12 Day Treasures of West African History & Culture

01/19/2020 through 12/17/2021
01/01/2012 through 12/31/2021
Kensington Tours

12 Day Treasures of West African History & Culture
Walk high above the canopy on rope bridges through the rainforest, step through “the door of no return” in Elmina’s House of Slaves, visiting slave Castles and Ashanti Palaces, learn about the history of Voodoo in Ouidah, float through West Africa’s Vienna – the city of Ganvie built on stilts in the water, and feel the thrumming beat of this ancient land. Head out each day with your own private guide and vehicle to explore cultural and historic sites that will reverberate through your soul.

Starting in Accra, Ghana we will meet you upon arrival and transfer you to your hotel. The next day enjoy a day at leisure to explore the city, art centers, beaches, sign up for a drumming or dance lesson or simply relax. Then begin your journey through West Africa as you drive to the coast. Here you’ll visit Kakum National park and the UNESCO Elmina and Cape Coast castles that used to house the slaves being shipped to the new world. Heading up to Kumasi you’ll retrace the routes that the slaves used to be taken down before heading to Cape Coast, visit the Ashanti Palace Museum and learn about famous West African crafts. As you move towards Togo and Benin, learn about the history of Voodoo as you walk through its birthplace, Ouidah. The Doorway of No Return in Benin is a haunting reminder of the turbulent past. Finally you’ll float through the city of Ganvie, all built on stilts. Return to Accra for some final souvenir shopping and sightseeing before flying home from this unforgettable adventure!

Kensington Tours offers local support in each region you visit, another reason we deliver unbeatable value. Enjoy a personalized vacation that best suits your needs, developed by one of our experienced destination experts. Relax during your trip with our 24/7 support and expert local guidance.

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Day 1 Accra
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Day 2 Accra
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Day 3 Accra To Elmina
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Day 4 Elmina
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Day 5 Elmina To Kumasi
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Day 6 Kumasi
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Day 7 Kumasi To Accra
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Day 8 Accra To Lome
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Day 9 Lome To Ouidah To Cotonou
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Day 10 Ganvie To Cotonou
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Day 11 Cotonou To Lome To Accra
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Day 12 Accra
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