Entering Guinea overland through the Kandika border crossing was a bit frustrating because of the surly border guards. They were furious that our tour leader, Chloe, couldn’t speak French and upset that none of us had two copies of our electronic visa (apparently one copy wasn’t enough!). Thankfully,  one of the guards eventually took pity…Continue reading Guinea


We entered the country of Guinea-Bissau from Senegal and immediately encountered rough roads which slowed our progress considerably. As a result, we didn’t quite make it to the capital city of Bissau. Instead, we spent our first night camped on a football field which made us the default village entertainment! It was a surreal sight…Continue reading Guinea-Bissau


Our repeat excursion to Senegal was just as much fun as our first visit in this lovely, laid back country. Saint Louis was our first stop and we stayed at the popular overlanding haunt of Zebrabar where our stay coincided with the Amsterdam to Dakar rally event so it was a busy campsite. Saint Louis…Continue reading Senegal

The Gambia

The Gambia is one of West Africa’s most popular and affordable countries for tourists seeking sun, sea, sand and fun plus a bit of nature. We based ourselves in Brufut which is near the town of Serrekunda at Serengeti Beach Camping for the beginning portion of our visit to The Gambia. Our first full day’s…Continue reading The Gambia