Yorubaland, a term that geo-politically does not exist, but nevertheless identifies a vast African cultural region (including Lagos), in which a single people, the Yoruba, of about 40 million individuals, live in south-western Nigeria, but also in parts of Benin and Togo, united by the same language, history and origins, handing down from generation to generation, ancestral customs, traditions and spirituality, stronger and more identity-driven than progress and geopolitical separations, imposed by colonialism.
Day 1 : Sunday 23 April 2023
Flight to Lagos (LOS)
Day 2 : Monday 24 April 2023
From the slum on stilts of Makoko to the elegance of Victoria island, with its rich ethnographic museum.
Day 3 : Tuesday 25 April 2023
The Afro-Brazilian architecture of Lagos and the encounter with the ethereal Eyo spirits.
Day 4 : Wednesday, 26 April 2023
Memories of the slave trade in Badagry, one of the main points of departure of slaves from the Gulf of Guinea to the Americas.
Day 5 : Thursday 27 April 2023
The impressive Olumo rock, the shrines and fetishes of the Orisha (voodoo) religion.
Day 6 : Friday 28 April 2023
The palace of the Oba of Ife, and the mysterious Opa Oranmiyan stele.
Day 7 : Saturday 29 April 2023
The sacred forest of the Yoruba and the dances of the Gelede masks.
Day 8 : Sunday 30 April 2023
The royal palace of Oyo and the evolutions of the Egungun spirits.
Day 9 : Monday 01 May 2023
The decadent architecture and horse parades at Ijebu Ode.
Day 10 : Tuesday 02 May 2023
Lagos (LOS)/Return flight