Set off early for a trip to the Central Region. On arrival, we visit the Kakum National Park, which comprises of undisturbed virgin rainforest to experience a walking tour on the longest and highest canopy walkway in West Africa.
Set off for the Eastern Region through the Akwapim mountains. Firstly, we visit the Aburi Botanical Garden, which offers a rich collection of tropical flora. Not far from the gardens are craftsmen who use wood and leather to create art unique to Ghana. Also visit Agomanya, the bead market and the Cedi Bead factory. Wednesdays & Saturdays are market days in this area considered to be the centre of Krobo bead industry
Depart for Ouidah to visit the Sacred Forest (once the private residence of the first King of Ouidah) 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. Return to Cotonou if time permits, we visit the Dantokpa Market and the Artisans Center before boarding the ship.
Rates include: Transportation, lunch, driver/guide & entrance fees
Set off for Kpalime through Tsevie, a typical Ewe village. Upon arrival hike up Mt. Klouto for a butterfly safari through the forests, which overlooks nearby Ghana. Continue to the craft centre, which sells batik fabric decorated with local motif. Also observe nearby waterfalls and streams before witnessing the "Akpesse" folkdance in a nearby village in the real Ewe tradition. Return through to Lome with a stopover at the Place de l'Independence and the Akodesséwa fetishes market, where one can find magic remedies and local voodoo charms used by local sorcerers.