WF1 Senegal, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Togo & BeninNEW SEARCH
Metropolitan Dakar & Goree Island Colonial St-Louis & fabulous Djouj Bird Sanctuary Colourful Lobi countryside with fortress compounds Cosmopolitan and friendly Ouagadougou Vibrant Kumasi street life Kakum N.P. rain forest canopy walk Impressive Elmina & Cape Coast castles Ancient palaces of Abomey kings Ouidah: Voodoo birthplace Stilt village of Ganvie lake
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Prices are in US Dollars (USD), before taxes (if applicable) - All pricing reflects per-person Land Only expenses, however, we can book flights from virtually every city. Please call us for an air quote.
|Start Date||End Date||Price||More Info|
|Tue 21 Oct 2014||Sun 09 Nov 2014||$5390|
|Mon 23 Feb 2015||Sat 14 Mar 2015||$5390|
|Tue 20 Oct 2015||Sun 08 Nov 2015||$5390|
Optional Single Supplement: $980 (number of singles limited).
Our Exposition tour takes us to an astonishing total of five very different countries over a period of 3 weeks. We cover most of the distance overland in a unique and unforgettable journey where we will experience the many faces of West Africa.
Beginning in the metropolis of Dakar, Senegal, the westernmost point of the continent and a city where dynamism and modernity cohabit with French colonial heritage and African spirit , we travel along the Atlantic Coast to the historical town of Saint-Louis and the Djouj National Park, one of the most important bird sanctuaries on the planet.
In the wooded grasslands of Burkina Faso, we discover one of the few places in Africa where animism remain strong. We tour picturesque Bobo-Dioulasso, hike to the refreshing Banfora waterfalls and explore the rarely visited Lobi region.
From Ouagadougou, the laid-back capital of Burkina, we take the road south to Ghana, where we use the great market center of Kumasi as a base to explore the land of the Ashanti, one of the richest tribal cultures of West Africa. From there we join the Atlantic Coast visiting the old colonial outposts of Elmina & Cape coast whose forts played a crucial role in the infamous slave trade. After our rainforest canopy walk above the jungle of Kakum N.P. we enter Accra, the modern capital of Ghana.
Togo comes next, a quick overnight transit on our way to Benin. We'll have a city tour of Lome and drive to Benin along the magnificent Togolese coastline and the turquoise Togo lagoon.
Benin is the kingdom of the ancient Dahomey warriors. We will spend time in Ouidah: the cradle of the Voodoo religion. We'll journey north to Abomey to admire the old royal palaces and finally cruise the Ganvie lake and its village on stilts.
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