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London to Ghana - West Africa

11 weeks from GBP £3,400 plus local payment US$1,500 (What’s this?)

Week 1 - 4: London Gibraltar & Morocco
Week 5: Mauritania
Week 6 - 8: Senegal, Mali, Ivory Coast
Week 9 - 11: Ghana

Fes/Meknes/Marrakech, Morocco
Atlas Mountains/Todra Gorge, Morocco
Desert Crossing, Mauritania
Beaches, Ivory Coast/Ghana
Slave Forts, Ghana
Kakum Forest Reserve, Ghana

On this West African expedition you’ll visit Casablanca, Marrakech, Todra Gorge, the Royal Cities of Meknes and Fez, Volubilis Roman ruins, High Atlas Mountains, Forests of Equatorial Africa, Ghana Slave Coast and voodoo markets.

Our trips are different from our other departures and other holidays you may have taken – we go through areas where no tourists go, the roads can be bad, food can be limited to what we have stocked on the truck, campsites are few and basic, visas can be hard to get and communication to the outside world limited or unavailable at times. On this trip we guarantee; we’ll break down, that we will have to wait some where we don’t really want to be for visas spare parts or just for someone to open a closed road and we’ll have to dig the truck out of mud and sand.

The Expedition might overrun so finish late; the route can change due to rains, closed roads visa issues, breakdowns and borders.

To join this expedition you need to work as part of a team and to share with the others on the trip. Some of the things you’ll never forget are the satisfaction of getting a 16 ton truck unstuck, cooking over open fires after collecting the firewood, pitching a tent and getting it right even when it rains, going to sleep when its dark and waking at dawn and wanting to get out of your sleeping bag to start another day in which you have no idea of what will happen, washing in rivers, not washing and not caring that your dirty, living outside for months, seeing more than you have ever before, trying to learn French Arabic or Swahili and having people understand what you say, finding out just how far places are away from where you started and how different places can be and how unaffected out of the way places are from the world we normally live in. Most people find it a lot of fun, though of course hard at times.


Transfer from London
Camping fees & equipment: tents, tables, chairs, cooking gear
Two meals per day, on average, prepared by the group,
Transport in expedition truck


Flights; visas; transfers; personal insurance, drinks, meals out, tips
Optional excursions/side trips

Side trips / Optional extras

Morocco - Volubilis Roman ruins US$ 8
Morocco - Marrakech - Guided tour of Medina - barter!!! US$ 3
Morocco - Fez - To see the best tanneries US$ 1

Departure Dates

View all the dates for this tour on the departure dates page.


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