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West Africa Travel Guide

Information for visitors to West Africa and the countries, autonomous regions, territories, and islands of West Africa. Includes attractions, activities, events, lodging, dining, and transportation in West African countries, including Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Cote d'Ivoire, the Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo.

West Africa Guides and Photos

Pictures of West Africa
A photo gallery featuring pictures of West Africa. Includes photographs of the West African countries of Benein, Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Mali, Niger, Sierra Leone and the Cape Verde Islands

Countries in West Africa
Includes travel guides for Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, the Ivory Coast, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo.

Islands of West Africa
Information about islands off the west coast of Africa. Includes the Cape Verde Islands, Sao Tome and Principe, the Azores Islands, the Canary Islands, Ascension Island, St. Helena Island, Tristan da Cunha Island, and islands off the coast of Equatorial Guinea, Guinea, and Senegal.

Atlantic Ocean Coast of Africa
Information about the Atlantic Coast of Africa. Includes travel guides for all of the countries on the West Cost of Africa.

More About West Africa

Foods of West Africa
- West African Recipes
- West African Cookbooks

United Nations West Africa Map (PDF)

Wikipedia Introduction to West Africa
Facts and general information about West Africa including climate, countries, culture, geography, music, religion, and history, including the prehistoric era, the early empires of West Africa, slavery and the first European contacts, the colonial era, and the post-colonial era.

Top Places to Visit in West & Central Africa
Descriptions of Timbuktu, Djenne City and the Bandiagara Cliffs in Mali, Loango National Park in Gabon, Goree Island in Senegal, Ganvie Village in Benin, the coastal forts of Ghana, the Sine-Saloum Delta in Senegal, Mount Cameroon in Cameroon, and the town of Agadez in Niger.

The Former French West Africa
A federation of eight French colonial territories in Africa that existed from 1895 through 1958. Countries and regions that were part of French West Africa included Dahomey (now Benin), Ivory Coast (Cote d'Ivoire), French Guinea (now Guinea), French Sudan (now Mali), Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, and Upper Volta (now Burkina Faso).

West African Plants: A Photo Guide

BBC Story of Africa: West African Kingdoms

More West Africa Resources
- Wikipedia Introduction to West Africa
- Africa ATA: Eastern Region of Africa
- Hartford HWP History of West Africa
- Centers for Disease Control (CDC) - West Africa
- West Africa in the Open Directory


See also
Other Regions of Africa
More Destinations in Africa
Africa Travel Guide