GHANA DISCOVERY

Overview

An unforgettable experience enjoying days well spent in various regions in Ghana discovering people, places, culture, history, nature and some wildlife. Returning home feeling fulfilled is a guarantee!

Highlights

Greater Accra Region

Central Region

Ashanti Region

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 – CAPE COAST

Today, we depart Accra for Cape Coast in the Central Region after breakfast. Arrive Cape Coast and 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 30 metres above the forest ground. You can also choose to go hiking to explore and learn about the flora and fauna.

Stop by the Hans Cottage Botel enroute for late lunch on your own account. Join in the experience of watching and petting the most cherished crocodiles in the heart of Lake Hans.

End your day with a visit to the Cape Coast Castle. The Castle was 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.

Transfer to Elmina & overnight at your beach resort.

Day 4

FIHANKRA CEREMONY | ELMINA CASTLE

This day will be spent reconnecting returnees with the cultural and spiritual ties that had been denied refused them for centuries through the Fihankra. After breakfast, your guide and driver will pick you for a revelation and transformative experience. Climax the Fihankra experience with a naming ceremony which seeks to reattach people of African descent having been lost owing to the transatlantic slave trade to the Motherland.

Observe, participate in drumming and dancing by the locals while learning some new skills.

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.                  

Spend 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 5

CAPE COAST – ASSIN MANSO - KUMASI

Check out of your hotel after breakfast and depart Elmina for Kumasi with stopovers at the Assin Manso Slave River (Donkor Nsuo) and Cape Coast Castle. The Castle was 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.

Continue your journey to the Assin Manso Ancestral Slave River 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.

Arrive Kumasi. Transfer and overnight at your hotel.

Day 6

MANHYIA PALACE MUSEUM | PREMPEH II MUSEUM | ASHANTI CRAFT VILLAGES

Today we visit the Manhyia Palace Museum. The museum (the old Manhyia Palace) is within the present Manhyia Palace, the seat and official residence of the Asante King (Asantehene). Continue to Prempeh II Jubilee Museum located inside the Kumasi Center for National Culture. It includes diverse craft workshops including Kente weavers, Potters, Brass makers, Wood carvers and Batikers. The Museum provides an enthralling collection of Asante’s history. Visit the Craft Villages after breakfast. Pankrono Pottery Village, Ahwiaa Wood Carving Village, Ntonso Adinkra Village, Adanwomase or Bonwire Kente Villages.

Transfer, dinner and overnight at your hotel.

Day 7

KUMASI – KINTAMPO - TAMALE

After breakfast, we leave for Tamale in the Northern Region. We may 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.

Make a stop at the Kintampo Waterfalls to experience the frothy cascade of water falling into a plunge pool.

Continue to Tamale. Transfer, dinner and overnight at your hotel.

Day 8

TAMALE CITY TOUR | MOLE PARK

After breakfast, check out of your hotel for Mole National Park. Explore the city of Tamale with a drive through the capital of the Northern Region to the Leather Factory. With the wealth of cows come a plethora of leather. Learn and observe the different processing stages revealing nice products of the cow hide. You can order your own bespoke leather product. They are quite variable and stout.

Continue to visit the Shea Butter Processing Shop. The various stages of processing will be explained to you in detail. Continue your drive through the city to the Central Market, you will encounter the Central Mosque enroute. Depart for Mole Park.

Day 9

SAFARI EXPERIENCE | LARABANGA MOSQUE | LARABANGA MYSTIC STONE

Experience an early morning safari in the Mole Park to see buffalos, antelopes, warthogs, hyenas, red-flanked duikers, hartebeests and other species of mammals like the elephants. The safari vehicle is the best experience riding through the park to see more animals. And one can disembark at a point to see the animals more closely.

Visit the Larabanga Ancient Mosque close by – the first mosque built in the whole of West Africa. Discover one of Ghana’s most revered religious sites; historic mosque of the “Sudanese” architectural mosque type in the Larabanga village. Continue to visit the Larabanga Mystic Stone nearby. The fascination Mystic Stone possesses a story of the stone which had been in the way of a road, and every time they moved it, it came back to its original position. It was taken progressively further away, and always came back, eventually the road had to be diverted to go around it.

Day 10

MOLE - NKWANTA

After breakfast, depart Mole for Nkwanta in the Oti Region. And enjoy the rest of your day at leisure.

Day 11

NKWANTA - HO

We head for the Volta Region after breakfast. Visit the Tafi Atome Monkey Sanctuary to experience the playful Mona monkeys. The people of Tafi Atome have a unique way of treating their monkeys. The monkeys are deeply revered by these people because of the traditional importance attached to these monkeys.

Proceed to visit the Wli Waterfalls, the tallest waterfall in West Africa. Embark on a rather short hike to the lower part of the falls. You can decide whether or not to showcase your bravery on the 90 minutes hike to the upper falls. There is an amazing swimming crater superb for splattering below the falls. Depart for Ho.

Transfer, dinner and overnight at your hotel.

Day 12

HO - AKOSOMBO

Check out of your hotel after breakfast and depart for Akosombo in the Eastern Region and few hours from the Volta Region. A beautiful small town, the acclaimed haven in the region.

Upon arrival, visit the Akosombo Dam, a rock-fill dam known as the Akosombo Hydroelectric Project which supplies electricity to some neighbouring countries.

stickCheck into your river resort. Have a view of the Volta Lake (the third largest man-made lake in the world and the second largest in Africa) which was formed as a result of the damming of the Volta River. After lunch, enjoy a boat cruise on the Volta River. And enjoy the rest of the day at leisure or enjoying some watersport activities.

Continue to Accra. 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

$3750

Duration

12 Days / 11 Nights

Pax

2

Tour Location

Ghana

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