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Adventure Ghana – 12 nights/13 days

We designed this tour for people who are restless, open to adventure, curious and want more than just the south of Ghana. You will travel through six regions out of the ten in Ghana, i.e. Greater Accra, Eastern, Ashanti, Brong Ahafo, Northern, Upper West and Central Regions. It combines history, adventure, nature, and leisure all the way from the bustling cities of the south to the very rural north of Ghana. This journey gives you the opportunity to be in touch with the cultures of various ethnic groups and history of Ghana’s colonial past. You will also be fascinated by the stunning, and very contrasting, landscapes of the different regions and a close encounter with wildlife in the northern belt of the country.

 

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Included: Transportation, hotel accommodation in 2 star hotels, breakfast daily as in itinerary, entry fees, English or French speaking tour guide

Excluded: International flight to/from Ghana, travel insurance, visa fees and meals not indicated in the itinerary, beverages at meals, items of a personal nature, tips to service providers, any item or service not specifically listed in the itinerary as included

Day 1:    Arrive in Accra

Arrive in Accra, Ghana. Transfer to hotel for check in and orientation. Overnight in Accra.

Day 2:    Accra city tour

This morning take a tour of the century old capital of Ghana, Accra. First pay a visit to the intriguing craftsmen at Teshie who make coffins in the shape of vegetables, fruits, cars, aircrafts etc. We will also drive through the colonial section of the city and view the Ussher and James Forts built by the Dutch (1650) and British (1673) respectively and also the Lighthouse which used to guide ships to the Accra Harbour in colonial days. Also visit the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park & Museum and the National Museum. After lunch, visit the colourful Makola Market and pick up some unique crafts at the Arts and Crafts market. Overnight in Accra. (B)

Day 3:    Accra – Bunso

Depart Accra up the Akwapim-Togo mountain range to visit Bunso Arboretum Forest Reserve. The Bunso Arboretum is a protected forest reserve spanning 16.5 hectares and home to over 110 species of birds, some of which are very rare. There is also an herb garden which is located in the Arboretum and contains 100 different species of herbs with a wide range of uses, from food to medicinal to aromatic. You will learn about all the uses for diverse tree and plant life in the arboretum. Trees and plants play a very big role in life in Ghana, both for food and medicinal purposes. You will also have the opportunity to take a walk on Ghana’s newest canopy walkway. After which we continue to Koforidua. Overnight in Koforidua. (B)

Day 4:    Koforidua – Kumasi

Today depart Koforidua to Kumasi, seat of the Ashanti Empire, which was built on similar basis as the Dahomey Empire (now Benin), i.e. through wars. Explore Kumasi by first visiting the Cultural Center that features the Prempeh II Jubilee Museum and various studios of brass makers, potters, drum carvers and batik makers. Later take an exciting adventure to the Kejetia market, the largest open market in West Africa. Explore the market and see how the market women arrange their wares and call out to potential buyers. In this market, you will find everything from food stuff  to jewelry, fabrics and even foot wear. Overnight in Kumasi. (B)

Day 5:    Kumasi – Kintampo

This morning, visit the Royal Manhyia Palace Museum, home and office of former Ashanti kings. A regal history that dates back to 1700 is told with relics and artifacts. After that, depart Kumasi and drive further north of Ghana to Kintampo and take an exciting climb down the 150 steps leading to one of Ghana’s spectacular waterfalls, which resembles a gigantic staircase, lined on both sides by evergreen trees. Overnight in Kintampo. (B)

Day 6:    Kintampo – Mole National Park

Depart Kintampo for a drive through the dry sahel region of Ghana to the Mole National Park, in the Northern Region of Ghana. You will notice a sharp vegetation change as you travel along. Mole is 4840 square km of rolling landscape with pristine guinea savannah vegetation. The Mole National Park is Ghana’s most important park for game viewing and is home to about 90 (ninety) different species of animals including elephants, antelopes, waterbucks and warthogs among others. Join the guide for a late afternoon trek to view West Africa’s big game: the elephant. Overnight at Mole. (B)

Day 7:    Full day at Mole

Early this morning before breakfast, join the park guide for another trek to view the animals. Return to your hotel for breakfast. You will have a third chance in the late afternoon for another trek. Overnight in Mole. (B)

Day 8:    Mole – Laranbanga mosque – Wa

After breakfast, depart Mole through the ancient villages of Damongo and Larabanga to visit the historic mosque which the locals claim was built by the spirits of the ancestors and the mystery stone which they claim always came back even when it was moved by heavy construction machinery. Continue up north to Wa, capital of the Upper West Region. Visit the old historical mud and stick mosque. Overnight in Wa. (B)

Day 9:    Wa – Wechiau hippo sanctuary – Wa

Depart Wa to Wechiau. As we near Wechiau, we will notice the change in design of the traditional homesteads of the Lobi tribal communities of the Upper West Region. Wechiau is a fantastic project protecting vulnerable hippos on the beautiful Black Volta River. It was voted the 3rd best conservation destination by the Independent Newspaper, UK in 2000. Head down to the river for a late afternoon river safari in a traditional dugout canoe. The Black Volta is stunning and the canoe ride is a memorable experience. You will be dazzled by the beauty of the woodlands on either sides of the river as you travel up the river to one of the hippo pools. You will also find several bird species as you ride. Later return to Wa. Overnight in Wa. (B)

Day 10: Wa – Kumasi

Today, return down south back to Kumasi. Overnight in Kumasi. (B)

Day 11: Kumasi – Cape Coast – Elmina – Anomabo

Depart early through the countryside to Ghana to the coastal city of Cape Coast in the Central Region. Arrive in Cape Coast and visit the Castle built in 1667 by the Swedes and later taken over by the British. This was used during the Trans-Atlantic slave trade as a holding point for captives. Visit the West African Historical Museum. The guide will conduct you to the slave quarters and Negotiation Hall where captives were bargained for and sold. Later, take a tour of the Elmina Castle, the oldest and largest European monument in Ghana built in 1484 by the Portuguese. Journey to Anomabo. Overnight in Anomabo. (B)

Day 12: Kakum National Park

After breakfast, depart Anomabo to Cape Coast and then drive further north of Cape Coast to the Kakum National Park, a tropical rainforest in the heart of the Attandaso reserve for an adventurous and breathtaking walk on the ‘Canopy Walkway’. It is composed of 350 meters of suspended bridge and six platforms at a height of 60 meters (100ft). Spend the rest of the day relaxing at the beach front of your hotel. Overnight in Anomabo. (B)

Day 13: Anomabo – Accra – Evening Departure

Depart Anomabo after midday and arrive in Accra early evening. Check in at the Kotoka Airport for your international flight back home. (B)

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