Ghana, Togo, Benin: Festivals And Tradition

Our fantastic cultural odyssey takes us to the most remote regions of Ghana, Togo and Benin to discover lost tribal worlds guided by ancient spirits.

Along the coast, in the heart of voodoo country, we visit practitioners, watch trance-dances and learn about the great influence voodoo spirits still have on people.

Heading inland through northern savannah, we discover the Taneka tribe on a rocky mountain, then the Tamberma with their fairy-tale clay castles and finally we enter the Ashanti kingdom in Kumasi.

We end our tour exploring the former Slave Coast, with its haunting European forts.Indeed one of the most complete and spectacular tours in West Africa.Great experience combined with the choice of good accommodation.

For travelers who want to get acquainted with this incredible region … and love Africa!

per adult from

$5,289

NZD

Duration

12 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • Meeting and Assistance upon arrival and departure
    • Round-Trip airport/Hotel Transfers
    • Hotel Accommodation
    • Transport Public/Private vehicles
    • Accommodation double occupancy basic to mid range
    • An experience tour guide
    • Meals indicated by Breakfast, Dinner
    • Free Customized African Bracelet (Name)
    • Free Dashiki (Color Optional)
    • Breakfast
    What's excluded :
    • Cost of Visa
    • Airfare
    • Meals not Listed
    • Travel Insurance
    • Items of Personal Nature
    • Drinks not listed
    • Tips
    • Vaccines
  • Day 1 :    ACCRA, GHANA IN Arrival in Accra (Ghana) and transfer to the hotel. Free time to relax.

    Day 2 :  ACCRA | ACCRA CITY TOUR | AFRICAN METROPOLIS

    Accra, the capital of Ghana, has maintained its unique identity despite the fast paced development currently underway in this intriguing African city.On the agenda is a visit to the National Museum, one of the first works of independent Ghana. We explore the old quarter of James Town.

    Day 3  :   TOGO  | FETISH MARKET

    Lome, the vibrant capital of Togo, is the only African city having been colonized by Germans, British and French. It is also one of the few capitals in the world to be on the border with another nation.

    Day 4 :  BENIN | BENIN  VOODOO TOUR

    In a remote hidden village we will join a Voodoo ceremony: the frenetic rhythm of the drums and the chants of the adepts help calling in the voodoo spirit who then takes possession of some of the dancers.

    Day 5  : BENIN | ROYAL PALACE

    We move to Abomey where we visit the Royal Palace. The walls of the palace are decorated with bas-reliefs representing symbols of the ancient Dahomey kings. Now a museum listed on the Unesco World Heritage List, it displays items belonging to the ancient kings: thrones, cult altars, statues, costumes and weapons.  and human blood.

    Day 6 :  BENIN  |  FETISH HILL

    We stop at the Dankoli Fetish, an important place for the Voodoo cult: thousands of little sticks are pushed in the fetish as testimony of the countless prayers for a good harvest.

    Day 7 :  BENIN TOUR | FIRE DANCE

    In the evening, fire dance. At the centre of the village a large fire lights up the faces of the participants, they dance to the hypnotic beat of the drums eventually leaping into the glowing embers, picking up burning coals, passing them over their bodies and even putting them in their mouths

    Day 8 : TOGO  |  RAINFOREST

    From Atakpame we move to the tropical forests surrounding Kpalime, a town with a rich colonial past which is now an important trade center.

    Day 9 :  GHANA | KOFORIDUA GLASS BEADS

    We reach Koforidua on time to visit the weely beads market. Great opportunity for shopping.

    Day 10 : GHANA | THE ASHANTI KINGDOM

    Kumasi is the historical and spiritual capital of the old Ashanti Kingdom. The tribute paid today to the Asantehene (=King) is the best evidence of their past splendour and strength.

    Day 11 :  GHANA | THE ASHANTI  GOLDEN KINGDOMS

     At the Royal Palace in Kumasi, traditional ceremony takes place in one of the last African Kingdoms which has maintained its ancient rituals still alive.

    Day 12   GHANA | HISTORIC SLAVES' CASTLES

    Elmina Castle is the oldest European building in Africa. At different times the castle has been used as a warehouse to trade gold, ivory, and eventually slaves.

    DEPARTURE: Drive back to Accra for departure.
  • Departure Point :
    Kotoka International Airport (ACC)
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    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Nightlife
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 70 travelers
  • 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.

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Age Req.

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Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Olives Travel & Tour Limited

Activity ID: V-89677P6

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