3 days 2 nights
This 3-day Ghana Starter Pack provides an intimate, absorbing, and inspiring encounter with the people, history, and culture of Ghana as you have always wanted to perceive it. The coastal region of Ghana is a stunning contrast to the bustling city of Accra. Head south to Elmina and Cape Coast with a visit to the old slave forts
Cap up your Ghana experience with an adventure through the tropical rainforest and take the canopy walkway at Kakum National Park where you can enjoy the exhilarating experience of walking from treetop to treetop!
AKWAABA!!! WELCOME TO GHANA!!!
Once you arrive in Accra, you'll be warmly received after going through immigration and customs. You will be picked up by our cultural tour guide and transferred in a private A/C vehicle to your hotel in Accra.
After a welcome orientation, we will have a guided tour of Accra taking us to the beautiful campus of the University of Ghana.
Enrich your adventure with a glimpse into a typical Ghanaian neighborhood as we continue to Jamestown Community, the oldest city in Accra. It is the most historic neighborhood 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 was completed in 1921.
At the fish market, you will witness the hustle and bustle of the fishermen as they dock their boats and fishmongers sell their catch.
We return to the hotel with a stop at the popular Oxford Street with its beautiful stalls selling authentic African prints, beaded wear, arts and crafts.
The rest of the day is at leisure.
Overnight at Urbano Hotel
After breakfast, we check out of the hotel for an amazing adventure in Ghana’s Central Region. Enjoy a picturesque drive taking in sights of small villages, day to day life of the local people along the way.
We will make a stop at Independence Square, where you will see the flame of African Liberation that was lit by Dr. Kwame Nkrumah in 1961.
We continue to the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, with its attractive gardens and museum, is a great place to learn about the first President of Ghana. It also serves as the final resting place for the late president, Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah after his previous burial in Guinea and Nkroful, his birth town.
Upon arrival in Cape Coast and after lunch, you will visit the Cape Coast Castle perched on a cliff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The Castle is home to the West African Historical Museum established by the Smithsonian Institute in collaboration with the Ghanaian Government. The Castle was once the hub of human trading in West Africa that served as an important link in the transatlantic slave trade but now restored as an important UNESCO World Heritage site.
Transfer to your beach resort set on the shore of West Africa’s tropical Atlantic Ocean in Elmina where you spend overnight. You may decide to have a relaxing swim in the resort’s pool or embark on leisure through the ancient Elmina township where you can catch a glimpse of the colorful canoes at the harbor getting ready to go to see for another night’s task of fishing. This is a perfect opportunity to capture some great photos for future keeps.
Overnight at Coconut Grove Beach Resort
Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner.
Kakum National Park
You will go to Ghana's Kakum National Park after breakfast. One of Africa's famous rainforest canopy walkways is present there. You'll remember this canopy walkway as one of the best parts of your trip to Ghana. Take a moment to inhale deeply as you walk across the suspended bridge and take in the amazing panoramas that span miles of the rainforest.
You can go to Global Mamas, an educational initiative for women in Africa that is run by a non-profit. Clothing is manufactured by African volunteers and sold here. You can try your luck designing a lovely Ty-Dye fabric here as a memory of your journey to Africa.
Meal(s) Included : Breakfast