A Taste of West Africa - Ghana Togo & Benin

Experience diverse cultures and traditions of Ghana Togo & Benin

Participate in enchanting and authentic voodoo rituals in the birthplace of the voodoo religion.

Visit the ancient Ashanti Kingdom and the Manhyia Palace

Discover unsual merchandise at a voodoo market 

Visit historical sites including Forts & Castles that mark the coastline of West Africa

Experience boatride to witness live on a village on Stilts

Other activitie include the Gelede Masked dance

and a Zangbeto Ceremony, a dance ritual of the gods

Join us for a taste of West Africa

per adult from

$4,016

NZD

Duration

8 days

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  • What's included :
    • 7x Breakfast
    • 1x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 2 nights
    • Accommodation as per itinerary
    • Local taxes
    • Bottled water
    • Professional guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Entry/Admission - Kakum National Park
    • Entry/Admission - Cape Coast Castle
    • Entry/Admission - Elmina Castle
    • Entry/Admission - Fort St Jago
    • Entry/Admission - Nungua Local Market
    • Entry/Admission - Artists Alliance Gallery
    • Entry/Admission - Independence Square
    • Entry/Admission - Lac Togo
    • Entry/Admission - Great Mosque of Porto-Novo
    • Entry/Admission - Lac Nokoue
    • Entry/Admission - Temple des Pythons
    • Entry/Admission - Ouidah Museum of History
    • Entry/Admission - Osu Oxford Street
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
    • Entry/Admission - Akodessewa Fetish Market

  • Day 1: Accra Arrival

    Pass By: Kotoka International Airport, Airport Rd, Accra, Ghana
    A representative of Blastours will meet group for a hotel transfer. Depending on the time of arrival, we can experience a walking tour through James Town, old Accra.

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: The Roots Apartment, 3 star accommodation

    Day 2: Accra - Elmina

    Stop At: Kakum National Park, Cape Coast Ghana
    Experience a walk across the canopy walkway of the Kakum National Park comprising of undisturbed virgin rain forest. Individuals have the option of a 1 hour walking tour through the forest trails or to experience a walking tour on the longest and highest canopy walkway in West Africa.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Cape Coast Castle, Cape Coast Ghana
    Make brief stopovers at an oil palm plantation and a local factory to witness work in progress. Continue to the Cape Coast Castle (Cabo Corso) a fortress that was built by the Swedes in 1653, seized by the Danes and later conquered by the British.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight stay at the Coconut Grove Beach Resort, 3-star accommodation

    Day 3: Cape Coast - Accra

    Stop At: Elmina Castle, Elmina Ghana
    Visit the Elmina castle, a well preserved castle for an insight into the history of Slavery
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Fort St Jago, Just Northwest of St George's Castle, Elmina Ghana
    As part of the Elmina city tour, we will learn more about the colonial past experience the present lifestyle of the Fantis

    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Lunch: Create several West African traditional dishes and then enjoy eating the feast prepared
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 4: Accra

    Stop At: Nungua Local Market, Nugcity, Accra, Ghana
    visit the Fantasy Coffin makers, who make coffins to reflect a person’s affiliation. Meet the man behind this fascinating trade
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Artists Alliance Gallery, Labadi Road, Omanye House, Accra Ghana
    This is a contemporary art gallery of painting and sculpture by established and up-and-coming Ghanaian artists.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Independence Square, Accra Ghana
    Also known as Black Star Square, plays a significant role in the nation's history, as it is the site where Ghana's independence from colonial rule was declared in 1957
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Center for National Culture, 28th February Rd Near Nkrumah Memorial Park & Mausoleum, Accra Ghana
    Take a stroll through Ghana’s largest craft market, where one can shop for African arts & crafts and traditional clothes

    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 5: Accra - Lome - Ouidah

    Stop At: Rue Du Grand Marche, Lome Togo
    A large open-air market, also the realm of the famous “Nana Benz“
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Akodessewa Fetish Market, Lome, Togo
    Visit the main voodoo market, where one can find magic remedies and local voodoo charms used by local sorcerers

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Lac Togo, Togoville Togo
    Experience a boat ride to Togoville. Here, we will visit some shrines, the ancient German Cathedral and the traditional museum of the King of Togoville

    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 6: Ouidah - Porto Novo - Cotonou

    Stop At: Great Mosque of Porto-Novo, Porto-Novo Benin
    Many Afro- Brazilians settled in Porto Novo following their return to Africa after emancipation in Brazil.

    We will visit the vibrant market and Ethnographic museum, and the Grand Mosque, formerly a church designed in Brazilian style, Da Silva Museum and the 300 year-old Palace of King Toffa, which retraces the history of Porto-Novo

    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 7: Cotonou - Ganvie - Lome - Accra

    Stop At: Ganvie Lac Nokoue, Ganvie Benin
    Experience a boat ride on the Nakoue river to the highlight of any trip to West Africa. Ganvie, the “Venice” of the Continent is a 500-year-old village on water. In ancient times people took refuge on Lake Nokoue from the attacks of the Fons and the Dahomey warriors, who were forbidden by a deep belief to fight on water.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Temple des Pythons, Face a la Basilique, Ouidah Benin
    Visit the Sacred Forest and Temple of Pythons, home to sacred snakes
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Ouidah Museum of History, Bp 33, Ouidah Benin
    Visit the Portuguese Fort now houses the History Museum. The exhibits focus on the slave trade and Benin consequent cultural links with Brazil and the Caribbean
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 8: Accra - Departure

    Stop At: Osu Oxford Street, Oxford St No 22, Accra Ghana
    Free day shopping before departure
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Accra, Accra, Greater Accra
    Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Dress code is smart casual
    • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

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Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Blastours Ghana

Activity ID: V-66673P7

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