To enter West Africa is to penetrate ancestral Africa, in a mysterious world of secret societies, initiation rites, masks and lots of music.
Ecotourism and development of local communities. Walking and Bicycle Routes in Chad
The Guera Mountains have a great tourist attraction and more and more travellers are interested in their landscapes, their different cultures and in some very interesting collaboration and development projects that are taking place in the Chad area.
En los pequeños mercados de las zonas rurales, en los caminos polvorientos del Sahel, en los restaurantes locales, o junto a los estanques y fuentes de agua es donde nos acercamos a los pueblos y culturas de Chad en nuestros viajes.
Deep in the rainforest of the northern Congo Basin is located the Dzanga Sangha Reserve, a protected area home to an astonishing variety of wildlife, from the most hallucinatory and diverse small insects such as hunting ants and butterflies, to western lowland gorillas, chimpanzees, leopards or elephants, and a significant number of birds.
World Heritage, the Ennedi massif, located in northeastern Chad, is known as the “Eden of the Sahara”, hides some of the most beautiful desert landscapes on the planet. Incredible rock formations in the form of arches, pillars or needles, deep canyons and hundreds of cave paintings.
Prospective tour to Chad: Ounianga Lakes and Ennedi Like a big secret, Chad keeps jealously one of the most beautiful deserts on the planet with awesome places lake Ounianga lakes, Ennedi massif or Tibesti region. A part of the Sahara
Visiting Zakouma National Park In Kumakonda we could not start 2019 in a better way, just finished with a new prospective trip in Chad in which we visited the Zakouma National Park. Chad is perhaps the great unknown of the
After a long journey during the rainy season in which we traveled by truck from Gambia to Chad, we reached N’Djamena, capital of Chad, in time to attend a unique and surprising spectacle, the Gerewol festival. The Wodaabe also called
Dambe. Welcome to the Fight Club.We travelled to northern Nigeria, specifically to Kano, the oldest city in West Africa. After making some visits, an inhabitant of the city told us about the boxing evenings that were held every afternoon in
On our last trip to Guinea Bissau in February 2018 we were lucky to learn more about this West African country, small in territory, but immense in diversity and cultural richness. One of the most fascinating parts of the trip
One of the many attractions in a trip in Sierra Leone is the Tiwai Island Wildlife Sanctuary. Discovering Tiwai Island, traveling through Sierra Leone Tiwai Island (which means big island in Mende) is located inside the Rainy Forest of the
Travelling to Cantanhez National Park The Cantanhez National Park in Guinea Bissau is located in the district of Tombali, in the south of the country, about 250 kilometers from the capital Bissau. To get there the road is in good
Traveling through the different regions of northern Ivory Coast we find the craft production of traditional materials. Traditional Kita The “kita” or also called “kente” is the traditional material that is worked on the looms. Men are organized in a
After years traveling overland in the African continent we are firmly convinced that trucks are the best means of transportation for group travel in Africa. In this blog post we give you some good reasons to travel overland in Africa
In northern Ivory Coast, in the heart of the Senufo country, between Boundiali and Korhogo, lies Niofoin, one of the most interesting and picturesque villages in the whole country. Visiting Niofoin Niofoin is a medium-sized town that has grown a
In the last two trips we have run in Senegal in late 2016 and early 2017, we have explored the northern part of Senegal along the river that gives the name the country. Travel to remote nothern Senegal Due to
Still thinking about old clichés? … Forget about it! Do you think that traveling to Sierra Leone is not safe? War and conflicts ended in 2002. Today Sierra Leone is an incredibly beautiful country, totally safe, with a stable democracy
Fouta Djallon’s mountainous region is in the central – west area of Guinea Conakry. Welcome to Fouta Djallon in Guinea Conakry This mountain range of surrealistic reliefs which height goes between 700 and 1500 meters, is the source of some
One of the most surprising places we can visit in West Africa is without a doubt East Nimba Nature Reserve in Liberia. We can enjoy stunning scenery, nature, walking trails on the mountains and visit to surrealistic abandoned places. In
Placed in the remote south-east of Senegal, in the surroundings of the green hills of Fouta Djalon and 20km away from Kedougou you find Iwol, one of the most beautiful and picturesque villages in all Senegal. At Iwol inhabit
We begin our trip in Marrakech, one of the most touristic and interesting cities in Morocco. After going through the lightbulb, the parks and the always busy and striking place of Jemaa el Fna we go towards the south by
The city of Saint Louis in north Senegal (UNESCO) with its nice colonial colorful buildings, relaxed atmosphere, very attractive cultural offer and magnificent natural environment, is one of these places you will never wish to leave. History of Saint Louis
Placed at the foothills of Atakora Mountains in the north-east of Togo, we find Kutammaku region, home of the Batammariba, people of ancient traditions. Kutammaku reaches up to Benin and in this country they are called the Somba. Kutammaku, which
VISA ATTENTION WARNING This entente visa is no longer issued. The countries that were involved no longer accept it. You have to obtain each visa individually. The Benin consulate in Madrid issues at present the touristic visa “ENTENTE”, which allows
Travelling to Tai National Park in Ivory Coast Though it’s complicated to get to Tai National Park, the most remote Reserve and pristine forest in western Ivory Coast, near the border with Liberia, we could not set aside Tai visit
The mangrove is both an extremely fragile and an important ecosystem for many human communities around the world. We will visit mangroves during our trips in West Africa. Senegal, Gambia and Ivory Coast are two formidable destinations to make interesting
This is the most eastern region of Ghana, along the border with Togo, which is mostly mountainous. With an extraordinary scenic beauty, impressive waterfalls, tropical forests, lagoons, magnificent valleys and hills makes of the Volta region one of nature’s most
A tour across Ivory Coast is an enriching trip to the beating heart of West Africa. Blessed with a striking nature this country has two million hectares of wooded savannah, exuberant jungles and a rich and varied fauna and flora.
Widely extended over the African continent, majestic, impressive and monumental, the baobab has earned a level of respect that few species in Africa can match. It is believed that baobabs in the continent have their origin in Madagascar, from where
Chimpanzees of West Africa The chimpanzees that live in Western Africa have been waking the scientists’ curiosity up for decades. These chimpanzees 4.300 years ago already were using tools of stone to open the fruits with rind, as the nuts
Coming back to Spain at the end of 2013, after our return form holidays, a trip of more than one year across Africa, he had in mind the idea of creating a small travel agency specialized in overland adventure trips
Our overland truck is a 1928 Mercedes AS 4 × 4. With its powerful V8 engine and its all-wheel drive with differential lock, it is the ideal vehicle for the type of roads and trails that we will find in our travels in West
We know how complicated it is often to match holidays with your friends or partner to make together the trip you had in mind for a long time. Too often we see how the vast majority of agencies penalize people
An overland tours in the vast majority of West African’s regions is a great adventure, sometimes unpredictable, perhaps this is one of the reasons why we both like this part of the continent so much. The climatic and social conditions,
Away from hordes of tourism that runs through other parts of the african continent, unknown and often stigmatized, West Africa remains an ideal destination for curious and adventurous travellers, who want to discover the old flavour of yesteryear travel .