West Africa offers an abundance of non-safari tour options for travelers who like to dig into the history, culture, art, architecture, food, and music of the countries they visit. With several UNESCO World Heritage sites across West Africa that preserve the history of slavery and colonialism, West Africa is a natural destination for vacationers, students, historians, and researchers alike.
At Uprise, we strive to go beyond the big cultural tourist sites to provide authentic, immersive experiences that allow our guests to experience a new place to its fullest.
Check out some of our favorite experiences:
Visit two UNESCO World Heritage Slave castles in Cape Coast and Elmina, Ghana
Explore the colonial architecture of Saint Louis, Senegal by horse and carriage
Ride camels on the Lompoul Desert in Senegal
Tour the floating village of Ganvie, Benin, by boat
Explore fishing villages in Anumabu or Saint Louis
Learn about local religion and superstition at the Fetish Market of Lome