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Duration: 16 days
Location: West Africa
Starting Price: $3,994
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  • Welcome greetings and dinner followed by brief orientation by tour operator
  • Accra city tour
  • Trek through Mole National Park
  • View a demonstration of craft production at Tamale Craft Market
  • Ouagadougou city tour
  •  Visit W Parc National D'Arli in Burkina Faso
  • Visit Pendjari National Park in Niger
  • Travel overland to Natitingou and visit the homeland of the Tata Somba people
  • Visit to Ouidah, the cradle of African traditional religion
  • Visit Ganvie (the village on water), known as the “Venice of West Africa”
  • Lome city tour
This tour is based on 3 Star Hotels
DAY 1 AKWAABA - WELCOME
Arrive in Accra, Ghana. Transfer from the airport to your hotel for a welcome drink and orientation. Depending on the time of arrival, you will be met with cultural drumming and dancing. Overnight at your hotel.

Lodging: Hotel in Accra

Meals:

DAY 2 ACCRA CITY TOUR

After breakfast, depart for a sightseeing city tour of Accra. You will drive through the administrative and economic districts of Accra, the capital of Ghana. Over 100 years old, this city has a blend of colonial and modern architecture that summarize her history. You will visit the W. E. B. Dubois Center for Pan African Culture, Independence/Black Star Square and Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park. After lunch in a local Ghanaian restaurant, your tour will take you to the Arts Centre. There you will have an opportunity to use your bargaining skills to shop from an open-air market for artifacts from Ghana and West Africa. End with a visit to the Coffin Maker’s Shop, to see how coffins are carved by hand into various forms, representative of the occupation, interest or hobby of the deceased. These world famous coffins include shapes such as cameras, boats and other amazing objects. Dinner and overnight at your hotel.

Lodging: Hotel in Accra

Meals: B, D

DAY 3 ACCRA – KUMASI – MOLE

After a very early breakfast, check-out of your hotel and depart for a drive through Techiman, to Mole National Park. Stopover in Kumasi for lunch on your own. After lunch continue the journey northwards through Damongo to Mole. Dinner and overnight at your hotel.

Lodging: Hotel in Mole

Meals: B, D

DAY 4 MOLE – MOGNORI ECO VILLAGE – TAMALE SHOPPING

Embark on an early morning trek through the National Park to view some of West Africa’s big game (elephants, antelopes, waterbucks, wart hogs baboons, monkeys and more). After breakfast, check out and visit the Mognori Eco Village, located 15 km from the main entrance of Mole National Park it is the closest community to the park. Embark on a cultural tour of the village to gain insight into the culture of people living in such close proximity to nature while maintaining their rich cultural heritage. The tour will offer you the opportunity to see how the villagers organize their households, process shea butter, and prepare their staple foods.

After lunch, drive east to Tamale, the capital of the Dagomba State. Visit the Center for National Culture to see how Northern Culture evolved. There you will find the well known Northern traditional attire known as the “fugu” (or smock) being designed, dyed and sewn by hand. At the main handicraft market you will be able to shop for straw products, leather goods, and carvings from the Mossi people. After your lunch, visit Kukuo, a suburb of Tamale. See first-hand the mastery and craftsmanship involved in pottery making and dying process. Dinner and overnight at your hotel.

Lodging: Hotel in Tamale

Meals: B, D

DAY 5 TAMALE – BOLGATANGA – OUAGADOUGOU

After breakfast, check out and embark on a drive further north. Stopover for lunch in Bolgatanga before continuing on to the animated capital city of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Dinner and overnight at your hotel.

Lodging: Hotel in Ouagadougou

Meals: B D

DAY 6 OUAGADOUGOU CITY TOUR

After breakfast, depart for a sightseeing tour of Ouagadougou, the traditional capital of the Mossi Empire. Visit the Grand Marche, also known as “Rood Woko” which is the most modern and perhaps most attractive marketplace in West Africa. This is the best place to shop for baskets with leather wrapped handles, fabrics and print from Cote D’Ivoire, plus a good selection of indigo tie-dyed cloth from Guinea. Later, visit the Artisan Center to shop for bronze castings, carvings, masks, jewelry (including desert crosses and terracotta beads) as well as Tuareg leather boxes. End the day by visiting the Musee National. The museum features primarily ethnographic collections, such as clay pottery, basket making and weaving exhibits, regional costumes (including the Mossi Chief’s regalia) and ancestral statutes of the Bobo, Mossi, Lobi and Gourounsi people. Dinner and overnight at your hotel.

Lodging: Hotel in Ouagadougou

Meals: B, D

DAY 7 ‘W’ PARC NATIONAL D’ARLI IN BURKINA FASO

This day is dedicated to viewing west Africa's big game in “W” Parc National D’Arli. Home to hippos, lions, elephants, monkeys, buffalos, leopards and more, this park is part of a group of national parks encompassing three countries (Burkina Faso, Niger and Benin) commonly referred to as the "W" parks. Dinner and overnight in Parc D’Arli.

Lodging: Lodge in Parc D'Arli

Meals: B, D

DAY 8 NIAMEY CITY TOUR

After breakfast, depart your hotel to explore the treasures of Niamey on a city tour. Visit the Grand Marche, the Musee National and the Centre Culturel Franco-Nigerien. This centre has an active schedule that includes exhibits by local artists and craftsmen, dance and theater performances, and regular film screenings. After a late lunch, spend the remainder of the day at leisure. Dinner and overnight at your hotel.

Lodging: Hotel in Niamey

Meals: B, D

DAY 9 PENDJARI NATIONAL PARK

After breakfast, enjoy a scenic drive through historic Pendjari National Park, one of West Africa’s surviving tropical savannas. Take a walk through its forest to discover the wide variety of significant big game. At Penjadri, you will have a good chance of spotting elephants, buffalos, hippos, crocodiles, lions, warthogs, monkeys, antelopes and other exotic wildlife. After lunch, spend the remainder of the day at leisure. Dinner and overnight at your hotel.

Lodging: Hotel in Penjari

Meals: B, D

DAY 10 NATITINGOU – THE SOMBA

After breakfast, depart for a drive through Natitingou to visit the homeland of the Tata Somba ethnic group. This authentic and charming part of the country suits the independent traveler because it has almost no tourist infrastructure. After lunch, tour the tribal villages and explore the unique architectural style of region. Dinner and overnight at your hotel.

Lodging: Hotel in Natitingou

Meals: B, D

Day 11 NATITINGOU – PARAKOU

After breakfast, Natitingou for a drive to Parakou. Check in at your hotel and embark on a city tour of Parakou. After the tour, spend the rest of the day interacting with the local people or relaxing at your hotel. Dinner and overnight at your hotel.

Lodging: Hotel in Parakou

Meals: B, D

Day 12 PARAKOU – ABOMEY

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel. Depart Parakpu for the drive to Abomey, the historical capital of the great Kingdom of Dahomey. Visit the Royal Palace and its museum, featuring relics that tell the story of this centuries-old Kingdom. Dinner and overnight at your hotel.

Lodging: Hotel in Abomey

Meals: B, D

Day 13 ABOMEY – GANVIE – COTONOU

After breakfast, be prepared for a sensational visit to Ganvie, a village built over water (and commonly referred to as the “Venice of West Africa”). Witness first-hand as the people of Ganvie carry out their daily routines in dugout canoes piled high with wares, transacting commerce with one another and with tourists. You will enjoy shopping on the floating market and taking a relaxing canoe ride on the waterways of this exotic village which is over 300 years old. After lunch, take a city tour of Cotonou. Drive through the multicolored center of the administrative and commercial capital of Benin to view its many statues and monuments. Dinner and overnight at your hotel.

Lodging: Hotel in Cotonou

Meals: B, D

Day 14 COTONOU – OUIDAH – LOME, TOGO

After breakfast, depart for a visit to Ouidah, the cradle of African traditional religion. Tour the temple dedicated to the sacred python (believed to give vitality and protection) and the sacred forest which houses many shrines dedicated to various deities. Visit the historical Museum of Ouidah. Located in a Portuguese fort built in 1721, this Museum portrays Benin's role in the transatlantic slave trade. Later, visit the “Port of No Return,” a monument built by the Benin government to commemorate the Africans taken from the Dahomey Empire during the slave trade. Continue the journey northwards to Lome, Togo. Dinner and overnight at your hotel.

Lodging: Hotel in Lome

Meals: B, D

Day 15 LOME – ACCRA

After breakfast at your hotel, tour the city of Lome, the capital of Togo. Visit the Grand Marche, Marche des Feticheurs, Musee National and Place de I’ Independence. Dinner and overnight at your hotel. After lunch, depart for a drive along the coast to Accra. Dinner and overnight at your hotel.

Lodging: Hotel in Accra

Meals: B

Day 16 DAY AT LEISURE / DEPARTURE

Spend the day at leisure or doing last minute shopping. Check-out of your hotel and transfer to the airport for check-in and departure.

Meals: B

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