One of the more vibrant corners of the continent, West Africa offers a fascinating mix of cultures, incredible music and unique cuisine. West Africa is slowly opening up to tourism, with superb opportunities to get off the beaten track and into areas where few tourists visit.
Discover the idyllic islands of Sao Tome & Principe where you can stroll through colonial roças (plantations), and search for endemic wildlife or deep sea fishing. Watch turtles hatch on a remote beach or whales breaching off shore. Explore the Republic of Congo's verdant rainforests in search of gorillas and chimpanzees, truly getting off the beaten track. Senegal's little known beaches are slowly being talked about, from the Sine Saloum Delta to Saly.