West Africa Nutz and Bolts Travel Articles

 
Guinea-Bissau Travel Facts
The Basics Country: Guinea-Bissau Where is it?: Guinea-Bissau is in western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean between Guinea and Senegal. Why do people go here?: Although Guinea-Bissau could be a outstanding travel destination, the country is said to be unstable and therefore travelers should be cautious. What are the main entry points?: There might […]
Benin Travel Facts
The Basics Country: Benin Where is it?: Benin is in Western Africa between Nigeria and Togo. Why do people go here?: Benin is the number one destination for voodoo ceremonies in West Africa, where it’s said to have originated. What are the main entry points?: Air France connects with Cotonou as well as a number […]
Liberia Travel Facts
The Basics Country: Liberia Where is it?: Liberia sits in western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean between Cote d’Ivoire and Sierra Leone. Why do people go here?: Unless you’re an aid worker or a member of NATO, then most travelers go here Currency used: Liberian Dollar Country Code for Phones: 231 Religion: Animist 70%, […]
Burkina Faso Travel Facts
The Basics Country: Burkina Faso Where is it?: Burkina Faso sits in Western Africa, north of Ghana Why do people go here?: With very diverse ethnic groups, a few national parks, and a friendly culture, Burkina Faso in an unexplored paradise for an intrepid traveler. What are the main entry points?: Regional airlines service the […]
Mali Travel Facts
The Basics Country: Mali Where is it?: Mali is southwest of Algeria in northern Africa Why do people go here?: Although home to the legendary Timbuktu, Mali has many other sites to offer the intrepid travel. From Dogon Country to ancient, medieval towns and archeological wonders, Mali has more than meets the eye. What are […]
Cape Verde Travel Facts
The Basics Country: Cape Verde Where is it?: Cape Verde is a group of islands in the North Atlantic Ocean, west of Senegal Why do people go here?: Only a short distance from Europe, Cape Verde is a place to relax in the sun – and party What are the main entry points?: Flights usually […]
Niger Travel Facts
The Basics Country: Niger Where is it?: Niger is in western Africa, southeast of Algeria. Why do people go here?: There aren’t a considerable amount of travelers who head to Niger, but those that do are pleasantly surprised. Niger has both mountains and deserts, old desert cities and the Niger river. What are the main […]
Cameroon Travel Facts
The Basics Country: Cameroon Where is it?: Cameroon is in western Africa, bordering the Bight of Biafra, between Equatorial Guinea and Nigeria. Why do people go here?: For travelers, Cameroon is easy compared to the chaos of neighboring Nigeria. Cameroon is rich in diversity and allows travelers to see all sides of Africa. What are […]
Nigeria Travel Facts
The Basics Country: Nigeria Where is it?: Nigeria is in western Africa, bordering the Gulf of Guinea, between Benin and Cameroon. Why do people go here?: The most populous nation in Africa, Nigeria is an extremely chaotic country loaded with a diverse cross sections of cultures, people and religions. Most travelers avoid Nigeria at all […]
Ivory Coast Travel Facts
The Basics Country: Ivory Coast Where is it?: Cote d’Ivoire sits in western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean between Ghana and Liberia Why do people go here?: Another west Africa country that offers huge potential but isn’t safe because of a 1999 military coup, which has resulted in fighting. Cote d’Ivoire is said to […]