Sassandra Journals

Travels in a forgotten Oasis

A January 2002 trip to Sassandra by Greg Skinner

Quote: This trip took myself and four friends to west Cote d'Ivoire to a small fishing village called Sassandra. After flying from Bamako (Mali), we set out to find the golden deserted beaches of west Africa that were rumored to us. And we found them and more!

Travels in a forgotten Oasis

Overview

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The highlights have to be spending time lapping up the sun with no beggars, sellers or any kind of disturbances, the only noise that you will hear are that of the waves crashing against the shore and the laughter of your friends. Also trying to find out from the chef what is on tonight's menu by speaking my very bad French. There are few things to do don't get me wrong if you speak good enough french or local tribal languages maybe you can organise a boat trip out and do some fishing. Apart from that idyllic walks and peace and tranquility and of course the usual warm and loving welcome that Africa brings is all you will find.Quick Tips: Make sure that you take a good book or stereo whatever ...Read More

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Greg Skinner

Greg Skinner
Lowestoft, United Kingdom

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