by Kevin Bluer
Tours in West Africa
If you are looking for African vacation tour destinations then you should really start thinking about West Africa tour holidays. While large parts of this continent are desert, it is impossible to take away from the fascinating touring attractions the various countries here have to offer. Whether you are thinking of a Ghana tour, a Senegal tour, a Mali tour, a Burkina Faso tour, or a Togo or Benin tour for that matter, you are surely bound to enjoy the mystic nature of your expedition. A tour in West Africa offers a definite source of adventure and is made more interesting thanks to the alluring names the various destinations here have. You just need the help of a reliable West Africa tour company to enjoy your West African safari tour holidays.
Are you considering West Africa tour holidays in Togo and Benin? Well, your map should show you that these two countries lie between Ghana and Nigeria and that both have coastlines. A worthy Benin tour must certainly feature a visit to the palace in Abomey which is recognized as a World Heritage Site and also the Route des Enscalves. You must also find time to learn more about the voodoo ceremonies and traditions the Ouidah region here is renowned for. However, for your Benin tour to be really complete your tour company should really make an effort to ensure you witness the thrills and spills that a West Africa festival has to offer.
As for a Togo vacation, much of what there is to see is found to the north near Kara and destinations like Aneho. Ensure that you have a tour package that will let you enjoy the scenery of the area which largely consists of plateaus and many mud-brick houses. You will definitely love hiking in the hills and seeing the wildlife that Benin and Togo have.
A tour of Mali will make for an interesting African safari adventure tour any day. Malian tours have so much to offer bearing in mind that the country features natural attractions like the Sahara desert and the River Niger. The list of places that appear on the drop-down under ‘destinations’ include Dogon Country, Djenne which is known for its expansive mud mosque, and Timbuktu which has a really ancient allure.
Coach tours to Timbuktu are a definite must and should offer lots of sightseeing, not to mention the pleasure of attending a Timbuktu festival. A slow boat group travel trip down the River Niger is the ideal way to see lots of hippos and fascinating mud villages on the river’s banks. All in all, this particular tour package is bound to give you lots of nostalgia when you look back at your Mali vacation times.
Many West Africa tour companies have Senegal vacation and travel tours on their cards, and for good reason; this is West Africa’s most toured country. Senegal is largely stable and features lots of hotels, beaches, and of course lots of scenery variations. Package tours here should at least feature the main attractions in Ile de Goree and the fishing villages of Joal-Fadiout.
A Ghana tour should see your preferred West Africa tours company take you to the various attraction centred on the tourist triangle of Accra, Takoradi/Cape Coast and Kumasi; ideally the list of places that appear on the drop-down under ‘destinations’. This is a country that offers the best in size and variety ranging from Accra its cosmopolitan capital to the weather-beaten regions in its north. There are plenty of good hotels here and wildlife can be seen at the Mole National Park.