This 3-day introductory tour of Ghana promises an immersive and enriching experience of the country’s people, history, and culture.
The tour starts in Accra, the bustling capital city of Ghana, before heading to the stunning coastal region of the country.
The tour includes a visit to Elmina and Cape Coast, where you can learn about the dark history of the region’s slave trade and visit the old slave forts that still stand as a reminder of this painful past.
This visit provides an opportunity to reflect on the past while also celebrating the resilience of the people who overcame this adversity.
The tour culminates with an adventure through the tropical rainforest at Kakum National Park, where visitors can experience the thrill of walking across the canopy walkway from treetop to treetop.
This exhilarating experience provides an opportunity to connect with nature and appreciate the country’s biodiversity.
Throughout the tour, visitors will have the chance to interact with locals, learn about Ghana’s vibrant culture, and sample the country’s delicious cuisine.
This tour is perfect for those who want to experience Ghana in a short time but still want to take in the highlights and have a meaningful encounter with the country.
Arrive in Accra; meet assist and transfer to the hotel. Depending on your flight arrival time the following sites may be visited today. Begin the city tour of Accra, and go on a scenic drive through the beautiful and vast campus of the University of Ghana, Legon.
Drive through James Town—one of Accra’s older and most historic neighborhoods, where history resides on every corner. Continue through Makola Market, Ghana’s largest open-air market. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Overnight at Labadi Beach
After breakfast drive to Cape Coast – En route visit Independence Square where you will see the enclosed flame of African Liberation, which was lit by Dr. Kwame Nkrumah in 1961. Visit the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, the final resting place of Ghana’s first president. Set in attractive gardens, there is an adjoining museum, which contains photos, artifacts, and insight into Dr. Nkrumah’s life. Continue to Cape Coast arriving in time for lunch. Late afternoon visit Cape Coast Castle a UNESCO World Heritage site which was one of the departure points for Africans being sent to slavery in the Americas. The Castle is home to the “Door of No Return”. This evening goes on a guided tour through the ancient town of Elmina. At the harbor view the colorful fishing canoes getting ready to go to sea for another night’s task of fishing. This is a picture-perfect opportunity for photographers. Overnight at Coconut Grove Beach Resort Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner
After breakfast, visit Kakum National Park. Kakum is one of Ghana’s most famous parks. Take a brief walking tour on the forest floor; see birds, and butterflies and perhaps catch a glimpse of the forest's over 40 species of mammals, including monkeys and the reclusive forest elephant. Kakum is famous for Africa’s only aerial walkway through the tree canopy, a 1000-foot long and seven-bridge walkway with viewing platforms that reach heights of over 150 feet above ground. OPTIONAL You may visit Global Mama’s where you will have a workshop. The Global Mama’s seeks to create wealth for African women and their families. Here you can design and make a beautiful Tye-Dye cloth as a takeaway souvenir. Early evening return to Accra; rest of the evening at leisure or transfer to the airport for your onward flight Meal(s) Included : Breakfast