14 DAYS TOUR OF BENIN, TOGO & GHANA

Overview

Discover the tale of three countries Ghana, Togo and Benin. This cross-border life changing experience will take you through the beautiful pristine beach vibes, the food, drumming, dancing and the voodoo learning experience.

Highlights

Greater Accra Region

Ashanti Region

Central Region

Togo

BENIN

Itinerary

Day 1

AKWAABA (WELCOME) - ARRIVAL

Arrive in Ghana. Meet and assist by The Chariot staff (Tour Guide & Chauffeur). Transfer to hotel. Brief introduction on board. Welcome drink on arrival and orientation shortly after.

Day 2

ACCRA CITY TOUR

Your tour of Ghana begins after a hefty breakfast. This full day city tour will take you through the administrative or political route in the Accra Metropolis. Get your cameras ready for those enchanting Kodak moments at the famous Black Star Gate (where VP Kamala Harris of the USA made her historic speech on her 3-day tour to Ghana), Black Star Square also known as the Independence Square (a monumental site for Ghana’s Independence Day Parade).

Continue to the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum in memory and honor of Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah (the First President of Ghana) and prominent Pan Africanist. Visit Old Accra for the Jamestown Walking Tour and the Brazil House, one of the very few Afro-Brazilian houses that was not sold off but developed for commercial purposes dated back to 1836. Occupied by the Tabom people formerly enslaved people who were originally captured from Yoruba-speaking communities in West Africa who later returned to settle Ghana from Brazil. De Souza, Pereria, Palmares, Nelson, Azumah, Amorin, De Medeiros, Nunoo, Olympio, and Maslieno are some of the names still existing among Ghanaians.

Exercise your bargaining skills at the Center for National Culture (popularly known as the Arts Center). Your tour guide will assist you with this process.

Climax your day with a visit to the W.E.B DuBois Center in reverence for the “Father of Pan Africanism”.  The center is where Dr. DuBois spent his last years right here in Ghana.

Your night tour begins at 6pm when the tour guide and chauffeur will pick you up for your welcome dinner at a chosen restaurant & pub to be communicated to you.

Drop off at your hotel or you can continue to discover Accra by night on your own.

Day 3

ACCRA – CAPE COAST

Today, we depart Accra for Cape Coast in the Central Region after breakfast. Arrive Cape Coast and enjoy a panoramic view through the Denkyira Kingdom to the Kakum National Park after breakfast. It is one of West Africa’s surviving tropical rainforests. The key attraction is the tree canopy walkway that enables you to skywalk over the high tropical forest. It is a 350km long suspended bridge comprised of six tree platforms & seven connecting spans that stand 30 metres above the forest ground. You can also choose to go hiking to explore and learn about the flora and fauna.

Stop by the Hans Cottage Botel enroute for late lunch on your own account. Join in the experience of watching and petting the most cherished crocodiles in the heart of Lake Hans.

End your day with a visit to the Cape Coast Castle. The Castle was originally for the trade of timber and gold but later used in the Atlantic Slave Trade. Encounter the “Door of no Return” which was the last stop before crossing the Atlantic Ocean.

Transfer to Elmina & overnight at your beach resort.

Day 4

FIHANKRA CEREMONY | ELMINA CASTLE

This day will be spent reconnecting returnees with the cultural and spiritual ties that had been denied refused them for centuries through the Fihankra. After breakfast, your guide and driver will pick you for a revelation and transformative experience. Climax the Fihankra experience with a naming ceremony which seeks to reattach people of African descent having been lost owing to the transatlantic slave trade to the Motherland.

Observe, participate in drumming and dancing by the locals while learning some new skills.

Continue to the beautiful fishing town of Elmina. Visit the Elmina Castle formerly known as St. George’s Castle which was the first trading post and the oldest European building in sub-Saharan Africa. The Elmina Castle receives many visitors each year because of its history as a major trans-Atlantic slave hub and is a preserved UNESCO’s World Heritage Site.                  

Spend your evening chitchatting about the day’s experience over some Seafood dinner and great music (Live Band – on weekends). Overnight at your resort or hotel.

Day 5

CAPE COAST – KUMASI

Check out of your hotel after breakfast and depart for Kumasi in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. En route, visit the Assin Manso Slave River (Donkor Nsuo) where the slaves had their last bath before being sent to the Castles dungeons through the gates of ‘no return’ and transported to the Americas to work as slave stands condemned for all time. It is also the burial site of two enslaved Africans, Madam Crystal from Jamaica and Samuel Carson from the United States of America.

Enjoy a scenic drive to the Ashanti Region, home of the Ashanti Kingdom and visit the Manhyia Palace Museum on arrival. The museum (the old Manhyia Palace) is within the present Manhyia Palace, the seat and official residence of the Asante King (Asantehene).

The creation of this African Art Museum by the Asante people makes it a unique one in West Africa in recognition of their own leaders and also to convey the riches of the Asante Nation history and culture to future generations and visitors from all over the world coming to Ghana each year.

Transfer, dinner and overnight at your hotel.

Day 6

KUMASI - AKOSOMBO

Check out of your river resort after breakfast and depart for Akosombo in the Eastern Region. First, make a quick stopover at the Prempeh II Jubilee Museum located inside the Kumasi Center for National Culture. The entrance is an embellishment of selected Adinkra Symbols. It includes diverse craft workshops including Kente weavers, Potters, Brass makers, Wood carvers and Batikers. The Museum provides an enthralling collection of Asante’s history.

Continue to Akosombo, a beautiful small town, the acclaimed haven in the region. Upon arrival, visit the Akosombo Dam, a rock-fill dam known as the Akosombo Hydroelectric Project which supplies electricity to some neighbouring countries.

Transfer and overnight at your river resort.

Day 7

AKOSOMBO - HO

After breakfast, have a proper view of the Volta Lake (the third largest man-made lake in the world and the second largest in Africa) which was formed as a result of the damming of the Volta River. After lunch, enjoy a boat cruise on the Volta River. And enjoy the rest of the day at leisure or enjoying some watersport activities.

Check out of your resort and depart for Amedzofe, a town in the mountains noted for the beautiful weather and landscapes. Arrive Amedzofe and continue to climb Mount Gemi, one of the tallest mountains in Ghana. It is about 20 minutes hike to the tip of it. The original and traditional name is Mount Gayito, which means “God of Defense” in the Ewe language.

Continue to visit the Tafi Atome Monkey Sanctuary to experience the playful Mona monkeys. The people of Tafi Atome have a unique way of treating their monkeys. The monkeys are deeply revered by these people because of the traditional importance attached to these monkeys.

Transfer and overnight at your hotel.

Day 8

GHANA (WLI) - LOMÉ

We depart for Hohoe after breakfast to visit the Wli Waterfalls, the tallest waterfall in West Africa. Embark on a rather short hike to the lower part of the falls. You can decide whether or not to showcase your bravery on the 90 minutes hike to the upper falls. There is an amazing swimming crater superb for splattering below the falls. Depart Ghana for Togo.

Relish the amazing scenic ride through the Volta Region to Aflao, Ghana – Togo border. Complete immigration procedures and continue to your hotel.

Day 9

LOMÉ CITY TOUR

After breakfast, we set off to explore the city of Lomé as you drive through to visit the Monument de L’independence. The Independence Monument epitomizes the country’s liberation from France. The great open square sits beautifully surrounded by palm trees, fountains, well maintained lawns, promenades and a black gold fence. Visit the National Museum, the perfect place to discover and learn more about Togolese culture. It contains ethnographical, cultural and artistic exhibits. Continue to the town of Agbodrafo to explore the slave dungeons. Agbodrafo is also well known to be as part of the “Slave Coast.”

Transfer to your hotel to freshen up for a typical Togolese dinner night out while exploring Togo by night.

Transfer and overnight at your hotel.

Day 10

TOGO (LOMÉ) – BENIN (COTONOU)

Today, we depart for Benin after breakfast and checkout procedures. Encounter Togoville enroute through Lake Togo. Togoville is a town south of Togo noted for Voodoo practices. Continue to Grand-Popo in Benin. Visit the Villa Karo, a Finnish-African cultural center. Villa Karo houses five buildings; the main building, two museums, a research center and a multipurpose space.

Continue Ouidah to visit the Temple of Pythons. These pythons are a representation of Voodoo (Vodun) Advocates, they are highly respected and glorified. You can choose to watch them from a distance or have them coiled around your neck.

Return to Cotonou to visit the Dantokpa Market. Often called “Tokpa”, this market is believed to be the largest open-air market in West Africa.

Transfer and overnight at your hotel.

Day 11

GANVIÉ – BEACH DAY

After breakfast, GANVIÉ – BEACH DAY we visit the village built on stilts also known as Ganvié in the middle of Lake Nokoué. Enjoy the rest of your day at a beach resort to unwind after the journeying to and fro.

 Transfer and overnight at your hotel.

Day 12

COTONOU (BENIN) – ADA (GHANA)

We leave Benin today for Ghana after breakfast. On arrival in Ada, complete check in procedures and proceed for a cruise to the estuary and a tour of the crocodile island and participate in other activities available to you.

Dinner and overnight at your resort.

Day 13

ADA - ACCRA (FREE DAY)

After a hearty breakfast, check out of your resort by Noon for Accra. Stop by the Accra Mall and continue to your hotel in Accra.

Your driver and guide will pick you up for your dinner in town. Enjoy the Accra by night experience.

Day 14

DEPARTURE

After a hearty breakfast, enjoy your day at leisure while relaxing for your spa session (on your own account) or your guide and driver will be available for your last-minute shopping plans.

You will be transferred to the airport on time for your onward flight.

Bye! Nante Yie (Safe Journey!)

PACKAGE INCLUDES

NOT INCLUDED

Tour Information

From

$4590

Duration

14 Days / 13 Nights

Pax

2

Tour Location

Ghana, Togo & Benin

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