Expedition

Ghana, Togo & Benin

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Ghana, Togo & Benin

Ghana, Togo and Benin are the perfect first experience in West Africa, while still keeping all the thrill and adventure you seek for in any off-the-beaten path experience. Ghana offers epic outdoors from Kakum NP to a gorgeous photogenic coast sprinkled with colonial castles. Togo and Benin are also the home of Voodoo, which we will try to understand as a belief system based on nature and spirituality, breaking the stereotypes of western pop-culture. Finally, we will marvel in stunning sceneries and the unique stilt lake villages that are found in both neighboring countries. It’s the Expedition of a lifetime, where you will create stories that will last forever! You can’t miss it!

itinerary

Day 1: Accra to Elmina.

  • We start in Accra in the early morning by exploring the capital and driving out to Elmina after lunch.
  • Overnight in Elmina.

Day 2:  Kakum NP & Cape Coast

  • In the early morning, we’ll set out to explore Kakum NP, one of the crown jewels of Ghana’s natural diversity. Then, we’ll drive to  Cape Coast a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is one of the most significant historical landmarks in the region. The castle was a major hub for the trans-Atlantic slave trade.
  • Overnight in Ghana.

Day 3: Ghana & Lomé (Togo)

  • Today, we’ll cross into Togo, and explore the capital, Lomé.
  • Overnight in Lomé.

Day 4: Lomé & Benin

  • Before leaving Togo, we’ll visit Lomé’s Voodoo Market. Then, we will drive to Benin, crossing the border. We’ll enter Benin and head straight to Bopa to enjoy an afternoon of magical dance (Voodoo dance) at the Shango temple.
  • Overnight in Bopa

Day 5: Ouidah & Abomey

  • We’ll pass through Ouidah, visit the snake temple, and follow the slave route. We’ll continue to Abomey to see the chameleon-shaped building, the fetish market, and end up in Cove.
  • Overnight in Cove

Day 6: Cove & Porto Novo

  • After breakfast, we’ll head to the Fulani area, then continue to the Holi tribe. Afterwards, we’ll head to Porto Novo. We’ll have a view of the capital and take a trip on the black river. In the evening, we’ll arrive in Cotonou
  • Overnight in Cotonou.

Day 7:  Cotonou & Ganvié

  • We will have the full day in Cotonou, visit Ganvie (the Venice of Africa) comfortably and  see the craft market.
  • Overnight in Cotonou.

Day 8: Free time, fly out. 

  • After breakfast, the worst moment of every Expedition: we say goodbye. The Expedition is finished and we fly out.
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Included

Accommodation

Shared twin room in 3-4 star hotels (when available) on a bed and breakfast basis.

Guides

Expert local guide and fixer.

Transport

Private vehicles, fuel and drivers

Visa Support

We'll help you prepare the visas for Ghana, Togo and Benin.

Contribution to local communities

Every tribe visit tries to create an impact in the community with our contributions

Activities and Tickets

Every visit, entrance ticket or activity is included.
December 8th – 15th 2024

Our Selection Process takes only 10 minutes and it helps us create the best travel family!

FAQ

Togo has on arrival visa for most nationalities and Benin has an evisa that is easy to apply for online. For Ghana you can apply at your nearest Embassy or pick it on arrival with a letter we will prepare for you. We can give you support when the time comes.
Wander Expedition doesn’t book flights for you and is ultimately not responsible for your flight connection, but we can offer guidance and support when you research the best options for you. We’ll meet in Accra and you can fly out of Cotonou.
We will be always accompanied by an expert local crew, which will help us interact with locals and have the best possible experience.
Ghana, Togo and Benin are a friendly gateway to West Africa but still remain very untouched by tourism. They are perfect if you are looking for an adventure and creating stories with a powerful human connection and photogenic landscapes.

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