In these three countries overlooking the Gulf of Guinea, more than the state borders, it is the morphological variety of a territory other than North to South, from the Atlantic coast to the Sahel, that marks the borders and welcomes different cultures and traditions in a single territorial area that horizontally embraces the three nations.
If the coastal south is the kingdom of voodoo and the fertile hinterland looks favorably on monotheistic religions, in the North it is animism that regulates social relationships and shapes everyday life, including fetishes cults, sacrificial altars and propitiatory ceremonies in which the spirits of the ancestors are called to invoke the generosity of nature in the arid savannahs. A journey through varied populations and landscapes, which in 16 days leads us to discover the best these three countries have to offer. Among sumptuous and participated ceremonies, modern and vibrant cities, markets among the largest in all of Africa, colonial vestiges, stilt villages where you move in a dugout and elaborate architectures whose colors screech with the monochrome of traditional mud and clay constructions.
Day 1 : Friday
Day 2: Saturday
The dances at the Ashanti funeral and the voodoo ceremony of the Black and White Shrine.
Day 3: Sunday
The Akwasidae, a festival in honor of King Ashanti, between tradition and modernity.
Day 4: Monday
Towards the north, with stops at the Techiman multicolored market and the Kintampo waterfall.
Day 5: Tuesday
The Larabanga mud mosque and the powerful Telensi fetishes of Tengzug.
Day 6: Wednesday
Ya-Na of Yendi, the “witch” villages, and the Tem fire dance.
Day 7: Thursday
Sokodé/Pays Tamberma and Somba/Natitingou
The clay castles of the Tamberma and the Somba, in the Atakora Mountains.
Day 8: Friday
The animism of the Taneka villages and the sacrifices to the voodoo deity Dankoli of Savalou.
Day 9: Saturday
The royal palaces of Dahomey and the Egungun ceremonies.
Day 10: Sunday
The stilted village of Ganvié, the temple of Pythons in Ouidah, the ceremony with the Zangbeto spirits.
Day 11: Monday
The encounter with a voodoo priestess in Togoville and the Lomé Fetishes Market, where you can find powerful amulets.
Day 12: Tuesday
The Krobo traditions and the peaceful landscapes on Lake Volta.
Day 13: Wednesday
Memories of the slave trade at Cape Coast Castle and relaxing on the beaches of Anomabo.
Day 14: Thursday
The canopy walk to Kakum Park, the Portuguese Fort and the Elmina Fish Market.
Day 15: Friday
The chaotic capital, with its monuments and bizarre fantasy coffins.
Day 16: Saturday
Arrival at the destination airport.