West Africa: People, Past & Present - A Limited Edition Small Group Journey (2019)

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. Be swept up in the colour and movement of local festivals, the healing magic of voodoo, tribal drumming and trance-dances on this enchanting journey to a surprising and still largely untraveled part of Africa that will leave you truly amazed.
2019 Small Group Journeys

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Earn 1 Qantas Frequent Flyer Point for every $1 spent on this A&K journey.

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Journey Highlights

A fascinating cultural odyssey to the vibrant West African nations of Ghana, Togo and Benin, home to some of the world’s most welcoming people. Explore bustling colonial cities, palm-fringed beaches and tiny fishing villages. Visit vast forts and castles built on the back of the gold and slave trades by European colonists: Portuguese, Dutch, German, French and British. Immerse yourself in the long history of ancient African kingdoms and cultures that predate colonisation by centuries, and experience the vital rituals and traditions that still survive and shape life today. Be swept up in the colour and movement of local festivals, the healing magic of voodoo, tribal drumming and trance-dances on this enchanting journey to a surprising and still largely untraveled part of Africa that will leave you truly amazed.

Your Guest Host

Joining the July departure is Sujata Raman, Regional Managing Director of Abercrombie & Kent Australia / Asia Pacific, a position she has held for over a decade. Passionate about seeing the world and experiencing its cultures, Sujata has lived on three continents and visited all seven over many years. Having attended the American University in Cairo and travelled extensively in North Africa, East Africa and Southern Africa, Sujata is now looking forward to exploring the fascinating lands and cultures of West Africa.

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Journey Highlights:

  • Witness the splendid Akwasidae Festival in Kumasi
  • Attend a voodoo ceremony in Togo and meet a traditional ‘witch doctor’
  • Understand the stories of Ghana’s tragic past when you visit the Slave Castle at Elmina
  • Celebrate a life at a traditional Ashanti funeral
  • Take a private boat excursion to the famous stilt fishing village in Ganvie
  • Visit remote coastal and inland villages where ancient fishing and farming traditions are still observed
  • Tour UNESCO World Heritage Listed sites including the Royal Palaces of Abomey 
  • Meet local African artisans especially revered for their sculptures, carvings and whimsical coffins

Looking to travel in 2018? Check our 2018 departure date Here.

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