Embark on a once-in-a-lifetime 20-day overlanding holiday in West Africa to discover its beauty, diversity, and cultural richness.
Enjoy a unique overlanding holiday in West Africa: 20 days of cultural odyssey
Embark on a once-in-a-lifetime journey to explore the rich cultural heritage of West Africa on our 20-day tour through Ghana, Togo, Benin, and Nigeria. This immersive experience will take you on an unforgettable adventure through some of the most vibrant and historic sites in the region.
Our journey begins in Ghana, where we will explore the bustling capital city of Accra and visit the historic Cape Coast Castle, a poignant reminder of the region’s colonial past. We will also discover the vibrant rhythms and melodies of traditional Ghanaian music and dance, and sample the delicious cuisine of the country.
Next, we will travel to Togo, a small but culturally rich country, where we will witness the colorful and lively voodoo ceremonies that are still an important part of the local culture. We will also visit the stunning Tamberma Valley, home to the fascinating fortress-like mud houses of the Tamberma people.
In Benin, we will continue our exploration of voodoo traditions, visiting the stunning Temple of Pythons in Ouidah and learning about the history and cultural significance of the religion. We will also discover the country’s rich history and heritage, visiting the Royal Palace of Abomey, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Our final stop will be Nigeria, where we will discover the bustling city of Lagos and visit the historic slave port of Badagry. We will also experience the vibrant music scene of the country, visiting the legendary Fela Kuti Shrine and attending a live performance of Afrobeat music.
Throughout our journey, we will be accompanied by knowledgeable local guides who will share their insights and expertise with us, providing us with a deep understanding of the cultural and historical significance of each destination. We will also have the opportunity to interact with local communities and learn from their daily experiences, gaining a unique perspective on life in West Africa.
Join us on this unforgettable journey to discover the beauty, diversity, and cultural richness of West Africa.
Overlanding Holiday in West Africa: Itinerary
Day 1-3: Accra, Ghana
Arrive in Accra and spend a few days exploring Ghana's bustling capital city. Visit the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, the W.E.B. Du Bois Museum, and the Osu Castle. Spend some time at the beaches of Labadi and Kokrobite.
Day 4-6: Cape Coast and Elmina, Ghana
Head to Cape Coast and visit the Cape Coast Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the Elmina Castle, a former slave trade hub. Explore the local fishing villages and learn about the local culture and traditions.
Day 7-9: Kumasi, Ghana
Take a bus to Kumasi, the cultural capital of Ghana, and visit the Manhyia Palace Museum, the largest collection of Ashanti regalia in the world. Explore the bustling Kejetia Market and learn about the local crafts and textiles.
Day 10-12: Lomé, Togo
Cross the border into Togo and spend a few days in Lomé, the capital city. Visit the Grand Marché, the largest open-air market in the country, and the Togo National Museum. Take a boat tour of Lake Togo and explore the local fishing villages.
Day 13-15: Cotonou, Benin
Head to Cotonou, the largest city in Benin, and explore the vibrant markets, like the Dantokpa Market, and the local crafts, like the famous brass sculptures. Visit the Royal Palaces of Abomey, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and learn about the history of the Fon Kingdom.
Day 16-18: Ouidah, Benin
Travel to Ouidah, a small coastal town known for its history of the slave trade. Visit the Door of No Return and the Zinsou Foundation Museum, which showcases contemporary African art. Take a boat tour of the Ouidah Lagoon and explore the local fishing villages.
Day 19-20: Lagos, Nigeria
Cross the border into Nigeria and spend your last couple of days in Lagos. Visit the National Museum Lagos to learn about Nigerian history and culture, and explore the bustling markets like Balogun Market and the Jankara Market.