Somba Hiking

Our partner: Point-Afrique Voyages

A procession by the Cliff of Kussukoingu down to the fault of Kuwétakuangu or the endless savannah of Togo, walk in the footsteps of the Giants people between Betammaribè villages and Tatas Sombas, timeless stronghold of rocky Atakora Mountain.

Length of the stay: 10 days. Price (not a standard fare): 1180 Euros.

This trip is organized with Point-Afrique Voyages.

The program of the stay:

Day 1: Arrival at Cotonou Airport. Welcome and resettlement in a hotel and night.

Day 2: Breakfast and departure for Atakora land by 4×4. You’ll have lunch on your way. Dinner and night in a hostel at Natitingou.

Day 3 to 6: Hiking. While leaving Natitingou behind you, on the wooded pathways of the plateau, you slowly join the edges of the cliff. Visit the quiet and proud tata buildings, meetings with Somba people (the ingenious builders) or bétammaribè people and spend the night near a waterfall, and the close areas of culture seem to be protected by the imposing rocky mountain. At Kuwétakuangu, at the edge of the swallow hole, the horizon seems to vanish in the foggy savanna of Togo. And then suddenly you get the fault ultimate passage that transports you to the divine heights of flat land studded with baobab trees. You’ll spend the night in the plain.

Day 6: Arrival at Kutagu. By the path up to Kussukuangu, you reach the viewpoint and its pretty village and see the calm Kubitchigu village at the foot of the cliff. The walk ends at the foothills of Kutagu. Then you’ll have the right to an entertainment party. Night on the tata building.

Day 7: Departure for Abomey by 4X4 and a stopover at the popular museum of Natitingou. Continuation to Abomey. You’ll have lunch on your way. Dinner and night in a hotel in Abomey.

Day 8: Departure for the lake village of Ganvié. Dinner and night at Ganvié.

Day 9: Resettlement in Cotonou and night in a hostel.

Day 10: Free day in Cotonou and boarding at the airport early in the evening.

The price includes:

  • A round trip flight ticket;
  • Airport charges;
  • Cancellation insurance, repatriation;
  • Resettlement;
  • Accommodation with full board (hotel and camping);
  • Foam mattress for bivouacs;
  • Cook;
  • Porterage;
  • Mentoring by a Benin bilingual tour guide;
  • Tourist sites fees.

The price does not include:

  • Visa fees;
  • Beverages;
  • Personal expenses.

For booking information

Booking Form. To book, if you’re in Europe or outside of Benin, the normal process is through our parent company Point-Afrique Travel which manages the sales channels from France. Dial the number (French) above or get to the form of Point-Afrique Travel on this trip. Or, if you are in Benin, then contact us.