A 28 days and 27 nights adventure overland trip to West Africa from Conakry to Freetown through Guinea Conakry, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
Highlights of this unique overland trip to West Africa
In this unique expedition, we will visit an authentic Africa, very isolated and unknown, where we can walk practically alone on its pristine beaches and rainforests full of wildlife, discover its vibrant and colorful cities, visit some of its national parks, savor the African rural life in remote villages where we will witness ancestral dances, we will enjoy African music and nightlife, and we will travel miles of adventure through sinuous tracks that will bring us to live unique and unforgettable moments.
We run this overland trip to Guinea Conakry, Liberia and Sierra Leone in a overland truck Maggy Deutz Mercur (more 6 pax) or in a van Mitsubishi L300 (6 pax)
Travelling in Guinea Conakry
We will start this expedition in Conakry, the capital of Guinea. Conakry is known for its strong musical tradition and there live many of the best percussionists and balafonists from around the world. Enjoying the bustling nightlife on Saturday evening, the day of the beginning of the trip is almost mandatory.
We will continue our journey towards the highlands of Fouta Djalon, where for two days we will make a nice hiking trail through its mountains, where we will enjoy the impressive landscapes with spectacular canyons, full of rivers and waterfalls. Ainguel, a beautiful Peul traditional village of Fouta Djalon will be our base for the walk.
For several days we will cross the country. On our way to Nzerekore we will enjoy the beautiful Guinean landscapes, the warmth of the inhabitants not used to see tourists in this area. We will visit some markets and overnight with our camp material in villages where we will arouse the curiosity of dozens of children.
In the Guinea Forestry region, we will visit one of the most famous liana bridges, we will stop in Nzerekore for two nights to rest and visit the colorful markets. In Nzerekore you will find many places to have dinner at to dance at night.
We will continue along a track in very bad conditions that is usually full of mud towards the border with Liberia and the Nimba mountains.
Travel in Liberia
We will visit Liberia, perhaps the most enigmatic and unknown country in Western Africa, very different from its neighboring countries.
In northern Liberia for two days we will explore the Nimba East Reserve with spectacular places as the Blue Lake, an ancient and gigantic mine now converted into a beautiful lake, in which it is possible to bathe and camp along the shore.
Yekepa is the surreal mining city of northern Liberia, where we will have the feeling as Lonely Planet says of finding us in the scenario of the movie the Truman Show
We will continue our trip to Monrovia, capital of Liberia. We will spend two nights at the Catholic Mission, enough time to explore this interesting city.
We will camp in Robertsport, a relaxed coastal town of Liberia that has become in recent years one of the last paradises for surfers. Its fine sandy beaches and turquoise waters are some of the best in West Africa.
Travel in Sierra Leone
After leaving Liberia we will enter Sierra Leone where we will travel through some of the worst roads in this part of the continent. It will take us about three days to get to Tiwai Island. This island located on the Moa river is known to house a high density and concentration of primates.
We will camp for two nights in Kambama, a beautiful town next to the Moa river where its inhabitants always welcome us very warmly.
Spend time in this beautiful village of traditional architecture, just walking, chatting with its inhabitants or going down through the forest to bathe in spectacular natural pools of the Moa river where you can see monkeys and many birds, it will be a great way to spend the day.
We will attend a traditional Mende dance of the Bundu mask, used for decades and currently, by the secret society of women.
We will finish our trip camping at Bureh Beach, one of the paradisiacal beaches of the Freetown península.
Note: The itinerary of route is provisional and could be changed during the trip.
The estimated time of drive is just the approximate number of hours that the truck will be moving and does not to include the stops to take a coffee, to have lunch, borders, stops to make photos, activities in route, pause to stretch your legs, commercial stops or to go to the toilette, etc.
We inform you about the times of conduction with good faith but consider that it will depend on many factors as traffic, conditions of the road, the climate, police controls, and others. Flexibility is essential for any trip by land in Africa.
We like to taste the local cuisine!! When we are on the road we will have breakfasts and meals in local restaurants or in the food-stalls that we find in towns and cities. We think eating in the local stalls and restaurants are part of the experience of a trip to West Africa.