Full insight in Voodoo world. Discover the Voodoo which was born here along the coast of Togo and Benin.Visits to Aneho, which became the first German capital of Togo; Glidji, a sacred village inhabited by the Guen; Togoville, lying on the northern shore of Lake TogoThen meeting with a traditional healer.A village hidden in the high grasses of the Savannah: at least three generations of adepts are having a Voodoo ceremony. To the hypnotic rhythm of the drums and chants, certain dancers fall into a deep trance.
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First destination is Kpalime, situated nearby Mount Agou, the highest point in Togo, reaching 986 meters height. Then drive to Kloto where meeting with a local entomologist and his team for an educational walk in the forest to learn about butterflies and insects and the local usage of plants. Initiation to painting with natural colors
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The Koutammakou, the Land of the Batammariba (=Tamberma) that live in fortified dwellings. Similar in form to medieval castles, they are one of the most beautiful examples of ancient African architecture. Their style impressed Le Corbusier, who talked about sculptural architecture. In fact the houses are built with hands, layer by layer, putting round balls of mud and shaping them following the design of the house. Visits to Kabye mountains and meeting with traditional blacksmiths. Very interesting: they are using still today stones instead of harmer;
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Kpalime and Volta regions are offering wonderful sites for hikes in tropical forest.Wli Falls: the highest waterfall in the region. A flat footpath leads to the falls through a forest, inhabited by 220 bird and 400 butterfly species. We can reach also the upper waterfall, which is offering amazing landscape. Tafi Atome Monkey Sanctuary, created in 1993 to protect the sacred monkeys that live in the surrounding forest. Kloto Mountain: under the direction of a local entomologist, we learn about the butterflies and insects native to this forest.
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A deep immersion in the word of voodoo, a religion still strongly practised in the coastal regions of Togo and Benin. Meeting a soothsayer in the evening darkness of the floating village of Ganvie, the unique village on stilts built in the centre of the lagoon. Walking in the streets of Ouidah – considered the capital city of voodoo - among shrines, sacred pythons and marks left by the slave trade. Exploring the region of Mono River by boat, visiting hidden villages behind the mangrooves attending the Zangbeto voodoo masked dance.
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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 tLome, the vibrant capital of Togo, 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. City tour. Then full insight in Voodoo world. Discover the Voodoo which was born here along the coast of Togo and Benin. We attend celebration with possessions.
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