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Journeys designed by Dusko M DuSwami



Morocco & WesternSahara & MAURITANIA + MALI + BURKINA FASO + GHANA

Join us for 7, 10, 14, 20 or more days.

Arrival in Casablanca, Morocco, then scenic drive to Sidi Ifni and on through enigmatic Western Sahara to Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Ghana.

Western Sahara: endless cliffs, thermal oases, deserted beaches, a lot of wind and wide open space.

Mauritania: Atar, UNESCO’s Chinguetti and above all the cool oasis of Terjit and the surroundings. Nice architecture, refreshing gueltas, palm trees and a Saharan swim. Also in Mauritania: West Africa’s most colorful  fish market, on the beach about 10 km from Nouakchott; we also smoke a Tunisian water-pipe and enjoy the world’s most stunning beach drive 100 km north of Nouakchott. This is where the Atlantic and the Sahara meet. Gorgeous!

Then 3-4 days through the Southern Mauritanian Saharan “organic” countryside to Mauri-Mali border.

Mali: vibrant musical Bamako. Mali’s regular tourist attractions such as Segou, Dogon, Djenne depend on the political situation when we arrive in Mali. For our 2018 trips Mopti and Djenne seem doable.

Burkina Faso: Banfora, Sindou, wonderfully artistic Bobo Dioulasso with its very scenic countryside and its exotic villages. We explore the weird rock formations nearby and enjoy the Bobo musical scene.

Ghana: Khamile border, then Wa and its hippos. Mole National Park is one of the best in West Africa. Then Kumasi with its fantastic market. Oh yeah... and then we hit the ocean at Busua.

We stay in a curious but extremely exotic and photogenic mix of hotels, campgrounds and Turkish pansiyons.  Your own sleeping bag is required, we provide the super fast 3-second tents. Yes, really 3 seconds. Last but not least: no alcohol in Mauritania.

Likely itinerary:

Day 1: Casablanca-Tiznit. Great medina, cool jewelry.

2: Tiznit - Sidi Ifni. Scenic drive along the Atlantic Coast.

3: Sidi - Guelmime - Tarfaya. Saint Exepury’s lonely town.


4: Tarfaya - Boujdour. Cool habrbour, grilled fish.

5: Boujdour - Dakhla. Most scenic

bay where the dunes meet the Atlantic. Great corniche, great coffee.

6: Dakhla - Mauritania border.


7: Super scenic border crossing and on to Parc National du Bank d’Arguin - great Mauritanian ocean.

8: ocean + world’s beast beach drive!

9: Nouakchott. West Africa’s best fishing market.

10: Nouakchott - Chinguetti. Ancient libraries in Islam’s seventh holiest city... well... a village in the middle of nowhere.

11: Chinguetti

12: Chinguetti - Terjit. Fantastically beautiful oasis.

13: Terjit - pure desert chill-out

14: Terjit - Nouakchott/Boutlimit

15: Nouakchott/Boutlimit - Kiffa. 600km. And somewhere in between Saharan crocodiles inshallah.

16: Kiffa - Mauri/Mali border. 350km.


17: border - Bamako. First baobabs appear of out subtropical nowhere.    480km.

18: Bamako. Music, great market, real food. Hey, hey!

19: Bamako - Segou. The Niger and the pirogues.

20: Segou-Djenne.

21: Djenne.

22: Djenne-Mopti.

23: Mopti - Faramana - Mali/Burkina border. 350km.


24: border - Bobo Dioulasso. Cool Africa, cool music.

25: Bobo - Banfora. Great scenic rock formations, rivers, interesting village architecture.

26: Banfora - Sindou Peaks. More real Africa.

27: Sindou - Bobo. Last musical night in Burkina’s Bobo.150km


28: Bobo - Hamile in Ghana. 360km.

29: border - the town of Wa and the hippos.

30: Mole National Park.

31: Mole - Kumasi and Bosomtwe Lake. 400km.

32: chillout at Bosomtwe Lake.

33: Bosomtwe - cool Busua in the Gulf of Guinea. 300km.

34: The Beach!

From 5500€.

Price includes:

  1. -accommodation in cozy little family-owned hotels, guesthouses and there will be some desert camping as well.

  2. -ground transport in sturdy, comfortable, air-conditioned Japan made SUV’s

  3. -brilliant logistics & organization

Prices are based on 4 passengers per vehicle + guide/driver with booking made 6 months in advance. We still need to hear from you to finalize all the technicalities and the price.

If you want to travel as a couple or as a solo traveler, see the prices below:

1 passenger per vehicle: price above x3

2 passengers per vehicle: price above x2

Discover West Africa in the comfort of our comfortable Japan-made SUV’s: Toyota Land cruiser and Nissan Patrol. On board with you: AC, a good sound system and a cool mix of world music, jazz and smooth pop.