region offer exploratory travel to countries and places that no other overland operators venture to.
Instead of just passing through the region as part of a Trans Africa Tour, or only visiting a few tried and tested countries, we take our time and get well off the beaten track – really out there.
Our overland adventure trips focus entirely on West Africa and nowhere else - so you can be sure you are getting a trip run by crew who are passionate and entirely focused upon this magical part of the world.
We do not rush through the region like some other overland companies do. If you compare our trips to other companies offering tours of West Africa you will see we travel at a slower pace and visit more places.
The style of trips we run echo the more adventurous days of overlanding: unique exploratory routes through stunning landscapes, shopping in local markets, bush camping for some of the journey and witnessing the vibrancy and colour of West Africa’s rich art, music and traditional culture up close and personal.
We want to bring together a group of like-minded people who share a genuine love of adventure and exploratory overland trips. We’ll be getting to some areas that are rarely, if at all, visited by travellers, so a degree of flexibility will be built in to the trips to allow for the unforseen challenges and opportunities that crop up on the road. The way we see it, you’ll be joining an expedition, there is no us and them, we’re all part of the trip from day one and everybody plays a part in making the trip a success.
Unspoilt by mass tourism, now is the time to visit West Africa before the region starts to change. There are pristine beaches, colourful and vibrant markets, talented musicians, incredible scenery, larger than life characters, an unrivalled arts and crafts scene, and in many places a chance to experience a traditional way of life and customs that will intrigue even the most experienced traveller.
Unlike some overland trips, we won’t be bumping into other trucks every few days or sharing campsites with dozens of other tourists – it will feel like we have the place to ourselves at times!
Travelling in these regions can sometimes be tough and unpredictable but we guarantee you’ll be rewarded with some truly unforgettable experiences and memories!
“West Africa is a quite different Africa from the countries on the opposite coast. There, in the more homogenised and gentrified lands of beach and safari holidays, Africa has been partially processed. West Africa is raw Africa. These are travellers’ lands” – The Daily Telegraph