Our tour starts in the tiny country of Togo where we explore its fetish market and witness a traditional voodoo ceremony deep in the bush.
Moving on to Benin we explore stilt villages and ancient kingdoms in the south. We then head north to visit the fiercely traditional Tamberma people, with extraordinary fortress style houses designed to protect them from invaders.
Returning westwards we see traditional ceremonies and hike in the hills around Kloto in search of endemic butterflies. From here we cross the border into Ghana and travel through the lands of the Krobo, as well as the Ashanti capital of Kumasi, now a bustling city but rich in traditions that hint at past glories.
We continue to the colourful fishing village of Elmina, home to an imposing slave castle dating back more than five hundred years, before ending in Accra, one of the region’s liveliest cities.