2 independent reviews for Ghana, Togo and Benin cultural holiday

Reviews for Ghana, Togo and Benin cultural holiday

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review 8 Feb 2018

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

The villages of the Somba tribe were truly fascinating. Interacting with the voodoo priests was also very interesting. The markets are wonderful

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

This is not a holiday for active people. In order to see everything there is a lot of driving. The standard of hotels we got was not good. Ask for the names and check them before you go. Whilst in some places there will be little choice, others there will be. Dont always expect warm water. In Togo and Benin it really helps to speak French. Don't expect it to be easy to take photos at markets etc. People really do not like it. Change money at the borders as in some towns and most hotels it is not taken and if they do then only higer denomination notes.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Only if we bought something locally.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Interesting, however not nearly as spectacular as one is lead to believe. If travellers expect to get a really close up view of the vodoo rituals, then you have to go to the festival, otherwise there is no opportunity to experience it.

review 12 Nov 2014

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Travelling through the Somba country and seeing their fortified Tata houses - simply amazing!

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Just go ahead and book it as the itinerary covers so much of West African culture, with particular insights into voodoo practices and life inside remote tribal villages.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

I do feel that local people benefited from our visits, particularly vendors selling local handicrafts.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

I had one of my most eye-opening trips - and I have been on many. The tour delivered everything I had hoped for in a holiday that explores the more cultural aspects of West Africa. I now feel privileged to have done it.

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