Ghana, Togo and Benin: Odwira Festival 2019
Duration: 12 days
Area: Ghana, Togo and Benin
Style: cultural tours
GHANA, TOGO, BENIN:
12 DAYS / 11 NIGHTS
Scheduled departure date from Lome in 2019:
Minimum 2 – Maximum 16 participants
Our fantastic cultural odyssey to the most remote regions of Ghana, Togo and Benin to discover lost tribal worlds ruled by traditional chiefs and ancient spirits.
Along the coast, in the heart of voodoo original regions, we encounter practitioners, watch trance-dances and learn about the great influence voodoo spirits still have on people.
Heading inland from the forest to the savannah, we discover the Taneka tribe on a rocky mountain, then the Tamberma with their fairy-tale clay adobe castles and finally we enter the Ashanti kingdom in Kumasi forests.
We end our tour exploring the former Gold Coast, with the largest European castles in Africa; centuries remain of gold and slave trade.
Indeed the most complete and spectacular way to discover West Africa rich patrimony of Tribes, Kingdoms, festivals and ceremonies.
Great experience combined with the choice of comfortable accommodations.
For travellers who want to get acquainted with this unique region … and love Africa!
Apr 21st 2019, the Ashanti people will celebrate the 20th anniversary of Reign of their King with big Akwasidae.
This particular festival will be quite unique as it will also incorporate for the first time in many years the ODWIRA FESTIVAL, meaning the cleansing and purification of the souls by several religious rituals.
Apart from one of these main traditional events, participants to the tour will always attend the following events:
- an interesting voodoo ceremony
- a spectacular fire dance
- an “Ashanti funeral”: festive celebration that consecrates the return of the spirit of an ancestor.
|Day 1||Arrival in Lome (Togo) and transfer to the hotel.|
|Day 2||Voodoo ceremony, from Lome to Agbodrafo|
|Day 3||“Brazilian” city, from Agbodrafo to Ouidah|
|Day 4||Royal Palace, from Ouidah to Dassa|
|Day 5||Fetish hills, from Dassa to Natitingou|
|Day 6||Fire Dance, from Natitingou to Sokode|
|Day 7||Rainforest, from Sokode to Kpalime|
|Day 8||Glass beads, from Kpalime to Koforidua|
|Day 9||Ashanti, from Koforidua to Kumasi|
|Day 10||Golden Kingdoms, Kumasi (transfers)|
|Day 11||Slaves’ Castles, from Kumasi to Anomabu|
|Day 12||Metropolis, from Anomabu to Accra|
Hotel Onomo or similar,
Hotel du Lac or similar,
Hotel Casa del Papa or similar,
Hotel Jeko or similar,
Hotel Tata Somba or similar,
Hotel Central or similar,
Hotel Gess or similar,
New Capital View or similar,
Day 9 - 10:
Miklin Hotel or similar,
Anomabu Beach Resort or similar,