Travel to West Africa
West African Vacations
From an alluring rose-colored lake in Dakar, to unique mud mosques in Timbuktu and Mopti's lively, colorful market scenes, Mali and Senegal — though less frequented by visitors — are steeped in fascinating customs and history. Travel to West Africa for an immersive adventure down the road less travelled in this intriguing continent.
Mali boasts incredible desertscapes traversed by the great Niger River, which breathed life into legendary ancient cities such as Timbuktu. With A&K's West Africa vacations, travel by camel to meet the indigo-robed Tuareg in this fabled trade port; then set off for Djenné, home of the Grand Mosque, the largest mud building in the world. Arts, music and culture thrive in Mali, and A&K's connections on the ground take you to ancient villages where you observe the energetic mask dances of the Dogons, enjoy lunch with a village chief and view ritual cave paintings adorning desert caves.
Senegal, known for its spectacular natural beauty and stunning beaches, entices with its mix of weathered French colonial buildings, gorgeous mosques and rich tribal traditions of the Wolof and Mandinka tribes. Get under the skin of the local culture by visiting the salt harvesters of the rose-hued Pink Lake, an A&K insider-access experience.
With our West Africa vacations, you may not see lion or giraffe, but a journey through these enriching lands is unmistakably African all the same.