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14 day Cultural Odyssey: Exploring Benin, Togo, and Ghana


Activity Description

Embark on an enriching journey that delves deep into the captivating tapestry of West African culture and history. This meticulously curated 14-day adventure takes you through three remarkable countries: Benin, Togo, and Ghana.

Discover the roots of Voodoo in Ouidah, witness the intriguing practices of Egungun, and explore the poignant remnants of the slave trade at the Point of No Return. The journey continues with immersive encounters with the Batammariba people and explorations of fascinating Tata architecture.

Throughout the tour, expect to engage with vibrant communities, absorb the essence of each place you visit, and deepen your understanding of the African heritage. From the bustling markets to the serene waters of Ganvie, this tour offers a mosaic of experiences that highlight the spiritual, historical, and cultural diversity of these three nations.

Day 1: Arrival in Cotonou
• Begin your journey with a warm welcome in Cotonou, where you’ll receive assistance with immigration and customs.
• Transfer to your hotel for a relaxing debriefing.
• Savor a delectable dinner and rest for the night.

Day 2: Porto-Novo – The Royal Capital
• Immerse yourself in the rich cultural tapestry of Porto-Novo.
• Explore the Royal Palace, a testament to the unique architecture and traditions of the local royal court.
• Delve into the world of African art and cultural artifacts at The Musée Da Silva.
• Witness the ingenuity of local architecture at Zamgbetor House.
• Embark on a captivating boat ride along the mysterious Black River Adjarra.
• Experience the vibrant Egungun Initiations and Performances.
• Find comfort in your overnight stay in Cotonou.

Day 3: Ganvie – The Venice of Africa
• Journey to Ganvie, a village built on water, and witness a unique way of life.
• Explore the intriguing Python Temple in Ouidah.
• Immerse yourself in the enchanting Sacred Forest.
• Rest in Cotonou for the night.

Day 4: Ouidah – The Historical Hub
• Visit the Zinsou Foundation and engage with contemporary African art.
• Trace the harrowing history of the slave trade with a visit to the Slave Route and the Point of No Return.
• Be captivated by Zangbetor performances.
• Unwind at the beach.

Day 6: Ouidah to Abomey – Heritage and History
• Delve into history at the Museum of Abomey.
• Get lost in the vibrant fetish market.
• Explore the subterranean village of Agoingointo.
• Experience an enthralling Voodoo performance with a local fetish priest.

Day 7: Abomey to Natitingou – Mystique and Marvel
• Pause at the sacred Place Dancoli
• Journey to Taneka korko and Taneka Béri; delve into the cave of Taneka Béri.
• Visit a Fulani settlement, an epitome of culture.
• Marvel at the Kota Falls, a masterpiece of nature.
• Rest under Natitingou’s starry skies.

Day 8: Natitingou-Boukoumbe
• Cross the border from Benin to Togo.
• Experience a day with the Batammariba people in their Tata’s.
• Drive to Karra and enjoy an evening at a local restaurant with cultural performances.
• Overnight in Karra.

Day 9: Long Drive to Lome
• Check into the hotel and relax.

Day 10: Explore Lome
• Visit the Akodessewa fetish market and Lome Musee.
• Explore the Agbodrafo slave house, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
• Continue to Togoville, the origin of Togo, before returning to your hotel.

Day 11: Lome-Accra
• Cross the border from Lome to Ghana.
• Embark on a long drive to Accra and check into your hotel.

Day 12: Accra City Tour
• Discover Accra’s rich history with visits to historical landmarks such as the
• W.E.B. Dubois Center for Pan African Culture,
• Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, Independence/Black Star Square
• National Museum, Osu (formerly Christiansborg) Castle
• Jamestown, and Kane Kwesi Carpentry Workshop.

Day 13: Accra – Cape Coast
• Explore the profound history of Cape Coast by visiting the Cape Coast Castle and Elmina Castle.
• Immerse yourself in nature at the Kakum National Park.
• Rest overnight in Cape Coast.

Day 14: Return to Accra and Departure
• Your journey concludes with a return to Accra.
• Depart from Accra, carrying the rich tapestry of experiences and cultural insights from Benin, Togo, and Ghana with you.

Embark on this unique cultural odyssey and unravel the threads that weave the captivating story of West Africa.


Duration314 hours
WhenAll year round.
WhereCotonou Benin - Accra Ghana
WeatherNot Applicable
What to WearComfortable shoes Comfortable clothing
Things to Bring.
Guests or SpectatorsOnly paying guests allowed.


Minimum Age0 years
Minimum Height0.0 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelNo Fitness Requirement
QualificationsKindly Note That All Children Under 18 Require The Correct Documents When Traveling Across Borders.
Maximum Weight0.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions


These prices includes
1. Guide fee
2. transport in A/C vehicles
3. Wifi
4. bottled water


1. visa fees
2. hotels/accommodation
3. flights
4. entrance fees
5. any other bills incurred by traveller during the trip



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