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The Voodoo Trail

16 days, Lomé to Ouagadougou

Woman walking down a red path in Benin.
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Get off the beaten track and into the hills, forests and villages that make up the 'Voodoo Trail' of West Africa for an immersive experience that few travellers get to have. Meet African royalty and witness tribal dancers fall into trance-like states as you enjoy an authentic cultural experience like no other. An expert CEO will guide you through the stunning landscape, helping with the cultural and lingual hurdles, ensuring you come away with deep insight into the origins of Africa’s mystical animist religions. This is a truly mind-blowing experience. Interested?

16 days

Lomé to Ouagadougou

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Trip Code: DVVT

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Get off the beaten track and into the hills, forests and villages that make up the 'Voodoo Trail' of West Africa for an immersive experience that few travellers get to have. Meet African royalty and witness tribal dancers fall into trance-like states as you enjoy an authentic cultural experience like no other. An expert CEO will guide you through the stunning landscape, helping with the cultural and lingual hurdles, ensuring you come away with deep insight into the origins of Africa’s mystical animist religions. This is a truly mind-blowing experience. Interested?

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Travel Style: Classic

All of the highlights, culture, access, and I-can’t-believe-we-did-that moments, all at a great price.

Service Level: Standard

Comfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport.

Physical Rating: 2 - Light

Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.

Trip Type: Small Group

Small group experience; Max 16, avg 8

Age requirement: 12+

All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Visa Requirements

16 days

Lomé to Ouagadougou

Sold Out

There are no departure dates currently available for the rest of this season. Some tours only run during parts of the year.

Trip Code: DVVT

Need a flight? We can help.

Search for the perfect flight at time of booking.

Round-trip to Lomé from

Looking for another airport? Search when you book. (details)

Map of the route for The Voodoo Trail

Places visited

  • Benin
  • Burkina Faso
  • Togo

Itinerary

Day 1Lomé

Arrive at any time, arrival transfer included.

Exclusive Inclusions:

Your Welcome Moment Meet Your CEO and Group

Day 2Lomé/Kpalimé

Enjoy a city tour of Lomé, including the fetish market. Encounter voodoo firsthand at a local celebration en route the forested area around Kpalimé.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 3Kpalimé/Ouidah

Take a guided forest walk in Kpalimé, then travel back through Lomé before crossing the border to Ouidah, Benin.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 4Ouidah/Porto-Novo

Take a guided walk along the slave route in Ouidah and visit to the Temple of the Python. Take a boat across Lake Nokwe, stopping en route to visit the Ganvié stilt village.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 5Porto-Novo/Bohicon

Enjoy a Porto-Novo city tour with visits to the Ethnographic Museum, religious centres, and herbal market. Visit a genuine Yoruba king, the Abomey Royal Palace, see the colourful Egun Dancing Mask celebration, and visit the Savalov.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 6Bohicon/Dassa-Zoumé

Attend a performance of Egun masks; this is a traditional celebration of the Fon and Yoruba of South Benin. Travel to Dassa and see the sights.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 7Dassa-Zoumé/Natitingou

Stop at the fetish of Dankoli en route to a Fulani encampment. Witness their nomadic culture firsthand.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 8Natitingou/Atakora Department

Enjoy a day of walking in the land of the Somba people. Learn about the unique architecture and meet the locals.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 9Atakora Department/Dapaong

Cross back into Togo and visit Tamberma and Moba villages.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 10Dapaong/P?

Cross into Burkina Faso. Visit the Mossi people then stop in the towns of Bagre and Zabre. See the Gurunsi tribe's fresco houses.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 11P?/Gaoua

Travel through the savannah to the Dagarti region and Gaoua. Explore the Dagarti tribe's villages.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 12Gaoua

Explore the fascinating Lobi tribe's villages with a local Lobi guide. Meet a traditional healer and have a peek inside his home.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 13Gaoua/Banfora

Explore the Loropeni ruins, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Later, visit the Guen people and their king and gold diggers in Senoufo village.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 14Banfora/Bobo-Dioulasso

Visit sights around the Banfora region, like the Pics of Sindou. Hike to the top for breathtaking views. Take a boat excursion on Lake Tengrela and keep your eyes peeled for hippos. Continue on to Bobo.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 15Bobo-Dioulasso/Ouagadougou

Witness a Bwa mask celebration before continuing to the capital of Ouagadougou.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 16Ouagadougou

Depart at any time.

Meals included:

Breakfast
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What's Included

  • Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group
  • Arrival transfer
  • Lomé city tour
  • Voodoo ceremony experience
  • Kpalime guided nature walk
  • Slave route guided walk (Ouidah) with Python Temple visit
  • Ganvié stilt village visit (Lake Nowke)
  • Porto-Novo city tour
  • Audience with Yoruba king (if his schedule permits)
  • Abomey palace guided tour
  • Egun dancing mask ceremony
  • Fulani tribe visit
  • Moba tribe visit
  • Somba and Tamberma adobe castles visit
  • Gurunsi tribe visit and traditional dance ceremony
  • Dagarti and Lobi tribes visit
  • Loropeni visit
  • Guen king and tribe visit
  • Senoufo village visit
  • Banfora town tour
  • Bobo city tour
  • Bwa mask ceremony
  • Craft market visit
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Accommodations

Simple hotels/guesthouses (15 nts).

Meals

15 breakfasts
Allow USD290-380 for meals not included.

Transportation

Minibus, walking.

Staff & experts

Chief Experience Officer (CEO) and driver throughout, local guides.

Departures

There are no departure dates currently available for the rest of this season. Some tours only run during parts of the year.

Please Contact Us to inquire about dates for next season, or to discuss other tour options.

The Voodoo Trail

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