The West Coast Heritage

Togo & Benin

9 reviews
Jan 3 - 7, 2020
Group size: 1 - 10
The West Coast Heritage
Togo & Benin

9 reviews

Jan 3 - 7, 2020
Group size: 1 - 10

About this trip

Explore the two very traditional West African countries Sandwiched between Ghana and Nigeria along the west coast. Journey  through Togo and Benin for four days and experience an authentic cultural and historical immersion.  Explore the fetish markets known as a voodoo pharmacy in Togo. It's the source of ingredients used by sorcerers, shamans and healers in their rituals. Visit the sacred python temple and stilt village of Benin.  Take a pause and enjoy a boat cruise in Togo while sipping on some fine wine and also enjoy the beautiful beaches in Benin. 

What’s included

  • Accommodation
    Double occupancy accommodation / Single supplement
  • Transportation
    Ground Transportation to all itinerary destinations & to and from Ghana
  • Meals
    Breakfast daily
  • Entry Fees
    Entry fees into all itinerary excursions
  • Boarder processing
    Boarder processing fees
  • Boat Cruise
    Boat cruise fees
  • Visa
    Togo & Benin Visas
  • Incidental expenses
    Any personal expenses incurred

Available Packages

Double Occupancy

Room will be shared with another participant of same sex, unless you are a couple.  Roommate matching is available. 

(Price is per person).

Deposit: $300
Single Occupancy

You will have your own room for the duration of the trip.

Deposit: $300


Day 1

Today, we begin our journey with the exploration of this heavily traditional and spiritual country. It also has lots of fun stuff to enjoy. Take a moment to try some of Togo's signature local foods. We will explore the following destinations..

· The National Museum

· The house of Parliament

· Independence Grounds

· The Fetish Market

· The Central Market

· Coco Beach

Your Organizer

Certified Africa
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Our March 2020 trip was beyond expectations. Certified Africa certainly delivered in giving us a full scope yet personalized experience of culture, relaxation and education. The Certified Africa team in Ghana was personable, attentive to our needs, and professional. I am forever grateful and blessed that your team was our portal to experience Ghana.
I enjoyed seeing the historical sites like the "Door of No Return," Nkrumah's museum, Independence Square, the Palace Museum, Kamasi (where kente cloth is made) and the local markets. The hotel accommodations with its African motif was different and interesting as well as the traditional Ghanaian dishes served at breakfast. The venue for the New Year's Eve celebration was good and everybody was excited about celebrating 2020 in Ghana. Most of all the group was very congenial as we travel in a comfortable air conditioned bus throughout Ghana. I extended by trip to Togo and visited the VooDoo market, the python temple, and in Benin, the "Door of No Return," and Ganvie (the city on stilts) built in 1717.
Our group was great to travel with as we visited many of the historical sites including the "Door of No Return" in Ghana and Benin, and shopped at the local markets for traditional souvenirs, fabrics and gifts for family and friends. A small group went to Kamasi (where kente cloth is made) and toured the exhibits on the Ashanti people. Finally I visited Togo with its various religious buildings and ethnic groups visible along the country side road between Ghana and Benin.
This was an amazing trip!! I highly recommend Certified Africa!
This was a lifechanging experience. The organizers are incredible. They make you feel like you have come home and put so much detail into every experience. Each day I was blown away and changed in some way. I highly recommend booking with Certified Africa.
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There are not even enough words to describe the amazing trip my Husband and I had with Certified Africa here in Ghana. They answered all our questions and concerns ahead of time and provided all the necessary information for travel to Africa. Once on the ground they gave us days full of culture and love from the Certified Africa staff and the local people of Ghana. If you want to experience Ghana not just Accra. Book with Certified Africa. Thank you again Nii and Kristin and Team for all your hard work. No detail was left out. Felicia Parsons 2020 NYE in the Motherland Trip
By Felicia Parsons on 07 Jan, 2020