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Program Type

Escorted Experience

Vehicle Type for Touring

Multi seater AC van

Detailed Itinerary

Upon arrival at the Kotoka International Airport, a representative of Itravel meets group for a transfer to the hotel. After lunch, we visit the Artistes Alliances Art Gallery and the famous coffin makers of Nungua(Paa Joe).
Enjoy dinner to a welcome cultural performance. Overnight stay

After breakfast at the Hotel.Start the day with an Accra city tour through to the Arts Centre for NationalCulture, the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum.
After lunch at the NationalMuseum, we set off for the Central region through Anomabo with overnight stay

After breakfast at the Hotel.Visit the Cape Coast Castle a fortress that was built by the Swedes in 1653, seizedby the Danes and later conquered by the British.

Also visit the Elmina Castle builtin 1482 by the Portuguese They are the best-preserved castles in Ghana anddeclared as UNESCO World Heritage sites. Both castles are located in thriving fishingports where hundreds of huge wooden fishing canoes are anchored. Also visit theAsafo Companies and the Elmina fish market. Have dinner followed by a culturalperformance. Over night stay

After breakfast at the Hotel.Visit the Kakum National Park comprising undisturbed virgin rainforest for awalking tour on the canopy walkway, also the longest and highest of its kindin the West Africa.

The forest provides an opportunity to see much of Ghana’sindigenous plant life, as well as rare butterflies, birds and other forms ofwildlife. We stop over at Hans Botel, a resort partly built on stilts on a riverwith crocodiles, lots of bird life and monkeys.

Set off for Kumasi, where we firstvisit the world famous Black and White Power Shrine of the master priestNana Abbas to observe activities in preparation for the upcoming Akwasidae. Overnight stay

After breakfast at the Hotel.Start the day with a visit to the Manhyiah Palace seat of the Ashanti Kingdom.

Join in the Akwasidae celebration - a gathering of Chiefs and people of theAsanteman. Group can meet and greet the Asantehene and make a presentationof Schnapps.

Continue with a visit to the craft villages of Ahwiaa (wood carving)and Ntonso (Adinkra), to see traditional craftsmen apply their skills and talents.Also visit the Lake Bosomtwi, a crater lake believed to have been created by afallen meteorite. Overnight stay

After breakfast at the Hotel.Set off for the Northern Region in the early morning with a stopover at theKintampo Waterfalls.

En route, we also visit the BoabengFiema MonkeySanctuary, where Mona and black and white Colobus monkeys areconsidered to be a significant part of the community. Also visit the TanoBoase Rock formation, which exhibits a variety of huge beautiful hangingand hollow rocks.

Explore the sacred groves and caves, where villagerssought refuge during slave raids and tribal wars. A hike along the trails tospot antelopes, baboons and monkeys.

Continue trip northwards to Tamalewith stops at mud villages along the route. Overnight stay

After breakfast at the Hotel.Visit one of the six witch camps in the Tamale, where mostly women, accusedof practicing witch craft are sent to live a life in exile.

Set off for Togo. En routewe visit some settlements of Dagomba and Konkomba tribes. Also meet Bassar people on the way to Togo through Yendi. Cross the border at Tatali into Togo.Continue to Kara. Overnight stay.

After breakfast at the Hotel.Visit the Tamberma-Valley with its beautiful "Tata" (miniature fortified castles built with clay). Also visit thehandicraft centers of "Lossosoukala" and Kodhani. Cross the border through Togo into Benin. Visit settlements including the Koussoukoingou, Boukoumbe and surrounding villages. Overnight stay

After breakfast at the Hotel.Experience the wild beauty of this northern territory including some ancient caves. Start the day with a visit to the Pendjari National Park, one of West Africa’s surviving tropical savannas.

Take a walk through this forest to, where you have a good chance of spotting elephants, buffaloes, hippos, crocodiles, lions, warthogs, monkeys, antelopes and other exotic wildlife. Over night stay

After breakfast at the Hotel.Visit the Natitingou Museum for an interesting overview of the Somba culture, retracing the history and heritage of the Atacora civilization
Stopover at a Fulani & Taneka settlements to witness their way of life. Also visit the Dankoli Shrine – the most powerful voodoo fetish in Benin.Overnight stay

After breakfast at the Hotel.Leave Bohicon through Abomey, the birthplace of voodoo to visit the RoyalPalace Museum.

The day of spectacular sightseeing continues as we visitGanvie, described as the ‘Venice of Africa’, with 25,000 inhabitants living inhouses on stilts above the water since the 17th century.

Enjoy a possible cruiseon Lake Nokoue to visit the water villages.

Continue with a city tour to includevisits to the Sacred Forest (once the private residence of the first King ofOuidah) and the Temple of the Pythons, both important voodoo shrines.

By the main square, we find the imposing cathedral and the old colonial quarter. Nearby the Portuguese Fort now houses the History Museum. The exhibits focus on the slave trade and Benin consequent cultural links with Brazil and the Caribbean. Overnight stay

After breakfast at the Hotel. Leave for Lome.

Enjoy a tour of the city, which includes the Place deindependence and the National Museum. Observe sacred voodoo shrinesside by side with the city’s Roman Catholic Cathedral.

Visit the Lomé centralmarket, or Grand Marché, where pearls, baskets, pottery and sacred pieces areon display.

Cross the border into Ghana. Overnight stay

After breakfast at the Hotel.Spend the day at a resort with options whichinclude: a stroll to nearby fishing villages, a boat ride along the Volta River to visitislands on the river, water sports including jet skiing, boating, etc. Continue tripto Accra in the late afternoon. Have dinner to a live band performance at a beachresort. Overnight stay.

After breakfast at the Hotel.Transfer to Kotoka International Airport for your onward flight

Inclusions

Accommodation as per above
Transportation to all sites in an air-conditioned
vehicle by a professionally licensed driver
Meals as per program
Activities as per program (with entrance fees)
A trained licensed English speaking tour guide will
accompany the group at all times
Ecowas brown card for border crossing
Visa support services for Ghana, Togo and Benin
Cultural activities and performances
1 litre bottled water per person per day

Exclusions

International Flights
Visa Fees, if applicable
Medical & Travel Insurance
Gratuities & Tips
Optional Activities
All expenses of personal nature
Early Check In & Late Check Out
Internal & Domestic Flights
Covid Tests

Notes

Optionals on requests.

Hotels

Labadi Beach Hotel
Ridge Royal Hotel
Golden Bean Hotel
Golden Tulip Kumasi City Hotel
Zosimli Hotel
Hotel Kara
Tata Somba
Chez Sabine
Le Casa del Papa
Sogakope Beach Resort

Trip Highlights

Ghana - Togo - Benin : Accra, Elmina, Kumasi, Tamale, Kara,Natitingou, Abomey, Ouidah, Ada

Departure Period

01 Jan, 2022 to 31 Dec, 2022
AUD 8,462 P P twin share
AUD 10,283 P P single

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