West Africa, probably our next favourite travel destination after the Indian subcontinent. Dense mangroves, jungle clad mountains, rough terrain and numerous rivers winding their way through thick vegetation will need to be crossed. Vibrant markets for stocking up on supplies and mud house villages for stopping the nights. Colour and music in settlements as we cycle by on ochre red laterite tracks, tall grass towering each side of the route, passing women carrying large pots on their heads.
This Video shows why we like West Africa
Lots of research and planning to be done. Trying to find the best routes, but also covering many different options so we have plenty of flexibility.
The map above shows our proposed route. Since an earlier post we have amended the route and decided not to include Liberia.
For now it’s visas, vaccinations and a lot of reading.