A 7 Day Tour of Ghana

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Day 1

Meeting and greeting by our protocol officers at the arrival hall followed by welcome orientations, check-in at hotel

Accra.

 

 Day 2: Accra city tour
After briefing, we will make a round-trip through the old and the new parts of Accra, passing many interesting places, like The Independence Square (Accra’s official ceremonial grounds) Flag Staff House, Parliament House, the Sports Stadium, Accra museum. A visit to the colourful Makola Market, Accra’s biggest traditional open market. It is a delight to walk

Between the stalls with multicoloured materials, medicated herbs and tropical fruits, loudly recommended by the market women. They are called mammies, for their impressive appearance. A tour to the Arts Centre for National Culture and the Accra main craft bazaar where a wide range of souvenirs, like wood crafts, kente, textiles, jewellery etc. can be bought. A visit to the Dr. Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum, where the first president of Ghana and his Egyptian wife Fatia Nkrumah have been laid to rest. After lunch, we will visit Dr. W.E.B. Du-Bois centre for a brief Pan-African history and inspect the tomb of the great American who spent the last three years of his life in Ghana helping Dr. Kwame Nkrumah to rebuild the nation.  In the afternoon we head for Aburi to visit over a hundred year old botanical garden rich with plants and flowers of medicinal values.   As we walk through the serenity of the gardens, you really have the feel of nature.

Back to hotel Paloma.

 

Day 3: Central region

We depart Kumasi through Asin Manso to the central region, there will be a stop over at the slave rive for a brief guided tour then continue to Cape Coast Castle for a conducted tour of the castle.  and a visit to Cape Coast town to have interactions with the indigenous people going about the daily activities. Spend the rest of the day at the beach resort. Overnight at Coconut beach resort.

 

Day 4: Kakum National Park, Elmina Castle,
Early morning excursion to the Kakum National Park. Together with the guide we walk the 2 kilometers long Kuntan Trail, straight through the tropical forest with medicinal plants and herbs.┬á A very adventurous and exciting walk on the famous canopy walkway that gives you a birdÔÇÖs eye view of the forest is recommended for those that are not afraid of height.┬á Lunch break at a restaurant built on crocodile pond (optional).

In the afternoon we will have a conducted tour through the Elmina Castle.

This castle is the earliest known European magnificent building on the coast of sub- Saharan Africa, built by the Portuguese in 1482 and later used as the main auction market and garrison for the slave trade. Of special interest are the slave dungeons, the auction market and the Portuguese Church. A visit to the Elmina fish market and the stone houses ends today’s program. Back to Accra overnight at Paloma Hotel.

 

Day 5: Kumasi

We depart early morning through the midlands to Kumasi the capital of the Ashanti Region. Our places of interest today would be Manhyia Palace museum, Komfo Anokye sword site, Prempeh military museum, the cultural center and Kejetia market. Spend the rest of the day at Sir Max hotel Kumasi. Overnight

 

 Day 6: Craft villages

Depart from hotel this morning to   Ahwiaa for woodcarving and Ntonso for tie and dye clothing, we continue to Bonwere kente weaving village, have an experience of how the famous rich and expensive locally weaved clothe called Kente is made. There will be a demonstration of the Kente weaving, if you like, you can take part in traditional cooking and also visit a peasant farm to see how palm wine is tapped.
Back to Accra overnight at a hotel.

 

Day 7

A free day for shopping and preparations for departure.

Also a farewell lunch is organised by MASSMUV.