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4-Day Adventure Tour Of Highlights Of Lagos, Benin & Ghana
  • Tour Category

    Group Tour

  • Tour Types

    Nature, History, Wildlife

  • Duration

    4 Days

  • Activity Level

    Easy

  • Language

    Dutch, English, French, German, Italian

Description

Explore the slave trails and routes in the African cities and see the Agia tree where Christianity was first preached. Check out the Voodoo dolls at the Cotonou Dantokpa Fetish market and visit the top museums and churches in Benin. Also, discover Ouidah, the birthplace of Voodoo and meet the hippos at the Wechiau Hippos Sanctuary and see the diverse wildlife at Pendjari National Park.

Highlights
  • Visit Abomey royal palace museum in the city of Benin
  • Spot the Agia tree where Christianity was first preached
  • Explore the Cotonou Dantokpa Fetish market
  • Spot wild animals at the Pendjari National Park 
  • Follow the infamous slave routes and visit the slave memorials 
  • Tour of Ouidah, the place where voodoo was first practised 
  • Visit Wa Na's ancient royal palace, home to the king of the Wana tribe
  • Tour of the Wechiau Hippo Sanctuary, home to protected hippopotamuses 
  • Day 1: Monuments in Lagos expand_more
    • Visit the monuments and sites like the Slave Market, first-storey building in Nigeria, where Bishop Ajayi Crowther translated the English Bible to Yoruba and the Black Heritage Museum
    • Experience a traditional durbar of chiefs and take a journey through the remains of the tragic slave-trade era. Visit the following highlights - the Slave Cells (Barracoon), Early Missionaries Cemetery, the Mobee Family Slave Relics, the first primary school and first church in Nigeria and the Agia Tree under which the Christianity was first preached and the Point of No Return.
    • Receive your local traditional name during the naming ceremony dating back to centuries. It will be attended by the local chief who will help you learn about the legacies of the Lagos local traditions.

    Stay in a 3-star Hotel or the Whispering Palms depending on your choice.

  • Day 2: Benin Tour expand_more
    • Visit the Cotonou Dantokpa Fetish market and handicraft centre. This will be followed by a tour of the Temple of pythons, a site of historical and modern symbolism and spiritual practice for the people of Nigeria. 
    • Next, go to the Abomey royal palace museum where you can enjoy learning about the fascinating Fon tribal mask dance called Geleden.
    • Get a chance to know about the Alada (Arba), a GBE language, meaning it originated from a cluster of 20 related languages spoken between the Ghana and Nigeria. 
    • Visit the Dassa-Zoume, a catholic mainland in central Benin, one of the modern cities of the country with some of the top attractions for you to visit. 
    • After the city tour, head for the jungles and visit the Pendjary National Park, the most maintained and interesting national park in West Africa. 
    • Before you end the day, visit the Bobo Dioulasso, the second largest city of the country and home to the local Bobo-speaking community. 
  • Day 3: Lome - Ouidah Tour expand_more
    • Start your day with a visit to the Lome fetish market, or the Akodessawa fetish market as it is popularly known. 

    • Head towards Ouidah, the birthplace of Voodoo. The city is known for its monuments including the famous 'Door of No Return'. 

    • You can also take a tour of the blossoming wildlife and nature in the city of Benin with a tour of the Sacred Forests, a collection of around 2940 protected forests in the country. 
    • After coming back from the forests, you can visit the memorial arch in the city of Ouidah, built to commemorate the African slaves who perished in the 19th century. Some slave trails and routes can educate the tourists about the journey of these African slaves from one part of the country to another. 
  • Day 4: Mole National Park - Market tours - Departure expand_more
    • The final day of the tour starts with a visit to the Mole National park, one of Ghana's largest wildlife refuges located in the Savanna region. 

    • Next, catch protected hippos beat the heat at the Witchaou hippos sanctuary, home to one of the two remaining hippopotamus populations in the world. After the hippos, hop on for a royal visit to Wa Na’s ancient royal palace. This palace belongs to the king of the Wala people, who are said to be a majority in the Upper Western region of Ghana.

    • At the Bolga Basket market, learn the art of making durable and useful African baskets. These baskets are made from Elephant grass, which is in abundance in the region. 

    • Visit the Djenne Mosque, constructed on the flood plain of the Bani river. The heritage site stands where the first mosque was built in the 13th century. 

    • Spend your evening at the Somadougou Sunday & Monday market and shop before you leave for your next destination.

What's Included
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off
  • Transportation

  • Entrance fees

  • Logistics

  • Your private local tour guide

  • Invitation letter/documents for visa acquisition

What's Excluded
  • Food and drinks

  • Accommodation

  • Purchases of a personal nature

Know before you go
  • The guide will meet at the agreed time at your hotel with a private chauffeured, air-conditioned car (SUV) or van.
  • The Badagry Cultural Festival is held every year in the month of August. A special tour package lets you become a part of the festival, which takes place from Aug 17th to Aug 25th every year. You will have the opportunity to be a part of the festival with other tourists and a cruize to visit the historical town of Badagry.
  • The cost of the tour package is customisable and subject to the number of tourists. Please enquire if your party has more than 7 pax.
Meeting Point

Lagos, Nigeria

Cancellation Policy

For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -

Refund of 80% of the tour price.
Tour Reviews
  • Hope

    Really nice set of guides who work all through West Africa. Friendly, flexible and knowledgeable. Would definitely hire again.

  • Patrick

    Confidence and his drivers were excellent guides and very nice people.  I didn't know much about Lagos before I got here and now have a much better undersatnding.  Confidence knows the issues and has opions which are fun to discuss when stuck in Lagos traffic.  The Nike art gallery is epic in size and scope and the owner is fun and interesting.  I felt safe and secure with Coinfidence and was thoroughly entertained and educated, youwon't regret using Confidence on your next Nigeria tour.

  • Garrett

    From the first contact over WhatsApp to dropping me off at the Lagos airport, Confidence and his team were one of the best tour guides I have ever had, and everything was sharp-sharp (when you call/text/WhatsApp Confidence, he will tell you what it means)! Like many people, I was nervous about picking a guide, but Confidence provided five American citizens’ names as references to call. When I called/texted them, they all got back with me quickly, and helped me to know I was in good, safe hands with Confidence. I ended up putting down an 80% deposit, which allowed us to concentrate on the experience!

    After living in Brazil on assignment with my company for two years as well as growing up in the Southern U.S., I knew I had to visit West Africa to learn about the history and influence it had on two cultures that I love dearly. Confidence tailored a trip, starting by taking me to the African Diaspora festival in Badagary, where they invite Americans (As in North and South America, and Caribbean) whose ancestors were brought over in the slave trade back to walk the path their ancestors took. There are no museum experiences or words to describe the sadness I felt walking the path that slaves walked, or feeling the weight of the chains that were put on them. After the walk, the festival cheered me up, with music, dancing, and masquerades. The people were extremely friendly, and helped to give me hope again. Confidence’s attention to detail, such as keeping my cellphone in his bag, knowing the locals, and even having some cash on hand for people, kept the day smooth and invigorating. We drank some Palm Wine with the locals, and stayed the night.

    The best activity we attended was Felabration, or an Afro-Beat music festival named in honor of Fela Kuti. When I arrived in Nigeria, I told Confidence I usually don’t stay out late, but the music was so good, I stayed out until 2:30AM! I could see and feel the African roots of Brazilian samba and axé and United States’ blues and funk.

    One thing I wish I could have done is contacted Confidence earlier. Countries like Brazil and Nigeria have many controls to make sure people are safe, and money is not sent due to Fraud. For example, there is no way to send money to Confidence quickly, as all transactions are researched and can take 5-10 days. Confidence might ask for a large portion of the deposit upfront, and possibly sent to his Ghana account, but this is to insure he can use the money to reserve activities. As an accountant, I am happy to explain why this exists, and Confidence can share my contact information with you.

    I had such a good time, I will be doing a week in Ghana with Confidence next year!

  • Stephen

    Confidence is one of the best guides I have employed anywhere in the world.  I found him to be knowledgeable, honest, trustworthy, entirely reliable and always willing to fine tune my adult son's and my intricate custom tour, to meet our particular needs.  Beyond that, he's a charming guy with a quick sense of humor, which we appreciated.  This tour was to 6 West African countries, which did not include Nigeria.  In fact, I think Confidence hadn't been in two of them before.  But he made all the necessary local inquiries to make sure the trip came off flawlessly.  I would recommend Confidence to anyone who wants to visit West Africa to learn, in depth, about the region's history and various cultures.

  • Alexander DelaMore

    Confidence is punctual, professional, knowledgeable, enthusiastic, funny, and surrounds himself with good people who will become your friends and will take care of you. I got very sick from bad food that I didn't warm up and Confidence stayed by my side through most of the night and helped succor me back to health. His drivers and assistant guides are well-vetted. I also took a trip to Liberia a year ago through Confidence's company, which had ups and downs but was still worth it. Confidence is straightforward and arrow straight. He's a man of faith and it shows. Confidence gets my highest recommendations and we will do business many more times, as he operates from Senegal east to Nigeria and has contacts in other places too. His English is standard and cannot be misunderstood. He's educated and as pursuing post-grad degress now. Hire this guide NOW!

  • NEWTINHO

    I was with the guide Confidence in Nigeria, proved to be a good connoisseur of the local culture, showed concern to meet all my expectations.  I recommend.

  • HENRY

    For over three weeks, Confidence steered my journey around many of the cities and towns in the southern third of Nigeria and to Accra and its suburbs.  My trip was in part a personal pilgramage in which I revisited places I had visted 40 years ago! It was also an intenstive research project for a book I am writing about the Nigerian Civil War.  My research required visting many somewhat obscure sites, and interviewing people from many walks of life. Confidence comprehended the significance of my complex needs and was integrally involved in helping me revise my intial plan into a feasible and ultimately successful tour.  Confidence was enthusiastic about my project, and was an imporant souce of substantiave information about West African, past and present.  He had a longstanding working relationship with the driver, who was not only a keen eye for safety and a firm hand on the wheel over difficult terrain, but was also well educated and well informed, and very importantly,  he worked very effectively with Confidence in managing the routine hassles that come up on an extended road trip.  Confidence was able to access collegues throughout the region to provide information  or local contacts that greately enhanced my research and my enjoyment as a tourist. These gentlemen had to contend with me as a older man with acute sciatic pain.  They accomodated my needs around this condition, and were responsive to my preferences regarding lodging, food, etc. Confidence was in every way flexible, adaptive, and and focused on my goals and needs.  I very much look forward to having another West Africa tour handled by Confidence and the team he has assembled.

  • Mikhail

    I had an absolute incredible time with Confidence in Lome. He picked me up at the given time from my accommodation in Lome to proceed with city tour. It was lovely, knowledgable and detailed tour of Lome. We visited Independence Square, had a drive around Lome, slave house and trade of slaves, vooddoo fetish market, and walk over nice beach in Lome. Confidence is wonderful guy and great tour guide. He provides tours not only in Togo but in Ghana, Nigeria, Benin and Monrovia. If you are looking for professional tour guide specializing in West Africa do not hesitate to contact and hire Confidence with confidence to show you around. 

  • Matin

    I needed a high level of flexibility during my trip as I usually tend to make last minute plans. Confidence provided full support and always made sure everything is plausible.  He and his team were always on-time which was a big plus.

    I'll definitely hire him on my next trip to West Africa!

  • uteldo

    I made the right choice to ask Confidence to organize my first trip ever to beautiful Nigeria!

    Confidence assisted me from before the departure with Visa hassles (not that easy to get in Nigeria!), brough me around unique and magical places.

    > I explored the brutality of the Slave trade with a visit to Badagry slave port

    > I opened myself to the ancient spirituality of the Yoruba religion by means of a magical 1 day trip at the sacred Groove of Osun (wear closed shoes! :-) )

    > Confidence assist me in the negotiation in restaurant, money exchange, and the Craft Market (you CANNOT leave Nigeria before stopping at the Lagos Craft MARKET!!)

    > We relaxed at Tarkwa bay, ate delicious Croaker BBQ Fish and endulget in a couple of freshly brewed PALM WINE (let Confidence choose for you!)

    DO NOT HESITATE TO VISIT NIGERIA. Friendly and beatutiful country. Entrance burocracy was worth.  Thanks to COnfidence and Kingsley for the great experience. I'll be back. 

    Naija (Nigeria in Slang) stay in my heart <3

    Ilario

  • reggie.singleton

    Excellent 

  • James

    This past week The Males Place, 21 people, had the pleasure of working with Mr. Confidence team. They were excellent! They went out of their way to ensure our kids were comfortable and aware  of Ghana's key points of interest. Our travel agency, Binti World Travel of Charlotte, NC will use him again.

  • jason

    My first trip to Ghana was phenomenal w/ the guidance of Confidence & Evans, especially traveling with twenty other people (12 of them being adolescent males). Their expertise, ability to be creative & spontaneous, and overall professionalism made the experience that much more meaningful and life-changing. When myself and/or The Males Place schedule a return trip to West Africa, Condidence will be the first person to call. #JourneyToGhana2018

  • lack5lilla

    It was a great experience our tour guides helped us out with a bunch of information and educated us to become more knowledgeable about our culture and heritage. 

  • super14204

    My first visit to the Motherland was memorable. We visited museums, monuments, markets and malls. From Dr. Kwame Nkrumah and W.E.B. DuBois to The King's Palace in Kumasi and The Cape Coast and Elmina Castle Dungeons. A wealth of information accompanied this Eye opening experience. All this and more made possible by under the guidance of Confidence. We had a big group so patience was the order of the day. I thank you for your assistance. Thank you for your wealth of knowledge and patience. See you next year!

  • Mary

    Confidence Ekele provided me with excellent travel support in planning and organizing my April 2017 land-based travel arrangements in Monrovia, Liberia.  He speaks English fluently, and though living in Ghana, he is also experienced and knowledgeable about Liberia.  In advance of my travel, Confidence was always helpful and responsive to all my requests.  He communicated clearly and regularly with me in advance about my local arrangements in Liberia, and was also dependably helpful after my arrival.  In fact, in order to meet me in person when I arrived at the Monrovia airport, he traveled all the way by bus from his home base in Acccra,Chana.  He also made arrangements for our local transportation (car and driver) with Michael Williams, a very fine and knowledgeable Liberian national.  Together Confidence and Michael ensured that I was able to see and experience as much as possible during the 3 short days I spent in Liberia, including visiting many sights in Monrovia itself, and -- at my special request -- attending Easter Sunday Mass at Monrovia's Cathedral; visiting the famous, now-derelict hotel and conference center outside Monrovia (built for the 1979 Organization of African Unity meeting); and locating the remote cemetery with thousands of  2014+ ebola victims' graves deep in the country side outside Monrovia.  During my Liberia visit, both Confidence and Michael were prompt and dependable, always on time, knowledgeable and helpful, trustworthy, plus kind and pleasant.  I highly recommend Confidence (and Michael) to any traveler who wants dependable, responsive and affordable travel support in either Liberia or Ghana.  Mary Levering, Washington, DC, USA 

  • gbarukogeorge

    confidence is a very diligent tour director and guide, i had a two weeks tour of ghana and confidence made it possible. He is kind, interesting and wonderful to be with. 

  • alexadeyele

    My visit was a remarkably good one....Confidence is a good and jovial guy and His agency is really doing a good job and can be trusted, i will recommend him anyday as your guide...thumbs up!

  • cruizelinks

    When ever am planning trips for my clients in australia to west africa,confidence handles them to all the tour destinations and i have never got any complaint so far. He is just honest.

  • daveccrane

    i was sceptical when we first contacted this guide. however he prooved us wrong to be a good ambassador for his country. any other time i think of travelling to accra, i will use him and will also tell all my friends about him.

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