West Africa

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It’s all about timing. To avoid crowds and inflated prices, we recommend the period between high and low seasons when the weather is fine, places are still open and happy to welcome travelers, and you can explore a destination at your own pace. ShermansTravel experts call this magical time and space continuum the Sweet Spot.

When to go to West Africa

Peak Season: December to March

This is the most crowded and most expensive time to visit. The coastal resorts in Senegal and The Gambia are bursting with tourists. Keep in mind that it’s drier and cooler from December through February, making this a more comfortable time for traveling.

Off Season: May to October

The rainy season falls between May and October in most West African countries; roads can be impassable and many wildlife reserves are closed.

Sweet Spot: November; April

In November and April the weather is still dry, but there are fewer tourists so prices in the major resorts and parks can be cheaper.

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