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Ghana Historical Tour – 7 Days

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Duration

7 days 6 nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

English

Overview

Ghana Historical Tour

Tour Independence Square, Nkrumah Memorial, National Theater, National Museum, Historical Castles, Ashanti Museum and Cultural Sites, Kumasi Fort, the University of Ghana, Museum of Archaeology and more in this in-depth historical tour of Ghana.

Highlights

  • Independence Square
  • Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park
  • Manhyia Palace
  • Okomfo Anokye Sword Site
  • Ashanti craft villages
  • Assin Manso
  • Elmina Castle
  • Cape Coast Castle
  • Kakum National Park

Itinerary

Day 1 ACCRA, GHANA
Day 1 ACCRA, GHANA

You will be welcomed, escorted, and transported to your accommodation upon arrival in Accra.

Depending on your preference and time of arrival, we may do other things today.


Overnight at Best Western Plus Accra Beach Hotel or Similar

Day 2 ACCRA
Day 2 ACCRA

After breakfast goes on a full-day tour of Accra highlights will include:

Independence Square, see the enclosed flame of African liberation, which was lit by Dr Kwame Nkrumah in 1961.

The Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, is the final resting place of Ghana’s first president. Set in attractive gardens, there is an adjoining museum, which contains photos, artefacts and an insight into Dr Nkrumah’s life. Adjoining the park is the National cultural center, which is Ghana’s largest outdoor arts and crafts market selling traditional crafts from all over West Africa.

James Town—one of Accra’s most historic neighborhoods, where history resides on every corner. Best known for its lighthouses (the first of which was constructed in 1875 by the British) as a navigational aid for trading vessels sailing through the Gulf of Guinea. The original structure was ruined but a larger and more improved lighthouse completed in 1921 is still functioning today.

“Brazil House” learn about the seven Afro-Brazilian families who returned to settle in Ghana in 1836. Familiar Brazilian/Portuguese last names such as De Souza, Palmares, Azumah, Amorin, Da Costa, Santos, De Medeiros, and Olympio are abundant in this section of Accra.
Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Overnight at Best Western Plus Accra Beach Hotel or Similar

Day 3 ACCRA-KUMASI
Day 3 ACCRA-KUMASI

Drive to Kumasi, the Ashanti Kingdom's capital, after breakfast. Visit Manhyia Palace, which houses valuable Ashanti Kingdom-related artifacts and was the official palace of Ashanti Kings (Asantehene) until 1974.

Visit the adjacent Okomfo Anokye Sword, a significant Ashanti unification symbol that has been in existence for 300 years and designates the location where the Golden Stool "descended from the sky." Legend has it that if the sword were ever taken away, the Ashanti Kingdom would fall.
Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Overnight at Noda Hotel or Similar

Day 4 KUMASI
Day 4 KUMASI

Visit the Ashanti craft villages after breakfast. Ahwiaa is noted for its skilled woodcarvers who create royal stools, walking sticks, and fertility dolls from wood. There will be a variety of hand-carved goods available for purchase.

the community of Ntonso, where craftsmen hand-stamp designs onto cotton fabric to create Adinkra textiles Adinkra cloth that is black on black and black on red is worn for funerals and other serious occasions.
You will make your own Adinkra sash to take home after learning how the black dye is generated in the community from tree bark. Large pieces of Adinkra fabric manufactured by local artisans are also available for purchase.

The village is called Bonwire, and the renowned Kente fabric is created there on looms according to a long-standing custom that has been handed down through the generations. You will have the chance to buy gifts or souvenirs while watching the Kente weavers create fabric in a variety of patterns.
The largest open-air market in West Africa, the Kumasi Central Market (also known as Kejetia Market), where more than 10,000 vendors peddle their items, is visited this evening. Almost anything may be found here, including food, clothing, cosmetics, and handcrafted goods.



Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Overnight at Noda Hotel or Similar

Day 5 KUMASI-CAPE COAST
Day 5 KUMASI-CAPE COAST

Drive to Cape Coast after breakfast, stopping along the way at Obuasi, a gold mining village, and Assin Manso, the final resting place of two former slaves from the United States and Jamaica.

Take a trip to the "Slave River," where abducted Africans had baths before being housed in slave castles until they were transported to the Americas and the Caribbean.
Embark on a guided tour of the historic village of Elmina this evening. The colorful fishing boats are getting set to leave the harbor for another night of fishing. For photographers, this is a picture-perfect chance.




Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Overnight at Coconut Grove Beach Resort or Similar

Day 6 CAPE COAST
Day 6 CAPE COAST

Visit Elmina Castle, a 1482-built UNESCO World Heritage Site, after breakfast. The first European building to be built in sub-Saharan Africa was this castle. Visit Cape Coast Castle and the Castle Museum for a guided tour in the afternoon.

A departure site for Africans being brought into slavery in the Americas was Cape Coast Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The "Door of No Return" can be found inside the castle.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Overnight at Coconut Grove Beach Resort or Similar

Day 7 CAPE COAST - ACCRA- DEPART
Day 7 CAPE COAST - ACCRA- DEPART

Visit Kakum National Park after breakfast. One of Ghana's most well-known parks is Kakum. Take a quick walk through the forest, where you can observe birds, butterflies, and possibly even some of the forest's 40 different mammal species, such as monkeys and the elusive forest elephant.

Go to the canopy walk now. Proceed to the canopy walk now. Africa's only aerial walkway across the forest canopy, a 1000-foot path with seven bridges and viewing platforms that rise more than 150 feet above the earth, is located in Kakum. Return to Accra in the late afternoon, stopping on route to see Louis Armstrong's ancestral village at Abandze. Louis Armstrong is a well-known jazz artist from the United States.


To go to the airport for your next flight, transfer.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast

Included/Excluded

  • Meeting and assistance upon arrival and departure
  • Roundtrip airport/hotel transfers
  • Hotel accommodation in the listed properties
  • Transportation in private vehicle
  • Experienced tour guide
  • Admission to listed sites
  • Meals indicated
  • Flights
  • Cost of visa
  • Meals not listed
  • Travel Insurance
  • Gratuity to driver and guide

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Organized by

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Member Since 2021

Information Contact

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Phone

+233501633428

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