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Discover Ouidah in Benin

Ouidah is a city in southern Benin, the history of Ouidah begins with the slave trade, you will be able to travel the slave route, the path that the slaves used to take to join the ships to the gate of no return on the seafront. The History Museum of Ouidah, located in the 18th century Portuguese fort, tells the story.
Ouidah becomes the cradle of voodoo worship. The Temple Of The Pythons is dedicated to the deity of the Dangbe serpent; The Sacred Forest of Kpassé a small wooded area with sculptures and wood carvings representing voodoo deities . You will meet the spiritual leader and attend a vodou ceremony if you wish.

Duration: 4 hours - with or without lunch
The slave trade in Ouidah was extremely intense in the mid-18th century. The slave trade was fueled by periodic razzias on the margins of the Kingdom of Dahomey for the benefit of the ethnic Fons. About 60% of the two million Africans sent to the new world left
from the Bay of Benin to part of Ouidah or Lagos
In Ouidah, you discover the history of the slave trade that was at the origin of Ouidah and has ensured its development and wealth for several centuries.
Walk for 2 hours the slave route that will take you from Savi to the gate of no return located by the sea, discover the different stages of the slaves from their arrival in Ouidah, to the auction, through the various ceremonies (Tree of oblivion, slave village , zomai house , the cemetery of slaves, the return tree, until their boarding on the black galleys), the excursion is completed by the visit Historical Museum of Ouidah in Portuguese fort.
The tour is led by licensed guides.

Included in this activity :

Transportation to and from the Museum, Guided tours, water packs and entrance fees

Not included in this activity :


Duration: 4 hour(s):

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