Hidden Treasures of West Africa

Guinea-Bissau (Bissau, Rubane, Orango Island, Canchaque) Cape Verde (Praia) Gambia (Kaolack, Banjul, Juffureh)

Discover the hidden treasures of West Africa while exploring Guinea-Bissau, Cape Verde and The Gambia. Learn the traditions of the people on visits to villages, vibrant markets and museums. Encounter nature and cruise to beautiful islands. Also, witness where Alex Haley’s Roots began. This is a tour that you won’t want to miss.

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  1. Day 1: Bissau, Guinea-Bissau

    On arrival in Bissau, you will be met, assisted and transferred to your hotel.

    Overnight at Hotel 24 Septembro or Similar

  2. Day 2: Bissau

    After breakfast, have an orientation before you begin your afternoon city tour of Bissau. Visit the National Museum, where the folk art and handcrafted items are found, the Mercado (Central Market) for its vibrant atmosphere, fruits, vegetables and the ‘Centro Artistico Juvenile’, where young artists exhibit their wares. Other points of interest are: the old colonial center of Bissau Velho, Porto Pidjiguiti, the Presidential Palace and Fortaleza d’ Amura barracks which houses the Amilcar Cabral’s Memorial. Time permitting; there will be a brief stop at the Guinea Bissau National Arts institute.

    Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Overnight at Hotel 24 Septembro or Similar

  3. Day 3: Bissau – Rubane

    After breakfast transfer by boat, to the sacred Rubane island. En route stop at Poilao island for lunch and enjoy natural beauty of Island. In the afternoon go on a tour of Rubane, including the market, the museum of UICN, radio Dian, and the church.

    Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Overnight at Hotel Fishing Club Ocean View Bungalows or Similar

  4. Day 4: Rubane – Orango Island – Rubane

    After breakfast, take a cruise to Orango Island. Discover a unique natural reserve inhabited by Sea Hippos, which live in mangrove salt water and often swim and frolic on the beaches. Return to Rubane island for overnight.

    Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Overnight at Hotel Fishing Club Ocean View Bungalows or Similar

  5. Day 5: Rubane Island – Canchaque – Rubane  Island

    After breakfast, take a short cruise to Canchaque.  People here are faithful to their traditional way of life; you might even see the women dressed in the traditional saiya fiber skirt. This evening there is a Bijago traditional dance performance.

    Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Overnight at Hotel Fishing Club Ocean View Bungalows or Similar

  6. Day 6: Bissau – Praia

    After breakfast, return to Bissau. In the afternoon, fly to Praia (Cape Verde).  On arrival in Praia you will be met, assisted and transferred to your hotel.

    Meal(s) Included: Breakfast and Dinner

    Overnight at Hotel Praia Mar or Similar

  7. Day 7: Praia

    After breakfast, enjoy a full-day tour of the Ilha de Santiago: Cidade Velha, Mercado Municipal da Praia and the inland of Santiago, passes through Pedra Badejo, São Jorge dos Orgãos and Assomada.

    Meal(s) Included : Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Overnight at Hotel Praia Mar or Similar

  8. Day 8: Praia – Dakar –Kaolack

    After breakfast, transfer to Airport for your flight to Dakar.
    Upon arrival in Dakar you will be met, assisted and transferred to the Gambia, with a stop in Kaolack.

    Meal(s) Include: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Overnight at De Paris or Similar

  9. Day 9: Kaolack – Banjul

    After breakfast, depart to Georgetown in the Gambia where you will visit the historic and legendary Stone Circles of Wassu. After lunch continue to Banjul.

    Meals include: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Overnight at The Kairaba Hotel or Similar

  10. Day 10: Banjul – Juffureh – Banjul

    After breakfast depart to Juffureh. Visit Albreda and James Island.  This afternoon return to Banjul for a city tour, visiting the main points of interest.
    This Statue Stands in the Village Where Alex Haley’s Ancestor Kunta Kinte was Born)

    Meals include: Breakfast & Dinner

    Overnight at The Kairaba Hotel or Similar

  11. Day 11: Banjul – Dakar

    After breakfast return to Dakar.  Arrive Dakar in the early afternoon. Enjoy the rest of the day is at leisure.

    Meal(s) Included : Breakfast & Dinner

    Overnight at Le Ndiambour Or Similar

  12. Day 12: Dakar /Depart

    Today your driver and guide will assist you in deciding on your activities and excursions.  You will be transferred to the airport for the onward flight.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Trip Includes:

  • Meeting and assistance upon arrival  at each airport
  • Airport/ hotel transfers
  • Accommodation in the properties (based on availability when confirmed)
  • Tours in private vehicle
  • Experienced and fluent English-speaking tour guides
  • Admission to all listed sites
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Dance performance in Bijagos Island
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