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.
A Voodoo country
There are traces of this religion throughout the country that accompany the daily actions of the southern populations. In the north, ethnic groups such as the Somba have beautiful fortified houses, and practice strict initiation rites. Unforgettable: Ganvie, town with houses built on stilts.Lernen Sie mehr über Benin
Festivals and cultural events
In January a great annual Voodoo festival in Ouidah opens a long series of festivals held in the country. Mask dances, such as Egun, Guèlèdè, Zangbeto, animate the lives of the people. Periodically, the initiation rites introduce the young Taneka and Somba people into the adult world.Entdecken Sie die Festivals
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Every year , on January 10th , Benin stops and celebrates the ancestral cults that are practiced in that country. In particular, on January 10th, all the Voodoo’s adepts meet in Ouidah.
The celebration of the Millet Festival, among the Krobo people, is rich in colours and jewels. It happens every year during the harvest period.
In West Africa, few hundred meters away from main path are enough to discover untouched realities. This is what we will experience, by getting out of our vehicles and walk into the "bush".
Enjoy eight days of an intense and moving tour to Togo and Benin, two small countries yet filled with many traditions. We will meet with local populations who have always been performing the same ancestral ceremonies as they determine their entire lives, from birth to the afterlife.
Enjoy a trip in two countries running alongside the Gulf of Guinea, both as tiny as fascinating. This itinerary will take you from Lome to the Atakora chain of mountains where live the Tamberma and Somba people, going through the tropical forest in Kpalime and the cities of Sokode and Kara.
Twelve days to discover these amazing countries, which are among the richest and most interesting of West Africa. From the North, with almost unknown populations, to the South where you find evidence of a colonial past and voodoo celebrations, to the Ashanti and the traditional festival Akwasidae.