Explore Ghana, Togo and Benin AK02

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Explore the countries of sunny West Africa on this comprehensive two week tour of Ghana, Togo and Benin. Enjoy the best of Africa with beaches, bustling cities, historic ruins and meeting the local people.

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Key Information

Travel Style: Private Tour or Small Group
Start Location: Accra, Ghana
End Location: Accra, Ghana
Accommodation: Hotels
Period: All Year Round
Difficulty: Suitable for Most Travelers

About The Operator

Accreditations: Registered with the Ghana Tourist Board, Member of the Tour Operators Union of Ghana (TOUGHA)
Years In Business: 8

Tour Highlights

- Accra city tour incl. the Independence square, the
Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum, the Arts Centre for National Culture and the Makola market. After lunch at the National
Museum we visit the Artistes Alliances Art Gallery, Aid to Artisans of Ghana (ATAG).

- Kakum National Park comprising undisturbed virgin rainforest. A visit to the park gives an excellent walking tour on the canopy walkway the longest and highest of its kind in West Africa.

- Cape Coast and Elmina castles, the best preserved castles and also declared as UNESCO World heritage sites. Also visit the Java Museum. In the early evening, take a walk through the Cape Coast Township to experience the lifestyle of the Fantis.

- Ada, located on the Estuary where the Volta River meets the Atlantic Ocean. Spend the rest of the day free with options for water sports including jet skiing, boating, etc. One can also visit nearby villages along the river or just relax on the river bank viewing passing artisanal fishing boats.

- Ganvie, the “Venice” of the Continent is a 500-year-old village on water. In ancient times people took refuge on Lake Nokoue from the attacks of the Fons and the Dahomey warriors, who were forbidden by a deep belief to fight on water. Experience the daily life of the people of Ganvie, its floating market, its lanes, schools and huts. Drive to
Abomey the city of 12 kings and visit the palaces of kings Guezo and Glele. En route to Abomey stop at Allada the homeland of Toussaint Louverture the first president of Haiti and homeplace to the kingdoms of Benin. After the visit of the Palaces visit the Arts centre and shop for the unique tapesseries, symbols of the Kings of Dahomey.

- Lome (capital of Togo). Enjoy a tour of the city, which includes the Place de l'Independence and the National Museum. Observe sacred voodoo shrines side by side with the city’s Roman Catholic Cathedral. Visit the Lomé central market, or Grand Marche, where pearls, baskets, pottery and sacred pieces are on display. Also stopover at the Akodesséwa fetishes market, where one can find magic remedies and local voodoo charms used by local sorcerers.

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Description

A full day by day itinerary will be provided by the tour operator when you make an enquiry about this holiday.

Includes
-Transportation:Transportation to all sites by a professionally licensed and experienced driver in an air-conditioned bus.
-Accommodation: Mainly in beach resorts and guest houses with air conditioned clean rooms, private bathrooms, etc.
-Meals:Breakfast daily
-Entry Fees:All entry fees included in this tour package are prepaid
-Boat ride on the Volta River and the Nakoue River
-Batik stamping
-Cultural activities
-Border formalities
-Ecowas brown card for border crossing
-Visa support services for Ghana, Togo and Benin
-Tour Guiding Services:A trained licensed English and French speaking tour guide will accompany the group at all times.

Excludes
- Flights
- Meals not listed
- Drinks, tips and other personal expenses

Prices per person - please submit an enquiry to receive a personalized itinerary and costs.

Itinerary
Day 01. Upon arrival at the Kotoka International Airport, a representative of tour company will meet you for a transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay at the Angehill Hotel (or similar) in Accra
Day 02. Set off early in the morning for the Ashanti region to witness the grand festival Akwasidae, which takes place at the Manyiah Palace, seat of the Ashanti Kingdom. Join in the celebrations which include a gathering of Chiefs and people of the Asanteman. You have the option to meet the Asantehene and make a presentation of Schnapps. Continue to trip to Lake Bosomtwe, a crater lake believed to have been created by a fallen meteorite. A tour to the fishing villages that surround it reveals the cultural practices of the villages in the hinterland. Overnight stay at the Lake Bosomtwi paradise ** (or similar) in Abonu
Day 03. Early morning visit to the Bobiri forest and Butterfly reserve, with a wide collection of birdlife. Continue to the craft villages of Ahwiaa (carving) and Ntonso (adinkra textiles). Learn the process of making Adinkra from a Master and also stamp chosen motives on t-shirts. Also visit the Kente village of Adanwomase for a conducted tour and to learn traditional skills like kente weaving and palmwine tapping. Overnight stay at the Lake Bosomtwi paradise ** (or similar) in Abonu
Day 04. Set off for Akosombo after breakfast with a stopover at the bead market in Agomaya/Somanya. Upon arrival, experience a two hour boat ride along the Volta River. Spend the night at the Senchi River Resort** (or similar) in Akosombo
Day 05. Set off for the Volta Region to visit the Wli waterfalls, the highest waterfall and the village of Logba Tota. Trek through villages, cocoa farms and mountain rain forest to the waterfalls, where one can take a refreshing bath. In the late afternoon, we visit the Tafi Atome Monkey Sanctuary, where monkeys live in complete harmony with the residents. Spend the night at the Waterfall Lodge (or similar) in Hohoe
Day 06. Kpalime Cross the border into Togo to Mount Klouto near Kpalime also visit the nearby plantations of cocoa, coffee and tea. Hike up Mt. Klouto for a butterfly safari through the forests, which overlooks nearby Ghana. Visit the craft centre which sells batik fabric decorated with local motif. More handicrafts can be found at the Kloto craft centre. Overnight stay at Hotel le Geyser (or similar), Kpalime
Day 07. Ouidah Depart for Togo’s capital Lome. Enjoy a tour of the city, which includes the Place de l'Independence and the National Museum. Observe sacred voodoo shrines side by side with the city’s Roman Catholic Cathedral. Visit the Lomé central market, or Grand Marche, where pearls, baskets, pottery and sacred pieces are on display. Also stopover at the Akodesséwa fetishes market, where one can find magic remedies and local voodoo charms used by local sorcerers. Cross the border into Benin, where we spend the night. Spend the night at the Jardin Brésilien
Day 08. Start the day with a visit to Ouidah, the birthplace of the Voodoo religion. Ouidah offers a calm and relaxed atmosphere with its old colonial buildings and lush vegetation. We begin with the Sacred Forest and the Temple of the Pythons, both important voodoo shrines. By the main square, we find the imposing cathedral and the old colonial quarter. Nearby the Portuguese Fort now houses the History Museum. The exhibits focus on the slave trade and Benin consequent cultural links with Brazil and the Caribbean. Spend the night at the Jardin Brésilien
Day 09. Visit one of the highlights of any trip to West Africa is Ganvie, the “Venice” of the Continent is a 500-year-old village on water. In ancient times people took refuge on Lake Nokoue from the attacks of the Fons and the Dahomey warriors, who were forbidden by a deep belief to fight on water. Experience the daily life of the people of Ganvie, its floating market, its lanes, schools and huts. Drive to Abomey the city of 12 kings and visit the palaces of kings Guezo and Glele. En route to Abomey stop at Allada the homeland of Toussaint Louverture the first president of Haiti and homeplace to the kingdoms of Benin. After the visit of the Palaces visit the Arts centre and shop for the unique tapesseries, symbols of the Kings of Dahomey. Overnight stay at Motel d’Abomey, (or similar)
Day 10. Ada Set off for Ghana through coastal beach front of Togo. Continue to Ada, located on the Estuary where the Volta River meets the Atlantic Ocean. Spend the rest of the day free with options for water sports including jet skiing, boating, etc. One can also visit nearby villages along the river or just relax on the river bank viewing passing artisanal fishing boats. Overnight stay at the Manet Paradise Hotel*** (or similar) in Ada
Day 11. Drive to Cape Coast with a lunch break at a Beach Resort en route. Spend the rest of the day free. Spend the night at the Brenu Beach Resort** (or similar), Elmina
Day 12. Brenu Visit the Cape Coast and Elmina castles, the best preserved castles and also declared as UNESCO World heritage sites. Also visit the Java Museum. In the early evening, take a walk through the Cape Coast Township to experience the lifestyle of the Fantis. Spend the night at the Brenu Beach Resort** (or similar), Brenu
Day 13. We visit the Kakum National Park comprising undisturbed virgin rainforest. A visit to the park gives an excellent walking tour on the canopy walkway the longest and highest of its kind in West Africa. We make a brief stopover at Hans Botel, a resort partly built on stilts on a river with crocodiles, lots of bird life and monkeys. Spend the night at the Brenu Beach Resort** (or similar), Brenu
Day 14. Return to Accra, for a city tour through the principal streets of Accra. This tour will take us through the Independence square, the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum, the Arts Centre for National Culture and the Makola market. After lunch at the National Museum we visit the Artistes Alliances Art Gallery, Aid to Artisans of Ghana (ATAG). Spend the evening listening to a live band performance. Overnight stay at the Afia African Village (or similar), Accra
Day 15. Spend the day free before checking into airport for departure. (No overnight stay)