EXPERIENCE GOLD, POMP AND PAGEANTRY AND HISTORICAL HERITAGE
“We all share in Ghana – the centre of the world!”
From bustling cities to laid back fishing villages; from sobering slave castles to the ancestral home of the Ashanti, and so much more, this exciting 10 day tour highlights the amazing history and heritage that Ghana is world famous for.
Accra city tour with visits to Kwame Nkrumah (First President and founder of modern Ghana) Mausoleum, W.E.B. Dubois Memorial Centre (for Pan-African history), the National Museum and the Accra Arts Centre (crafts bazaar) Dinner and Overnight at Accra.
Leave Accra for Cape Coast (capital of the Central Region) with comfort stops at Winneba. Visits to a spectacular POSUBAN shrine at Mankessim, Fort Amsterdam and the University of Cape Coast en rue. Visit Elmina Castle (the first European edifice in sub-Saharan Africa) after Lunch at a breezy beachfront restaurant. Dinner and Overnight at Elmina/Cape Coast.
Early breakfast to be followed with a trip to Ghana’s tropical rainforest at KAKUM National park, for a breathtaking walk across Africa’s most authentic tree-top canopy walkway.*Hike along the KUNTAN trail to discover herbal medicinal plants and rare tree species with a chance of encountering wildlife in the rainforest. Dinner and Overnight at Elmina/Cape Coast
Leave Elmina for Kumasi (seat of legendary Ashanti Kingdom) after breakfast. Visits to Cape Coast castle and Slave River at Assin Manso en rue. Arrival and Lunch at Kumasi. After lunch visit the Cultural Centre for a guided tour of King Prempeh II Jubilee Museum, model Ashanti Village and observe craftsmen at work. Dinner and Overnight at Kumasi.
Early breakfasts followed with visits to Okomfo Anokye Sword site, the Royal Manhyia Palace Museum and Kejetia Central Market- the largest and most exciting in Ghana. Depart Kumasi for a circuitous drive through famous crafts villages of Ahwiaa (Home of Ashanti stools and fertility dolls), Ntonso (the sole producer of adinkra symbols textiles), Adawomase community based kente weaving centre and Bonwire (home of the world-famous hand-woven kente textile). Dinner and Overnight at Kumasi.
Early departure to Boabeng Fiema monkey sanctuary to encounter sacred Mona and colobus monkeys. Continue to Kintampo to behold the mind boggling Kintampo and Fuller waterfalls. Lunch and return to Techiman. Dinner and Overnight at Techiman.
Depart Techiman. Lunch at Kumasi. After Lunch, drive to enjoy the picturesque views of Lake Bosomtwe (Ghana’s largest meteorite crater lake) at sunset. Dinner at Lake Paradise. Overnight at Kumasi
Depart Kumasi for Accra with brief stops at Odumasi Krobo beads makers and Tetteh Quashie Cocoa farm (the first cocoa farm in Ghana). Lunch at Aburi Botanical Gardens to be followed by a visit to Aburi curio shops. Continue to Accra plains along the amazing natural scenery along the Akwapim scarp. Dinner and overnight at Accra.
Last day of the package. Open day for optional activities and packing. Farewell dinner and transfer to the airport. Tour ends.