The Voodoo Trail

Resort: The Voodoo Trail
Operator: G Adventures
Destination: Togo
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Over View

Get off the beaten track and into the hills, forests and villages that make up the ‘Voodoo Trail’ of West Africa for an immersive experience that few travellers get to have. Meet African royalty and witness tribal dancers fall into trance-like states as you enjoy an authentic cultural experience like no other. An expert CEO will guide you through the stunning landscape, helping with the cultural and lingual hurdles, ensuring you come away with deep insight into the origins of Africas mystical animist religions. This is a truly mind-blowing experience. Interested?

Itineraries

Day 1
Lom

Arrive at any time, arrival transfer included.

Day 2
LomKpalim

Enjoy a city tour of Lom, including the fetish market. Encounter voodoo firsthand at a local celebration en route the forested area around Kpalim.

Day 3
KpalimOuidah

Take a guided forest walk in Kpalim, then travel back through Lom before crossing the border to Ouidah, Benin.

Day 4
OuidahPorto-Novo

Take a guided walk along the slave route in Ouidah and visit to the Temple of the Python. Take a boat across Lake Nokwe, stopping en route to visit the Ganvi stilt village.

Day 5
Porto-NovoBohicon

Enjoy a Porto-Novo city tour with visits to the Ethnographic Museum, religious centres, and herbal market. Visit a genuine Yoruba king, the Abomey Royal Palace, see the colourful Egun Dancing Mask celebration, and visit the Savalov.

Day 6
BohiconDassa-Zoum

Attend a performance of Egun masks; this is a traditional celebration of the Fon and Yoruba of South Benin. Travel to Dassa and see the sights.

Day 7
Dassa-ZoumNatitingou

Stop at the fetish of Dankoli en route to a Fulani encampment. Witness their nomadic culture firsthand.

Day 8
NatitingouAtakora Department

Enjoy a day of walking in the land of the Somba people. Learn about the unique architecture and meet the locals.

Day 9
Atakora DepartmentDapaong

Cross back into Togo and visit Tamberma and Moba villages.

Day 10
DapaongP

Cross into Burkina Faso. Visit the Mossi people then stop in the towns of Bagre and Zabre. See the Gurunsi tribe’s fresco houses.

Day 11
PGaoua

Travel through the savannah to the Dagarti region and Gaoua. Explore the Dagarti tribe’s villages.

Day 12
Gaoua

Explore the fascinating Lobi tribe’s villages with a local Lobi guide. Meet a traditional healer and have a peek inside his home.

Day 13
GaouaBanfora

Explore the Loropeni ruins, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Later, visit the Guen people and their king and gold diggers in Senoufo village.

Day 14
BanforaBobo-Dioulasso

Visit sights around the Banfora region, like the Pics of Sindou. Hike to the top for breathtaking views. Take a boat excursion on Lake Tengrela and keep your eyes peeled for hippos. Continue on to Bobo.

Day 15
Bobo-DioulassoOuagadougou

Witness a Bwa mask celebration before continuing to the capital of Ouagadougou.

Day 16
Ouagadougou

Depart at any time.

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