KINGSLEY HOLGATE’S LIVING TRADITIONS VISITS WEST AFRICA.
The Kingsley Holgate Foundation started 2017 with a West African adventure, returning to a region it last visited nearly a decade ago. The three-week-long ‘Slaves, Castles, Voodoo and Gate of No Return’ journey forms part of the Living Traditions series of expeditions, and included stops in Ghana, Togo and Benin.
“We last visited these countries in 2007 and 2008, when we circumnavigated the outline of Africa in a world-first for Land Rover, which resulted in a book called ‘Dispatches from the Outside Edge’,” said Kingsley Holgate. “This time around our mission was different. We went to gather information and document cultures for posterity, and also to highlight the fast-disappearing treasures Mama Africa has to offer.”
This ‘Slaves, Castles, Voodoo and Gate of No Return’ journey was an opportunity to add another great traditional ceremony to the Living Traditions book. These expeditions visit various sites in...