West Africa

Exclusive guide to the best holiday destinations in West Africa, independent reviews from award-winning travel writers

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Exploring Sierra Leone, Africa

Rupert Parker visits Sierra Leone, a West African country, now completely recovered from a dreadful civil war.

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ROBINSON Club Cabo Verde, Santa Maria, Sal

Unlike many all-inclusive resorts, the town of Santa Maria, full of shops, cafes, bars and restaurants, is only 15 minutes’ walk away

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Head Upriver in The Gambia, Africa

The Gambia is firmly on the map for UK travellers who are seeking winter sun.  They never venture much beyond their beachside hotels, That’s a shame because, this is Africa, and there’s far more to the country than just sun, sea and sand.

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Sol Dunas, Cape Verde

The whole place is enormous: the resort has over 1000 rooms, six restaurants and 14 stylish bars, as well as seven pools and access to a pretty beach.

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