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Cultural Tour of Ghana & South Africa, 15 Days

Experience Ghana and South Africa on this all-inclusive 16 day tour which includes visits to the ancient Ashanti Kingdom in Kumasi and to UNESCO World Heritage sites in Cape Coast. In South Africa tour Johannesburg, Soweto, Lesedi Cultural Village- and enjoy a game drive at Pilanesberg National Park. Continue to Cape Town for Table Mountain, Robben Island, the Cape Winelands and Township tour.

Ghana, Togo & Benin Including the Annual Ouidah Voodoo Festival – Jan 2017

In 1996 the government of Benin decreed that Voodoo was an official voodoo a religion practiced by more than 60% of Benin's over 10 million residents.

For millions of Beninese, voodoo is an integral part of everyday life. It does have a dark side – and you cannot avoid the many voodoo dolls riddled with pins and nails. Ouidah is the spiritual capital of voodoo and was once a major slave-trading post

On January 10 every year ceremonies and festivities take place on the beach near the monument dedicated to the Place of No Return. Thousands of voodoo believers and adherents gather in Ouidah, the historic centre of voodoo religion to receive blessings from Ouidah’s voodoo chief. This is one of Benin’s most colorful and spectacular events.

The celebrations begin when the supreme voodoo priest slaughters an animal, usually a goat to honor the spirits. This is followed by singing, chanting, dancing, beating of drums and drinking of various spirits usually gin. The area is temporarily Benin’s yearly Woodstock.

Panafest Celebration in Ghana- 10 Days

PANAFEST-- the Pan-African Historical Theatre Festival is just around the corner! This event is held every two years in Ghana to celebrate the history, culture and unity of the Ghanaian people. Since its inception in 1992, Panafest themes have reflected the political, social and economic advancement of Africa. Panafest is held every two years to encourage learning about the history of Africa using traditional arts and culture. Panafest attracts a diverse assembly of people - ranging from political leaders, eminent personalities and intellectuals - to entrepreneurs, investors, philanthropists and vacationers. Central to the celebration are major international performing and visual artists from across Africa.

Unexplored West Africa, 26 Days

West Africa is waiting to be explored! Have a pleasant tour of the West African coast, visiting the nations of Senegal, Ghana, Gambia, Guinea Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia. Not only will you take in the vibrant atmosphere of all these countries’ capital cities, but you will also be able to visit their hidden jewels, such as Ghana’s Kumasi, center of the famed Ashanti kingdom.