West Africa

West Africa is the most densely populated area of . It is in many ways both the continent's most difficult place for travel and potentially its most rewarding.

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is the most populous city in , spreading out across two main islands and onto the mainland. Photo: Tijl Vercaemer, CC BY 2.5.

is the capital of covering an area of 225.67 km City of only.Accra is the most densely populated city in Ghana. Photo: J3Lda77, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a large country in equatorial West Africa. Photo: Slashme, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a country in West Africa whose good infrastructure, political stability and widespread use of English make it a gratifying destination for first-time visitors to Africa. Photo: Erik Cleves Kristensen, CC BY 2.0.


, officially the Republic of , is a country in West Africa. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

is a country in West Africa. is a great country to visit on any West African itinerary. Photo: Shubert Ciencia, CC BY 2.0.

is a country in West Africa, visited for its beaches, rainforest, wildlife, and tourist villages. Photo: Axe, CC BY-SA 3.0.

, formerly Upper Volta, is a landlocked country in West Africa. Photo: qiv, CC BY-SA 2.0.

is a country in West Africa. It comprises a group of , west of . Photo: Ximonic, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The is a small, narrow country along the length of the River in West Africa, almost completely surrounded by . Photo: mishimoto, CC BY 2.0.

, officially the Republic of , is a country in West Africa that covers 36,125 square kilometres with an estimated population of 1,604,528. Photo: Wikimedia, Public domain.

is a former French colony in West Africa. The country is sometimes called Guinea-Conakry to distinguish it from and . Photo: julien harneis, CC BY-SA 2.0.

is on the West Coast of . The potential for tourism is vast, but largely unrealised. Photo: Annabel Symington, CC BY 2.0.

is a narrow country in West Africa, sandwiched between on the west and on the east. Photo: Ferdinand Reus, CC BY-SA 2.0.

is in West Africa. Along with Ethiopia, it was one of the only two countries to be uncolonized during the Scramble for Africa. Photo: Sahmeditor, Public domain.

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