Norway to Ghana Roadtrip

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Lets just buy some cars, turn on the ignition and drive to Accra!

It is impossible to know exactly what route we will take. There are too many factors to consider like road conditions, visas, security situation and basically what we feel like there and then. However we have made a draft of what we want to do, check it out:

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Leg 1: Oslo to Malaga (free for those who join the whole trip)

This part will be pretty quick, as the real adventure lies in Africa.

Oslo– kick off with a welcome dinner and get to know your fellow travelers for the next months.

Kristiansand– We will camp by Jørn Bjørns cousins’ magic bus and wait for the ferry to Denmark

Copenhagen– Here you have the option to stay in a hostel or join us camping at Roskilde camping (35kms away)

Hamburg– Here you have the option to stay in a hostel or you can join us rivercamping at ElbeCamp (18kms away)

Luxemburg– This is where we will try to do our first night of bush camping. We will get up early to do a full day drive.

Montpellier– We will be camping by Tom’s relatives where you can do day trips to Monaco, Marseille or Andorra

Valencia– We will do bush camping on the way between Montpellier and Barcelona, somewhere around Valencia

Barcelona– Here we will stay at a hostel before continuing to the last drive of the first trip leg. Or we can skip and do bush camp

Malaga– Here we will camp, drink wine and stock up on the goods and equipment that we will need on the trip

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Leg 2: Malaga to Dakar (30 days, 1000€)

On this part we will enjoy beach, surfing and relaxing before crossing the Sahara. Click on the city names to see more.

Chefchaouen – Called the blue city. We will camp at a cheap campsite in the nearby hills and visit the city in the daytime

Marrakesh – We will camp on rooftops and show you the old city and markets. Optional day trips for those who want

Laayoune  Also called El Aayun, is the capital of western Sahara. You are free to explore for one day before continuing

Dakhla  Visit the city World famous for its kite surfing. From here we will start our desert crossing through the Sahara

Nouadhibou – First meeting with “black” Africa and Mauritania. We will go to one of the Worlds biggest fish markets

Nouakchott – We will get some visas while some will do an optional trip on the longest train in the World

Terjit  A visit to an oasis in Sahara where we will drink some tea, go for an optional swim and hike the nearby mountains

St-Louis – A city known for its jazz scene and for being the first city in Africa to be colonized by the French

Dakar  A city rich in history and some of the best surfing waves in the World. We will get some visas and have the cars serviced

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Leg 3: Dakar to Freetown (30 days, 1000€)

This part will be REAL Africa. We will go surfing, visit villages and see wildlife. Click on the city names to see more.

Dakar  A city rich in history and some of the best surfing waves in the World. We will get some visas and have the cars serviced

Gambia – We will most likely cross by the capital, but also have the option to drive inland of people want to do bird safaris

The Sine Saloum Delta – Driving up to the Water Well of West Africa where we will spend some days in villages

Cap Skirring – Here we can relax for a few days, do some partying, surf and chill on the beach 

Bissau – Visit the capital of the Worlds 16th least visited country. Do a day trip to a nearby island and eat portuguese food

Labe and the Fouta Djalloun – Visit a village and hike to a big waterfall where you have the chance to go swimming

Conakry – We will go to the city to get a visa which takes one day. In the meantime you are free to stroll around

Bureh Beach – Bureh is paradise. You can rent a bungalow or camp on an empty beach. The surf waves are excellent too!

Freetown – We will spend some days in the capital of Sierra Leone to get visas. You can also stay in Bureh (55kms away)

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Leg 4: Freetown to Accra (30 days, 1000€)

Freetown – We will spend some days in the capital of Sierra Leone to get visas. You can also stay in Bureh (55kms away)

Bureh Beach – Bureh is paradise. You can rent a bungalow or camp on an empty beach. The surf waves are excellent too!

Tiwai Island – Visit the wildlife sanctuary run by a non-governmental association

Kabala – Famous for the cloth and tailoring, get yourself a “ronko” gown, a traditional Limba and Koranko war shirt which is believed to have supernatural powers

Monrovia  Dive in the Liberian capital for a couple of days to restock

San Pedro – Known for its nightlife, we will make sure to rest there before heading back North through the jungle

Korhogo -Hang out at the woodcarver’s quarter, where wood sculptors can be seen at work all around.

Yamasoukro – There is plenty to see in the other administrative capital, such as the tallest basilica in the world

Grand Bassam – A beach town with some old, torn, French architechture. Visit the beach and the markets

Elmina – Witness the oldest European building south of the Sahara still standing, Elmina castle is a UNESCO world heritage site

Kakum National Park – An interesting coastal national park that contains an extremely high diversity of birds and primates.

Accra/Cocrobite – Chill at Cocrobite beach, opt to go surfing, swimming or clubbing in the capital

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Leg 5: Accra to the unknown (30 days, 1000€)

​Our trip isn’t over though. We have the ambition to continue to Togo, Benin, Burkina Faso and possibly Mali and that depends mostly on who is willing to continue with us and how far our finances can take us.

To sum it up, the countries we will go through are Norway, Denmark, Germany, France, Spain, Morocco, Mauritania, Senegal, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Burkina Faso and Mali.

We believe we can make it work and we invite you to live this experience with us.​

We have made a draft of the full itinerary on this page: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1yjIMhhC3ON7b6I1_mCVY4rn7XL20jF0AzRj_NgSv_V0/edit#gid=0

However, keep in mind that this itinerary WILL change and is just meant as an outline

Dates and Prices

Norway to Malaga (15th July – 1st Aug) – FREE if you join the full 3,5 month trip

Malaga to Dakar- (1st Aug – 1st Sep) – 1000€

Dakar to Freetown (1st Sep – 1st Oct) – 1000€

Freetown to Accra (1st Oct -1st Nov) – 1000€

Accra to Bamako (1st Nov- ?) – This will be a freestyle trip. Feel free to tag along!

A deposit of 500€ is required to book a trip. Whether you are just joining for a month of for the whole trip.

This deposit will be deducted from the prices below, which should be paid in full no later than one month before departure.

You can make the deposit through the Get in Touch section.

We will only refund 50% of the deposit and after the 24th of June we will not offer any refund; this is to make sure everyone is 100% committed to this trip.

You will find more info about the trip on this page:

www.vikingsinafrica.com

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