West Africa Nutz and Bolts Travel Articles

 
Senegal Travel Facts
The Basics Country: Senegal Where is it?: Senegal is in western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Guinea-Bissau and Mauritania. Why do people go here?: Senegal is West Africa’s top destination, with loads of European packaged-tourists mainly confining themselves to the beaches. Independent travelers do venture around Senegal to seek out the nature and […]
Equatorial Guinea Travel Facts
The Basics Country: Equatorial Guinea Where is it?: Equatorial Guinea is in western Africa, bordering the Bight of Biafra, between Cameroon and Gabon. It’s close to Zamunda! Why do people go here?: People come here to find the path less traveled. What are the main entry points?: There are only connections for other West Africa […]
Togo Travel Facts
The Basics Country: Togo Where is it?: Togo is in western Africa between Benin and Ghana Why do people go here?: Perhaps one of the most favorite countries in West Africa, travelers flock to Togo for its beaches. What are the main entry points?: Togo is easy to enter. You can come overland from any […]
Gabon Travel Facts
The Basics Country: Gabon Where is it?: Gabon is in western Africa, bordering the Atlantic Ocean at the Equator, between Republic of the Congo and Equatorial Guinea Why do people go here?: If you can make it to Gabon, there are virgin rainforests loaded with wildlife. What are the main entry points?: There are direct […]
Angola Travel Facts
The Basics Country: Angola Where is it?: Angola sits in southern Africa, bordering the South Atlantic Ocean, between Namibia and Democratic Republic of the Congo Why do people go here?: Due to a 25 year civil war, Angola is not safe for travelers. What are the main entry points?: There are occasional flights from regional […]
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 […]