NIGERIA-BENIN-TOGO- GHANA – 9 DAYS PRIVATE TOUR
This tour will give you the opportunity to discover Nigeria, Benin, Togo and Ghana traditional music,dance, costume, food, open-air vibrant markets and natural sights against the backdrop of traditional rural communities.(Accra, , Cape Coast) Togo ( Lome, Togoville) Benin (Ouidah, Cotonou, Abomey,Lagos Nigeria).
The tour will focus on African and American history, Africa European history, the Transatlantic Slave Trade and Cultural Education. We shall Visit Slave Castles of 15/16th centuries, markets and other historic sites.
Day 1: Arrival
Day 2: Early morning, I will pick you up for a quick run through lagos mainland and island.
A tour to the national museum, lekki conservation center, lekki craft market. The tinubu square, the agudas and drop you off at your hotel for O/N
Day 3: Badagry- Cotonou ABOMEY
Eraly morning, we shall leave your hotel and drive towards badagry. At badagry we shall visit the Mobi/abass seriki slave musuem. Arrive Cotonou and have a quick city tour of the capital of Benin and then proceed onward to Abomey. Tours today include the Royal Palace Museum where you may have an audience with the King of Abomey. Abomey retains many reminders of its magnificent past including the Palace, the Historical Museum and the Royal Sepulchers bearing witness to a brave and powerful people. we can also go by small boat to Nokoue Laketo Ganvie, the biggest stilt village in Africa. Visit the "Maison de la Francophonie", the Lovers' Lane and the floating market.
DAY 4: OUIDAH, BENIN -
After breakfast, drive to Ouidah the spiritual capital of voodoo religion and was once a major slave-trading post. You will explore major slave-trading post. You will visit the Voodoo Museum, the Sacred Forest, the Cathedral and the Temple of the sacred Pythons where you will see the 41 writhing pythons (41 is voodoo's magic number).
Day 5 : A Lome Togo
LOME, TOGO -leave for Lome very early in the morning THE TOUR ON THIS DAY IN LOME Today we travel to Togo. After a 3 hour drive you will be assisted through Togo immigration then begin the city tour of Lome and vicinity. Visits include Independence square, the Artisans village, the national museum, the fetish market- the heart of traditional medicine, the fishing harbour, Art Street and the grand Marché, realm of the famous Nana Benz ladies. Overnight at Palm Beach Hotel or similar.LOME - TOGOVILLE-LOME - Today visit the Akodesséwa fetish market and the slave house in Agbodrafo. Continue to Togoville, a red-earth village which was the homeland of numerous slaves taken to Haiti. Here you will find magic remedies and voodoo charms used by local sorcerers. Late afternoon return to Lomé.
Day 6: Accra
Depart for Accra Arrival and checking into hotel for relaxation (maybe a night out to osu oxford street) Other activities today will depend on our arrival time and preference.
Day 7: A city tour of Accra
ACCRA City Tour (visit to historical landmarks such as W. E. B. Dubois Center for Pan African Culture,Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, Independence/Black Star Square, National Museum,Osu (formerly Christiansborg) Castle-the previous seat of the Ghanaian Presidency,Jamestown, Flagstaff House (official seat of the president), Kane Kwesi Carpentry workshop.
Day 8: Travel/ Trip to cape coast/ Elmina.
KAKUM NATIONAL PARK/CAPE COAST/ACCRA -
This morning we visit Kakum National Park, one of Ghana's most famous parks. Take a brief walking tour on the forest floor; see birds, butterflies, and perhaps catch a glimpse of the forest. Proceed to the canopy walkway. Kakum is home to Africa's only aerial walkway through the treetops, a 1000 foot long and seven-bridge walkway with viewing platforms that reach heights of over 150 feet above ground. After lunch return to Cape Coast and visit Cape Coast Castle and the Castle Museum for a guided tour. Cape Coast Castle is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and was one of the departure points for Africans being sent into slavery in the Americas. The castle is home to the infamous "Door of No Return". A return trip to accra and O/N at your hotel
Day 9: Drive Back to Accra, relaxation at a drumming session/ Departure
* Guiding Services
* Private Transportation
* Airport pick up
* Airport drop off
* Letter of invitation for visa
* Other miscellaneous support
International air flights
Visa and visa fees
Travel insurance and immunizations
Between meal snacks & drinks or extra meals alcoholic beverages.
Any hotel incidentals
Any non-essential public transit taken, for you and your guide
Discretionary gratuity for excellent service