Africa is a big, impressive and diverse continent with amazing and endless opportunities for tourists. It offers beautiful sights, unusual and exciting activities and extremely beautiful places to visit. If you are looking for some of the most memorable experiences, we suggest Africa tour trough West Africa. Colorful history, amazing landscapes, incredible culture and people who will make your vacation unique. Most of us are probably not that familiar with West Africa, which is why we will suggest 5 of the most remarkable and interesting places you should visit there:
Sine – Saloum, Senegal
In southwestern Senegal, in the heart of the mangrove forest, lies the delta of the Sine – Saloum. There are many rivers, islands and lagoons that are teeming with some of the most exotic birds and wildlife. Visitors can take a boat trip along the river and as they pass near the quaint fishing villages can see flamingos and pelicans. The city Palmarin is well known for its reputation as being one of the best Africa tour destinations in West Africa. Hotels are really beautiful with an exceptional service and some are even built on baobab trees! Sine – Saloum is great location for lovers of ecological tourism.
The town Djenne was founded in the 800th year and is one of the most amazing places that you can visit in West Africa. Perched on the island coasts in the Niger River, a few kilometers from Timbuktu. In the past, traders passed through Djenne traveling from Guinea to the Sahara desert. Every Monday is a market day in Djena, which is an amazing experience that should not be missed.
The coastal fortresses of Ghana
Atlantic coast of Ghana is full of various ancient castles and fortresses, dating from the XVII century. Originally, these were stores where gold, spices and ivory were sold, but were later turned into prisons. Castles were valuable real estate for which Europeans fought with “tooth and nails”. Nowadays, some of them have been turned into hotels, so if you are looking for a beautiful destination in West Africa with interesting hotels and beaches rich with fine sand and coconut palms, this is the right place for you.
In the Middle Age, Timbuktu was a center of education, culture and trade. Timbuktu is among the most affordable places to visit in West Africa and the easiest way to get there is by boat on Niger River, but that’s only a part of the adventure! The best time of the year to visit this incredible place is during their Festival of the Desert.
The Goree island, Dakar
Dakar is the capital city of Senegal, and near the coast is the small island Goree. The island is far from chaotic, crowded streets of Dakar and has an interesting history, which makes it one of the must-visit Africa tours in West Africa. Once, it was the region where the slave trade flourished and evidence for that is everywhere. The most popular attraction associated with this trade is the “The house of slaves” (Maison des Esclaves), built in 1776 by the Danes, where they kept slaves before sending them to America or the Caribbean.