West Africa January 2021 | Craig Travel

West Africa January 2021

West Africa
Voodoo Festival
January 7, 2021 to January 24, 2021
18 Days
Escorted By:
CT Rating 4 Very Challenging with Early Booking Savings

4 Very Challenging

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This is a brand new exotic adventure to discover the mysteries of West Africa - Ghana, Togo, and Benin. Historically, this region was the tragic source of many of the slaves that were taken to the Americas, but it is also home to the wonders of Voodoo, the mystical religion that was carried to the Caribbean and survives there today. But it comes from the lands that we will visit and is still very important to the life and culture of the region. Along with visiting villages, temples, markets, and priests, we shall attend the most important Voodoo festival in the world. Other highlights will include the colonial heritage of the region, the remains of the Ashanti Kingdom and the relics of the colonial past, both English and French. This is a journey through lands that are definitely off the beaten track, exploring an area that few from Canada have an opportunity to visit. On this exploratory adventure we will use the best available accommodations and transportation but members should appreciate that we are breaking new ground - be prepared. This group will be limited to a membership of 25.

Postponed. 2022 departure coming soon.

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CT Rating 4 Very Challenging with Early Booking Savings

4 Very Challenging

All members taking this journey must be in good physical health, ready and willing to accept the challenges that this adventure will entail. Throughout the program we will use hotels which will range from first class, in capital cities, to best available tourist class hotels. All will be clean and comfortable by African standards and all rooms will have private washrooms. However local conditions may result in water and electricity shortages, poor road conditions with limited facilities in remote areas, limited menu choices and other realities of a third world country. We are visiting during the dry season and temperatures will range from comfortable to hot. Travel will be by air conditioned touring coach but roads in some cases will be rough (dirt or gravel). Members must be ready to experience the reality that is West Africa.

Highlights Inclusive Features
  • Attend Ouidah’s fascinating Voo Doo festival
  • Visit the Ganvie lake community
  • The Akodessewa Fetish Market
  • Discover the sites important to the slave trade with the Americas
  • Learn the important bead making craft in Ghana
  • Game drives and stay in Mole National Park
  • See the Kintampo Waterfalls
  • Visit the Boabeng Fiema Monkey Sanctuary
  • Kumasi and Ashanti craft villages
  • Visit the Elmina-Kakum National Park
  • Return economy group airfare from Canada plus internal flight
  • First class and best available hotels and lodges as indicated or similar
  • All sightseeing with guide services as indicated
  • Services of your tour escort plus professional English speaking guides
  • 44 meals included as noted in the itinerary (B - 15 breakfasts, L - 14 lunches, D - 15 dinners)
  • Assistance with and cost for visa applications
  • All gratuities, surcharges, taxes and fees for included services
  • Airport transfers in Canada or equivalent value with purchase of group airfare


Tour Cost in Canadian dollars, per person
Departure LocationDeparture Price
Land only* (Join Cotonou / Leave Elmina)
Montreal / Ottawa
Halifax / Winnipeg
St. John’s / Victoria
Regina / Saskatoon
Calgary / Edmonton / Vancouver
Single Supplement

Pricing Details

*Land only price includes no flights. International and internal flights are only included if booking air-inclusive. Land only travellers join at the hotel in Cotonou and leave at the hotel in Elmina. Airfares from other gateways are available on request. Air inclusive prices are estimated (subject to confirmation).  Final pricing will be advised once flights are confirmed.  Tour price is based on sharing a twin-bedded room. Prices are based on a minimum 20 members and on rates, taxes and fees effective January 2020 and are subject to change due to factors beyond our control. Group to be escorted with a minimum of 20 travellers. 

Prices DO NOT INCLUDE the cost of insurance which is available and is highly recommended.  Premiums vary with the cost, length of the trip, and the traveller’s age. For passengers up to and including 74 years on departure date, premiums will range from $450 to $553 pp plus applicable taxes. Cost supplements for travellers aged 75-85 will range from $220 to $443 pp plus applicable taxes.  Clients 86 years and older and/or clients residing outside Ontario - please contact our staff for procedures. Clients 86 years and older and/or clients residing outside Ontario – please contact our staff for procedures. This insurance is effective from the date of purchase and carries limitations on pre-existing medical conditions. Please discuss your insurance coverage prior to booking.  Refer to terms and conditions for more details.

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Final Payment Date:
Thursday, October 1, 2020