EXPLORE GHANA & TOGO

Overview

Discover the tale of two countries Ghana and Togo. Ghana believed to be a more desirable destination whereas Togo believed to be the more overlooked. You will surely be amazed what these two countries have to offer in terms culture and history. Enjoy the beautiful pristine beach vibes, the food and the voodoo learning experience.

Highlights

GHANA

Greater Accra Region

Ashanti Region

Central Region

Togo

Itinerary

Day 1

AKWAABA (WELCOME) - ARRIVAL

Arrive in Ghana. Meet and assist by The Chariot staff (Tour Guide & Chauffeur). Transfer to hotel. Brief introduction on board. Welcome drink on arrival and orientation shortly after.

Day 2

ACCRA CITY TOUR

Your tour of Ghana begins after a hefty breakfast. This full day city tour will take you through the administrative or political route in the Accra Metropolis. Get your cameras ready for those enchanting Kodak moments at the famous Black Star Gate (where VP Kamala Harris of the USA made her historic speech on her 3-day tour to Ghana), Black Star Square also known as the Independence Square (a monumental site for Ghana’s Independence Day Parade).

Continue to the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum in memory and honor of Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah (the First President of Ghana) and prominent Pan Africanist. Visit Old Accra for the Jamestown Walking Tour and the Brazil House, one of the very few Afro-Brazilian houses that was not sold off but developed for commercial purposes dated back to 1836. Occupied by the Tabom people formely enslaved people who were originally captured from Yoruba-speaking communities in West Africa who later returned to settle Ghana from Brazil. De Souza, Pereria, Palmares, Nelson, Azumah, Amorin, De Medeiros, Nunoo, Olympio, and Maslieno are some of the names still existing amongst Ghanaians.

Exercise your bargaining skills at the Center for National Culture (popularly known as the Arts Center). Your tour guide will assist you with this process.

Climax your day with a visit to the W.E.B DuBois Center in reverence for the “Father of Pan Africanism”.  The center is where Dr. DuBois spent his last years right here in Ghana.                    

Your night tour begins at 6pm when the tour guide and chauffeur will pick you up for your welcome dinner at a chosen restaurant & pub to be communicated to you.

Drop off at your hotel or you can continue to discover Accra by night on your own.

Day 3

ACCRA – KUMASI

Enjoy a scenic drive to the Ashanti Region, home of the Ashanti Kingdom and visit the Manhyia Palace Museum on arrival. The museum (the old Manhyia Palace) is within the present Manhyia Palace, the seat and official residence of the Asante King (Asantehene).

The creation of this African Art Museum by the Asante people makes it a unique one in West Africa in recognition of their own leaders and also to convey the riches of the Asante Nation history and culture to future generations and visitors from all over the world coming to Ghana each year.

Explore the city of monuments in dedication to the remembrance of the famous Ashanti people or continue to visit the Okomfo Anokye Sword Site, a significant representative of Ashanti unity. The exact spot the Golden Stool descended from the sky and sword pushed to the ground for more than 300 years. The sword still remains immovable despite several attempts. The Ashanti state is believed would collapse should the sword ever be removed.

Transfer, dinner and overnight at your hotel.

Day 4

ASHANTI CRAFT VILLAGES

Today we visit the Craft Villages after breakfast. Pankrono Pottery Village noted for beautiful handcrafted clay vessels, Ahwiaa Wood Carving Village famous for the production of fertility dolls and Ashanti stools, Ntonso Adinkra Village where Adinkra cloths are made – practice your skills by making your own design as a souvenir back home. And continue to Adanwomase or Bonwire Kente Villages famous for the internationally admired colourful handwoven Kente worn mostly on important occasions and celebrations.

Transfer, dinner and overnight at your hotel.

Day 5

KUMASI – ASSIN MANSO – ELMINA

Check out of your hotel after breakfast and depart for Elmina in the Central Region of Ghana. En route, visit the Assin Manso Slave River (Donkor Nsuo) where the slaves had their last bath before being sent to the Castles dungeons through the gates of ‘no return’ and transported to the Americas to work as slave stands condemned for all time. It is also the burial site of two enslaved Africans, Madam Crystal from Jamaica and Samuel Carson from the United States of America.

Continue to the beautiful fishing town of Elmina. Visit the Elmina Castle formerly known as St. George’s Castle which was the first trading post and the oldest European building in sub-Saharan Africa. The Elmina Castle receives many visitors each year because of its history as a major trans-Atlantic slave hub and is a preserved UNESCO’s World Heritage Site.                  

Enjoy your evening chitchatting about the day’s experience over some Seafood dinner and great music (Live Band – on weekends). Overnight at your resort or hotel.

Day 6

CAPE COAST CASTLE | KAKUM NATIONAL PARK

Enjoy a panoramic view through the Denkyira Kingdom to the Kakum National Park after breakfast. It is one of West Africa’s surviving tropical rainforests. The key attraction is the tree canopy walkway that enables you to skywalk over the high tropical forest. It is a 350km long suspended bridge comprised of six tree platforms & seven connecting spans that stand 30metres above the forest ground. You can also choose to go hiking to explore and learn about the flora and fauna.

Continue to visit the Cape Coast Castle. Originally for the trade of timber and gold but later used in the Atlantic Slave Trade. Encounter the “Door of no Return” which was the last stop before crossing the Atlantic Ocean.

Overnight at your beach resort.

Day 7

CAPE COAST CASTLE – ACCRA

After breakfast, check out and depart for Accra.

Enjoy your day at leisure

Day 8

GHANA (ACCRA) – TOGO (LOMÉ)

Today, we discover a new country, similar yet vast difference of experiences. Enjoy your breakfast, check out of hotel and depart for Lomé, Togo. A country along the coast on the Gulf of Guinea. Similar with the Ewe tribe common to both countries and different in intense beliefs and norms. Togo has a more intense traditional religion background hence the existence of the Voodoo practices still inherent.

Relish the amazing scenic ride through the Volta Region to Aflao, Ghana – Togo border. Complete immigration procedures and continue to your hotel.

After your lunch (on your own account), you will embark on a tour of Assigame, Togo’s biggest market. Your tour guide will assist you to purchase all you need in CFA. Trust to be dazzled with assorted vibrant fabrics.

Transfer and overnight at your hotel.

Day 9

LOMÉ CITY TOUR

After breakfast, we set off to explore the city of Lomé as you drive through to visit the Monument de L’independence. The Independence Monument epitomizes the country’s liberation from France. The great open square sits beautifully surrounded by palm trees, fountains, well maintained lawns, promenades and a black gold fence. Visit the National Museum, the perfect place to discover and learn more about Togolese culture. It contains ethnographical, cultural and artistic exhibits. Continue to the town of Agbodrafo to explore the slave dungeons. Agbodrafo is also well known to be as part of the “Slave Coast.”

Transfer to your hotel to freshen up for a typical Togolese dinner night out while exploring Togo by night.

 

Transfer and overnight at your hotel.

Day 10

AKODESSAWA FETISH MARKET | LOMÉ CATHEDRAL

Your walking contradiction experience begins today after breakfast. Begin your day with a visit to the Akodessawa Fetish Market. Togo believed to be the origin of the largest Voodoo market in the world that supplies for fetishes, charms and anything related for a ritual. Right from leopard heads, human skulls, dead birds, crocodile skins and other parts of dead animals can be found at the Marche des Feticheurs or Akodessawa Fetish Market. Some of these products can heal your medical conditions.

Continue to visit the Lomé Cathedral. The Sacred Heart Cathedral is the matriarch of the Archdiocese of Lomé, and one of the seven Catholic Church districts of Togo.

Enjoy your late lunch and rest of your day at the beach.

Transfer and overnight at your hotel.

Day 11

LOMÉ - ACCRA – DEPARTURE

After a hearty breakfast check out and depart for Accra. Your tour guide will assist you with your last-minute shopping plans.

You will be transferred to the airport on time for your onward flight.

Bye! Nante Yie (Safe Journey!)

PACKAGE INCLUDES

NOT INCLUDED

Tour Information

From

$3670

Duration

11 Days / 10 Nights

Pax

2

Tour Location

Ghana & Togo

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