BENIN CULTURAL TOURS

RICH CULTURE & TRADITIONS TO BE EXPLORED

Formerly known as the Kingdom of Dahomey, Benin as it is known today has an interesting and dark history waiting to be explored.

As the birthplace of voodoo, Benin oozes the exotic. With its glittering palaces, floating villages and python-filled temples. Benin, like its neighbour Togo is very popular as a multi country tour destination along with Ghana due to its size. An exceptionally friendly and stable country with so much to offer travellers wanting to experience West Africa. Benin has a rich, vibrant cultural identity waiting to be discovered. It has a dark history along with many West African countries due to the slave trade era that tragically occurred along this coastal belt. A former French colony Benin gained independence in 1960 and has many cultural sites, Beautiful unspoilt beaches and local fetish markets waiting to be explored. Please peruse our selection of professionally guided tours below.

Our small group all-inclusive scheduled Benin Cultural Tours operate year round, alternatively we can design bespoke tours for individuals, couples, families, small or large groups just contact us

BENIN CULTURAL TOURS

TOTAL BENIN TOURS

As the birthplace of voodoo, Benin oozes the exotic. With its glittering palaces, floating villages and python-filled temples.

Our Total Benin Cultural Tours offer you the best of Benin, we can explore Quidah which is famous for its python temple and in addition you are taken on a journey through the history of Dahomey as we visit the Vodoo museum. A must visit is Ganvie stilt village which is perched up above the lagoon on stilted houses and Abomey to have an informative tour of its fascinating architecture. Join us as we experience the interesting culture of Benin that will live with you forever.

BENIN CULTURAL TOURS

BENIN & TOGO TOURS

Due to both countries being relatively small in size it is easy to incorporate Benin and Togo even in our short itineraries.

Both very friendly, stable and hassle free countries of travel they have a wonderful story to tell. Walking the fishing communities, markets and colonial towns of Togo and even venturing north to the Koutamakou communities in Togo is a journey of discovery. Benin oozes the exotic with its glittering palaces, floating villages and python-filled temples. During our Togo and Benin Tours we visit the grand Marche the big market and German Cathedral in Togo, Ganvie stilt village and Ouidah-the Sacred Forest and the Temple of Pythons in Benin. Allow our expert team to design a tailored itinerary focussing on your specific areas of interest.

BENIN CULTURAL TOURS

BENIN, TOGO & GHANA MULTI COUNTRY TOURS

Benin oozes the exotic with its glittering palaces, floating villages and python-filled temples.

Togo is full of diverse cultures, there are nice beaches, attractive colonial towns, fishing villages and Ghana has a vibrant cultural identity and is also an ideal destination for a wildlife safari holiday. During our multi country tours of Togo, Benin and Ghana we visit the grand Marche the big market and German Cathedral in Togo, Ganvie stilt village and Ouidah-the Sacred Forest and the Temple of Pythons in Benin. We also visit Cape Coast and Elmina Castles both UNESCO World Heritage sites, Mole National Park, Ghana’s premier game viewing park, Kakum National Park, one of Africa’s famous rainforest canopy walkways, Bonwire famous as the birth place of Kente and Ntonsu where adinkra originates all in Ghana. Allow our expert team to design a tailored itinerary focussing on your specific areas of interest.

BENIN CULTURAL TOURS

BENIN TAILORED TOURS

Allow our expert team to design a private Benin tour around your exact requirements.

We can include additional countries or if you prefer mixing culture with birds of focusing on Historical sites and photography please just click on the more info link. The more information you provide will enable our team of experts to design that perfect holiday of a lifetime.

We offer tours of any duration, for more information

HOW BOOKING A TOUR TO BENIN WITH ASHANTI AFRICAN TOURS HELPS

Image-F-wildlife-toursBy booking any of the wide selection of Benin tours that we offer you can be rest assured your holiday will directly benefit locals and their environment.  Ashanti African Tours have been leaders in ethical travel putting the local communities and environment at the heart of what we do.  Through our ethical travel initiatives we have been able to build an 8 classroom school facility catering for crèche, Kindergarten and Primary school students in a coastal community.  We are also currently in the advanced stages of building an 11 classroom school for 3 remote communities in West Africa as they currently do not have school facilities close to them.  In addition we are sponsoring 23 community based committee members to patrol a portion of endangered upper guinea rainforest habitat stopping illegal logging and hunting activities.  We are actively involved in protecting endangered and vulnerable bird and mammal species also within West Africa.  Our professional and ethically run operations employ locals, source the vast majority of our products and services locally and we are passionate about giving our tour participants the ultimate authentic West African experience.  Many travel companies state they are into responsible travel, however most of the time this is greenwashing to get responsible travellers to book with them.  This is not the case at Ashanti African Tours and we are happy to forward more detailed information on all of our community development and environmental conservation projects, feel free to ask.

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