Voodoo & Vibes of West Africa

Accra - Accra

21 days through Ghana, Togo, Benin
FROM: $1860 USD + 580 EUR Kitty
Transport:
Overland Expedition Vehicle, Pirogue
Crew:
Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Guides where necessary
Accom:
Comfortable Hotel 2 nights
Camping 12 nights
Camping without facilities 2 nights
Basic Hotel 4 nights
Meals:
Breakfasts x 20, Lunches x 14, Dinners x 14
Physical:
Lifestyle:
Code:
ZAA
Deposit:
$260 USD per person
Foreign Travel Advice

If you are expecting abundant wildlife and a well developed tourist infrastructure, then you won't find this in West Africa. However, if you are after all things African; colour, music, vibrancy, culture, stunning landscapes, great artefacts, beautiful materials and friendly and open laughter, then you will LOVE West Africa. Ghana, Togo and Benin have all of this in bucket loads. Just check out the local Ghanaian coffin maker and you will understand what we are saying! Great tribal homestays, cool hill hikes to see butterflies, wonderful palm fringed beaches and not forgetting boat trips to stilt villages. Just because we are in West Africa we don't forget the wealth of fascinating history, both indigenous tribal and unwanted western in the form of the Slave Trade. Plus there is still a NP with wildlife including lion and elephant!

Enjoy a fine meal and cool drink in one of Accra's many restaurants
Swim in the clean water of the Volta River
Guided tour of the impressive Akosombo Dam
Enjoy a guided walk around Butterfly Mountain, Mont Kluto
Visit the fascinating double storey mud huts in Tata Somba
Go on a safari in the Pendjari NP in the far north of Benin
Overland through Benin and soak up the local culture
Tour around the Dahomey Palace and museum in Abomey
Stay overnight in the stilt village of Ganvie
Visit the emotional 'Point of no return' in Ouidah

Although this is not a physically demanding trip, you will be pushed out of your comfort zone, whether it be the weather, camping or just the lack of infrastructure. But compared to some of other West African countries, travelling in Togo, Benin and Ghana is actually relatively easy and is definitely very rewarding.

Day 1 - Accra (28th December 2020)

Border information: if you are joining in Accra, then you will most likely enter Ghana at Accra Kotoka International Airport (IATA code: ACC).

There will be an important group meeting at 10:00am at the joining hotel - please look out at the hotel reception for a note from your leader with more details about this important meeting. Your leader will collect your kitty and check your passport, visas, and insurance details at this meeting.

The afternoon will be free to explore the city of Accra.

Please note that many of the options listed below will only be possible for those with extra time in Accra before the start of your trip with us - please contact the Sales team if you would like to book pre-tour accommodation with us to have extra time exploring Accra.


Accommodation: Comfortable Hotel


Day 2 - Akosombo (29th December 2020)
Day 3 - Akosombo (30th December 2020)
Day 4 - Mont Klouto (31st December 2020)
Day 5 - Mont Klouto (1st January 2021)
Day 6 - Central Togo (2nd January 2021)
Day 7 - Tanguieta (3rd January 2021)
Day 8 - Tanguieta (4th January 2021)
Day 9 - Pendjari NP (5th January 2021)
Day 10 - Pendjari NP (6th January 2021)
Day 11 - Central Benin (7th January 2021)
Day 12 - Abomey (8th January 2021)
Day 13 - Abomey (9th January 2021)
Day 14 - Ganvie (10th January 2021)
Day 15 - Ganvie (11th January 2021)
Day 16 - Grand Popo (12th January 2021)
Day 17 - Grand Popo (13th January 2021)
Day 18 - Agbodrafo (14th January 2021)
Day 19 - Keta (15th January 2021)
Day 20 - Accra (16th January 2021)
Day 21 - Accra - End Date (17th January 2021)

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28 Dec 20 Accra
17 Jan 21 Accra

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25 Jan 21 Accra
14 Feb 21 Accra

$1,875 USD + 580 EUR Kitty

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27 Dec 21 Accra
16 Jan 22 Accra

$1,950 USD + 580 EUR Kitty

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24 Jan 22 Accra
13 Feb 22 Accra

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