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$2450 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Ghana Benin Nigeria 2019

Day 1, 22nd June will be arrival, depart to your hotel in an air conditioned minivan,   Day 2, 23 June is Accra City Tour.morning visit to the W.E.B Du Bois Center, Tour Dr Kwame Nkrumah Museum, Jamestwon, Independence Monument, Osu Oxfords Street, National Art Center.  24 June, Early morning drive to Cape Coast Castle, stopping on the enjoy Ghana’s sweet organic pineapple, continues to Kakum National Park. DAY 4. 25th June. ELIMINA CASTLE, SLAVE CEMETERY  Tour the oldest European structure in Africa, Elimina Castle,  a world Heritage site, Visit the Slave Route, stopping at the Slave River in Asinn Manso.    DAY 5. 26th June. NATIONAL CULTURAL CENTER , MANHYIA PALACE, KEJETIA MARKET,Morning visit to the National Cultural Center, one of Ghana's best Museums. Home of the Ashanti King, Manhyia Palace,  and the Komfo Anokye Sword. Shopping experience at West Africa's largest outdoor market, the vast kejetia market. Overnight at Kumasi. DAY 6. 27th June.  ASHANTI CRAFT VILLAGES, COCOA FARM. BEAD FACTORY, VOLTA RIVER.   Early drive to the Asante Kente cloth weaving village, Adinkra cloth stamping, wood carving. Continue to glass bead workshop near the volta river to watch this interesting handcraft. Evening Motorboat ride on the Volta River to the Akosombo dam.  Overnight at Atimpoku. DAY 7 . 28th June. ASAFO TRADITIONAL PERFORMANCE.  MONKEY SANCTUARY, WLI WATERFALLS, Morning depart to monkey sanctuary at Tafi Atome in the  Volta Region  for fun with habituated Mona monkeys . Continue to Kpando for Asafo (warriors) Group performance.  45 minutes hike to Ghana ' s highest waterfalls DAY 8. 29th June. TOGO BORDER CROSSING , FETISH MARKET, BENIN BORDER CROSSING, OUIDAH MUSEUM OF HISTORIQUE, PYTHON TEMPLE, DOOR OF NO RETURN. Early depart  to Lomé crossing the Togo Ghana border  Continue to Benin crossing at Héla-Kondji.  Tour the Portuguese Fort in Ouidah. Visit Pythons Temple, Over 60 pythons housed and worshipped within the walls of this voodoo temple .  Depart to the Door of no Return Monument in Ouidah.DAY 9. 30th June. LAKE GANVIE, ABOMEY-DAHOMEY, departure to the unique stilt village of Ganvie’, on top of lake Continue Musee Historique d’Abomey, once one of Africa’s great palace compounds.Stop at Benin’s most powerful shrine, Dankoli Shrine in Abomey. Overnight at Abomey. DAY 10. 1st July. BORDER CROSSING TO NIGERIA, NATIONAL MUSEUM ABEOKUTA. NATIONAL MUSEUM OF UNITY IBADAN. NIGERIA,  depart to Nigeria crossing at Tohoun Border. Visit the National Museum of ABEOKUTA , the largest  city of Ogun State in Nigeria. Continue to the National Museum of Unity Ibadan. Overnight at Ibadan. DAY11. 2 July. OSUN TEMPLE IN OSOGBO. depart to Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove, UNESCO World Heritage Center.   Continue to Lagos City. Overnight in Lagos. DAY 12. 3rd July. NIGERIA, BENIN, TOGO, GHANA. Morning depart from Lagos to Accra. Airport drop off 2 hours before your Flight. 

$3280 Cultural & Theme Tours


Day 1 : IN THE GULF OF GUINEA Upon arrival at the Airport, you will be assisted with your baggage and transferred to your hotel. Day 2 :   TOGO | LOME CITY TOUR Our journey will start with a city tour in Lome, the vibrant capital of Togo, and the only African city having been colonized by Germans, British and French. It is also one of few capital cities in the world which sits on the border with another nation (Ghana). Day 3 :      TOGO  |   FOREST A local entomologist will explain to us the butterflies and insects native to this forest. He will also initiate us into the art of painting with natural colours. Day 4 :  TOGO  | TRADITIONAL CHIEFS Geological empirical knowledge and magical beliefs blend together in this archaic way to make iron, turning this process into an almost alchemical experience. Day 5 :    TOGO  |  CLAY CASTLES A track across the Atakora Mountains is the access to the mystical and ever-resourceful Tamberma people. For self-defence reasons, these people have been taking refuge for centuries in the heart of the Atakora, Day 6 :      BENIN  | FIRE DANCE In the heart of the village, a great fire lights up the faces of the dancers who start moving on the frenetic rhythm of the drums. The fire dancers, in a state of trance, throw themselves into the embers, grab them with their hands and put them in their mouths; they even run them over their bodies without showing any trace of injury or any sign of pain. Day 7  : THE MOUNTAIN OF THE « FETISH PRIESTS » The Fulani are mainly shepherds, and are famous for their beauty. Beautiful tattoos on their faces send messages to people who understand the language. Their beautiful slender bodies and eyes are proportional to their slowness. Day 8  :  BENIN  |  ROYAL PALACE In Abomey, visit of the Royal Palace of Abomey which walls are decorated with the symbols representing the former kings of the Dahomey Kingdom. The Palace is now a Museum where are preserved the mortal remains of the past kings as well as a temple built with a mixture of clay, gold dust and human blood. Day 9 :  BENIN | VILLAGE ON STILTS They do everything aboard their pirogues; they go fishing, they move around, they display the goods to sell on the floating market… always singing in rhythm with the movements of the poles… Day 10 :   WILD BEACHES A nice day cruise aboard a pirogue along the Mono River to discover small villages where women still extract salt using ancient techniques.In one of these villages we will attend a Zangbeto dancing performance. Day 11  AT THE HEART OF THE VOODOO LANDS! All along the Coasts of Togo and Benin, voodoo is a religion that has been passed on by the ancestors and is still fervently practiced today. Voodoo is a religion passed on by the ancestors and still enthusiastically practiced today. Drive back to Accra for departure!

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