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Cultural Discovery Tour In Benin & Togo

On this journey across Togo and Benin we discover tribal cultures, ancient voodoo traditions and colonial architecture. We witness traditional rituals, walk through the Atakora Mountains and stay in a stilt village. We also trek through pristine rainforest, meet the chiefs of the Bassari tribes, witness a fire-dance and a mask ceremony.

Tour Highlights

  • Voodoo - A unique opportunity to witness the intriguing and esoteric rituals of West Africa.
  • Tamberma - Remote fortified dwellings in the Atakora mountains.
  • Kloto - Scenic highlands and walks in the tropical forest.
  • Abomey - The impressive Royal palace, a UNESCO Heritage site.
  • Ganvie - A remarkable stilt village on Lake Nokwe.
  • Village Life - Experience the diversity of cultures and traditions in West Africa.
  • Lomé - Togo’s vibrant capital and the fetish market.


Itineraries on some departure dates may differ, please select.

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  • 1
    Join tour Lome

  • 2
    Visit Lome; transfer to Kpalime surrounded by tropical forest

  • 3
    Hike in the rainforest to discover its flora and fauna

  • 4
    Drive to Sokode through villages and markets; fire dance in the evening

  • 5
    Drive to the Bassar region. Visit the clay houses and learn about the iron production

  • 6
    Visit the Kabye region and transfer to the Atakora Mountains

  • 7
    Visit the Somba in the Atakora Mountains

  • 8
    Drive to Natitingou; discover the town with its museum and market, meet local artisant or relax by the pool

  • 9
    Drive to Dassa visiting the Yom people and the fetish village of Dankoli

  • 10
    Visit the Royal Palace in Dassa and attend a mask ceremony

  • 11
    Visit the Royal Palace in Abomey and attend a Gelede mask ceremony

  • 12
    Visit Porto Novo, transfer to Ganvie in the afternoon

  • 13
    Visit Ouidah; drive to Grand Popo

  • 14
    Pirogue trip along Mono River

  • 15
    Drive to Togo via voodoo villages; continue to Lome

  • 16
    Tour ends Lome

Trip notes

Each departure date has it's own dedicated trip note, detailing all you need to know about that trip. Whether you've already booked, or weighing up your options, please choose carefully the relevant itinerary for you.

We have the following different versions of the Cradle Of Voodoo trip available at present.

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Cradle Of Voodoo
Why Book this trip
This tour through the incredible countries of Togo and Benin has been created for travellers who want to get off the beaten track and visit a part of the world rarely touched by tourism. The colourful dresses, the drumming, the voodoo ceremonies and the friendly people are what bring these fascinating places to life.
Included meals 15 8 2
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
4WD, Bus, Boat
10 nights Standard Hotel
2 nights Simple Auberge
2 nights Simple Hut
1 night Simple Guesthouse
Trip Staff
Driver(s), Explore Tour Leader, Local Guide(s), Cook
Group Size
Generally 10 - 16