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Welcome to Accra!
• Transfer from the airport to your hotel.
• Rest of the day at leisure.
• After breakfast at our hotel, we set off for our tour of Accra, passing through the economic and administrative districts on our way to the National Museum.
• James town is next, we will enjoy a walking tour of this old community taking in some of the historical structures that predate the colonial era.
• In the afternoon we pass by Black Star Square which houses the independence monument and continue to Independence Square.
• An early start as we check out of our hotel and set off Northwards towards the Ashanti Region of Ghana.
• Our journey today will take us into the beautiful Akuapem hills, prior to reaching the hills we visit Krobo. The Krobo people of Ghana are renowned for their traditional bead jewelry that dates back centuries and it would be wonderful to see and learn firsthand the historical importance of beads and learn the ancient process used to make them.
• Our journey continues, taking us through the beautiful Akuapem range with outstanding views across Accra and Tema in the distance. At the top of the range, we find the Aburi botanical gardens, set in a beautiful location that was founded by the British in 1890.
• A day of culture and history awaits us as we set off on our city tour of Kumasi heading to the Manhyia Palace, home of the Asantehene King of the Ashanti’s and ruler of the powerful Asanteman Kingdom.
• There is a wonderful craft market here and during our leisurely tour, we can visit the Prempeh II Jubilee museum which offers an excellent overview of the Ashanti history and houses some wonderful ancient artifacts.
• Our evening we have the option of heading into the city to experience Kumasi nightlife where we can enjoy our evening meal and a live highlife band. If you are not feeling up to a late-night you can choose to relax at your accommodation.
• Our journey through Ashanti history starts by visiting the traditional villages of Adanwomasie and Ntonso. Our first stop is Adanwomasie, the birthplace of Ghana’s rich colorful Kente cloth.
• After lunch, we depart Kumasi heading south to the villages of Bonkro and Breku. Most Ghanaians live in remote communities and work as subsistence farmers with some having larger farms growing cocoa, palm oil, citrus or rubber trees.
• Our aim is to connect the communities to the conservation of their environment showing them the benefits through ethical tourism. Locals have stopped cutting trees and hunting animals and in return, we have built them a school, accommodation they can rent out to visiting tourists and a reception center for them to collect a payment, sell souvenirs, food and drinks.
• After, we will visit local representatives for Kuapa Kokoo Cooperative which is a Fair-Trade organization that ensures its members get a good price for the sale of their Cocoa and they also work hard to promote women in business.
• This is where the chocolate process starts and we will learn how the cooperative is improving working conditions for farmers, banning child labor and ensuring women’s voices are heard.
• This morning we take a leisurely breakfast before setting off Southwards to Elmina in the central region of Ghana.
• We stop at Assin Manso, an important town along the enslaved African trade routes.
• After our tour we continue to Cape Coast, we enjoy lunch upon arrival at a local restaurant overlooking the ocean before visiting the nearby Cape Coast castle which has been designated as a world heritage site by UNESCO.
• After a wonderful day, we check into our accommodation, enjoy dinner and relax.
• An early start as we set off for Kakum National Park in the morning, after breakfast and Africa’s world-famous rainforest canopy walkway.
• We return to the park headquarters where we find an excellent information center that offers a very informative overview of the parks flora and fauna. Over 40 different mammal species have been recorded within the park, which includes forest elephants, leopards and 6 primate species to mention just a few.
• Our final evening in the central region of Ghana can be spent at our accommodation or we can venture into town to experience nightlife for the locals.
• A relaxing morning enjoying the facilities of our accommodation, maybe go for a swim, relax on the beach or just enjoy our final morning at this beautiful location.
• On route to Accra along the coastal road, we find Fort Amsterdam in the town of Abandze. This is the first Fort built by the British between 1631 and 1638 and soon became the headquarters of English Gold Coast activities.
• On arrival back in Ghana’s capital city we may have time to head to the Accra Mall to give you an insight into modern-day Ghana.
• An opportunity to also purchase some last-minute souvenirs before heading home.
• After dinner at a local restaurant, our team will transfer you to the airport for your departure.
The price reflects this specific itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.
|Season||Price Per Adult|
Average trip price
|From January to December||$2,410|