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Day No. 1 - Let's go Ghana
Travel and arrival at Ghana, Kotoka International Airport. Transfer to Hotel. The slogan of Ghana is Akwaaba which means 'warm welcome'. We will fell the true Akwaaba from the first day of our journey. Night in Accra
Day No. 2 - Guided tour in Accra
We will discover the exciting Ghanian capital, Accra. We will visit the city center, the Nkrumah Mausoleum, the National Museum where we will get an insight to Ghana's history and rich material culture. We will not miss to explore James Town, the vibrant popular and poor district of Accra. Night in Accra
Day No. 3 - Elmina: memorial sites of the Atlantic slave trade
We will travel from Accra to Elmina via Cape Coast. Elmina Castle was erected by Portuguese in 1482 as São Jorge da Mina (St. George of the Mine) Castle. It was the first trading post built on the Gulf of Guinea, so is the oldest European building in existence below the Sahara. First established as a trade settlement, the castle later became one of the most important stops on the route of the Atlantic slave trade. The Dutch seized the fort from the Portuguese in 1637, and took over all the Portuguese Gold Coast in 1642. The slave trade continued under the Dutch until 1814; in 1872 the Dutch Gold Coast, including the fort, became a possession of the British Empire. After visiting the castle we will continue to our lodge right at the beach
Day No. 4. - Life on water - Nzulezo, village on stilts
We will have a long journey today as will reach Nzulezo, the village on stilts. The village has a population of around 500, lying in raffia built rooms, about 5 foot above the water level, the buildings within the village are connected by walkways. The trip out to the village is largely by the guide punting the canoe along, the water is generally shallow most of the way. You should see a lot of birds, some up close. The canoe service is organised by the Ghana wildlife Society. The Amansuri Conservation and Integrated Development (ACID) Project concerns the conservation and management of the pristine Amansuri wetland and its fresh water lagoon. The wetland has the largest stand of intact swamp forest in Ghana. After the visit, we will return to our lodge late night.
Day No. 5 - A day on a perfect beach with music and dance
We will have a rest at the beach today surrounded by beautiful nature environment. We will witness a great performance of a traditional dance group during the night
Day No. 6 - Kakum National Park- Kumasi
Kakum National Park is made up of mostly undisturbed virgin rainforest and is one of the famous national parks in Ghana. It is situated 33 km north of Cape Coast and 170 km from Accra. It covers an area of 350 km2and the vegetation type is moist evergreen rainforest with tall hardwood up 65m in height. The highlight of the park is a 60 m high and 350 m long canopy walkway suspended between trees and from which different species of birds and butterflies can be observed and the forest canopy can be appreciated. After Kakum, we will continue to Kumasi, the historic center of the Ashanti Empire. Night at lake Bosumtwi
Day No. 7. - On the track of Ashanti traditions
Kumasi is the ancient center of the Ashanti Empire and the place of the Ashanti King. The Museum building is of great historical interest and importance. It not only houses the Museum’s exhibits; it is itself an exhibit of the Museum. It was built in 1925 for Asantehene Agyeman Prempeh I, by the British Colonial Government, as his private residence when he returned from Seychelles after twenty-eight years in exile. Visitors to the Museum will be able to view video-presentations explaining Asante history and the richness of its culture, as well as splendid examples of the gold-work for which the Asante are world famous. Night at Lake Bosumtwi
Day No. 8-10 - Meeting with elephants in Mole National Park
We will leave Kumasi early morning and will have a long drive to the North, to Mole National Park which is famous for its elephant population. On the way to Mole we will stop by at Kintampo Waterfalls, and the Boabeng Fiema Monkey Sanctuary on the way back. This sanctuary is unique because it is the only place where two different species of monkeys, regarded as sacred - the Campbell's Mona and the Geoffroy's Columbus - live together within the same habitat in peace and in harmony with human beings. Mole National Park is Ghana's largest national park, situated in the heart of the pristine Guinea Savannah Woodland ecosystem with low hills and escarpments. Visitors and guests are privileged to see a variety of wildlife from an escarpments at the motel. Over 90 mammal species have been recorded, notably elephants, baboons, monkeys, warthogs, kobs, buffalos, leopards, lions and other antelopes. Besides the various walking and jeep safaris, there is a possibility to sleep on a tree platform, under the sky where elephants come really close to drink and to bath during nights.
Nearby Mole, we will not miss to visit Larabanga Mosque which is the oldest mosque in Ghana, and one of the country’s most revered religious sites. Constructed primarily using packed earth, the mosque was built in a style heavily influenced by western Sudanese architecture, characterized by the use of horizontal timber, pyramidal towers, buttresses, and triangular perforations over entry portals. It is one of only eight in the country built in such a manner, and has long been a pilgrimage site for Ghana’s Muslim population.
During the Magnori Village Eco-tour, one of the great guides will show you around the village taking you to the chiefs compound to meet the chief and his family, showing you how Shae nuts are used for food and a cash crop, the tobacco fields, the house for the sacred pigeons, and the traditional healer. You will get a good feel for the village and how people spend their day, feed their families and make a living. Around every corner you will meet excited curios children who will love to show you the games they play and giggle and make faces with you.
We will arrive back to Kumasi on the third day. Night at Lake Bosumtwi
Day No. 11 - On the tracks of spirits and Kumasi tour
We will visit today the famous Kente weavers in their ateliers and at the vibrant Kejetia Market. We will attend to a spirit possession ritual, where we will get an insight to animist beliefs. We will also visit one of the 10 so-called Abosomfie ‘fetish shrines’ many of which remain in active use, and which were collectively proclaimed a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1980. Night at Lake Bosumtwi
Day No. 12 - To the majestic Volta region through cocoa farms
Located on the Eastern Borders of Ghana, the Volta region is made of the Ewe people in which there are different tribes as is the unique hallmark of the Cultural setting in Ghana. On our way to the Eastern part of Ghana we will cross by the Cocoa Research Institute where we will understand cocoa, coffee and shea butter production and the use of various national bio- products (soaps, lotions, chocolates, alcoholic drinjs etc) Before we enter the region to begin our tour, we will have to behold the beauty of the majestic Adomi bridge which lies on the Volta Lake, the largest manmade lake in West Africa. The rolling hills and valleys, rocky outcrops overlooking the lake, the breath taking waterfalls, lakes and lagoons are but a few of the extraordinary scenery that awaits you as you make your way to the eastern coastal plains of Ghana. We will reach our lodge at night, close to the Wli waterfalls
Day No. 13 - Wli waterfalls
Wli waterfall is considered as the biggest waterfall in West Africa. We will reach the falls after a beautiful forest walk with thousands of butterflies. The falls consists of two parts and those who are ready can climb up to the upper part where the scene is even more beautiful. Night close to the Wli waterfalls
Day No. 14 - Back to Accra and Aburi Botanical Garden
Aburi Botanical Garden opened at the end of the 19th century. On its 65 Ha we will get to know various species of tropical trees and plants many of which used as traditional medicines, spices or parfum ingredients. The garden was visited by several prominent people such as Quenn Elisabeth. We will visit the art market in Ghana where we can buy the las souvenirs at the end of our journey including masks, jewellries, statues and textiles.
Day No. 15 - Goodbyes from Ghana and return
Number of participants
minimum 2 - maximum 14 people