GHANA – THE KICKSTART!

Overview

Wondering what Ghana has to offer? This tour is the real opening ceremony. Experience the friendly reception and warmth right from the airport to your hotel, the vibrant nightlife and historical monuments embedded in the administrative parts of Accra by day. Continue along the coastal region to visit the slave castles and forts; Cape Coast and Elmina Castles.

The region further reveals experiences in nature and some adventure sky walking as you conquer the Kakum Canopy Walkway or take a walk through the conserved park to encounter plant life and fauna.

Highlights

Greater Accra Region

Central 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

Kick-start your tour of Ghana after a hefty breakfast. This half 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.

Have a late lunch on your own account and head back to your hotel.

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

ASSIN MANSO SLAVE RIVER | ELMINA CASTLE

Early rise today, a journey along the coast departing Accra to the former administrative capital of the then Gold Coast, Cape Coast, until 1877. Enjoy your pre-packed breakfast or snacks on board.

Continue to 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.

Visit the Elmina Castle after lunch. 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.

Transfer to your hotel or resort. Dinner and overnight at your hotel or resort.

Day 4

KAKUM NATIONAL PARK – CAPE COAST CASTLE – ACCRA (DEPARTURE)

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.

Depart for Accra for your onward flight back home.

Bye! Nante Yie (Safe Journey!)

PACKAGE INCLUDES

NOT INCLUDED

Tour Information

From

$1250

Duration

4 Days /3 Nights

Pax

2

Tour Location

Ghana

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