I would like to plan travel for myself and a friend (both males) to West & NW Africa. We are looking to experience the food, life and most importantly, music of the region. We would like to touch Dakar, Lagos, Accra, and a couple of places in Morocco.
In Dakar, I'd really like to see Youssuo N'Dour play at his club Thiossane, and would like to know of similar places in the other cities :-) Duration: 12-16 days; Date: November 2013; Budget: $4500, not including airfare to/from India, but should include travel between the recommended cities.
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Saturday, Nov 17, 11:25am:
Arrive in Accra. Check into your hotel. Osu is easily the most happening area in Accra and I strongly recommend staying in a hotel here, even though the prices they command are a bit higher than the rest of Accra. The two best choices are Byblos (rooms starting at $65) and Frankie’s (starting at $59)for good combination of location, budget and comfort (mainly location closest to the best nightlife).
This map of the area will come in handy:
If being centrally located isn’t a primary concern, then I recommend staying at the Afia African Village. It has a beachfront location, spectacular views and a pretty garden. Rates start at $35.
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Saturday, Nov 17, Lunch time:
There are plenty of fast food joints in the Osu area. Seek out Buka (10th Street) - it has great Ghanaian, Nigerian, Togolese and Senegalese specials served in a stylish second-floor open air dining room.
Any other options around here? - By Anonymous
Saturday, Nov 17, Early evening:
This sounds interesting. Are there guided tours? - By Anonymous
Saturday, Nov 17, Late evening:
Head back to Osu and explore the buzzing area on foot. When you tire of exploring, head to Livingstone’s for dinner. They serve first-class West African and French food in an upmarket, atmospheric dining room.
Saturday, Nov 17, Night:
After dinner proceed to Tantra, Accra’s hottest superclub - a hip-hop and hands-in-the-air club that draws celebs and a mixed, fun crowd.
Call Ntombe here - By Anonymous
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Always carry a photocopy of your passport on your person and leave the original in your hotel safe.
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