Another World Adventures

Benin, Togo & Ghana Expedition

Duration: 11 days
From:
£1,810.00
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Uncover three of West Africa’s most intriguing nations on this compact insight into Benin, Togo and Ghana.

From Ouidah, Lome and Togoville, where voodoo still forms an important part of everyday life, on to the museums of Accra and pristine shores of Anomabo Beach, this snapshot of Benin, Togo and Ghana is as humbling as it is relaxing. Meet practitioners of the misunderstood religion and talented local artisans, discover stately former palaces engage in either the Voodoo or Akwasidae Festivals.

Why you'll love this adventure

  • Rub shoulders with the chiefs of Kumasi and the King of Ashanti at the Akwasidae Festival at Manhyia Palace, or, watch voodoo performances during the Voodoo Festival in Ouidah.
  • Cross Lake Togo and feel the history of Togoville in its palaces, churches and the voodoo fetish stalls lining the streets.
  • Discover Ghana – with its ancient to modern history – in the capital of Accra.
  • Visit the atmospheric St George’s Castle and unearth the nation’s haunting history of slavery.
Start
Cotonou
Finish
Accra
Trip Duration
11 Days
Group Size
Min 4, Max 12
Private Departure
N/A
Activity
Culture, Explorer, Mixed Activity
Style of Travel
Guided Group, Private Departure, Solo Traveller

Dates

From

Sunday

8 August 2021

To

Wednesday

18 August 2021

From

Monday

6 December 2021

To

Thursday

16 December 2021

From

Monday

6 December 2021

To

Thursday

16 December 2021

This trip can be tailor made for your perfect travel dates. Please make a booking enquiry for more information.

Itinerary

This trip includes an action packed itinerary! Please make an enquiry and we'll send you the full itinerary for each day including meals, activities, travel and accommodation.

Benin, Togo & Ghana Expedition

What's included

  • 10 breakfasts, 0 dinners and 0 lunches
  • Hotel (8 nights), Beach Hut (2 nights)
  • Private vehicle , Boat , Pirogue
  • Ganvie – Stilt Village
  • Ganvie – Pirogue Ride
  • Ouidah – City Tour
  • Ouidah – Voodoo Festival (departure date dependent)
  • Lake Togo – Boat Ride
  • Togoville – Town Visit
  • Lome – National Museum
  • Lome – Musée International des Arts
  • Accra – City Tour
  • Kumasi – Kejeta Open Air Market
  • Kumasi – Akwasidae Festival (departure date dependent)
  • Kumasi – Ahwiaa Craft Village
  • Kumasi – Ntonso Craft Village
  • Kumasi – Bonwire Craft Village
  • Anwiankwanta – Cocoa Plantation
  • Elmina – St George’s Castle
  • Elmina – Walking Tour

Trip notes

Price

From £1810 land only (flight option package available from some countries on request)

Min age

15

Accommodation

Hotel (8 nights), Beach Hut (2 nights)

Accommodation notes

The style of accommodation indicated in the day-to-day itinerary is a guideline only and may change. On some occasions, alternative arrangements may need to be made due to the lack of availability of rooms in our preferred accommodation. In these cases, we will use a similar standard of accommodation.

Throughout the trip, we request that our properties prepare rooms in time for our arrival, especially if we’re arriving prior to normal check-in time. However, this isn’t always possible which means we won’t be able to check-in immediately on arrival at some hotels. Instead, we can store our luggage and explore our new destination or on some trips, have use of shared day rooms until all rooms are available.

Meals

10 breakfasts, 0 dinners and 0 lunches

Food and dietary requirements

Your group leader will endeavour to cater for specific dietary requirements where possible, and vegetarianism and gluten intolerance will be catered for in most instances. Please notify your group leader of any dietary requirements in your group meeting at the start of the trip.

For those suffering from particular food allergies, your group leader will endeavour to disclose to their fullest knowledge the main ingredients in dishes being consumed. It is, however, your personal responsibility to ensure that you do not ingest any foods to which you are allergic.

Alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages are not part of included meals.

Unfortunately vegetarian dishes are not common in Ghana. Vegetarians can expect vegetables with French fries and/or rice.

Who is this trip for?

Is this trip right for you

On some of the longer driving days, toilet stops will take place at basic facilities or ‘bush toilets’.

Please be aware that due to local custom it is not uncommon to see animal sacrifices in these areas, especially during the 08 January Voodoo Festival departure

Unfortunately, vegetarian dishes are not common in Ghana. Vegetarians can expect to eat a lot of vegetables with potatoes or rice.

Additional notes

 

Your fellow travellers

As you travel on a group trip you will be exposed to all the pleasures and maybe some of the frustrations of travelling in a group. Your fellow travellers will probably come from all corners of the world and likely a range of age groups too. We ask you to be understanding of the various needs and preferences of your group – patience with your fellow travellers is sometimes required for the benefit of everyone’s travel experience. Remember too that you have responsibilities to the group. If you are requested to be at a place at a certain time, ensure that you don’t keep the rest of the group waiting. We have found time and time again that the very best trips we operate are those where the dynamics within the group work well – this takes just a little effort on your part. Due to privacy reasons, we are unable to provide you with contact details and any personal information about your fellow travellers booked on your trip prior to departure.

SOLO TRAVELLERS
This is the beauty of our style of travel: many of our travellers join because they are travelling solo and want to meet and share experiences with like-minded people.

As a solo traveller, you will be paired up with another traveller of the same gender as per your passport information. Please note that this only applies to accommodation during the tour. Pre-trip and post-trip accommodation booked through us will on a single room basis.

If you’re not comfortable sharing a room with someone of the same gender, you also have the choice to pay for a single supplement (available on the majority of our trips).

If you don’t identify with the gender assigned on your passport, please let us know at time of booking and we’ll arrange the rooming configuration accordingly.

Some of our itineraries have accommodation booked on an open gender, multi-share basis and where applicable this will be specified in our Essential Trip Information.

Covid-19

This operator has a policy in place for COVID-19 and their adventures. Please request full details so we can share the most up to date information with you. Thanks!

Tour operator

We love this operator for the freedom and flexibility they give travellers to get off the tourist trails and really experience local cultures. Their style of small group travel is perfect for solo travellers, couples or small groups of friends and their grassroots style of travel seeks to have a positive impact on the communities they visit.

They use local leaders, local accommodation & transport and support local community projects, ensuring sustainability is at the centre of everything they do.

In addition, they expect their staff and travellers to demonstrate the principles of responsible travel – respecting people, cultures and local environments; in the distribution of wealth; in good will and cross-cultural sharing; and in contributing to sustainable development.

 

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