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Cradle Of Voodoo BWA

Visiting: Benin , Togo
Tour Duration 16 Days
  • A Somba village in the Atakora region of Northern Benin.
  • Gelede Mask Dancers
  • Stilt village, Ganvie
  • Voodoo dance
  • Skulls, Togo
  • Tour Style: Classic
  • Tour Type: Small Groups
  • Tour Pace: Busy
  • Tour Comfort: Standard
 

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Cultural Discovery Tour In Benin & Togo

On this journey across Togo and Benin we discover tribal cultures, ancient voodoo traditions and colonial architecture. We witness traditional rituals, walk through the Atakora Mountains and stay in a stilt village. We also trek through pristine rainforest, meet the chiefs of the Bassari tribes, witness a fire-dance and a mask ceremony.

Tour Highlights

  • Voodoo - A unique opportunity to witness the intriguing and esoteric rituals of West Africa.
  • Tamberma - Remote fortified dwellings in the Atakora mountains.
  • Kloto - Scenic highlands and walks in the tropical forest.
  • Abomey - The impressive Royal palace, a UNESCO Heritage site.
  • Ganvie - A remarkable stilt village on Lake Nokwe.
  • Village Life - Experience the diversity of cultures and traditions in West Africa.
  • Lomé - Togo’s vibrant capital and the fetish market.

Itinerary

Itineraries on some departure dates may differ, please select.

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  • 1
    Join tour Lome

  • 2
    Visit Lome; transfer to Kpalime surrounded by tropical forest

  • 3
    Hike in the rainforest to discover its flora and fauna

  • 4
    Drive to Sokode through villages and markets; fire dance in the evening

  • 5
    Drive to the Bassar region. Visit the clay houses and learn about the iron production

  • 6
    Visit the Kabye region and transfer to the Atakora Mountains

  • 7
    Visit the Somba in the Atakora Mountains

  • 8
    Drive to Natitingou; discover the town with its museum and market, meet local artisant or relax by the pool

  • 9
    Drive to Dassa visiting the Yom people and the fetish village of Dankoli

  • 10
    Visit the Royal Palace in Dassa and attend a mask ceremony

  • 11
    Visit the Royal Palace in Abomey and attend a Gelede mask ceremony

  • 12
    Visit Porto Novo, transfer to Ganvie in the afternoon

  • 13
    Visit Ouidah; drive to Grand Popo

  • 14
    Pirogue trip along Mono River

  • 15
    Drive to Togo via voodoo villages; continue to Lome

  • 16
    Tour ends

Tour notes

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Included meals 15 8 2
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Transport
4WD, Bus, Boat
Accommodation
10 nights Standard Hotel
2 nights Simple Auberge
2 nights Basic Hut
1 night Simple Guesthouse
Tour Staff
Driver(s), Explore Tour Leader, Local Guide(s), Cook
Group Size
Generally 10 - 16