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Highlights of West Africa including Traditional festival Abissa & Akwasidae

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Mohamed Traore

Mandinka Ethnocultural Exped

Mandinka Ethnocultural Expeditions is a group of young Experienced travel enthusiast in West Africa

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Highlights of West Africa including Traditional festival Abissa & Akwasidae

Abidjan city tour,Cathedral basilica yamousoukoro,Abissa royal festival,Elmina and cape coast slave castle,Akwasidae ashanti royal festival,Lome fetish market,Ouidah voodoo cerimony and temple of pythons,pendjari national park,Somba tribal houses,Ganvie stilt village,Tiebel traditional royal palace,Bedik tribal village,river gambia,Goree island,Mosque of Bobodioulasso,St Louis colonial city,Cape verde Islands,the pink lake and Gambia beach break.

DAY 1

Abidjan/Ivory Coast

Upon arrival in Abidjan,the capital city of Ivory coast,you will be met by your vehicle,driver and guide to be transfered to hotel Ibis in the city centre 4*Diner and overnight at the hotel.

Hotel Ibis Abidjan 4*
DAY 2

City Tour Abidjan/Yamoussoukoro

Abidjan-National museum, plateau and arts market,central mosque/drive to Yamoussoukoro/visit Basilica of notre Dame de la paix UNESCO world heritage site.B&D

Hotel President 4*
DAY 3

Abissa Royal festival

Drive to grand Bassam to attend annual Abissa Royal festival.B&D

Hotel Ibis Abidjan 4*
DAY 4

Ghana/Axim fishing village

Drive to Western Ghana/Axim fishing village.Visit fort san Antonio and fishing community.B&D

Axim Beach Eco-Lodge 4*
DAY 5

Elmina slave castle

Drive to Elmina/visit St George castle built in 1482.UNESCO world heritage site.Elmina fishing community.B&D

Coconut grove hotel 4*
DAY 6

Cape Coast Castle/Kumasi

Cape Coast castle built in 1653 by the Dutch UNESCO world heritage site.Drive to Kumasi.Visit Kejetia central market,the largest in West Africa.B&D

Golden Bean hotel 4*
DAY 7

Ashanti Royal palace/Akwasidae Royal fes

Visit the Manhyia royal palace-UNESCO world heritage site/the Armed forces museum/Attend Akwasidae Ashanti royal festival/Bonwire Kenteh clothe weavers.B&D

Golden Bean hotel 4*
DAY 8

Accra city tour

National museum, Kwame Nkrumah memorial gardens, makola central market, Teshi coffins, Black Star Square and Arts markets.B&D

Kempinski Gold Coast hotel 5
DAY 9

Togo/Lome

Drive to Lome/Visit Noational Museum/Central Market and Fetish market at Akodessewa B&D

Hotel Ibis Lome*
DAY 10

Benin /Ouidah/Temple of pyhton

Travel to Ouidah, the capital of voodoo rituals-UNESCO world heritage site/Attend voodoo cerimony in a local shrine /Temple of pythons/Slave museum/B&D

Casa Del papa hotel 4*
DAY 11

Cotonou city tour/Ganvie stilt village

Central market of Cotonou and Ganvie stilt village.B&D

Casa del papa hotel & spa 4*
DAY 12

Abomey Dahomey Kingdom

Visit Abomey Royal palace museum-UNESCO world heritage site/Geleden Mask Dance.B&D

Nifur hotel 3*
DAY 13

Natitingou

Travel through the Attakora mountains to reach Natitingou.

Hotel Bourgogne 3*
DAY 14

Koutamankou/Pendjari national park

Visit UNESCO world heritage site of Koutamankou and drive to pendjari game reserve.B&D

Pendjari Safari Lodge 3*
DAY 15

Game drive in pendjari park/Burkina Faso

Game drive in Pendjari national park-UNESCO world heritage site/drive to Ouagadougou-B&D

Hotel le palmier 3*
DAY 16

Bobodioulasso

Drive to Bobodioulasso,the land of Bobo and Dioulas.B&D

Hotel residence Sissiman 4*
DAY 17

Banfora Domes and Falls

Visit Domes of Banfora and Kafiguila falls.B&D

Hotel Residence Sissiman 4*
DAY 18

Lobbi country fetish village

visit lobbi villages and the fetish man in kampti/visit Lobbi & dagara tribal museum.B&D

Hotel Residence Sissiman 4*
DAY 19

Tiebele Traditional palace

Day excursions to Tiebele traditional kassena tribe royal palace.B&D

Hotel le palmier 3*
DAY 20

Mali/Fly to Bamako

Transfer to airport and board flight ot Bamako.B&D

Radisson blu 5*
DAY 21

River Niger Boat ride

Sunset boat ride on Niger river.B&D

Radisson blu 5*
DAY 22

Senegal / Khedougou

Drive to Khedougou in Senegal.B&D

Hotel Le Bedik 3*
DAY 23

Trek to Iwol,Dindifelou falls.

Trek to the top mountain village of Iwol and visit falls of Dindifelou.B&D.

Hotel le Bedik 3*
DAY 24

The Gambia/Wassu stone circles/Banjul

Visit Wassu stone circle and drive to Banjul.B&D

Senegambia Beach hotel 4*
DAY 25

Banjul city tour,Juffureh slave village

Excursions to Juffureh historic slave village and James Island.City tour in Banjul.B&D

Senegambia beach hotel 4*
DAY 26

Dakar / Senegal/Fly to Cape verde.

Drive to Dakar,Senegal to board flight TACV to praia.B&D

Pesana Tropico 4*
DAY 27

City tour in Praia/Cidade delha/Tarafal

City tour in Praia,Cidade de Velha and Tarafal concentration camp.B&D

Pestana tropico 4*
DAY 28

Senegal/Dakar.

Transfer to airport and board fmight to Dakar.B&D

Hotel Ibis 4*
DAY 29

Travel to St Louis French Colonial city

Drive to St Louis colonial city.Stop at pink lake.Visit Norflaye Turtle conservation farm.B&D

Hotel de la poste 3*
DAY 30

Djoudj National Park

Excursions to Djoudj National park UNESCO world heritage site.B&D

Hotel de la poste 3*
DAY 31

Kayar fishing village/Saly

Drive to Kayar fishing habor and continue to Saly beach.B&D

Lamantin Beach hotel & spa 5
DAY 32

Dakar city tour/Goree Island

Cruise to Goree Island/Dakar city tour.B&D

Hotel Ibis 4*
DAY 33

Transfer to Airport/End of tour

Last day for shopping around the city markets/Transfer to airport:End of tour.B&D

Hotel Ibis day use 4*

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 12
Location Abomey Benin
Hotel Nifur Hotel
Day 13
Location Natitingou Benin
Day 14
Location Pendjari National park
Day 15
Location Ouagadougou Burkina Faso
Day 19
Location Ouagadougou Burkina Faso
Day 22
Location Khedougou Senegal
Day 29
Location St Louis Senegal
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Abidjan Ivory Coast
Hotel Hotel Ibis
Day 2
Location yamoussoukoro Ivory Coast
Day 3
Location Abidjan Ivory Coast
Hotel Hotel Ibis
Day 4
Location Axim Ghana
Day 5
Location Elmina Ghana
Day 6
Location Kumasi Ghana
Day 9
Location Lome Tog
Day 10
Location Ouidah Benin
Day 28
Location Dakar Senegal
Day 32
Location Dakar Senegal
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 24
Location Banjul The Gambia
Day 26
Location Praia Cape Verde
Day 20
Location Bamako Mali
Day 8
Location Accra Ghana
Day 31
Location Saly Senegal

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Transfer from/to the airport Airport to hotel and return
  • Transport during the tour Toyota Land cruiser jeep for group of 01-04 pax.Toyota mini bus for group of 05-08 pax
  • Accommodation Hotel Confort
  • Local guides Where necessary
  • Information services Free wifi available in all your hotels except while you are national park.Tour leader is responsible to give you all necessary informtaion required.
  • Entrance fee All inclusive

Package excludes

  • Airfare Ouagadougou to Bamako,Dakar to Praia
  • Personal expenses Not inclusive
  • Visa, consular 76fees or any other formalities. Not inclusive
  • Tips Not inclusive
  • Beverages not inclusive
  • Additional journeys and transfers not inclusive

More information

  • The news always shows the most negative aspects of Africa, which is only part of the day to day Africa.Unfortunately there are very few reports about all of the wonderful and great things happening on the African continent.Your passport needs to be valid for 6 months after the date you intend to leave the country and you will need to have at least 2 blank pages for every country you intend to travel to.You will need a visa for most African countries.You will need to apply in advance.Sometimes this is online and other times from the embassy in your own country or in a neighbouring African country.Others you’ll be able to get at the point of entry (airport/border.After booking this trip with us,we shall inform you how this is done.

REVIEWS

3 Reviews

Joseph & Rosalie Dixler, United States

The Best Tour Guide We Ever Had Mandinka Tours had the best guide we have ever had (in the 135 countries we have toured which included national as well as local guides) was the one we were fortunate to have in Burkina Faso and Ghana. MoMo also guides in Senegal, the Gambia, Mali, Togo and Benin. When problems occurred, he was able to think outside the box and solve them. I believe he is 37 and has an incredible personality and presence. I do not impress easily, as I previously owned a tour company in Chicago and had many guides working for me. He has guided the most important visitors to those countries—he was not bragging, but their names came up as we were traveling. Read more

Ernesto & Haiton Madarang, United States

We had the distinct opportunity to be ably guided by him through 9 countries in West Africa (Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Burkina Faso, Mali, Senegal, and Gambia. Cape Verde) for 5 weeks, from Nov. to Dec., 2015. There were 5 of us and we drove cross country on two sturdy Toyota Land Cruiser SUV covering over 9,000 miles w/o any breakdown. We visited many cultural & UNESCO Heritage sites. It was a pleasant experience & very educational. We were happy and satisfied on how the trip went without any problem whatsoever. It was quite a formidable task to cross 9 borders & deal w/ customs & immigration but “Momo” handled it efficiently. “Momo” is quite an extraordinary guide as he was very caring & concerned w/ our safety & comfort. He billeted us in good hotels & made sure the food were both palatable & safe. None of us got sick for 5 weeks. He is very pleasant, down to earth, easy going, and easy to talk to, entertaining w/ good sense of humor. Not only does he have good command of English w/ clear diction but also quite intelligent w/ broad knowledge of the cultures, tradition, history, and politics of each country we visited. He is quite aware of the poor socio-economic situation of Africa & expresses passionately that education is the key to alleviate the situation. Though born & raised in a Muslim country in Islamic tradition, he is unusually quite liberal & open minded having acquired some of his education in Christian school. “Momo” is also patient & very accommodating & will go out of his way to attend to our needs. With regards to communication w/ his tour company, we had no problem. He answers your email & questions promptly. We found him & his company reliable & trustworthy. We vouch for his good moral character as well as trustworthiness & reliability of his Tour Company. Based on all of the narrative above, we highly recommend, without reservations, Mr. Traore & the Mandinka Tours to any individual or tour group wanting to visit West Africa. Read more

Paul & Sindi March, United States

Job Well Done! We had a GREAT tour with Mohamadine. He is a great guide and gave us the real insight into the cultures, not the sanitized versions. We felt safe with him and knew that he was watching out for our best interests at all times. We have no reservations in giving him the highest recommendation. In addition, he deserves a big "job well done" for all he went through in getting us to the airport in Lagos safely and on time. This was not an easy or cheap thing to do, as I'm sure he will fill you in. It takes an experienced guide to know how to arrange the things he did for us while causing inconvenience for himself as well as our driver. Thank you Mandinka Tours for arranging a wonderful trip for us. Read more

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