West Africa

West Africa is the western region of Africa. In the north the region is bounded by the Sahel, and in the south and west by the Atlantic Ocean. The most densely populated area of Africa, it is many ways both the continent's most difficult place for travel and potentially its most rewarding.
Popular destinations: Lagos, Accra and Ghana

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Senegal is an officially Francophone country in Western Africa.
Popular destinations: Saint-Louis, Langue de Barbarie National Park and Dakar
Ghana is a country in West Africa. It borders the countries of Côte d'Ivoire to the west, Burkina Faso to the north and Togo to the east and the Atlantic Ocean Gulf of Guinea to the south.
Popular destinations: Accra, Ada and Kumasi
Nigeria is a country in equatorial West Africa. It is the continent's most populous nation.
Popular destinations: Lagos, Abuja and Calabar
Burkina Faso, formerly Upper Volta, is a landlocked country in West Africa.
Popular destinations: Ouagadougou, Dori and Bobo-Dioulasso
Benin is a country in West Africa. It borders Togo to the west, Nigeria to the east and Burkina Faso and Niger to the north.
Popular destinations: Cotonou, Kétou and Porto-Novo
Sierra Leone is on the West Coast of Africa. The Republic of Guinea is to the north and northeast; Liberia is to the east and southeast, and the Atlantic Ocean on the west and south.
Popular destinations: Freetown, Makeni and Bo
Cape Verde is a country in West Africa. It comprises a group of islands of the Atlantic Ocean, west of Senegal.
Popular destinations: Praia, Fogo and Mindelo
Liberia is in West Africa and is bordered by Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Côte d'Ivoire.
Popular destinations: Monrovia, Buchanan and Paynesville
Côte d'Ivoire is a country in West Africa. It has a southerly facing North Atlantic Ocean coast, and is surrounded by Ghana to the east, Liberia to the west, Guinea to the northwest, Mali to the north, and Burkina Faso to the northeast.
Popular destinations: Abidjan, Grand-Bassam and Lagunes
Guinea-Bissau, is a former Portuguese colony bordered by Senegal to the north and Guinea to the south and east.
Popular destinations: Bissau, Bijagos Islands and Cacheu
Guinea is a former French colony that borders Guinea-Bissau and Senegal to the north, Mali on the north and north-east, Côte d'Ivoire to the east and Liberia and Sierra Leone to the south.
Popular destinations: Conakry, Kankan and National Park of the Upper Niger
The Gambia is a country in West Africa and is the smallest country on the continent of Africa.
Popular destinations: Banjul, Kunta Kinteh Island and Brikama
Togo is a narrow country in West Africa, sandwiched between Ghana on the west and Benin on the east, with a small border with Burkina Faso to the north, and a 56km coastline on the Atlantic Ocean to the south.
Popular destinations: Lomé, Kara and Maritime Togo
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