The Gambia has a magic that brings people back year after year and it is still one of the safest destinations in the world! The Gambia's relaxed laid back pace of life is ideal for those who prefer a quieter holiday, yet the Gambia also offers a wealth of history and culture which can be explored by boat or by road.
Formerly known as the “Gold Coast” Ghana has a lot of hidden treasures to challenge and excite you. From its vibrant nightlife, famous high life music to its colourful diverse cultures Ghana is truly blessed. Stroll the beautiful beaches and remnants of historic forts and castles or choose to visit the Aburi Gardens and be in awe at the stature of some of the oldest trees in Ghana.Dare yourself to do the famous Canopy walkway at Kakum National Park the experience of walking so close to the tree tops will simply take your breath away. You will leave Ghana with golden memories on your camera and in your heart.
Set against the verdant mountain range that inspired the country’s name, the Freetown peninsula offers plenty of opportunities for seaside lounging, beach combing and wildlife spotting, while traditional arts and customs can still be observed in the inland villages.
Ivory Coast, a country of striking contrasts, Yamoussoukro, the capital, is a typical market town that offers both unique architectural landmarks like the Basilique de Notre Dame de la Paix. Yet also boasts a sprawling countryside that lends itself to beautiful jungles.
Though Togo may take up only a sliver of the West African coastline, it has become one of the most popular destinations on the continent. There is nothing small about what this country and its people have to offer visitors. It is the perfect destination for the adventurous soul looking to experience West Africa. Travelers can learn about ancient voodoo rituals and medicine, shop in vibrant fabric markets, and explore mystical forests. You will fall in love with the colors, sights, sounds, and tastes of Togo.
Benin is a great country to visit on any West African itinerary. You'll find a large quantity of palatial ruins and temples of the once powerful Kingdom of Dahomey (1800s–1894). Moreover, Benin is the birthplace of Vodun (Voodoo) and all that goes with it—to this day Vodun remains the official religion of the country, and an important part of the life of ordinary Beninese. The national parks of Benin are also well worth a visit for their wildlife. Benin is also, fortunately, one of the most stable and safe countries of the region for traveling.