A “slower” and gentler way to discover the rich variety of landscapes and peoples of this fascinating region on the Gulf of Guinea. In West Africa a few hundred meters off the main road you enter a totally untouched reality- this is exactly what we will experience.
Ghana, land of ancient kingdoms,
the most powerful being the Ashanti kingdom of gold, united around the king. On the coast, the castles of the slave trade at Elmina and Cape Coast are surrounded by fishing villages. In the north, you will find the traditional populations of the Lobi and Gurunsi, with their fortified houses.Learn more about Ghana
Festivals and cultural events
In different realms there are celebrations in which the king is honoured as a symbol of the unity of the kingdom. One of the most noteworthy is the great feast of Akwasidae, held several times a year once every six weeks on Sunday with the participation of the King of Ashante in Kumasi.Discover festivals
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The celebration of the Millet Festival, among the Krobo people, is rich in colours and jewels. It happens every year during the harvest period. A terrific ceremony and a great time of joy to thank the ancestral spirits and to invoke protection for the year which is coming up.
January 10th is always a very special day in in Benin, a day for celebrating ancestral cults. In particular all the Voodoo's adepts meet in Ouidah and then convey in a long procession to the Door of No Return, some on foot while other by motorbike or taxi brousse.
Every year, in Ghana, the Krobo people give birth to one of the most spectacular initiation ceremonies in West Africa: The “Dipo” ceremony meant for girls only. Over a long week-end, young girls are taught through ancestral rites how to be good mothers and wives. A highly colorful ceremony.
Twelve days to discover these amazing countries, which are among the most interesting of West Africa. From the North, with almost unknown populations, to the South where you find evidence of colonial past and voodoo celebrations, by the Ashanti and the traditional festival Akwasidae.