West Africa Nutz and Bolts Travel Articles

 
Gambia Travel Facts
The Basics Country: Gambia Where is it?: Gambia lies in western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean and surrounded by Senegal. Why do people go here?: Travelers come to Gambia to explore the Gambia River, with it’s beautiful villages and its diverse bird life. This is another European packaged tourist destination. What are the main […]
Ghana Travel Facts
The Basics Country: Ghana Where is it?: Ghana is located in western Africa, bordering the Gulf of Guinea and between Cote d’Ivoire and Togo Why do people go here?: One of the favorite West Africa backpacker destinations, Ghana is said to be one of the friendliest countries in Africa. Besides that, the Atlantic Coast has […]
Accra Nutz and Bolts
City Name: Accra Where is it located?: Accra is on the coast in southern Ghana. Why do people go there?: Accra is a good starter city before traveling around West Africa. It has a good vibe and safer than most other capital cities. How do travelers get there?: Accra can be reached by bus and […]
Guinea Travel Facts
The Basics Country: Guinea Where is it?: Guinea is in western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Guinea-Bissau and Sierra Leone Why do people go here?: Not many travelers come to Guinea. Although the country is safe, the capital Conakry has a bad reputation for crime. What are the main entry points?: A number […]
Dakar Travel Facts
The Basics City Name: Dakar Where is it located?: On a small peninsula in Senegal sits the city of Dakar Why do people go there?: Travelers tend to not spend much time in Dakar, as they prefer relaxing clean beaches, compared to the hot, dirty, chaotic street of the capital city. It does have some […]
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 […]