A journey to discover a multi-faceted country, imbued with the most authentic spirituality, which takes shape in a multiplicity of ancestral rites and initiatory dances accompanied by the hypnotic rhythm and pressing traditional music.
If the spirits of the ancestors were to manifest themselves, they would surely choose this great nation with multiple faces as a stage, where the indissoluble link between the world of the living and the afterlife continues to to shape the actions of everyday life. In this rich and varied itinerary, between modernity and tradition, there will be numerous opportunities to appreciate the huge heritage of ancient customs that are still a source of pride for local populations. The acrobatic dances of the “panther men” of the Senoufo people, the evolutions of Dan masks on stilts, the Ngoro female initiations, and the divinatory practices of the Komian priestesses, are just a few of ceremonies in which it will be possible to take part in the surprising journey to discover this land steeped in animism.
Day 1 :
Outward flight/Abidjan (ABJ)
Day 2 :
Abidjan (ABJ)/Domestic Flight/Korhogo (HGO)/Waraniené/Korhogo
The “panther dance” Boloye, the Poro ritual of the young Senoufo.
Day 3 :
Craft traditions, between fire masters and artists capable of impressing Pablo Picasso.
Day 4 :
The houses of fetishes in Niofoin, the Ngoro dance of young girls and the Peulh villages.
Day 5 :
Malinké hunters, connoisseurs of the occult and plants, and the masks on Yacouba stilts.
Day 6 :
Dan’s liana bridges, falls, and Man monkeys.
Day 7 :
The cocoa plantations, the imposing Yamoussokro basilica and the Baulé Goly masks.
Day 8 :
The Komian dances, the skyline of cosmopolitan Abidjan and Grand Bassam beach.
Day 9 :
The colonial remains in the “Quartier de France” in Grand Bassam.
Day 10 :
Abidjan (ABJ) /Return Flight