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Welcome to West Africa !

West African Travel and Tours

private, overland, upscale trips in West Africa

Multicountry tours — visit :

Mali · Burkina Faso · Senegal ·
Ghana · Togo · Benin · Niger



Private, guided overland journeys through West Africa.
No camping — all trips are fully-escorted and upscale, with all-hotel accommodations.

All tours are scheduled upon request; no group departures, no fixed departure dates.
All tours are customizable–contact us to plan your West Africa trip.


NB: Multicountry tours can start in Bamako or Ouagadougou.
They can also be implemented in reverse, to end in Bamako or Ouagadougou.


Our West African Multicountry Tours:

also see our specialized tours of Mali


2-country West Africa tours: (click a title to see its summary description)
  • Misira Tour: 8 days Mali and Burkina Faso
  • Farako Tour: 11 days Mali and Senegal
  • Tamira Tour: 13 days Mali and Guinea
  • Massina Tour: 13 days Mali and Burkina Faso


  • 3-country West Africa tours:
  • Danfina Tour: 10 days Mali - Burkina Faso - Ghana
  • Djoliba Tour: 10 days Mali - Burkina Faso - Niger
  • Kabara Tour: 13 days Mali - Burkina Faso - Benin
  • Dogon Masks / Vodou Festival Tour: 14 days Mali - Burkina Faso - Benin
  • Sirakoro Tour: 18 days Mali - Burkina Faso - Ghana


  • 4-country West Africa tours:
  • Markala Tour: 13 days Mali - Burkina Faso - Benin - Togo
  • Wasulu Tour: 15 days Senegal - Mali - Burkina Faso - Ghana
  • Tilemsi Tour: 16 days Mali - Burkina Faso - Benin - Togo
  • Yangasso Tour: 17 days Mali - Burkina Faso - Niger - Benin


  • 5-country West Africa tours:
  • Whirlwind Tour: 10 days Mali - Burkina Faso - Ghana - Togo - Benin
  • Sandama Tour: 16 days Mali - Burkina Faso - Ghana - Togo - Benin


  • 6-country West Africa tours:
  • Farafina Tour: 22 days Mali–Burkina Faso–Niger–Benin–Togo–Ghana
  • Heartland Tour: 25 days Senegal–Mali–Burkina Faso–Ghana–Togo–Benin
  • Grand Loop Tour: 25 days Mali–Burkina Faso–Niger–Benin–Togo–Ghana–Burkina Faso–Mali




  • Misira Tour, 8 days (click name to view the full itinerary)
    Mali and Burkina Faso

    Dogon village at the base of the cliff

    Days 1-5 in Mali
    Days 6-8 in Burkina Faso

    In Mali, tour Bamako, Djenne, Mopti, and Dogon villages; sunset sail on the Niger River

    In Burkina Faso, tour Bobo Dioulasso and Ouagadougou
    mali, west africa travel, burkina faso, niger, ivory coast, ghana, cote d'ivoire




    Farako Tour, 11 days (click name to view the full itinerary)
    Mali and Senegal


    Goree Island

    Days 1-7 in Mali
    Days 8-11 in Senegal

    In Mali, visit Djenne, Mopti, Dogon country and Bamako; enjoy a Niger river cruise in a traditional pirogue

    In Senegal, travel to Dakar, historical Goree Island and Saint-Louis, the Parc Djoudj national reserve and bird sanctuary, the holy city of Touba, and finish your tour with a relaxing interlude on the beach
    mali, west africa travel, senegal



    Djoliba Tour, 10 days (click name to view the full itinerary)
    Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger



    Days 1-6 in Mali
    Days 7-8 in Burkina Faso
    Days 9-11 in Niger

    In Mali: visit Bamako, Segou, Mopti, Djenne and Dogon country; Niger river cruise

    In Burkina Faso: tour Ouahigouya and Ouagadougou

    In Niger: visit Niamey and Koure



    Massina Tour, 13 days (click name to view the full itinerary)
    Mali and Burkina Faso

    traditional architecture in dogon country

    Days 1-7 in Mali
    Days 8-11 in Burkina Faso
    Days 12-13 in Mali

    In Mali, tour Bamako, Segou, Mopti, Djenne and Dogon villages; Niger river cruise

    In Burkina Faso, travel to Ouahigouya, Ouagadougou, Deux Bales National Parc, and Bobo Dioulasso
    mali, west africa travel, burkina faso, niger, ivory coast, ghana, cote d'ivoire



    Wasulu Tour, 15 days (click name to view the full itinerary)
    Senegal, Mali, Burkina Faso, Ghana

    Djenne's Great Mosque

    Days 1-4 in Senegal
    Days 5-8 in Mali
    Days 9-10 in Burkina Faso
    Days 11-15 in Ghana

    In Senegal: visit Dakar, Goree Island, Saint-Louis, and Parc Djoudj national bird sanctuary

    In Mali: visit Bamako, Segou, Mopti, Djenne and Dogon country; Niger river cruise


    In Burkina Faso: tour Ouagadougou
    In Ghana: visit Tamale, Kumasi (Ashanti country), Cape Coast and Accra



    Yangasso Tour, 17 days (click name to view the full itinerary)
    Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Benin

    dogon granaries
    Days 1-6 in Mali
    Days 7-9 in Burkina Faso
    Days 10-11 in Niger
    Days 12-17 in Benin

    In Mali, tour Bamako, Segou, Djenne, Mopti, and Dogon villages; sunset sail on the Niger River

    In Burkina Faso, travel to Bobo Dioulasso, Banfora, Ouagadougou

    In Niger: visit Niamey and see giraffes in Koure

    In Benin: tour Abomey, Ouidah (voudou capital), Ganvie and Cotonou



    Farafina Tour, 22 days (click name to view the full itinerary)
    Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Benin, Togo, Ghana

    West African village










    Days 1-6 in Mali
    Days 7-9 in Burkina Faso
    Days 10-11 in Niger
    Days 12-15 in Benin
    Days 16 in Togo
    Days 17-22 in Ghana

    In Mali: visit Bamako, Mopti, Djenne and Dogon villages; sunset Niger river cruise
    In Burkina Faso: tour Bobo Dioulasso, Banfora, and Ouagadougou
    In Niger: visit Niamey, with excursion to see wild giraffes
    In Benin: tour Abomey, Cotonou, Ganvie Island, and Ouidah, the birthplace of voudou
    In Togo: visit the capital city Lome
    In Ghana: tour Kumasi and Ashante villages, Cape Coast and Elmina on the old Slave Coast, and Accra



    Grand Loop Tour, 25 days (click name to view the full itinerary)
    Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Benin, Togo, Ghana, Burkina Faso, Mali


    drawing water from the village well










    Days 1-6 in Mali
    Days 7-8 in Burkina Faso
    Days 9-10 in Niger
    Days 11-14 in Benin
    Days 15 in Togo
    Days 16-20 in Ghana
    Days 21-22 in Burkina Faso
    Days 23-25 in Mali

    In Mali: visit Bamako, Mopti, Djenne and Dogon villages; sunset Niger river cruise
    In Burkina Faso: tour Ouahigouya, Ouagadougou, Tiebele and Bobo Dioulasso
    In Niger: visit Niamey, with excursion to see wild giraffes
    In Benin: tour Abomey, Cotonou, Ganvie Island, and Ouidah, the birthplace of vodou
    In Togo: visit the capital city Lome
    In Ghana: tour Kumasi and Ashante villages, Cape Coast and Elmina on the old Slave Coast, and Accra


    Whirlwind tour, 10 days (click name to view the full itinerary)
    Mali, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Togo, Benin


    traditional hunters

    Days 1-2 in Mali
    Days 3-4 in Burkina Faso
    Days 5-7 in Ghana
    Day 8 in Togo
    Days 9-10 in Benin

    This is truly a whirlwind tour, covering a lot of ground in very little time; touring is limited, but you will experience a wide diversity of West Africa, in just ten days !

    NB: Extension to Niger can be added, for a total tour of 12 days.



    Danfina Tour, 10 days (click name to view the full itinerary)
    Mali, Burkina Faso, Ghana


    rural village
    Days 1-5 in Mali
    Days 6-7 in Burkina Faso
    Days 8-10 in Ghana

    In Mali, tour Bamako, Djenne, Mopti, and Dogon villages; sunset sail on the Niger River

    In Burkina Faso, visit Ouagadougou and Tiebele village (Gourounsi country)

    In Ghana: visit Kumasi, Cape Coast, Elmina and Accra



    Dogon Masks / Vodou Festival Tour, 14 days
    (click name to view the full itinerary)
    Mali, Burkina Faso, Benin
    29 December 2012 - 11 January 2013


    Dogon mask
    Days 1-6 in Mali
    Days 7-8 in Burkina Faso
    Days 9-14 in Benin

    In Mali: visit Bamako, Mopti, Djenne; traditional Dogon mask dance; Niger river cruise

    In Burkina Faso: tour Bobo Dioulasso and Ouagadougou

    In Benin: visit Abomey, Allada, Cotonou, Ganvie and Ouidah's colorful Vodou Festival



    Kabara Tour, 13 days (click name to view the full itinerary)
    Mali, Burkina Faso, Benin


    traditional musicians

    Days 1-6 in Mali
    Days 7-9 in Burkina Faso
    Days 10-13 in Benin

    In Mali, tour Bamako, Segou, Mopti, Djenne and Dogon villages; Niger river cruise

    In Burkina Faso, visit Bobo Dioulasso and Ouagadougou

    In Benin, visit Abomey, Cotonou and Ganvie village


    Sandama Tour, 16 days (click name to view the full itinerary)
    Mali, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Togo, Benin


    village elder and children

    Days 1-5 in Mali
    Days 6-8 in Burkina Faso
    Days 9-12 in Ghana
    Day 13 in Togo
    Days 14-16 in Benin


    In Mali: visit Bamako, Segou, Djenne, Mopti, and Dogon villages; Niger river cruise

    In Burkina Faso: tour Ouagadougou

    In Ghana: visit Tamale, Kumasi, Cape Coast and Accra

    In Togo: tour Lome
    In Benin: visit Ouidah, Abomey, Ganvie and Cotonou



    Tilemsi Tour, 16 days (click name to view the full itinerary)
    Mali, Burkina Faso, Benin, Togo


    village market


    Days 1-6 in Mali
    Days 7-11 in Burkina Faso
    Days 12-14 in Benin
    Days 15-16 in Togo

    In Mali: visit Bamako, Segou, Sikasso, Djenne, Mopti, and up to six Dogon villages; sunset sail on the Niger River

    In Burkina Faso: tour Bobo Dioulasso, Banfora, Gaoua (Lobi country) and Ouagadougou

    In Benin: travel to Natitingou, Abomey, Ouidah (birthplace of voodoo) and Cotonou

    In Togo: visit the National Museum, the fetish market, the artisans' village in Lome



    Sirakoro Tour, 18 days (click name to view the full itinerary)
    Mali, Burkina Faso, Ghana


    Cape Coast castle

    Days 1-6 Mali
    Days 7-10 in Burkina Faso
    Days 11-18 in Ghana

    In Mali: visit Bamako, Mopti, Djenne and Dogon villages; Niger river cruise; traditional Dogon mask dance (option)

    In Burkina Faso: tour Bobo Dioulasso, Banfora and Ouagadougou
    mali, west africa travel, burkina faso, benin

    In Ghana: travel to Tamale, Mole National Park, Kumasi, Cape Coast, Elmina and Accra



    Heartland Tour, 25 days (click name to view the full itinerary)
    Senegal, Mali, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Togo, Benin


    West Africa












    Days 1-4 in Senegal
    Days 5-9 in Mali
    Days 10-13 in Burkina Faso
    Days 14-21 in Ghana
    Day 22 in Togo
    Days 23-25 in Benin

    In Senegal: visit Dakar, Goree Island, St-Louis and Parc Djoudj
    In Mali: visit Bamako, Mopti, Djenne and Dogon villages; sunset Niger river cruise

    In Burkina Faso: tour Bobo Dioulasso, Ouagadougou and Tiebele village, in Gourounsi country
    In Ghana: travel to Tamale, Mole National Park, Kumasi, Cape Coast, Elmina and Accra
    In Togo: visit the capital city Lome
    In Benin: visit Ouidah (the birthplace of voudou), Abomey, Cotonou and Ganvie Island




    Dogon village on the Bandiagara escarpment, in Mali


    Discover West Africa !



    West Africa multicountry tours include:

    • all hotel accommodations (no camping)
    • all breakfasts; other meals as per itinerary
    • private ground transportation by air-conditioned vehicle, with driver and fuel
    • domestic or regional flights, as per itinerary
    • all airport transfers
    • experienced English-speaking guide/escort, with other local guides as needed
    • all hotel taxes, road taxes and local tourism taxes
    • all touring, excursion and entry fees, as per tour program

    Not included are airfare to/from West Africa, tourism visas, non-specified meals, drinks, tips, and personal expenses.

    Optional hotel upgrades in the capital cities available upon request.

    NB: Saga Tours does not handle international air reservations and ticketing.



    RE: the Ivory Coast — Regretfully, due to recurring unrest in the Ivory Coast, we have temporarily suspended operations there.



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