West Africa Tours – Ghana Togo Benin and Gabon | October 2020

20 Days
Category:
  • West Africa tours - Water village Ganvie Benin
  • Cape-Coast-Castle-Ghana
  • Voodoo-festival-in-Ouidah-Benin
  • Young-male-lion-Pendjari-National-Park-Benin
  • Cape-Coast-Castle-panorama-Ghana
  • Women-on-boats-going-to-market-Benin-lake
  • Togo-traditional-tata-somba-house

Ghana, Togo, Benin and Gabon are amongst the most developed nations of the West African region. They vary greatly in what’s offered for those interested in visiting lesser-travelled destinations. Mainly an agricultural region, interaction with many different tribes, amazing coastlines, colonial history, bustling cities, busy markets and unique wildlife is all on offer. Combined, these countries represent the best of West Africa has to offer. An intriguing region awaits.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  1. UNESCO World heritage-listed Portuguese Elmina Castle and Cape Coast Castles
  2. The Akosombo dam, Africa’s largest man-made lake
  3. The wildlife of Pendjari National Park, Togo
  4. Koutammakou world heritage-listed mini fortified castles
  5. Ganvie’s stilted houses and fish market
  6. The lowland gorillas of Gabon
DEPARTURE DATE
October 2020
DURATION 20 days
TOUR COST $16,990
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
$1,990 Additional
INCLUDED
Economy international airfares ex Syd/Mel
Internal flights as per itinerary
All transportation as per itinerary
Twin-share accommodation
Transfers to and from hotels as per itinerary
Meals as listed on the itinerary
Entry fees to places of interest as per itinerary
All tipping including drivers and guides
Experienced English speaking local tour guide
Escorted by an Australian host (subject to minimum number of 10 clients)

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    • Tours depart with minimum of 4 clients
    • No more than 16 clients on this trip
    • Land only packages available
    • Tour extensions – before or after tour extensions can be arranged on your behalf
    • Business or premium economy flights can be arranged at an additional cost if available
    • To book and reserve your place on a tour, a deposit of $250 and a completed booking form is required

The Republic of Ghana is a stand out economic success and most politically stable country in the region. It was the first Sub Saharan country to gain independence from a European power when it separated from Britain in 1957.  There are more than 100 different languages however, luckily for us, English is the official language and the most widely spoken. One of the countries claims to fame is that is has the largest man-made lake in the world, Lake Volta at 8,500km2.

Togo is a tiny country smaller than Tasmania and with a population of around 6 million. The capital Lome, sitting on the coast, has almost 20% of the country’s population. There are 35 ethnic languages within the country with French being the main spoken language. Togoland was originally part of Ghana however the Germans colonised it in the late 1800’s Most of the country’s working population is employed in agriculture with coffee, cocoa and coffee being the main exports.  

Bordering Togo to the East is Benin, also located on the Guinea Gulf. It used to be known as the Kingdome of Dahomey up until the late 1800’s. It is around 110k km2 - about twice the size of Tasmania - and has a population of around 9 million people. The French colonized Benin in the early 1900’s however it became independent in 1960.  

Rich in natural resources, Gabon is a highly urbanised small country and today it has political stability in comparison with the 1990’s when demonstrations based around living standards were common. Gabon became a major centre for slave trade in the 19th century. Today, the main tourist attraction is the lowland gorillas which can be found at the foothills of the country’s mountains.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

    1. UNESCO World heritage-listed Portuguese Elmina Castle and Cape Coast Castles
    2. The Akosombo dam, Africa’s largest man-made lake
    3. The wildlife of Pendjari National Park, Togo
    4. Koutammakou world heritage-listed mini fortified castles
    5. Ganvie’s stilted houses and fish market
    6. The lowland gorillas of Gabon

Next Steps

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