This West African adventure takes you from Ouagadougou, in Burkina Faso, via Benin and Togo, to Accra, capital of Ghana. Along the way, experience the essence of a region that has captured the imagination of travelers for centuries. You will also enjoy the incredible warmth and exuberance of the local people you meet, as you immerse yourself in an extraordinary mix of cultures. A wildlife safari in Pendjari National Park takes you face-to-face with elephants, hippos, cheetahs, and lions. Your journey also includes colorful markets and visits to remnants of ancient kingdoms and powerful civilizations. Some of this history is also tragic as you walk in the footsteps of slaves who were forcibly taken from their homes and transported to the New World. The walls of the so-called 'slave castles' still resonate to the echoes of their anguished cries. But the music of West Africa will leave you with unforgettable rhythms as it captures and conveys the heartbeat of this vibrant part of the world.