Duration: 11 weeks
From: GBP £3,400
Plus local payment: USD $1,500 (What’s this?)

Week 1 – 4: London Gibraltar & Morocco
Week 5: Mauritania
Week 6 – 8: Senegal, The Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea Conakry, Sierra Leone
Week 9 – 10: Liberia, Ivory Coast
Week 11: 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 somewhere 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
  • Two meals per day cooked as a group, on average
  • Camping fees & equipment: tents, tables, chairs & cooking gear
  • Transport in expedition truck


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

Departure Dates

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


Map of London to Ghana - West Africa