Homecoming West African Tour

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3 Weeks
Availability : August
New York
Lagos, Badagry
Min Age : 15+
Max People : 30
Tour Details

EXPLORE – West Africa. A Journey that connects all Africans to their root. A 3 weeks homecoming vacation from New york to Nigeria (Lagos, Badagry) to Cotonou – Togo, Ghana – Senegal – back to the East of Nigeria for New Yam Festival. With loads of fun & activities all the way.

Departure & Return Location

New York

Departure Time

3 Hours Before Flight Time

Price Includes

  • Air fares
  • Tour Guide
  • Entrance Fees
  • All transportation in destination location

Price Excludes

  • Guide Service Fee
  • Driver Service Fee
  • Any Private Expenses
  • Room Service Fees

Complementaries

  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen
  • T-Shirt
  • Entrance Fees
What to Expect

A 3 weeks homecoming vacation from New york to Nigeria (Lagos, Badagry) to Cotonou – Togo, Ghana – Senegal – back to the East of Nigeria for New Yam Festival. With loads of fun & activities all the way.

  • LANGUAGE IMMERSION Understand the roots and ways of the language; get first hand taste in its sounds.
  • CULTURAL DISPLAYS Vibrant colors and traditions with deep meanings tracing its way back to history.
  • ANCIENT CIVILISATION Connect with ancient civilization and trace the history of ancestries through time.
  • SAFARIS Enjoy the true fun of Safari as you ride through parks, games and animal reserves
  • RENAMING CEREMONY Connect with your African heritage; get an African name that tells your identity
  • COOKING CLASSES Learn and Experience the thrills of a skilled chef - prepare signature African dishes
  • VISIT ROYAL PALACES Get inside the palaces of royals and experience first-hand the court life of Africa
  • SLAVE TRADE ROUTES Take a journey through time, experience the history and journey of the slave route
  • 5 STAR RESORTSThe best treatment and hospitality awaits you as you lounge and travel Africa
  • EXPLORE NATURE & BEACHES Explore nature in all her resplendency, relax and have fun at beaches and resorts
Itinerary

Day 1Arrival and transfer to your booked accomodation in Victoria Island, Lagos State, Nigeria.

Accomodation: ………. Hotel located in Victoria Island.
Meals and Drinks: All meals include drinking water (other drinks not included).
Upon arrival at Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, you will be received by TEBB assigned drivers/guides who will welcome you to Lagos, Nigeria, West Africa.
In case you have had an early landing into Nigeria, you may opt for a late afternoon Sun bathing at Elegushi Royal Beach or any reserved beach of your choice. If not, check in and have enough rest awaiting dinner and overnight sleep.
TEBB organized open air dinner – A buffet of African delicacies.

Day 2Breakfast at the booked accomodation. Tour of Lagos Island, VI, Ikoyi and its environs.

Lagos Island (Isale Eko) is the principal and central local government area in Lagos State. There are so many historical buildings and monuments that show the presence of the colonial Masters and early Christians.

Victoria Island (VI) is an affluent area of Lagos Island (Eko). It is the main business and financial center of Lagos, Nigeria.

Ikoyi borders a lagoon providing a high-end neighborhood with shops, resorts and restaurants.

First stop: Lekki Conservation Center: This is a reserve area covering a land area of 78 hectare. It is located on Lekki Peninsula, next to the Lekki Lagoon. It protects the wetlands of the Lekki peninsula which consists of swamp and savannah habitats. As you approach the reserve, there’s a boulevard of coconut trees which leads to a well laid out car and Visitors Park. It is endowed with an abundance of plant and animal life. Raised walkways enable viewing of animals like monkeys, crocodiles, snakes and various birds. The reserve also has a conservation center and a library.

The wetlands are managed by the Nigerian Conservation Foundation, and it now includes a figure-of-eight system of footpaths, with hiking trails and stepping stones to cross waterways. Side attractions along the trail includes swamp outlook, bird hide, rest stops and the tree house. The 1.8km nature trail behind the foremost main buildings is connected by two wooden tracks.

A sturdy wooden track leading to the nature trail, reveals an expansive stretch of marshland and savannah grassland teeming with wildlife, as well as rich aquatic flora and fauna. There’s also a tree house which is a twenty-one meters-high tree platform where one can have a panoramic view of the picnic area, reserve, visitor’s center and children’s playground among the trees. The bird hide overlooks a swamp/marsh which is home to crocodiles and monitor lizards.

The nature reserve traverses a mosaic of vegetation types: secondary forest, swamp forest and Savanna grassland. Several bird species can be seen here and this It is also popular site for school excursions.

Lunch will be at the Lekki Conservation Center. Then you will move to Ikoyi and to other parts as traffic permits.

Return to your booked accomodation for dinner and rest.

Day 3A tour of Western States of Nigeria to Abuja - the seat of Nigerian government.

Morning: 7am – Early breakfast.
Ibadan: This is the capital city of Oyo State, Nigeria. It is located on seven hills from the Atlantic coast. The recorded history of this city began in 1829. The British colonial government assumed control of the city in 1893.
Ibadan is known for University of Ibadan, with its library which has the largest collection of books in the country; Agodi park and gardens and zoo.

Noon – 1pm: Osogbo: Visit to the hot/cold water river.
Lunch at……
Ile-Ife: Visit to the Oba’s palace.
Dinner and rest at the booked accomodation at Ile-Ife

Day 4Breakfast - then hit the road for Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria.

Breakfast – then hit the road for Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria.
Lunch on the road to Abuja. On this trip you will pass through Akure, Okene, Lokoja, then Abuja.
In Abuja you will see the Seat of government at Aso Rock and enjoy the serene atmosphere of the Rocky surroundings.
Dinner and rest at the booked accommodation.

Day 5Breakfast at the booked accommodation. Rest in preparation for the evening flight back to Lagos.

Breakfast at the booked accommodation. Rest in preparation for the evening flight back to Lagos.
Brunch
Late lunch at a reserved restaurant close to the airport.
Flight back to Lagos.
Dinner at the booked accomodation in Victoria Island
Retire to bed early in preparation for the West coast road trip

Day 6.Breakfast. First stop: Badagry

Breakfast.
First stop: Badagry – you will see slave trade routes, first storey building in Nigeria and slave trade museum.
Lunch at Whistling Palms resort, Badagry, Lagos State.
Back to the road to cross Nigeria-Benin Republic border.

Mikabo to Benin Republic! A nation known for her simplicity and serenity. You will pass through the border town of Seme into the commercial city of Cotonou which has its wharf, seat of government and the biggest market of the nation – Dantokpa.

Ouidah: On the outskirts of Cotonou towards the west is Ouidah where the slave trade route and point of no return took place.

Next stop – Possotome : this is a lake town in the commune of Bopa, in the department of Mono. You will see Lake Aheme, natural hot water tap and a lot of craft works from wood and soil.
Dinner and accommodation in Possotome at Hotel Chez Théo or any other reserved accomodation.

Day 7Breakfast. Visit to the craft shops at Ze, Lokossa.

Breakfast. Visit to the craft shops at Ze, Lokossa.
Next stop: Grand Popo – Lake of salt.
Lunch: sea food delicacies. Later on to Bouche de Roy – where the lake meets with the sea.
Dinner and accommodation at Hotel Awale Plage or any other reserved accomodation.

Day 8. Breakfast. Head to Hilacondji, the border town of Benin - Togo Republic.

Breakfast. Head to Hilacondji, the border town of Benin – Togo Republic. Cross the border into Togo to drive through to Ghana. Drive to Aflawo, the border town of Togo- Ghana, enjoying the sea breeze coming from the sea as you drive past.
Akwaba to Ghana!
Lunch at Papa Cuisine, Accra, Ghana or any other reserved restaurant.
Dinner and rest at the booked accomodation.

Day 9. Breakfast and relaxation at the beach.

Breakfast and relaxation at the beach.
Lunch at Sunshine Salad Bar and Restaurant, Accra Ghana.
Visit to the palace of……. Accra Ghana.
Dinner and rest at the booked accommodation.

Day 10. Breakfast. Visit to craft shops

Breakfast. Visit to craft shops
Lunch at the reserved restaurant
Back to the booked accomodation. Relaxation at the beach.
Dinner and rest at the booked accomodation.

Day 11.Early breakfast.

Early breakfast. Back on the road en route back to Lagos, Nigeria. 3 borders of Aflawo, Ghana, Hilacondji of Togo and Seme-Krake of Benin Republic will be crossed again back to Badagry, Lagos State Nigeria by road.
Lunch at the booked restaurant at Grand Popo, Benin Republic.
Dinner will be at the booked accommodation at Victoria Island, Lagos State Nigeria.

Day 12.Breakfast - Rest for the whole day with lunch at the booked restaurant at the beach.

Breakfast – Rest for the whole day with lunch at the booked restaurant at the beach.
Evening: Movies at Silverbird galleria or any other cinema in the Island.
Dinner and rest at the booked accomodation.

Day 13.Breakfast. Shopping at the malls and open markets depending on your choice.

Breakfast. Shopping at the malls and open markets depending on your choice.
Lunch at the booked restaurant.
Dinner and rest at the booked accomodation

Day 14. Early breakfast. Hit the road en route Idumuje Kingdom in Delta State

Early breakfast. Hit the road en route Idumuje Kingdom in Delta State, Nigeria for the New Yam Festival………
Oganihu Festival and re-naming ceremony.
Lunch on the road at Umunede.
Dinner and rest at the booked accomodation in Asaba, Delta State, Nigeria.

Day 15.Breakfast. Hit the road to Idumuje Kingdom.

Breakfast. Hit the road to Idumuje Kingdom.
Lunch at the palace
Dinner and rest at the booked accomodation in Asaba Delta State Nigeria.

Day 16.From Asaba to Nri - the palace of Eze Nri.

From Asaba to Nri – the palace of Eze Nri……….
Lunch at the palace.
Back on the road en route Enugu State Nigeria
First stop: Nike Lake resort or any other reserved accommodation.

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