Exciting places to visit in West Africa

Home to breathtaking sceneries of our imaginations and incredibly diverse cultures, West Africa is one of the most fantastic places to visit on this planet.

Besides, your trip to Africa gives you an awesome experience and allows you to discover stunning locations. In over 50 countries in tbt continent. But, with a large number of countries on this continent, it can be hard deciding where to start from.

To help you plan better, our focus would be on West Africa.

Talk about countries with the ultimate fabulous destinations. West Africa is filled with so many wonders and attractions.

From the bubbling city of Lagos, the Economic Capital of Nigeria, to the coasts of Ghana and Senegal. Also, it continues from the serene lagoons of Gambia to the unique landscapes of Mali and Niger.

West Africa can shape your visit into a memorable experience.

If you’re looking for a place to explore for your safari adventures, then West Africa is the place to choose. Besides, this region has arguably some of the most captivating wildlife. You can have all to yourself if you know where to look.

The citizens of this region would make you recognize the beauty of millennia cultures and rare antiques. In addition, you get to know about the ancient traditions with the beautiful festivals.

The  mystic world of masks, secret societies and the irresistible music filled with depth are not left out. All these are filled with richness and the Power to entertain you.

There are so many parts of this region that are waiting to be toured. Here are top attractions to check out in West Africa:


Labadie Beach Ghana

The Ancient coastal forts, Labadie beach, Mole National Park, Larabanga village. Also, there’s the stilts of Nzulezo, among others, define your journey throughout the golden coasts of Ghana.

2. Cape Verde

 Boa Vista Island Cape Verde

Cape Verde might not be one of the most trodden destinations. Nevertheless, it has one of the most sensational views in West Africa.

It offers you the opportunity to experience the nightlife of its cluster of islands. The rhythmic beats of Cape Verde’s morna music, the villages and beaches are so pleasing to the soul.

If you are a lover of exquisite food and jet skiing, Cape Verde might just be your perfect haven too. In addition, some of the best places to visit in this country are Laghina beach, Cape Verde’s Boa Vista Island, and Cape Verde Archipelago.

3. Nigeria

Exciting places to visit in West Africa

Hailed as “the giant of Africa.” Nigeria is the flawless blend of vibrancy, sobering African history, and multicultural society.

Furthermore, Nigeria enthralls people with esthetical tourist spots such as the commercial city of Lagos, Obudu Ranch, Olumirin waterfall in Erin-Ijesha, Lekki Conservation Centre, Ife museum in Enuwa square and many more.

Its subtropical climate, flush restaurants & clubs, five-star hotels, assiduous industries, beautiful markets’ and beaches would all make your vacation magical, regardless of what time of the year it is.

4. Liberia

exciting places to visit in West Africa

As Liberia slowly recovers from the tolls of civil war, it is gradually climbing up on the ladder of popular destinations to visit.

Regardless, Liberia boasts of serene getaways like golden beaches, resorts, and blue lagoons that are ideal for you.

5. Benin

exciting places to visit in West Africa

Tourist spots like Ganvie village and Lake Aheme in Benin offer a glimpse of what an eco-friendly tourism experience feels like. Take some days off for a trip to these places and learn about the peculiar lifestyle of indigenes at the seaside, including their fishing methods and voodoo practices.

6. The Gambia

Exciting places to visit in West Africa

If you’re looking for a destination that takes you closer to nature, West Africa’s best-kept secret is the best place to be.

More so, The Gambia is lined up with an abundance of reserves where you can connect with nature, as you encounter different animals and rare species of wildlife in locations like Abuko National Reserve, Kachikally crocodile pool, Gambia National Park and Bijilo Forest Park.

Nonetheless, Gambia offers more than just nature, but also beaches, history, culture, hospitality, adventures, and the ideal locations for a family vacation.

7. Cameroon

Exciting places to visit in West Africa

Cameroon keeps you on their toes, as it offers you the opportunity to hike up Mount Cameroon – locally known as Mongo ma Ndemi (Mountain of Greatness) – which is West Africa’s highest peak at 4040 meters.

Although it is an active volcano, it has not erupted since 2000, and it makes for an exciting trip for those who enjoy nature and love to go on solo trips.

Moreover, other destinations include and the main rivers of Guinea, Sierra Leone’s Freetown, the Saharan Oases of Mauritania, Senegal’s Goree Island, The old quarter of Agadez in Niger, Mali’s Timbuktu and a lot more.

Whichever destination you choose at these West African regions today, visit these places with an open mind, open heart, treasure every second of your trip and get the most of it. So there you have it –a guide on the list of places you can plan to visit in Africa.


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