Day 1 Coober Pedy
Begin this adventure in alluring Alice Springs. Watch the early morning light colour the dreamy landscape soft shades of pink and red on the journey south. Cross the border into South Australia and stretch your legs in the outback town of Marla before continuing on to Cooper Pedy, the ‘Opal Capital of the World’. Learn about the town’s intriguing history on a visit to the local museum and head underground on an opal mine tour. Tonight, drift off to sleep in an underground bunkhouse.
Day 2 Quorn
Pull out the camera and get creative at a vast Central Australian salt lake before passing by the town of Woomera en route to Port Augusta. Stop for lunch and soak up the ambiance of this seaside town before heading out to Quorn for a true blue Aussie BBQ.
Day 3 Adelaide
Lace up your walking shoes ready for the trek up Dutchman’s Stern. Be entranced by the majestic views from the summit – on a clear day you can see the township of Quorn, Spencer Gulf and the alluring Flinders Ranges. Make the most of another photo opportunity at the Mt Remarkable lookout before heading out to the renowned Clare Valley to discovery it’s celebrated wines. Then it’s on to Adelaide, where this snappy adventure winds up.
Day 1 Freetown
Uncover a wealth of culture and history in Freetown - the main base for the suppression of the slave trade in the 1700s. Perhaps ease into the adventure by lazing about on one of the many beautiful beaches.
Days 2-4 Bureh Beach
Relax on stunning Bureh Beach.
Days 5-6 Tiwai Island Sanctuary
Encounter river turtles, colourful primates and spectacular natural rainforest in the Tiwai Island Sanctuary.
Days 7-8 Bush Camp/Kabala
Explore southern Sierra Leone and camp under the stars in the glorious African wilderness.
Days 9-10 Bush Camp/Faranah
Discover the meaning of 'off the beaten track' in Sierra Leone. Travel along narrow, corrugated dirt roads to a remote section of west Africa.
Day 11 Gueckedou
Continue overland through the mid-region of Guinea, stopping en route in Gueckedou.
Days 12-13 Guinee Forestiere
Journey into the forested mountain region that is home to most of Guinea's population. Learn about local culture, see an eye-popping array of flora and fauna, trek across savanna, follow trails to beautiful waterfalls and track forest elephants.
Days 14-15 Bush Camp
Take in the scenery while driving to Odienne, known for its large mosque and nearby gold mines. This town is set against a seriously striking backdrop - the imposing granite mountain of Den Ke Le Massif - so be ready to snap some great photos.
Days 16-17 Korhogo
Get insight into the Senoufo way of life in Korhogo. Practise haggling skills in Le Quartier des Sculpteurs where woven cloth, jewellery and antique souvenirs abound.
Days 18-19 Yamoussoukro
Discover Yamoussoukro's collection of opulent buildings built by post-independence president Felix Houphouet-Boigny on his quest to make his hometown the new, spectacular capital of Cote d'Ivoire. Appreciate the bizarre, quirky feel of this city, which has six-lane highways that lead nowhere and a multi-million dollar replica of St Peter's Basilica - even though only a small percentage of the population is Catholic.
Days 20-21 Grand Bassam
Explore Cote d'Ivoire's old French colonial capital of Grand Bassam. Explore the Old Town, watch local artists at work, or kick back and relax on the serene beaches.
Days 22-23 Elmina
Head into Ghana to the fishing village of Elmina and camp by the glittering Atlantic. Visit Elmina Castle - sub-Saharan Africa's oldest European structure - and get involved with a local community project.
Day 24 Kakum National Park
Journey to lush Kakum National Park. Try to spot pygmy elephants, forest buffaloes and colourful birdlife while ambling through the treetops - the canopy walkways are a unique way to experience this tropical rainforest.
Days 25-26 Kumasi
Drive north to Kumasi, once the centre of the Ashanti Kingdom and today home to West Africa's largest market. Spend some time exploring the town and its interesting museums.
Days 27-28 Accra
See why Ghana's sprawling capital is a favourite among sun worshippers and beach lovers. Make a beeline for one of the many stretches of sand in this coastal city, and be entertained by musicians, acrobats and souvenir vendors. In the evening, make the most of Accra's lively nightlife by hitting the restaurants and bars.
Day 1 Freetown
Start your adventure in Sierra Leone's lively capital, Freetown.
Days 2-3 Bureh Beach
Relax on stunning Bureh Beach.
Day 4 Bush Camp
Head into Guinea, stopping en route for the night.
Days 5-6 Mamou & Labe
We will spend two nights in local guesthouses in the towns of Mamou and Labe.
Days 7-8 Fouta Djallon & Labe
Head into the cool climes of Fouta Djallon, the perfect place to enjoy a spot of walking, hiking or biking.
Days 9-10 Bushcamp
Set up camp for a night in the wilds.
Days 11-12 Bissau
Relax among the laidback, Portuguese-inspired vibes of Bissau. Pull up a seat in a bustling cafe or snap some photos of the character-clad colonial buildings.
Days 13-15 Cap Skirring
Feel the fresh sea breeze in the coastal village of Cap Skirring, and perhaps take a dip in the warm waters or relax on the palm-fringed beaches.
Days 16-17 Tendaba/Kiang West National Park
Reach the Gambia River and spend two nights in traditional round huts made entirely out of natural materials from the bush. Explore the woodlands, savannah, mangrove creeks and tidal flats of Kiang West, the Gambia's largest national park, and keep an eye out for West African manatee, otters, hyenas and leopards.
Days 18-19 Toubakouta
Stop over in the tiny town of Toubakouta, and head out and explore the beautiful beaches, mangrove swamps, islands and dunes of the Sine-Saloum Delta.
Days 20-21 St. Louis
Explore the streets of St. Louis' old city and take an optional trip to the Langue de Barbarie National Park.
Days 22-23 Dakar
End your West Africa journey in the vibrant coastal capital of Dakar.
Day 1 Dakar
Welcome to West Africa! Begin this epic adventure in Senegal’s sunny capital.
Days 2-3 St. Louis
Meander along the charming colonial streets of historic St. Louis.
Days 4-5 Toubakouta/Sine-Saloum Delta
Look for flamingos, pelicans, herons, gulls, terns, egrets and avocets on a pirogue trip through the winding waterways of the Sine-Saloum Delta.
Days 6-7 Tendaba/Kiang West National Park
The largest national park in The Gambia, Kiang West encompasses deciduous woodlands, sweeping savannas and mangrove creeks. Keep your eyes peeled for otters, antelopes, hyenas and warthogs as we journey up the Gambia River into the wild surrounds.
Days 8-10 Cap Skirring
Relax on the picturesque palm-fringed beaches of Cap Skirring. Those feeling energetic might want to head out for a swim, jump on a quad bike or do a spot of fishing.
Days 11-12 Bissau
Soak up the carefree vibe of Bissau, Guinea-Bissau's character-packed capital. Stroll the city streets and admire Portuguese-style buildings - remnants of the city’s colonial origins.
Days 13-15 Bush Camp
Journey through true African wilderness en route to Labe. Camp under canvas near remote Kandika and in the stunning countryside beyond Seriba.
Days 16-17 Fouta Djallon
Explore the magnificent Guinean highlands, better known as Fouta Djallon. Hike out to hidden waterfalls, admire the ‘Pont de Piedre’ and make a splash in unspoilt natural pools.
Day 18 Mamou
Leave the lush landscape of Fouta Djallon behind and head south to the town of Mamou. We’ll try to stay in a local guesthouse tonight.
Day 19 Bush Camp
Continue the drive south through Guinea’s wild, sprawling landscape. Enjoy another night under the stars in a bush camp.
Days 20-21 Bureh Beach
Cross the border into Sierra Leone and head for the coast. Enjoy a couple of days chilling out on the sandy shores of Bureh Beach.
Days 22-23 Freetown
With its rich history, stunning scenery and vibrant city centre, Sierra Leone’s charismatic capital has more than a few tricks up its sleeve. Meander around the city streets or head out to the nearby hills for some awesome views of the city.
Days 24-26 Bureh Beach
Venture back to the beach for some more chill out time.
Days 27-28 Tiwai Island Sanctuary
Spend a couple of nights camped out on platforms in the middle of the Tiwai Island Sanctuary. Search for turtles, monkeys and pygmy hippos on canoe and walking tours.
Days 29-30 Bush Camp/Kabala
Visit the small town of Kabala, famous for its particular brand of Ronko cloth dyeing.
Days 31-32 Bush Camp/Faranah
Veer right off the beaten track for some real overlanding travel from Sierra Leone into neighbouring Guinea.
Day 33 Gueckedou
Travel through the lush tropical landscape towards Guinee Forestiere.
Days 34-35 Guinee Forestiere
Explore the densely forested mountain terrain of Guinee Forestiere. Visit remote villages, learn about the endemic flora and fauna on treks across the savanna and track elephants.
Days 36-37 Bush Camp
Head across the Cote d’Ivoire border and onto the town of Odienne. Home to a stately mosque and backed by the craggy mountain range of Den Ke Le Massif, this is a great introduction to the next nation on our route.
Days 38-39 Korhogo
Get ready to haggle hard for the carved wooden sculptures and decorative woven cloth that are the cultural pride of Korhogo.
Days 40-41 Yamoussoukro
Become acquainted with Cote d’Ivoire’s strangely extravagant capital, Yamoussoukro. With two nights here, there’s plenty of time to take in the sights and attractions. Visit the Presidential Palace, drop by the Le Basilique De Notre Dame De la Paix or perhaps take a cab ride down one of the 6-lane highways that lead nowhere.
Days 42-43 Grand Bassam
Take a stroll through the faded grandeur of Grand Bassam, Cote d'Ivoire's capital during the French colonial era.
Days 44-45 Elmina
It’s goodbye Cote d’Ivoire and hello Ghana today as we drive across the border for two nights on the Atlantic coast in Elmina. Log some well-deserved beach time, then lend a hand with a local school community project.
Day 46 Kakum National Park
Take to the treetops of Kakum National Park with a walk along the series of hanging bridges strung between its giant trees. Keep a close eye out for pygmy elephants and forest buffalo – there’s no better vantage point to spot them from.
Days 47-48 Kumasi
Become immersed in the vibrant cityscape of Kumasi with its National Cultural Centre, streetside eateries and sprawling markets.
Days 49-50 Accra
This West African road journey comes to an end in Accra, Ghana’s cheery capital. Check out the local beach scene, view the collection of exhibits on display in the National Museum or hit the markets for a final spot of souvenir shopping.
Days 1-2 Ushuaia/Tierra del Fuego
A picturesque town at the end of the world, Ushuaia is the launching pad for many Antarctica trips and is also excellent for hiking and mountain-based activities.
Day 3 Strait of Magellan
Unpredictable currents and winds, combined with the narrowness of the passage, has made the Straits of Magellan a beautiful yet precarious route for many ships over the centuries.
Days 4-8 Torres del Paine National Park
Located in the wilds of Patagonia, Torres del Paine National Park is one of the world's most beautiful landscapes with glaciers, lakes and dramatic mountain peaks.
Days 9-10 El Calafate/Perito Moreno Glacier
Surrounded by snowy-mountain peaks and endless grass plains, El Calafate is famed for its proximity to the Perito Moreno Glacier. One of the few advancing glaciers in the world, Perito Moreno Glacier is a glorious, electric-blue mass of ice that occasionally breaks dramatically into Lago Argentino.
Days 11-13 El Chalten/Los Glaciaries National Park
The small village of El Chalten, nestled between picturesque mountains within Glacier National Park, is mainly a campsite for visitors, albeit a spectacular one.
Days 14-17 Carretera Austral
Chile's southern fjord coast is a kaleidoscope of fjords, channels, grassy plains, snow-capped mountains, charming villages, winding roads and virtually-untouched landscapes.
Days 18-19 Bariloche
A port city known for its salmon, Puerto Montt sits at the top of Chile's Lakes District and is a busy place with a Germanic heritage.
Days 20-21 Pucon
With the spectacular Villarrica volcano bubbling away in the background, captivating Pucon is an adventure lover's paradise with outdoor activities galore in a gorgeous natural setting.
Days 22-23 Santiago
Set within a circle of snow-capped mountains, Santiago is vibrant, artistic and gourmet - and the gateway to adventures in the snow, sea or desert.