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:

elmina

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

st louis

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

lompoul

Ride camels on the Lompoul Desert in Senegal

ganvie

Tour the floating village of Ganvie, Benin, by boat

fishing village

Explore fishing villages in Anumabu or Saint Louis

fetish market

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

Available Cultural Tours

7 days/6 nights

Coastal Ghana Explorer

8 days/7 nights

Essential Senegal

8 days/7 nights

The Ultimate Gambia Tour

9 days/8 nights

Ghana Togo and Benin

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