Embark on an adventure through Ghana, Togo, and Benin to experience their rich culture and stunning natural beauty. Explore the diverse wildlife, ancient forts, secluded beaches and colonial buildings in Ghana.
Visit historic sites like the Posuban sanctuaries, slave trade museums, and Kakum National Park. In Benin, visit the historical museum in Abomey and take a safari in Pendjari National Park. Togo offers a unique cultural experience, with a diverse mix of ethnic groups and their traditional customs, best experienced by taking a scenic route along its 650 km. Immerse yourself in the diverse cultures and rich history of West Africa with this cultural journey.
Visiting the ancient forts and castles in Ghana
Visiting the ancient forts and castles in Ghana, such as Elmina and Cape Coast. These castles were built by European colonizers and were used as holding cells for enslaved Africans before they were transported to the Americas. Visiting these sites will give you an insight into the history of the slave trade and its impact on the region. The castles have been converted into museums, where you can learn more about the history of the slave trade and see artifacts and exhibits that depict the lives of the enslaved people.
Discovering the rich cultural heritage of Togo
Discovering the rich cultural heritage of Togo by visiting its many ethnic groups. Togo is home to a diverse array of ethnic groups, each with their own unique traditions and cultures. The Ewe and Guins populations in the South, the Ana and Tem in the Central region, the Bassar, Kabyés and Tamberma of the Kara region, and the Moba-Gurma of the far north are just a few of the many ethnic groups you can visit during your tour. These communities have remained deeply rooted in their traditions and customs, making Togo a great destination for those interested in learning more about the different cultures of West Africa.
On the first day of the tour, upon arrival at Kotoka International Airport in Accra, Ghana, you will be greeted by a guide and taken for a leisurely welcome breakfast. Accra, the capital of Ghana, is a city full of contrasts with a blend of modern and traditional elements. The city has its origins as a scattering of villages and offers a great introduction to Ghana. After breakfast, you will embark on an afternoon tour of Makola Market, a colorful central market, where you can indulge your senses with a wide range of items sold by primarily women traders, including locally crafted jewelry and land snails. You will spend the night at Labadi Beach Hotel (or similar).