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Explore West Africa

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Overview


Upon arrival at Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, Nigeria, you will be greeted by our representative and transferred to your hotel for check-in. Spend the rest of the day at leisure, relaxing and getting acclimated to the vibrant energy of the city.

Highlights


  • Lagos City Tour
  • Benin City
  • Slave Route Tour
  • Traditional Village Ganvie
  • Cape coast Castle
  • Kakum National Park
  • Accra City Tour
Explore West Africa

Description


Explore West Africa

Lagos City Tour:

A tour of Lagos, Nigeria’s largest city and commercial centre, is an opportunity to experience the vibrant culture and history of the region. Highlights of a Lagos city tour include visits to historic landmarks such as the National Museum, the Freedom Park, and the Lagos Island. Visitors can also explore the bustling markets, such as the Balogun Market and the Jankara Market, to experience the energy and Explore West Africa

Benin City:

Benin City, the capital of Edo State in Nigeria, is known for its rich cultural heritage and history. A tour of Benin City includes visits to landmarks such as the Oba’s Palace, the National Museum, and the Benin Moat. Visitors can also experience traditional ceremonies and cultural festivals, such as the Igue Festival, which celebrates the coronation of the Oba of Benin.

Slave Route Tour:

A slave route tour is an opportunity to learn about the history of the transatlantic slave trade and its impact on the West African region. The tour includes visits to historic landmarks such as the Elmina Castle and the Cape Coast Castle in Ghana, which were used as slave-holding facilities during the 16th and 17th centuries.

Traditional Village:

A visit to a traditional village is an opportunity to experience the customs and traditions of the West African people. Visitors can observe daily life and participate in cultural activities such as drumming, dancing, and storytelling. The village may also offer handmade crafts and traditional foods for sale.

Ganvie:

Ganvie is a village located on a lagoon in Benin, known for its unique architecture and way of life. The village is built on stilts, with houses and shops connected by wooden walkways. Visitors can take a boat tour of the village, observe daily life, and learn about the history and culture of the Ganvie people.

Cape Coast Castle:

The Cape Coast Castle is a historic landmark in Ghana that was used as a slave-holding facility during the transatlantic slave trade. A tour of the castle includes a visit to the dungeons where slaves were held before being transported to the Americas, as well as the museum which displays artefacts and provides information about the history of the castle and the slave trade.

Kakum National Park:

Kakum National Park is a nature reserve in Ghana known for its tropical rainforest and diverse wildlife. Visitors explore the park on a guided tour, walk on the Canopy Walkway, which is suspended over the forest canopy, and observe animals such as elephants, monkeys, and birds.

Accra City Tour:

Accra, the capital city of Ghana, known for its vibrant culture and history. A tour of Accra includes visits to landmarks such as Independence Square, the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, and the Osu Castle. Visitors can also explore the vibrant markets and neighborhoods, such as the Arts Center and Jamestown, to experience the energy and diversity of the city.

What's included


  • Inclusions:
  • Arrival and departure support and guidance
  • Transfers between the airport and hotel for both arrival and departure
  • Lodging at the specified hotels
  • Private vehicle transportation
  • Proficient tour guides
  • Entrance fees to various attractions
  • Included meals are breakfasts and water
  • Overnight in a 5-star Hotel - Breakfast and Dinner
  • Exclusions:
  • Visa expenses
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Travel Insurance
  • Gratuities for drivers and guides
  • Personal expenses like internet usage, and telephone charges

Itinerary


  1. Visited Places:
  2. Lagos
  3. Benin City
  4. Elmina Castle
  5. Cotonou
  6. Cape Coast Castle
Day 1: Arrival in Lagos, Nigeria

Upon arrival at Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, Nigeria, you will be greeted by our representative and transferred to your hotel for check-in. Spend the rest of the day at leisure, relaxing and getting acclimated to the vibrant energy of the city.

Day 2: Lagos City Tour

After breakfast, embark on a full-day tour of Lagos, the economic capital of Nigeria. Visit the National Museum, the historic Brazilian Quarter, the Fela Kuti Shrine, and the bustling markets where you can find handmade crafts, textiles, and local delicacies.

Day 3: Benin City

Travel to Benin City, the capital of the ancient Benin Kingdom, and learn about the history and culture of the Edo people. Visit the Benin National Museum, the Royal Palace of the Oba of Benin, and the Bronze Casters Guild where skilled artisans create intricate metal sculptures.

Day 4: Slave Route Tour

Take a guided tour of the Slave Route, which traces the path that enslaved Africans were forced to take from the interior of the continent to the coast, where they were shipped to the New World. Visit important landmarks such as the Point of No Return and the Badagry Heritage Museum.

Day 5: Lomé, Togo

Cross the border into Togo and arrive in the vibrant city of Lomé. Visit the Grand Marché, one of the largest markets in West Africa, and the National Museum, which houses a collection of artifacts from Togo's diverse cultures.

Day 6: Traditional Village Stay

Experience daily life in a traditional Togolese village with an overnight stay in a local homestay. Learn about the customs and traditions of the local people, participate in cultural activities such as dance and drumming, and enjoy a delicious home-cooked meal.

Day 7: Ganvié, Benin

Travel to Ganvié, a unique village built entirely on stilts over a lagoon. Explore the bustling markets and witness the local way of life, including fishing, farming, and trade. Enjoy a boat ride through the village and learn about the history and culture of the Tofinu people.

Day 8: Cape Coast, Ghana

Cross the border into Ghana and arrive in Cape Coast, a historic city with a rich cultural heritage. Visit the Cape Coast Castle, a former slave-trading post, and the nearby fishing village of Elmina. Take a walking tour of the city and sample local cuisine at a traditional restaurant.

Day 9: Kakum National Park

Explore the lush rainforest of Kakum National Park, home to a diverse range of wildlife including elephants, monkeys, and forest antelopes. Take a canopy walk over the treetops for breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape.

Day 10: Accra City Tour and Departure

End your tour with a visit to the vibrant capital city of Accra, Ghana. Visit the Independence Square, the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, and the National Museum of Ghana. Transfer to the airport for your departure flight, with memories of an unforgettable journey through West Africa.

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