Home to stunning landscapes – from the Sahara Desert to contrasting rainforests and volcanic outcrops – the people and culture are as astonishingly diverse as their region. Through all of these eclectic combinations and natural splendour runs one of Africa’s most imposing rivers, the Niger. The staggering number of communities in this region often takes visitors by surprise. Zooming in, travellers discover traditions remanent from the colonial periods (and some of the atrocities that came with it). This is displayed in mysterious masks and fantastic festivals. This is a region of epic history and similar struggles. Western Africa is therefore still one of the few places on the planet where tourism is in its infancy – but not to fret. Here at Dilwana, we bring the magnificence of Western Africa to you through various pieces exclusive only to this region.