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1 - Tata in Tamberma Country - Togo
2 - Taneka King - Benin
3 - Palmoil production - Togo
4 - Noukoué Lake - Benin
5 - fishermen at the beach - Togo

Round-trip Togo & Benin
Summer journey

18-day round-trip through known and unknown Togo and Benin, small-scale group journey 


Visiting vibrant markets and getting to know the daily life of different ethnic groups are part of this round-trip through Togo and Benin. A journey, which invites you to meet the past and present of two extraordinary West African countries with an open mind and to gather insights about other cultures, traditions and religions along the way.

 


You’re taken on a trip through the South of Togo and Benin; the coastal area, where the voodoo religion has its roots, and is visible all around. To the green and fertile Southwest of Togo and the pretty Plateau de Danyi. To the castle houses of the Tamberma and Somba in the North, along the border of Togo and Benin. Get off the beaten paths to visit the Fulani. Staying with the Taneka, you may feel like you’ve stepped back in time. You visit the King and the Spiritual Leader, who play an important role in the community and learn about the simplicity and complexity of daily life in the villages with thatched roofed mud huts. Via the sacred hills of Dassa and the history of the Dahomey Kingdom the journey goes back to the South for a two-day boat-trip on Lake Noukoué, to get to know the Tofinu people and learn about their life on the water and in the stilt villages.

 


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In short

Day 1: (late) arrival in Cotonou
Day 2: Cotonou-Ouidah
Day 3: Ouidah-Grand Popo
Day 4: Grand Popo-Aného
Day 5: Aného & surroundings
Day 6: Aného-Kpalimé
Day 7: Kpalimé-Danyi Plateau
Day 8: Danyi Plateau-Kara
Day 9: Kara-Tamberma Country
Day 10: Tamberma-Natitingou
Day 11: Natitingou & surroundings
Day 12: Natitingou-Taneka Country
Day 13: Taneka Country-Dassa
Day 14: Dassa-Abomey
Day 15: Abomey-Noukoué Lake
Day 16: Noukoué Lake-Porto Novo
Day 17: Porto Novo-departure
Day 18: home coming
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price

€ 1,570 per person
single supplement € 179

dates

11-28 August 2016

Individual extensions possible.
Also available as a tailor-made journey.

included

All nights in accommodation, all meals, English and French spoken guides, all costs related to the excursions mentioned in the itinerary, all transport related to the itinerary, airport transfers, tourist taxes, a fair payment to all we work with, support of the Papillon emergency fund and the Papillon project fund.

excluded

(Air) fare to Cotonou v.v., multiple-entry visa for Benin, single-entry visa for Togo, vaccinations, personal insurances (such as travel, cancellation and health), drinks, additional meals, souvenirs, personal expenses, upgrade of rooms, accommodation or means of transport, optional and additional side-trips.

transport

Especially for the group arranged transport.

accommodation

Based on double rooms (where possible with fan). During this journey the nights are spent in hotels, B&B’s, tents and basic accommodations in villages.
The single supplement gives right to a single room and tent. Depending on availability.

group size

4 to 8 people

comfort level
of the journey

Being healthy, open-minded and flexible as well as having an adventurous attitude are required for this journey, in which facilities are basic in several places.

practical information

Brief information on Togo and Benin is available on our website. After booking a confirmation e-mail with extensive travel information, practical information and a baggage checklist will be sent.