Colourful ceremonies, vibrant markets, dances, beaches and game reserves
Ghana, Togo and Benin conjure images of exotic and beautiful lands: the slow rumble of drums in the distance, the gentle lapping of waves on golden beaches, the hypnotic gyrating of masked dancers, the call of monkeys in lush forests, and the vibrant melee in colourful markets.
This trip takes us on a journey through the rich and varied history, culture and natural beauty of these three West African countries. From the origins of voodoo and fetish markets to mediaeval slave castles and Ashanti rituals and from game reserves and canopy walkways to traditional adobe huts and houses on stilts, we delve into every aspect of the region.
In Kumasi we witness one of Ghana's most colourful celebrations, the Akwasidae Festival. The Ashanti King, riding a palanquin and adorned in gold, receives homage from his courtiers under colourful canopies and umbrellas whilst drummers, horn-blowers, praise-singers and dancers delight the senses.
Exodus images from GHANA, TOGO, BENIN: ASHANTI & VOODOO KINGDOMS
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Masked Dancers, Benin