A Journey through Ghana, Togo, and Benin

Excellent
Duration

10 Days 9 Nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

English

Embarking on a Pan-African Sojourn: Ghana, Togo, and Benin

Embark on a transformative journey through the heart of West Africa, exploring the diverse landscapes, rich cultures, and historical legacies of Ghana, Togo, and Benin. Begin in the bustling metropolis of Lagos, Nigeria, a city that exudes boundless energy and cultural dynamism. The Lagos City Tour introduces you to the vibrant markets, serene coastal spots, and the pulsating heartbeat of Nigeria’s largest city.

A Journey through Ghana, Togo, and Benin

Transitioning to Benin City, Nigeria, you’ll step into a realm steeped in royal history and cultural heritage. The city’s ancient Benin Kingdom unveils its treasures, from awe-inspiring palaces to intriguing artifacts that tell the tales of centuries past.

The Slave Route Tour traces the harrowing yet crucial history of the transatlantic slave trade, offering a poignant reminder of human resilience. Additionally, this solemn journey leads to Elmina Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage site and a powerful testament to the enduring impact of this tragic chapter.

A visit to a Traditional Village provides a rare opportunity to immerse yourself in age-old customs and ceremonies, forging a deep connection to the authentic roots of West African culture.

Furthermore, we towards the serene landscape of Shai Hills Game Reserve, find solace in the untouched beauty of this natural sanctuary. Witness wildlife in their element, a striking contrast to the urban bustle.

The enchanting Village of Ganvie, often referred to as the “Venice of Africa,” offers a unique perspective on a way of life intricately connected to water. Set on stilts over Lake Nokoué, this unique community showcases human adaptability and harmony with the environment.

However, the journey culminates in Ghana, a nation steeped in history and cultural significance. Explore the hauntingly beautiful Cape Coast Castle and Elmina Castle, a poignant reminder of the transatlantic slave trade’s impact on the African continent. Nonetheless, Kakum National Park provides a tranquil interlude, with its lush canopy walkways inviting you to explore nature’s grandeur.

In conclusion

This West African odyssey seamlessly weaves history, culture, and nature, offering an unforgettable tapestry of experiences. Also, from solemn reflections on the slave trade to vibrant urban centers, each destination leaves an indelible mark on the traveler’s soul. Above all, Explore, learn, and be inspired by the depths of Ghana, Togo, and Benin.

Highlights

  • Lagos City Tour
  • Benin City
  • Slave Route Tour
  • Traditional Village
  • Ganvie
  • Cape coast Castle
  • Kakum National Park
  • Accra City Tour

Day 1: Arrival in Lagos, Nigeria
Day 1: Arrival in Lagos, Nigeria

Upon arrival at Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, Nigeria, you will be greeted by our representative and transferred to your hotel for check-in. Spend the rest of the day at leisure, relaxing and getting acclimated to the vibrant energy of the city.

Day 2: Lagos City Tour
Day 2: Lagos City Tour

After breakfast, embark on a full-day tour of Lagos, the economic capital of Nigeria. Visit the National Museum, the historic Brazilian Quarter, the Fela Kuti Shrine, and the bustling markets where you can find handmade crafts, textiles, and local delicacies.

Day 3: Benin City
Day 3: Benin City

Travel to Benin City, the capital of the ancient Benin Kingdom, and learn about the history and culture of the Edo people. Visit the Benin National Museum, the Royal Palace of the Oba of Benin, and the Bronze Casters Guild where skilled artisans create intricate metal sculptures.

Day 4: Slave Route Tour
Day 4: Slave Route Tour

Take a guided tour of the Slave Route, which traces the path that enslaved Africans were forced to take from the interior of the continent to the coast, where they were shipped to the New World. Visit important landmarks such as the Point of No Return and the Badagry Heritage Museum.

Day 5: Lomé, Togo
Day 5: Lomé, Togo

Cross the border into Togo and arrive in the vibrant city of Lomé. Visit the Grand Marché, one of the largest markets in West Africa, and the National Museum, which houses a collection of artifacts from Togo's diverse cultures.

Day 6: Traditional Village Stay

Experience daily life in a traditional Togolese village with an overnight stay in a local homestay. Learn about the customs and traditions of the local people, participate in cultural activities such as dance and drumming, and enjoy a delicious home-cooked meal.

Day 7: Ganvié, Benin
Day 7: Ganvié, Benin

Travel to Ganvié, a unique village built entirely on stilts over a lagoon. Explore the bustling markets and witness the local way of life, including fishing, farming, and trade. Enjoy a boat ride through the village and learn about the history and culture of the Tofinu people.

Day 8: Cape Coast, Ghana
Day 8: Cape Coast, Ghana

Cross the border into Ghana and arrive in Cape Coast, a historic city with a rich cultural heritage. Visit the Cape Coast Castle, a former slave-trading post, and the nearby fishing village of Elmina. Take a walking tour of the city and sample local cuisine at a traditional restaurant.

Day 9: Kakum National Park
Day 9: Kakum National Park

Explore the lush rainforest of Kakum National Park, home to a diverse range of wildlife including elephants, monkeys, and forest antelopes. Take a canopy walk over the treetops for breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape.

Day 10: Accra City Tour and Departure

End your tour with a visit to the vibrant capital city of Accra, Ghana. Visit the Independence Square, the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, and the National Museum of Ghana. Transfer to the airport for your departure flight, with memories of an unforgettable journey through West Africa.