At the Zaina Lodge in Mole National Park, Ghana, one of the only places in Africa where you can do a motorcycle safari.
- We help you buy and sell the bike. Where you go and what you do with the bike is totally up to you. You don't have to look very hard to find excitement in West Africa!
- You can easily explore this area on your own, as an independent traveler, without a guide. However, if you want a guide, ask us, and we'll see what we can do. Our goal is to encourage more people to visit West Africa on motorbikes, so we'll do our best to accommodate special requests.
- West Africa has a lot to see. There are hills, lakes, river crossings, safaris, ethnic villages, and much much more. With a motorbike you can get way off the beaten track, away from tourists, and into small villages on dirt roads and footpaths.
- You will likely be blown away by the welcome you receive when you leave the main roads. People in West Africa tend to be extremely welcoming to visitors. You may be invited to eat and sleep at the house of someone you just met, or to meet with the Chief of a village you just stopped at for lunch.
- While West Africa is quite safe and stable, its tourist infrastructure is still under-developed. Expect lodging/dining options on par with the rest of the developing world. Keep an eye out for theft in the cities, and expect inconsistent water, power, and cell reception in the countryside. This is Africa.
- In Ghana, English is spoken everywhere. In Togo, Burkina, Benin, & Cote D'Ivoire, French is spoken everywhere, although you may find some English-speakers too.
- Guidebooks are available from Bradt & Lonely Planet. That's a good place to start when planning your itinerary. Purchasing paper road maps beforehand is highly recommended. These can be found online.