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The Best of Ghana – 12 Days

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Duration

12 days 11 nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

English

Overview

The Best of Ghana

Amazing 12-day trip to Ghana. From the capital of Ghana Accra to the crocodile ponds of Paga. This is a trip of a lifetime!

Highlights

  • La Light House.
  • Independence Square
  • Shai Hills Game Reserve
  • Akosombo Dam
  • Volta River
  • Kyabobo National Park
  • Mole National Park
  • Manhyia Palace
  • Kakum National Park
  • West African Historical Museum

Itinerary

Day 1: ACCRA, GHANA
Day 1: ACCRA, GHANA

When you arrive at Kotoka International Airport, our experienced cultural tour guide will be there to welcome you, offer assistance, and drive you in our private air-conditioned vehicle to your hotel. Your guide will give you a briefing on what to expect during your stay in Ghana after you have checked in. Depending on your preference and time of arrival, we may do other things today.

Meal(s) Included: No

Overnight at Accra City Hotel or Similar

Day 2: ACCRA CITY TOUR
Day 2: ACCRA CITY TOUR

After a lavish buffet breakfast at your hotel on your first full day in Ghana, we headed out for a tour of Accra and the surrounding area, travelling through the business and government areas.

• Independence Square, where the Dr. Kwame Nkrumah-lit contained flame of African liberty can be seen.

The Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, where Ghana's first president is buried. A nearby museum, which is also set in lovely grounds and has pictures, artifacts, and information about Dr. Nkrumah's life, is close by.

James Town—one of Accra's most historic areas, where history is present on every corner; the National Cultural Center, Ghana's largest outdoor arts and crafts market selling traditional goods from all over West Africa. The British built the first of its lighthouses in 1875, which served as a navigational aid for commerce ships passing through the Gulf of Guinea. The original building was destroyed, but a newer, larger lighthouse that was finished in 1921 is still in use today.

At "Brazil House," you may find out more about the seven Afro-Brazilian families that migrated back to Ghana in 1836. In this area of Accra, there are many people with familiar Brazilian/Portuguese last names, such as De Souza, Palmares, Azumah, Amorin, Da Costa, Santos, De Medeiros, and Olympio.
We'll go to a local casket-making business to witness a variety of coffins that have been carved into various objects to represent various traditional beliefs about life after death. Teshie Nungua's "Fantasy Coffins" have been highlighted in National Geographic and can be found in galleries and museums all around the world. This evening, you get the chance to take in Accra's nightlife.

Overnight at Accra City Hotel or Similar

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast

Day 3: ACCRA / SHAI /AKOSOMBO/HO
Day 3: ACCRA / SHAI /AKOSOMBO/HO

After checking out and having breakfast, we depart for Ho in Ghana's Volta Region. We stopped off En route at the Shai Hills Forest Reserve to tour the Krobo people's ancestral caves. You can see remnants of former Shai communities in the reserve by taking a walk through the cold, dry, evergreen forest to the caverns. You might also see some wildlife, including antelopes, bushbucks, baboons, several species of birds, and other creatures.

Discover the historical significance of the ancestral caves, which the Shai King used as a fortification in times of conflict up until the end of the 19th century due to the number of large stone rocks, tunnel-like holes, and overhangs

As you travel on to Akosombo, savor the picturesque vista of the Volta Lake and the Akosombo Dam. Within the Akosombo Gorge on the Volta River, the famous Akosombo Dam is the origin of hydroelectricity in Ghana. The Volta River Basin was flooded as a result of the dam's construction, creating the largest man-made lake in the world, Lake Volta, which makes up around 3.6% of Ghana's total land area.

We travel to Ho and arrive there in the evening. Arrive at your hotel, then take the rest of the evening as you please.

Hotel: Volta Serene

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast

Day 4: HO / TAFI ATOME/WLI / NKWANTA
Day 4: HO / TAFI ATOME/WLI / NKWANTA

You will leave Ho for Nkwanta in the Oti Region after breakfast. Visit Tafi Atome to see Mona and Pata's monkeys, which are mostly found in a restricted area of forests. The people revere and cherish the monkeys in this small forest because it has survived fire and human interference to flourish as a sanctuary for them.

We'll make a road trip at Ghana's biggest and highest waterfall, Wli Waterfalls. Ice-cold water falls from a height of around 80 feet in two portions at the Wli Waterfalls. You must cross the same river eleven times before you get to the stunning falls as you travel through the rich greenery of the Agumatsa Forest Reserve.

We carry on to Nkwanta until early afternoon. Early evening arrival, check-in, and getting ready for dinner (on your own account).

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast

Overnight at Gateway Hotel or Similar

Day 5: NKWANTA-SHARI MYSTIC VILLAGE-TAMALE
Day 5: NKWANTA-SHARI MYSTIC VILLAGE-TAMALE

We depart after breakfast and continue on to Tamale in the north. View the Kyabobo National Park, which is situated near the border with Togo at the base of Mount Djbobo, from a distance as you travel.

The Shari village of the Akyode, an unreached ethnic group isolated from the rest of civilization, is where you'll have an exciting experience. The locals, almost all of whom are African Traditionalists, depend on fetish priests for "power." After speaking with the locals, we head back to Tamale. Despite passing through several Dagomba communities, we'll halt in Yandodo to experience this small village's culture.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast

Overnight at Jeyads Lodge or Similar

Day 6: TAMALE / BONGO / PAGA / TAMALE / MOLE
Day 6: TAMALE / BONGO / PAGA / TAMALE / MOLE

Leave for Bolgatanga after breakfast, stopping en route at Tongo to visit the chief's palace where you will be given a traditional welcome. The next stop will be in Paga, where you will have the unusual opportunity to ride a crocodile. These peaceful crocodiles, who reside smack in the midst of the community, are totems or sacred animals.

To reach Pikworo village, which operated as a slave collection point by Ghanaian traders who sold captives to the French, English, and Dutch, we will travel about 3 km west of Paga. With the assistance of an informed local guide, history will come to life before your eyes as you take in the expansive fields, the slave traffickers' watchtower, the mass grave cemetery, and the punishment stone where slaves were chained nude in the sweltering sun.

After lunch on your own account, we travel back making our way to the Mole National Park. Arrive, check in, then take part in a nighttime safari trip at Mole National Park.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast

Overnight at Zaina Lodge or Similar

Day 7: MOLE
Day 7: MOLE

During a once-in-a-lifetime early morning drive safari, explore the real wildlife gem of Mole National Park. The park is well known for having over 200 kinds of birds that have been identified, as well as vibrant butterflies and gorgeous reptiles. You will see the wild but amiable African Bush Elephant, African Buffalo, Olive Baboon, Hyena, Red-flanked Duiker, Roan Antelope, common Warthog, Vervet Monkeys, Hartebeest, and Bushbuck while traveling with your skilled and experienced safari guide.

Visit the Mognori Eco-village in the afternoon; it is about 15 km from the park. Take part in a community tour, a drumming and dance show, or a canoe safari on the Mole River to learn more about the village.

You will have the chance to understand how Shea nuts are gathered from native trees and processed into premium organic Shea butter, as well as the employment opportunities that are made possible for the local women in the community.

Enjoy the rest of the day by the pool that looks out into the waterhole in the park. You can take a cold dive in the hotel or lodge's pool.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast

Overnight at Zaina Lodge or Similar

Day 8: MOLE/ KUMASI
Day 8: MOLE/ KUMASI

We head to Kumasi after breakfast. Visit the Larabanga Mosque and mystery stone right after Mole Park. In order to learn more about the culture and way of life of the distinctive Dagomba village of Sumpini, we will also stop there. The Kintampo waterfalls will be our last stop along the way.

When you arrive in Kumasi, proceed to the central market, which acts as a significant center for the marketing of many local traders. If you have the opportunity, view the Okomfo Anokye Sword, a 300-year-old symbol of Ashanti unity that marks the location where the Golden Stool is believed to have fallen from the sky. Legend has it that if the sword were ever taken away, the Ashanti Kingdom would fall.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast

Overnight at Golden Tulip Kumasi or Similar

Day 9: KUMASI
Day 9: KUMASI

Visit Manhyia Palace, which houses valuable Ashanti Kingdom-related artifacts and was the official palace of Ashanti Kings (Asantehene) until 1974. Enjoy a journey across the city to see the memorials honoring the legendary Ashanti people. Visit the Prempeh II Jubilee Museum and several brass-making, pottery, and batik-making facilities at the National Cultural Center. You can also go to the Ashanti craft villages Ahwiaa (the home of the wood carvers) and Adanwomase (the Kente weaving village). You will have the chance to see the carving of African sculptures and the weaving of the renowned Kente cloth utilizing cutting-edge regional technology. You'll have the chance to buy straight from the artists.

A cultural troupe will be invited to perform for you for two hours at the hotel at night (guaranteed for minimum 8 travelers).

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast

Overnight at Golden Tulip Kumasi or Similar

Day 10: KUMASI / ASSIN MANSO/ELMINA
Day 10: KUMASI / ASSIN MANSO/ELMINA

After breakfast, we travel to Cape Coast in the Central Region of Ghana. The lives of Africans in the diaspora have been significantly impacted by this area. Our destination, Assin Manso, where the remains of two former slaves from Jamaica and the US were reinterred in August 1998 as part of Ghana's first Emancipation Day celebration, will be reached after passing through a few small settlements.

The "Slave River," where our ancestors washed before being imprisoned in the slave dungeons to await transport to the Americas, will be accessible to you.

Visit the Elmina Castle, also known as St. George's Castle, which was erected by the Portuguese in 1482 once you arrive at Elmina. The first European building to be built in Sub-Saharan Africa was this castle. One of West Africa's best photo opportunities may be found at the vibrant harbor situated under the Elmina Castle, which is overflowing with pirogues getting ready to head out to sea.

Get a ride to your hotel.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast

Overnight at Coconut Grove Beach Resort or Similar

Day 11: ELMINA & KAKUM
Day 11: ELMINA & KAKUM

We travel to Kakum National Park, one of West Africa's surviving tropical rain forests, after breakfast. Over 40 large mammals, 400 bird species, as well as several types of butterflies, flora, and fauna, call the 360 sq km Kakum their home. The Canopy walkway, which consists of seven bridges spanning 330 meters and hangs 30 meters (100 feet) over the forest floor, is the main draw. Choose between a 2-kilometer nature walk in this forest to learn about the many different exotic floral species and the therapeutic benefits they offer or a 3-hour guided tour and hike through the primary forest.

Go back to the hotel and spend the rest of the day as you wish.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast

Overnight at Coconut Grove Beach Resort or Similar

Day 12: ELMINA-CAPE COAST/ ACCRA
Day 12: ELMINA-CAPE COAST/ ACCRA

We check out and have a relaxing breakfast before leaving for Accra. Visit the Cape Coast Castle En route, which also serves as home to the West African Historical Museum, which was founded in 1994 with assistance from the Ghanaian government and the Smithsonian Institute. Another restored UNESCO World Heritage Site is Cape Coast Castle.

Drive to Accra in the late afternoon, look for souvenirs at the Osu street market, and then enjoy dinner at a chosen restaurant. You will be taken to the airport this evening to catch your next trip.

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
  • Wli Water Fall

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