Best of Ghana, 12 Days

  • Duration : 11 Days (approx.)
  • Location: Accra, Ghana
  • Product code : P6PYG1
From AUD A$3,190.00

Day 1: Accra, Ghana

International flight arrives in Accra. You will be met,assisted and transferred to your hotel.

Overnight at Hotel 


Day 2: Accra City Tour

After breakfast begin a sightseeing tour of Accra. You will drive through the administrative and economic districts of Ghana's capital city. This 130 year-old city has a blend of colonial, European-medieval and modern architecture that summarizes her history. Visit James Town, a part of Accra featuring colonial era architecture including a 30 m high lighthouse and

Fort James. Continue to Usher Town, where you will see Fort Usher, a former prison where Kwame Nkrumah was once held. Visit the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, Independence square and drive past Osu Castle (known as Christiansbourg
Castle); constructed by the Danes in the 1600s and served as the seat of the Ghanaian government from 1876 AD to 2011 when the seat of government was moved to the Flag Staff House. Visit the W. E. B. Dubois Centre for Pan African
Culture.

Late afternoon, visit Ghana’s premier center of Higher Education University of Ghana, Legon. Its distinctive buildings of Japanese architectural design are set amongst elegant tree-lined gardens. Visit the great hall area of the University and have a panoramic view of the city of Accra popularly referred to by students as Accra by night.

Meal(s) included: Breakfast and Dinner
Overnight at  Hotel 


Day 3: Accra / Shail Hills / Aburi / Accra
After breakfast, visit a local casket making shop to see a collection of caskets carved in the shape of different objects, depicting

traditional beliefs in life after death. The “Fantasy Coffins” of Teshie Nungua have been featured in National Geographic and can be found in museums and galleries worldwide. We would then proceed to the Shai hills reserve for game viewing by driving through the reserve for about 5km to view various animals including antelopes, bushbucks, baboons, other animals and several bird
species.  You will have the opportunity to learn about the various artefacts found in the reserve, which is the homeland of the Krobo ethnic group. You may also visit the caves, which is of historic importance to the Krobos and other tribes. There are three caves in all and depending on your energy you may visit all. In the afternoon visit Aburi Botanical Gardens: Aburi Botanical
Gardens was established as an agricultural research station and convalescent home for the British Colonial Administration. The garden overlooks the coastal plain at an elevation of 1,200 – 1,500 ft. above sea level. You will learn about the cultural and medicinal importance of the trees in these gardens. The serene environment leaves lasting memories. Later you will proceed to the Akuapim hills and visit the Tetteh Quarshie farm where cocoa was first farmed in Ghana. You will also visit the centre for Scientific Research into plant Medicine a before returning to Accra.

Meal(s ) Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Overnight at Hotel 


 

Day 4: Accra / Akosombo/Ho

After early breakfast depart to Akosombo. Enjoy the scenic view of the Volta lake and Akosombo Dam Continue with a picturesque drive to the cradle of hydroelectricity in Ghana, the famous Akosombo Hydro-electric Dam which is located within the Akosombo gorge, on the Volta River. The construction of the dam resulted in the flooding of the Volta River Basin which resulted in the creation of Lake Volta, the largest man-made lake in the world which covers about 3.6% of Ghana's total land area.
Continue to the Volta region where you will visit the village of Tafi Atome including Tafi Monkey Sanctuary (a sacred grove). Tafi Atome is the home of Mona and Patas monkeys found mostly in a small patch of forests. This small forest has survived fire and human disturbance to thrive as a sanctuary for the monkeys which are regarded as sacred by the villagers and are protected.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast & Dinner
Overnight at Hotel 

Day 5: Ho / Wli / Tamale

After breakfast, you will depart Ho for Tamale in northern Ghana. We will stop at Wli Waterfalls, the largest and highest waterfall in Ghana. Wli Waterfalls is divided into two sections with ice cold water flowing from a height of about 80ft. On route to the waterfall, you will hike through the lush greenery of the Agumatsa Forest Reserve where you will cross the same

river eleven times before reaching the breathtaking falls. Early afternoon continue to Tamale.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Overnight at Hotel 


Day 6: Tamale / Bongo / Paga / Tamale / Mole


After Breakfast Depart to Bolgatanga and stop en-route at Tongo, visit the chief’s palace where you will be afforded a traditional
welcome. Next stop shall be at Paga where you will have a rare experience of riding a crocodile. These crocodiles are totems or sacred animals that live right in the middle of the village and are harmless. Return to Tamale later in the afternoon and visit the cultural centre and Tamale central market before proceeding to Mole National park. Stop just before Mole at Larabanga and visit
the Larabanga Mosque and mystery stone. Continue to Mole National Park – Enjoy an evening Safari trek at Mole National Park.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast and Dinner
Overnight at  Hotel  


Day 7: Mole

Early Morning Game viewing at Mole National Park by trekking. You may enjoy the swimming pool or relax at a view post overlooking the dam. Best time to view elephants. Early afternoon visit the village of Morgounori and experience a typical village life in Northern Ghana. Here you may enjoy a sail in a canoe.
Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Overnight at  Hotel 


Day 8: Mole / Kumasi


Depart for Kumasi Stop at Kintampo Water Falls Arrive in Kumasi; visit the central Market which serves as a major marketing centre for a number of traders from all over the country. Time permitting see the Okomfo Anokye Sword, an important symbol of Ashanti unity that marks the spot where the Golden Stool is said to have descended from the sky and has been in place
for 300 years. Legend says the Ashanti Kingdom would collapse should the sword ever be removed.

Meal(s) Include: Breakfast & Dinner
Overnight at  Hotel  


Day 9: Kumasi

Visit the Manhyia Palace and Museum to obtain firsthand information on the legacies of the Ashanti kingdom. A regal history that dates back to 1700 is told with relics and artefacts. Enjoy a drive through the city with monuments dedicated to the memory of the great Ashanti people.  Tour the National Cultural Center, which features the Prempeh II Jubilee Museum and various studios of the brass makers, potters and batik makers You may also visit the craft villages in Ashanti – Ahwiaa (the wood carvers’ village) and Bonwire (the Kente weaving village). You will have the opportunity to see how African sculptures are carved, and how the famous Kente cloth is woven using an amazing local technology. You will have the opportunity to purchase directly

from the artisans. At night a cultural troop shall be invited to perform for two hours at the hotel for your enjoyment (guaranteed for minimum 8 travelers).

Meals include: Breakfast, Dinner
Overnight at Hotel 



Day 10: Kumasi / Busua

Depart to Busua. En route stop at the Ashanti rich gold mine town of Obuasi. Arrive at the Busua Beach resort in the afternoon. Busua has one of the finest beaches in Ghana. The rest of the day is at your discretion.
Meals include: Breakfast & Dinner

Overnight at Hotel 


Day 11: Busua / Cape Coast


fter breakfast depart for Cape Coast. Your first stop shall be at the Elmina Castle – On arrival in Cape Coast you will visit (Elmina
Castle) Fort Sao Jorge de Elmina – the site of the first European contact with West Africans when the Portuguese landed here in 1471. Elmina Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the first European structure in sub-Saharan Africa. The next shall be Kakum National Park – Drive to Kakum National Park, one of West Africa’s surviving tropical rain forests. Extending over 360sq km, Kakum is the home to over 40 large mammals and 400 bird species as well as many species of butterflies, flora and fauna. The most popular attraction is the Canopy walkway, which is made up of seven bridges extending 330m, hanging 30m (100
feet) above the forest floor.  Choose between a 2 km nature walk through this forest to discover the wide variety of exotic floral species and the medicinal values they offer or take a walk on the canopy walkway 3 hour primary forest guided tour and hike

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast & Dinner
Overnight at Hotel
 

 

Day 12: Cape Coast

After breakfast, visit the Cape Coast Castle which also houses the West African Historical Museum established by the Smithsonian Institute in collaboration with the Ghanaian Government in 1994. Cape Coast Castle is another restored UNESCO World Heritage Site. Proceed to Accra in the afternoon; visit the Osu street market for souvenirs and later have dinner at a
selected restaurant. This evening you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

Meals Included: Breakfast
Overnight at  Hotel 


 

TOUR INCLUDES


• Meeting and assistance upon arrival and departure

• Round-trip airport/hotel transfers
• Hotel accommodation in the indicated properties
•Transportation in private vehicle
• Experienced tour guide
• Admission to listed sites and events
• Meals indicated

TOUR DOES NOT INCLUDE

• Cost of visa
• Meals not listed
• Travel Insurance
• Gratuity to driver and guide

Single Room
Supplement is the additional amount paid if only one person is occupying the room.