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Is this the world’s weirdest festival?


The world’s biggest voodoo festival will take place in Ouidah, Benin in January 2015.


Local chieftains preside over the festival

Destination management company dmAfrica is currently promoting outbound travel to the Ouidah Voodoo Festival for small incentive groups.  

The itinerary includes a visit to a traditional healer, a trip to a local fetish market where guests can peruse the ingredients necessary to perform voodoo sacrifices and buy ‘gris-gris’, spells used to solve everyday problems. Guests will also witness a traditional fire dance, an ashanti funeral and visit religious sites such as the Temple of Pythons, in addition to being immersed in a festival that attracts all the major chieftains in the African continent.


The festival is largely performance-based

dmAFRICA clients will also be given the chance to have a brief audience with the King of Benin.

This 12-day itinerary starts and ends in Accra, Ghana, accessible via Johannesburg to Accra on South African Airways. The cost of the tour depends on the group size (maximum 16 people).