Cultural Tours

West Africa offers an abundance of non-safari tour options for travelers who like to dig into the history, culture, art, architecture, food, and music of the countries they visit. With several UNESCO World Heritage sites across West Africa that preserve the history of slavery and colonialism, West Africa is a natural destination for vacationers, students, historians, and researchers alike.

At Uprise, we strive to go beyond the big cultural tourist sites to provide authentic, immersive experiences that allow our guests to experience a new place to its fullest.

Check out some of our favorite experiences:


Visit two UNESCO World Heritage Slave castles in Cape Coast and Elmina, Ghana

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Explore the colonial architecture of Saint Louis, Senegal by horse and carriage


Ride camels on the Lompoul Desert in Senegal


Tour the floating village of Ganvie, Benin, by boat

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Explore fishing villages in Anumabu or Saint Louis

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Learn about local religion and superstition at the Fetish Market of Lome

Available Cultural Tours

7 days/6 nights

Coastal Ghana Explorer

Escape the bustle of Accra, and wander west along coastal roads towards the palm-lined beaches of Cape Coast and Elmina.

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8 days/7 nights

Essential Senegal

This tour combines the best of Senegal’s tourism offerings in an eight-day package.

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8 days/7 nights

The Ultimate Gambia Tour

This is the perfect tour for adventurous first-time travelers to The Gambia who are interested in seeing everything the country has to offer.

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9 days/8 nights

Ghana Togo and Benin

This tour is perfect for explorers who are looking for a thorough introduction to coastal West Africa. This nine-day journey will take you to the heights of Wli Falls, the palm-lined beaches of Lome, and the canals of Ganvie.

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Don't see what you're looking for? We offer tours in Gambia, Senegal, Togo and Benin as well!