Location

Ghana

Category

Tailor Made

Stars

South Ghana Adventure – 9 nights/10 days

This remarkable trip of adventure and culture through the southern part of Ghana starts from the bustling 100 year old city of Accra to the stunning landscapes and diverse scenery of the mid Volta Region and Central Region to the noisy markets of Kumasi in the Ashanti Region. This journey provides opportunities for adrenaline junkies to trek up Ghana’s highest mountain and a climb up the canopy walkway hanging 100ft above the forest ground, for conservationists to witness traditional ways of protecting animals in the village of Tafi where monkeys are considered sacred and for chill-seekers to just laze at the beach front at the coast.

Accommodation Yes
Transportation Yes
Food Yes

Book now

Information
Description

Cost: Get a quote

Included: Transportation, hotel accommodation in 2 star hotels, breakfast daily as indicated 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 Accra

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

Day 2:    Accra city Tour

Drive/walking tour of the old city of Accra, known as Jamestown. View the Ussher and James Forts built by the Dutch (1650) and British (1673), respectively, and also the Lighthouse. Visit the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park & Museum and the National Museum, and the craftsmen at Teshie who make coffins in the shape of vegetables, fruits, cars, aircrafts, etc. 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 – Wli Waterfalls – Hohoe

Depart Accra to the Hohoe District of the Volta Region to visit the Wli Waterfalls, the highest in West Africa (80 feet). Take a 45 minute trek through the forest and observe the the different kinds of plant species. Return to Hohoe. Overnight in Hohoe. (B)

Day 4:    Hohoe – Mt. Afadjato

Early morning drive to Gbledi Gborgame, one of the villages at the foothills of Mt Afadjato, Ghana’s highest peak, for a hike up this mountain which is 2905ft above sea level from where you will have a beautiful view of valleys, hills, surrounding villages, the Volta Lake and a part of the Republic of Togo, Ghana’s Eastern neighbour. Return to the foot of the mountain and have breakfast in the 3 acre recreational park. Later, take part in several activities with the local people like cooking some traditional foods and pounding fufu, a local meal made from cassava. In the afternoon, visit the local chief where you will learn about the history and culture of the people of Gbledi and you will take part in traditional music and dance with the local ‘Borborbor’ Group. Overnight in Hohoe. (B & L)

Day 5:    Hohoe – Bunso – Koforidua

Depart Hohoe to visit the Cocoa Research Institute at Tafo and learn about the many uses of the cocoa. Cocoa is one of Ghana’s major export earners. Visit the nearby 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 6:    Koforidua – Kumasi

Depart to Kumasi, seat of the former Ashanti Empire, which was built on similar basis like the Dahomey Empire, i.e. through wars. 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. Then visit the Cultural Center that features the Prempeh II Jubilee Museum and various studios of the brass makers, potters, drum carvers and batik makers. Overnight in Kumasi. (B)

Day 7:    Kumasi – Anomabo

In the afternoon, visit the Ashanti craft villages to observe craftsmen at work and to purchase souvenir gift items i.e. Ahwiaa to see woodcarvers producing Ashanti stools, fertility dolls & walking sticks; Ntonso to witness the Adinkra cloth and the tie-and-dye process and then to Bonwire for Kente cloth weaving. In the afternoon, depart Kumasi through the countryside of Ghana to Anomabo. Overnight in Anomabo (B)

Day 8:    Cape Coast & Elmina Castle

Visit the Cape Coast 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. After this tour, take a short walk around the colourful fishing harbour to see the fish market and traditional dugout canoes the local people use for their livelihoods. Both the Elmina and Cape Coast Castles have been designated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Overnight in Anomabo. (B)

Day 9:    Kakum National Park

Today, drive 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 off this tropical rain forest ground. Take the afternoon at leisure. Overnight in Anomabo (B)

Day 10: Morning at Leisure/Evening departure

Spend the morning relaxing at the beachfront of your hotel. After lunch and check out, return to Accra for check in at the airport for your international flight back home. (B)

ReviewsRead other people opinions

Write Your Own review

Your email address will not be published. All the fields are required to add a review.






© 2014-2017 Sunset African Tours (GH) Ltd