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West Africa Backpacking Tours

Situated in the westernmost region of Africa, West Africa backpacking tours offer a diverse and fascinating glimpse into a world of rich culture, spectacular scenery, tiny villages, bustling cities and warm and friendly people.

Major West Africa destinations include Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Mali, Morocco, Nigeria, and Togo.

West Africa borders the Sahel to the north, and the Atlantic Ocean to the south and to the west, and is one of the most densely populated areas within Africa with a host of attractions on offer.

Marrakech Camel Herder at Sunset

West Africa Budget Travel Highlights:

- Casablanca
- Marrakech
- High Atlas Mountains
- Kakum National Park
- Timbuktu
- Ganvie
- Ghana's Cape Coast
- Mount Cameroon

Grand Mosque - Djenne

West Africa Overland Trips:

- Overland trips through Morocco
- Overland trips through West Africa


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West Africa Budget Safaris

West Africa budget safaris offer a heady blend of wildlife, scenery and culture, with a wide range of things to see and do.

Some of the most popular highlights in West Africa include the famous stilt villages of Ganvie in Benin, the elusive town of Timbuktu in Mali, the rain forests of Mount Cameroon and Ghana’s Atlantic Coast, which was once an important slave trading region.

This and so much more awaits on your West Africa budget travel adventure.

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