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Gerewol of the Wodaabe, the ceremony of the most beautiful people in the world

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 Bororo or Mbororo In the south Sahara region there are one of the Africa’s most …

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Gerewol Chad

Bijagos Islands in Guinea Bissau, where women rule

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 was the tour among the Bijagos Islands. Discoverong Bijagos Islands This archipelago, declared a Biosphere …

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Bijagos, Guinea Bissau

Visiting the Cantanhez National Park in Guinea Bissau

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 condition except for the last 60 kilometers that become a terrible but beautiful forest track …

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Chimpances Cantanhez Guinea Bissau

Niofoin and its fetish houses. Visit one of the most peculiar villages of Ivory Coast

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 lot in the last years.  Mainly agricultural and animist, many of the ancient traditions are …

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Niofoin, Costa de Marfil

Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary and Fouta Toro in Northern Senegal

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 the timely conflict and border closure in Gambia because of the former dictator Yahya Jammeh’s …

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Aves en Djoudj y Fouta Toro, viaje a Senegal

Travel to Sierra Leone, 11 reasons why you should not miss this country

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 and many tourist attractions to offer to the present traveler. On our tailor made trips …

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Travel to Sierra Leone

Iwol village in the Bédik Country and the Dindefelo waterfall, Senegal

  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 the Bédik, an ethnic minority with Mandingo origins and coming from Mali that arrived in …

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País Bedik Senegal

Saint Louis, Senegal, architectural and cultural patrimony

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 Founded in 1659, Saint Louis was named in honor of the king of France Luis …

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Saint Louis UNESCO de Senegal

Discover Tamberma Valley in Togo, the Batammariba people

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 means the men who work the land, was listed as World Heritage by UNESCO in …

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Tamberma Togo

Mangroves in West Africa, a very important ecosystem

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 canoeing excursions across the labyrinthine channels in the mangrove, discovering a large number of birds …

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Manglares en África Occidental

Hiking in the Volta region, Ghana. Trip Ghana, Togo and Benin

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 attractive spots of the whole Ghana. In the last years, Ghana has emerged as a …

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Senderimo Volta, Ghana, Togo y Benin

West Africa; Discover an Authentic Africa

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 . Through its paths, you will discover an authentic Africa, unusual most of the time, where …

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África Occidental, África auténtica

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