Ghana, Togo and Benin; possibly the most dynamic and unvisited destinations on Earth! We loved our visit there and couldn't get enough of the people and places. Want to hear about it from a WANT guest? In the words of R. Dee:
"I want to take a moment and thank you for a really interesting Voodoo Nations trip to Ghana, Togo and Benin. It was exactly as "advertised" and provided just the perfect out-of-the-ordinary experience for which I was looking. The advantage of traveling with WANT is that it was personalized --a small group and off the beaten path. It was an opportunity to immerse ourselves in the local culture. Our local guide in Benin seemed to know everyone and smoothed the way into our participation in ceremonies and a close look at village life. We were welcomed at every turn.
Tourism in this area is relatively new, which is both an advantage and disadvantage. While some of the infrastructure was primitive (roads to villages), it was surprising that at the end of the day (literally) we were ensconced in a comfortable hotel with quality meals. There were inevitable glitches that come from traveling in lesser-known parts of the country. Jessica, our WANT guide, handled them with aplomb and humor. She treated us as guests. She was enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Jessica was always on the lookout for a good photo opportunity, whether it be helping to haul fishing nets out of the Gulf of Guinea or learning where shea butter comes from. Our days were full.
Clearly I enjoyed the experience. Such immersive travel in third-world countries is not for everyone, but it is what WANT promises and what I enjoyed most about traveling to West Africa -where very few other companies go. I look forward to traveling with WANT again as I know the trip will be unique and I will have lots of interesting, unusual stories to tell.
...I am pleased to provide positive feedback about the trip. Feel free to use me as a reference as well. You are welcome to provide my email address to anyone who has questions that I might be able to answer. As mentioned, I am very interested in the MSU Galapagos trip too.