If you have thought about visiting Africa, then congrats, you have arrived at the right place. We are so excited to share some of information about Africa with you! There are so many great adventures to be had on this continent rich with culture and history. In this post, we will be discussing some of the places that you can visit in the region of West Africa. We will also include some very helpful information for you to know if you do decide to take a trip into this region of the continent. Keep reading to get all of the info!
Visiting West Africa
The first thing that you should know is that West Africa carries a wealth of exquisite culture and tradition. There are so many things for you to learn if you are thinking about visiting here.
Knowledge of the history of this region is important to maximize your enjoyment and understanding during your trip. What you should know is that most of this region was at one point occupied by the French. As a result, French is the official language of most of these countries. This, however, is by no means the only language that people speak in West African countries. Many people belong to a tribe or group of people that populate a specific subregion of a country or of West Africa. Consequently, each person will speak there regional or tribal language as well as several different dialects of that language. It is not uncommon for a typical West African to speak four to five different languages fluently. Imagine that!