The Best of Ghana in (8 Days)

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  • Duration: 8 Days (approx.)
  • Location: Accra, Ghana
  • Product code: PLZGYZ
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Day 1: Monday- ACCRA

On arrival in Accra you will be met by a Continent Tours staff, assisted and transferred to your hotel. After a welcome drink and check in, our representative will assist you with any needed errands or activities. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Overnight at Hotel
 
Day 2: Tuesday- ACCRA CITY TOUR

Breakfast (Enjoy a fully set-up breakfast buffet with  fresh fruits, variety of breads, cheeses, cold cuts plus a variety of Ghanaian specialties you will enjoy. Included will be freshly made coffee, tea and juices) Breakfast is followed by orientation before you depart on a sightseeing tour, traveling through the hustle and bustle of the lively city of Accra. Drive through Castle Road for a view of Ghana’s Parliament House before continuing on Independence Avenue passing landmark buildings including the President’s house and former colonial settlements.

After lunch we continue to see the real Accra and interact with the people in real everyday life situations. We arrive at Nima/Mamobi/Accra New Town popularly referred to as “Lagos Town” for a walking tour. The neighboring areas of Nima, Mamobi and Accra-New Town are made up of very old houses dating as far back as the late 1800s and a few modern ones, mostly of the “compound house/community living” type. Densely populated with most residents being traders, drivers of commercial vehicles (trotro) and office workers. The main roads are lined with shops that sell (fabrics shops and other ready to wear, forex bureaus, and handicrafts) and the usual service stores including banks. There are several markets including Nima, Mamobi and Malamata the largest and most popular, where crop farmers and traders from neighboring villages come to sell their produce. Nima is divided into sub-areas, each of which carries the name of a well-known USA city or state such as (Alaska, Atlanta, and Chicago).  (You may substitute the above tour for visits to the usual Accra tourist sites including museums, monuments, galleries and craft markets)
Meal(s) Breakfast, Dinner

Overnight at Hotel


 Day 3: Wednesday- ACCRA/CAPE COAST/ELMINA (approx. 150 minutes)

After the usual sumptuous breakfast at your hotel, we drive to Cape Coast, Ghana’s second most visited location.  Ghana’s Atlantic Coast is lined with old forts (castles) built by various European powers during the 17th Century.  Cape Coast Castle was built for the slave-trade and is one of the most impressive of Ghana’s old forts.  Originally built by the Dutch in 1637, later expanded by the Swedes; finally the British took control of it in 1664 and turned it into their headquarters. It stayed that way for the next 200 years until the capital was moved to Accra in 1877.

 Cape Coast Castle is now a museum holding information and artifacts about the history of Ghana, the slave-trade and local culture. This evening you will go on a guided tour through the ancient town of Elmina. At the harbor you will see the colorful fishing boats getting ready to go to sea for another night’s task of fishing. This is scene is one of the many perfect photos opportunities you will experience in Ghana.

Meal(s) Breakfast, Dinner
Overnight at Hotel


Day 4: Thursday- CAPE COAST

Today you will visit Kakum National Park, an undisturbed virgin forest near to Cape Coast. The park is one of West Africa’s few surviving tropical rainforests. The forest provides the opportunity to see much of Ghana’s indigenous plant life, rare butterflies, flora and fauna. The most popular attraction is the Canopy walkway, made up of seven bridges extending 330 meters long and hanging 30 meters above the forest floor.  Activities include a walk across the canopy walkway through the forest and guided hiking, which provides an opportunity to see the indigenous plant life of Ghana and the various fauna. There are walking trails, viewing platforms and a visitor center. For bird watchers, botanist and eco-tourists, Kakum is a delight. This afternoon there is a walking tour of Cape Coast. You will visit   “Kotokoroba” the cradle of Cape Coast. The Kotokoraba “market “is the economic hub of the region, with a major portion of the Area’s commerce taking place here. The market has existed for many years, and has grown from a colonial era trading site to todays all important hub for the region’s trade.  Several major trading houses are within the vicinity of the market. You are encouraged to make a small purchase as a means of engaging the vendors in bargaining, discussion or even a photo opportunity.
Meal(s) Breakfast, Dinner
Overnight at Hotel

Day 5: Friday- CAPE COAST/AKOSOMBO (approx. 4 hour)

Today we travel to Akosombo in the Eastern region. En-route we stop at Dodowa Forest for a guided tour.  The

enchanted Dodowa Forest is site of the battle-field of the Kantamanso war which ended in 1826 and marked the defeat of the Great Ashanti domination of the then Gold Coast. The giant Baobab tree at the edge of Dodowa is the famed site where the ceremony to mark the end of conflict was held.  You may take a short hike to the breathtaking Tsenku Waterfalls which drops from a height of about 250 feet, running on stratified rocks into a cool, clean and
clear pool which is populated with large tilapia among other species.

Just a short distance from your hotel is the mighty Lake Volta, the world’s largest man-made lake. Lake Volta was created to supply the Akosombo Hydroelectric Dam with water needed to produce electricity. The dam is one of Ghana’s pride and joy as it has been the main source of Ghana’s electric supply since 1965. Continue to

your hotel for dinner and overnight.

Meal(s) Breakfast, Dinner
Overnight at Hotel



Day 6: Saturday- AKOSOMBO/ADA FOAH (approx. 120 mins.)

Today we travel to Ada Foah in the suburbs of Accra. We stop at Shai Hills Game Reserve where you will likely see some of Ghana’s most interesting wildlife. This Reserve combines Natural conservation, rich Cultural and Archeological sites - Ancestral Homes (caves) relic’s and artifacts with splendid scenic beauty created by the evergreen forest on the hills surrounded by savanna plains. Catch a glimpse of the insectivorous bats. Or the shy and

secretive oribis - bush bucks, fast antelopes, the daring baboons, reptiles and a variety of interestingly colored butterflies. Arrive in Ada in time for some beach activities before dinner.

Meal(s) Breakfast, Dinner
Overnight at Hotel


Day 7: Sunday-ADA FOAH

After your sumptuous breakfast buffet you will have a walking tour of the community of Ada Foah.  Ada Foah or Ada as it is referred to by locals, is a coastal town in the Greater Accra region. It is located along the Volta River where the river meets the Atlantic Ocean. The area is a popular weekend vacation spot for Ghanaians and foreigners alike.

 With the river and the ocean, Ada Foah is naturally famous for water sports, swimming, sailing, fishing and boat
cruises.  There are several upscale chalets and resort facilities in the area that cater to the well-to-do.

Meal(s) Breakfast, Dinner
Overnight at Hotel


Day 8: Monday-ADA/ACCRA/DEPART (approx. 90 minutes)
Today is at leisure until you are transferred the 90 minutes’ drive to the airport for your onward

flight. Depending on your flight time, you may travel to Accra for last minutes
sightsee and souvenir shopping before it is time to go to the airport.

Meal(s) Breakfast



Included

  • Meeting and assistance upon arrival
  • Roundtrip airport/hotel transfers in private vehicle
  • Hotel accommodation in mid-range hotels
  • Transportation in private A/C vehicle 
  • Meals indicated (7 breakfasts, 6 dinners)
  • Admission to listed sites
  • The services of an Experienced, professional
    tour guide
Not included

  • Flights
  • Ghana entry visa
  • Meals not listed
  • Travel Insurance
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Gratuity to driver and guide