Our first visit to Ghana was 13 years ago, so naturally we were excited for a repeat visit. After crossing the border from Côte d’Ivoire, we drove straight to the coastal town of Axim where the lovely Axim Beach Resort was our home for a couple of nights. Ghana has more historic forts and castles…Continue reading Ghana

Côte d’Ivoire

We entered Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)  from Liberia and immediately made our way to the western city of Man. Known as the “City of 18 Mountains”, Man is famous for its waterfalls hidden in a mountainous setting. Our full-day exploration of Man included visits to two waterfalls, Les Cascades de Man (Man’s Waterfalls) and Cascades…Continue reading Côte d’Ivoire


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