Tour details

The best way to learn about voodoo

Python temple in Ouidah

Possotomé village

Ganvie fishermen village

Lake Ahémé

Day 1

The tour starts from Lomé  or Cotonou  .

In case you start in Lome, you will have to stop at Hilakondji border for VISA processing.

 

-Drive to Ouidah.

In Ouidah start the tour with a visit to the Python Voodoo temple. The Python is very important in Ouidah as the name Ouidah is Python in local language. The tour in Ouidah also includes the visits of the  Portuguese fort and a drive through the different steps of slavery.

Night in Ouidah (Hotel Diasporas )

 

Day 2

We drive to Calavi.You will then take a boat ride to Ganvie fishermen village.The village has the particularity to be in water.The legend says that the ancestors of people living there currently settled there at early 18th century to escape slave traders. Most of their activities including market,school,hospital take place on the lake .Despite the presence of churches and mosques most of the people are voodoo adepts.

 

We leave Calavi for Possotome.Possotome is a small village very famous with its water company brand known in west Africa.Voodoo is the main religion and voodoo adepts rule in the village.In Possotome after lunch your guide will take you to hiking around the village assisted by a voodoo adept.You will have the possibility to see the two sacred forests of the village with explanation for their impact and role in the village. Then take part to the slave road tour to understand how slave trade got influenced by the voodoo religion.

Night in Possotomé (Hotel Village Ahémé)

 

Day 3

The day starts with a small ride by boat on Aheme Lake and you will be able to see some fetishes of the village in water.

Meet a voodoo priest

Drive back to Cotonou or Lomé

End of tour

The price includes car +driver +tour activities + accommodation in the hotels mentioned in the tour

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1 Guest : 500 euros/person 2 Guests : 300 euros/person

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