West Africa Tour; Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo & Benin


Tour itinerary can be seen below.

1 29/06/2024

Arrive in Liberia

• Arrive at the airport and transfer to your hotel in Monrovia, Liberia. Depending on your arrival time we will explore the city of Monrovia or you can rest in the hotel. After meeting your host, he will brief you with important information about Liberia.

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2 30/06/2024


• Explore Monrovia. First, we will have coffee and breakfast at the US Embassy Suites and then visit the abandoned, five-star Dukor Hotel (party destroyed in the civil war). You will also see the National Museum, the First Presidential Palace, where all of Liberia’s presidents are inaugurated, the University of Liberia, and Providence Island, the most important historical site in Liberia—This is where the freed slaves were brought when repatriated from America.

• Head back to our hotel.

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3 01/07/2024

Danane, Ivory Coast

• Cross to Cote d'Ivoire and travel to the city of Man.

• Visit the Kpatawee waterfall, and the farm of former president, Charles Taylor—who is currently imprisoned in The Hague.

• Visit the first OAU (Organization of African Unity) conference center where the organisation was first put together. It is located in Sanniquille, a city that used to be very vibrant during the time the mining company LAMCO was fully operating in Liberia.

• Cross the border and stay overnight in Danane.

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4 02/07/2024

Monkey Forest, Man

• Visit the Sacred Monkey Forest, where you will come in contact with thousands of monkeys. The people believe that the monkeys are their ancestors.

• Continue to the La Cascade Waterfall, where there are possibilities for swimming.

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5 03/07/2024


• Travel to Yamoussoukro, the political and administrative capital of Cote d’Ivoire. The city is home to the world's second-largest church as well as the largest peace research foundation in the world.

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6 04/07/2024


• Head to the famous Basilica of Our Lady of Peace, a staggeringly massive church. Afterwards, we go to the Crocodile River, the world’s largest peace foundation, the presidential hotel, and the university constructed by the longest-serving president, Felix Houphoet Boigny.

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7 05/07/2024


• Visit Abidjan, the most populous French-speaking city in West Africa.

• Check out the Zimbabwe fishing village later in the day.

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8 06/07/2024


• Tour Abidjan, seeing Platuex, St Paul’s Cathedral, The Pyramid, the National Cultural Museum, the former King’s Palace turned orphanage, the zoo, and the Adjame Market (Abidjan’s biggest market).

• We will then drive to Grand Bassam in the late afternoon and have a chance to relax on the beach.

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9 07/07/2024

Grand Bassam

• Take a walking tour of Grand Bassam in the morning, visiting the Ancient Colonial bank, the former French slave station turned hotel, the first cinema in Cote D’Ivoire, a fishing village, King's Palace, African Traditional Craft Centre and more.

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10 08/07/2024

Axim, Ghana

• Cross into Ghana and transfer to Cape Coast. En rout we will visit Nzuenzu stilt village.

• Visit Fort San Antonio before staying overnight in Axim.

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11 09/07/2024

Cape Coast

• Start the day with a visit to Elmina Castle, the oldest European building in Africa. At different times the castle has been used as a warehouse to trade gold, ivory, and eventually slaves. The castle you'll visit now results from successive extension works and is recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

• Outside the castle, there is a beautiful fishing village with many large, colourful fishing boats. Every day these canoes are guided by skilled fishermen across strong ocean waves and currents. In the old town, we will see the Posuban, the shrines of the old “Asafo Companies.”

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12 10/07/2024


• Travel to Kumasi—the historical and spiritual capital of the old Ashanti Kingdom. After the drive we'll take a rest before meeting up in the evening for dinner.

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13 11/07/2024


• Full-day tour of Kumasi. With nearly one million inhabitants, Kumasi is a sprawling city with a great central market believed to be the biggest in West Africa and one of the biggest in Africa. Every type of Ashanti craft (leather goods, pottery, Kente cloth) is found here, along with almost every tropical fruit and vegetable imaginable. You will visit the Ashanti Cultural Center, the Military Museum, the Sword Museum, and the King’s Palace Museum.

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14 12/07/2024


• Transfer to Accra. Depending on arrival time, we will take a walking tour around the city before heading out to a restaurant for dinner.

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15 13/07/2024


• Visit the National Museum, the idea behind the museum is to relate Ghanaian art to the rest of the continent and to prove that African history and the general history of humanity are inseparable.

• Explore the old quarter of James Town, inhabited by the local population known as the Ga.

• Our day tour ends with a visit to a workshop specialising in building fantasy coffins. These special handcrafted coffins come in many shapes: fruits, animals, fish, cars, airplanes and much more. We will then visit Osu Castle, the slave castle that served as the Ghanaian presidential palace for years.

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16 14/07/2024


• Drive to Akosombo, a city built in the early 1960s to house construction workers of the hydroelectric dam. The dam also features the world’s second-largest artificial lake. You will visit the dam by land and river (using a motored boat).

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17 15/07/2024

Kpalime, Togo

• Cross into Togo and head to the city of Kpalime. We will visit Cascade de Wome Waterfall, Mount Agou, Foret de Missahohe, Cascade de Yikpe, The Castle Viale and Chateau Viale.

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18 16/07/2024


• From Kpalime, we travel on to Lome and take a walk around the local markets with the rest of the day at leisure.

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19 17/07/2024


• Tour Lomé, Togo’s capital. You will visit the Craft Market, the Big Market, the Monument of Independence, Lomé Cathedral, Village Artisanal and Musee International Du Golfe de Guinee.

• End the day with a visit to the famous Voodoo market, where the locals go for spiritual consultation.

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20 18/07/2024

Abomey, Benin

• Depart Togo for Benin and travel to Abomey. En route we will visit the 'Maison Des Escale’ (House of Slaves) and the beautiful colonial towns of Togoville and Aneho.

• Rest of day at leisure.

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21 19/07/2024


• See the the UNESCO-listed Royal Palace, the former home of the Dahomey kings. The palace displays items that belonged to the ancient rulers: thrones, cult altars, statues, costumes and weapons.

• After lunch, we travel on to Cotonou stopping en route at Ouidah. Here we'll visit a Portuguese fort (now a museum) and the Python temple—a place where locals worship snakes.

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22 20/07/2024


• Head to Ganvie in the morning, a stilt village created by Africans in the sixteenth century who feared being captured by slavers. It’s also known as ‘The Venice of Africa.’

• Return to Cotonou to visit the Amazon Monument, an abandoned L1011 Trista Aircraft sitting on the beach, and the presidential palace.

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23 21/07/2024

Porto Novo

• Travel to Porto Novo, the de-facto capital city of Benin. We will visit Musee Ethnographique de Porto Novo, Musee Homme, three major Voodoo temples, the Afro-Brazilian neighbourhood, and the old French colonial administrative centre.

• Return to Cotonou at the end of the day.

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24 22/07/2024


• Tour ends. We will transport to the airport.


  • - All accommodation (single rooms, except Monrovia)
  • - Most breakfasts
  • - All ground transport during tours
  • - All entry fees
  • - English speaking local tour leader
  • - Visa support
  • - Visa fees
  • - Meals
  • - International flights
  • - Travel insurance
  • - Airport transfers
  • Tour Price: £3240
  • Deposit: £500
  • Single Room Supplement: £80
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