Carrying money in West Africa
I'm planning a backpacking trip from Mor-Maur-Sen-Mali-Burkino-Ghana beginning January. This will be my first African adventure and I'm wondering if anyone has tips about carrying money. I don't want to bring too much with me for fear of losing it, but I also know I can't count on withdrawing at ATMS's every time I feel like it...
So I'm wondering how much of my total trip cost should I carry with me, what a good ratio is for cash/travellers cheques, tips for keeping my money safe while travelling, and any other related info. Thanks a lot!