Ghana, Togo & Benin Overview

Explore an unspoilt region of West Africa on a tour departing from Ghana that travels west on an exciting journey through Togo and Benin.

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    • Trip Price tool tip
      USD $1,605
      CAD $1,640
      AUD $1,675
      EUR €1,225
      GBP £1,000
      NZD $1,985
      ZAR R15,210
      CHF FR1,435
    • Kitty tool tip
      USD $470
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $2,025*
      CAD $2,087*
      AUD $2,139*
      EUR €1,548*
      GBP £1,278*
      NZD $2,535*
      ZAR R19,436*
      CHF FR1,833*
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Trip Validity

  • 2014-01-01 - 2014-12-31

Discover West Africa on an adventure departing from Ghana

This remarkable trip through Ghana, Togo and Benin boasts all of the best bits of these three diverse and fascinating West African countries. From the butterfly sanctuary of Mount Klouto to the ancient voodoo culture of Ouidah and the unbelievable two-storey mud huts of the Tammari people, there’s no shortage of authentic West African sights on this jaunt. Journeying from Ghana by truck and bush camping along the way presents bucketloads of opportunities to really appreciate the stunning landscapes and diverse scenery of this part of the continent. Wildlife lovers will be thrilled at the chance to witness elephants, hippos, buffalos and some of the last populations of West African lions in Pendjari National Park, while chill-seekers will get their kicks lazing on the lovely beaches of Grand Popo. This comprehensive 21-day adventure showcases these three wonderful countries and offers an unrivalled way to experience a healthy slice of West African life.

  • Watch street musicians and acrobats in Accra Visit Lake Volta, the largest man-made lake in the world Explore the dense forest around Mount Klouto Discover the incredible two-storey mud huts of the Tammari people Witness some of the last populations of West African lions Meet local fisherman on Benin’s Grand Popo beaches Travel across Lake Togo on a pirogue dugout canoe trip

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Accra, Ghana
  • Finish:

    Accra, Ghana
  • Group size:

    Min 4 , Max 22
  • Ages:

    Min 18
  • Meals:

    All meals when camping
  • Accommodation:

    Bush camp (no facilities) (3 nts), Camping (with facilities) (11 nts), Guesthouse (1 nt), Hotel (3 nts), Lodge (2 nts)
  • Transport:

    Canoe, Overland vehicle
  • Included activities:

    Guided city tour of Togoville, Guided Tour of Palace and Museum, Abomey, Pirogue (dug out canoe trip) on Lake Togo, Stilt Village Boat Trip, Tour of Tata Somba houses, Visit Akosombo Dam

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    609kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    Please note that this trip requires minimum numbers to depart, and may be cancelled up until 56 days prior to departure. The places showing on the dates and availability page are an indication only so please contact Intrepid to check if your preferred date will depart before making any final arrangements, such as booking non-changeable flights.

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    CAD $1,640
    AUD $1,675
    EUR €1,225
    GBP £1,000
    NZD $1,985
    ZAR R15,210
    CHF FR1,435
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    USD $2,025*
    CAD $2,087*
    AUD $2,139*
    EUR €1,548*
    GBP £1,278*
    NZD $2,535*
    ZAR R19,436*
    CHF FR1,833*
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    USD $96
    CAD $99
    AUD $101
    EUR €73
    GBP £60
    NZD $120
    ZAR R925
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Ghana, Togo & Benin Summary

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Day 1 Accra

Enjoy a free afternoon in Ghana’s sprawling capital. Whether kicking back on one of the many beaches, enjoying the street musicians and acrobats, or taking in some history at the National Museum, there’s something for every type of traveller in Accra.

Day 2 Akosombo/Lake Volta

The largest man-made lake in the world, Lake Volta covers almost 4% of Ghana’s landmass. Explore the workings of the hydroelectric Akosombo Dam while visiting this remarkable site.

Days 3-4 Mount Klouto

Arrive at the spectacular Mount Klouto, where an evening of drumming and voodoo offers an authentic African experience. Perhaps embark on a hike and discover the area’s dense forest and gently cascading streams and waterfalls.

Days 5-6 Bush Camp

Experience a wild African bush camp after journeying through Togo and soaking up some of the dramatic scenery along the way.

Days 7-8 Tata Somba Region

Stay in an eco-lodge in Tata Somba, and discover the incredible mud houses of the Tammari people. A World Heritage site, these two-storey fort-like structures are a truly impressive spectacle.

Days 9-10 Pendjari National Park

The stunning surrounds of Pendjari National Park offer a fantastic environment for embarking on game drives in the truck. Abundant with wildlife including elephants, hippos, buffalo, antelopes and some of the last populations of West African lions - there’s no shortage of astonishing natural sights here.

Day 11 Bush Camp

Journey through Benin and gaze out across captivating West African landscapes en route to another wild bush camping experience.

Days 12-13 Abomey

Set up camp in the ancient capital of what was once one of the most powerful empires in Africa - the Dahomey Kingdom. Discover some of the kingdom’s history by visiting original Dahomeyan palaces and temples, or stopping by the Musee Historique D’Abomey.

Day 14 Ganvie

Jump aboard pirogues (dugout canoes) and explore Ganvie, a town built entirely on stilts in the middle of a lagoon. Spend a night in the stilt village – remarkable in that it’s home to more than 10,000 people – and learn more about the history of what is possibly the largest lake village in the whole of Africa.

Day 15 Ouidah

Paddle the pirogues back to shore and continue on to Ouidah – the centre of Benin’s Voodoo culture – and discover the intriguing Musee d’histoire d’Ouidah, which offers an interesting insight into the area’s Voodoo history.

Days 16-17 Grand Popo

Get in some rest and relaxation West African style on the beach at Grand Popo. Once a port that serviced the slave trade, the town is now a lovely spot to spend a lazy couple of days.

Day 18 Agbodrafo

Head to the the quiet town of Agbodrafo on the shores of Lake Togo for a night in an auberge (inn). Wind down lakeside, or jump in a pirogue for a paddle across to Togoville; a hotspot of Voodoo culture.

Day 19 Keta

The largest wetlands site in Ghana, the Keta Lagoon Complex is abundant with bird, fish and butterfly species, and is a great place to do some wildlife spotting. After getting acquainted with some colourful creatures, perhaps discover the remains of Fort Prinzenstein, a slave den built by the Danes 300 years ago.

Days 20-21 Accra

Arrive back in Accra and perhaps pick up some local souvenirs from the craft market or reminisce about the adventure with the rest of the group over one last dinner together. There’s also a lively nightlife in Accra, so there’s ample opportunity for the trip to end with a bang.
    • 21
    • DDOD
    • 4.81 out of 5
    • Trip Price tool tip
      USD $1,605
      CAD $1,640
      AUD $1,675
      EUR €1,225
      GBP £1,000
      NZD $1,985
      ZAR R15,210
      CHF FR1,435
    • Kitty tool tip
      USD $470
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $2,025*
      CAD $2,087*
      AUD $2,139*
      EUR €1,548*
      GBP £1,278*
      NZD $2,535*
      ZAR R19,436*
      CHF FR1,833*
      *
    •  
       
       
       
       
    •  
       
       
       
       
    • Overland
    • Basix
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‡ As our kitty is flexible the indicated amount is indicative only - please click here to view the kitty amount for your departure date.