Salt caravans in the Sahara, imposing forts on the Ghanaian coast, urban buzz in Lagos, the steamy lushness of Casamance- West Africa's attractions are as diverse as they are intriguing. Whether you want to set out for Timbuktu, laze on a sandy beach or overland it from desert to jungle, Lonely Planet shows you the what, where and how.
Move To The Groove- our expert music chapter tell who's who, where it's happening and what's hot.
Be Inspired- highlights, itineraries and planning sections help you plot your path.
Get The Backgroundwith in-depth discussion of West Africa's history, manifold cultures and distinctive arts and crafts.
Talk The Talk- our language chapter will have you greeting locals in 25 regional languages.
Go Your Own Waywith detailed transport information and 150 user-friendly maps.
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