An itinerary that leads the capital of Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou, to Accra, the capital of Ghana. Two neighboring countries, but with cultural legacies linked to colonialism, very different from each other.
If Burkina Faso falls within the sphere of influence of the French-speaking world, when you cross the border, you immediately feel a political-economic management, which is affected by the former English mother-country. However, in the border regions there is a cultural continuity that goes back to a common substrate of the pre-colonial era, demonstrating how well the traditions have remained in the two countries. It is precisely the traditions, the true cultural richness of these two countries. In the Burkinabé region of Tiebelé, and in the Ghanaian region of Bolgatanga, the wonderful houses painted and shaped with clay, recall African fairytale atmospheres. It is the savannah of baobabs and the last colonies of elephants, animist traditions and the cult of fetishes. It is necessary to arrive in the very green central region of Kumasi to perceive a greater influence of colonialism and conversion to Christianity. But even here the ancestral traditions of the rich and powerful Ashanti lords have survived intact to this day. It is the region of traditional ceremonies, which for centuries have celebrated the splendor and glories of the Ashanti kings, holders of the monopoly of gold mines, and once also that of slaves, who were sold to European slavers, who sailed with their loaded ships, from the castles of Elmina and Cape Coast.
Day 1 :
Welcome and transfer to the hotel.
Day 2 :
The sacred caiman lake of Sabou and the lively town of Bobo-Dioulasso.
Day 3 :
The peaks of Sindou, the troglodyte village of Niansogoni and the Hippos of Tengrela.
Day 4 :
The animist traditions of the Lobi, the houses of fetishes and the soukhala, clay fortresses.
Day 5 :
Safari in search of elephants in the Nazinga Ranch.
Day 6 :
The decorated villages of the Gourounsi, on both sides of the border.
Day 7 :
The Telensi villages and the powerful fetishes of Tengzug.
Day 8 :
The Kintampo waterfall and the Techiman fruit and vegetable market.
Day 9 :
The Kejetia market, craft villages, Ashanti funerals and voodoo ceremonies.
Day 10 :
King Ashanti’s exciting festival, before heading down to the palm-fringed beaches of Anomabu.
Day 11 :
Memories of the slave trade in the castles of Cape Coast and Elmina.
Day 12 :
Arrival at the destination airport.