For those fond of travelling off the beaten path, Abercrombie & Kent has released a fascinating hosted journey to a surprising and undiscovered part of Africa.
The 16-day West Africa: Kingdoms, Slaves & Voodoo – An A&K Hosted Journey is a cultural odyssey that will take guests to some of the most remote regions of Ghana, Togo and Benin, to discover lost tribal worlds guided by ancient spirits.
The tour begins on the coast, in the heart of voodoo country, with a visit to a voodoo practitioner in Togo, plus a chance to observe trance-dances at a traditional voodoo ceremony. Guests will then head inland to the great Ashanti kingdom in Kumasi where they will attend an Akwasidae Festival.
The journey ends with an exploration of the former Slave Coast, with its haunting European forts and slave trade legacy and a visit to Elmina’s infamous ‘Slave Castle’. Other highlights include attendance at a traditional Ashanti funeral, meeting a traditional witch doctor, a private boat excursion to the stilt fishing village in Ganvie, visits to authentic remote villages and a tour of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Royal Palaces of Abomey.
West Africa: Kingdoms, Slaves & Voodoo – An A&K Hosted Journey
Tour dates: 27 March – 11 April 2018, 23 October – 7 November 2018
Twin share per person: $12,150
Single supplement: $2825
Maximum of 14 guests.