What To Expect:
Benin Travel Tour Highlights
Immerse yourselves in the culture, history, and nature of West Africa on this whirlwind tour of three magnificent nations. Ghana, Togo, and Benin offer some of the most striking and varied landscapes in all of Africa. Begin with a sojourn through the two most populated cities in Ghana, Accra and Kumasi. In Accra you will get a sense for the stark reality of colonialism and the transatlantic slave trade, the remnants of which are dichotomous to the vibrant, emerging modern society that Ghana is becoming. You will see the amazing work of young Ghanaians and other Africans at the Artist’s Alliance Art gallery. Set of for Kumasi, the seat of the Ashanti kingdom where you will have the opportunity to meet the Asantehene, the king of the Ashanti people, and see the magnificent Manyiah palace. Discover the ecological wonders of the region with excursions to the Bobiri Forest and Butterfly reserve and a boat ride up the Volta River. In Togo, see the fascinating juxtaposition of traditional practices of the Ewe people in Kpalime with the modern and colonial influences in the capital of Lome. Cross the border to Benin to discover the incredible origins of Voodoo as well as the amazing village of Ganvie, which exists on a river and is comprised of homes built on stilts. From Benin, return to Ghana and tour in the port city of Elmina as well as Accra and see some of the most incredible and somber UNESCO World Heritage cites that the country has to offer. You will leave West Africa in awe of what you have discovered, in appreciation for the generous people, and a yearning to see more!