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GhanaUncover cultural and wildlife sites in Ghana

  • Highlights
Tour itinerary includes
  • Savannah
    Savannah
  • Meet locals
    Meet locals
  • Bird watching
    Bird watching
  • Sightseeing
    Sightseeing
  • Arts and crafts
    Arts and crafts

Customisable trip itinerary

This tour idea is fully customisable

The itinerary has been created by our local agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.

Day 1: Welcome to Ghana!

• Our expert local tour guides will meet with you on your arrival at the Kotoka International Airport Accra, which is situated on the beautiful gold coast of Western Africa. 

• After boarding our vehicle, which will be your mode of transport for the duration of your tour, we transfer you to your accommodation which is situated in Accra. 

Visited:
Accra

Day 2: A full day of culture!

• Your first full day in Ghana, after breakfast at our hotel, we set off for our tour of Accra, passing through the economic and administrative districts on our way to the National Museum. 

• James town is next, we will enjoy a walking tour of this old community taking in some of the historical structures that predate the colonial era.  Our time here gives us an excellent idea of what it was like during the colonial era. 

• In the afternoon we pass by Black Star Square which houses the independence monument and continue to Independence Square which is our main ceremony grounds and where we find the enclosed flame of African liberation, which was lit by Kwame Nkrumah himself in 1961. 

After an action-packed first full day, we return to our accommodation for our evening meal and to relax with the remainder of the evening free leisure time.

Visited:
Accra

Day 3: TK Beads, Aburi botanical gardens and craft market

• Our journey today will take us into the beautiful Akuapem hills, but before we head out of this bustling city we stop first at TK beads, experts in making beautiful traditional beads using ancient methods. 

• Your guides will talk you through the skilled process of making the beads. Beads are culturally a symbol of wealth and beauty here in Ghana and are still used during traditional durbars and festivals.  After the demonstration, we can admire and buy a wide selection of beads that have been made here in the onsite shop. 

• Our journey continues, taking us through the beautiful Akuapem range with outstanding views across Accra and Tema in the distance. 

• At the top of the range we find the Aburi botanical gardens, set in a beautiful location that were founded by the British in 1890. The gardens are home to a wide variety of indigenous and exotic flora, offering outstanding views to Accra on a clear day.   

• As we walk around the gardens our guide will identify the many trees and plants found here, some with medicinal properties and explain how they benefit the locals.  A short distance from the gardens we find the relaxed and friendly Aburi craft village, where traditional African drums, sculptures and other crafts have been carved for generations.

• Our lunch will be taken in Koforidua capital of the Eastern Region of Ghana before we continue our journey to Kumasi arriving in the early evening.

Visited:
Kumasi

Day 4: More culture and history!

• A day of culture and history awaits us as we set off on our city tour of Kumasi heading to the Manhyia Palace, home of the Asantehene King of the Ashanti’s and ruler of the powerful Asanteman Kingdom. 

• The Palace Museum offers a fascinating excursion through the history of this powerful tribe and is extremely informative on the well documented Ashanti history and culture. 

• Our tour gives us a firsthand insight into the legacies of the Ashanti’s and enables us to understand their culture during our time in this region.

• We continue to visit the National Cultural Centre.  The cultural center is in one of the oldest suburbs of Kumasi near Bantama.  There is a wonderful craft market here and during our leisurely tour, we can visit the Prempeh II Jubilee museum which offers an excellent overview of Ashanti history and houses some wonderful ancient artifacts. 

• Our evening we have the option of heading into the city to experience Kumasi nightlife where we can enjoy our evening meal and a live highlife band. If you are not feeling up to a late-night you can choose to relax at your accommodation.

Visited:
Kumasi

Day 5: Larabanga mosque and Mole national park

• After an early breakfast, we bid farewell to Kumasi for a few days and set off Northwards to Ghana’s premier wildlife viewing park. 

• Prior to reaching Mole we will stop at the last village before the park Larabanga.  There is an ancient Sudanese style mud and stick mosque in Larabanga that is believed to be one of the oldest in West Africa. 

• Our evening is dedicated to relaxing in this stunning location, watching the sunset over the guinea woodland and savannah that surround our accommodation, before enjoying our evening meal and the atmosphere of being so close to nature.

Visited:
Mole National Park

Day 6: Mole National Park and Mognori village

• The day starts with a buzz as we set off early in the morning with our armed guide tracking the world’s largest land mammal, African Elephants on foot. 

• The afternoon is dedicated to visiting the nearby village of Mognori which is located on the boundary of the park approximately a 30 minutes’ drive from our accommodation.  On arrival in Mognori we meet one of the locals who will take us on a walking tour of the community.  

• As we walk through the community we see how shea butter is produced and learn the other many uses for the shea nut which is so important to this area.   It is interesting seeing the lives of locals here as we venture to the tobacco fields and visit the local chief and his family.   

•  During our safari your local guide will look out for the many birds and wildlife we may encounter.  A wonderful ending to another day here in Ghana as we set off back to our accommodation for our evening meal and to relax under the beautiful clear West African night sky.

Visited:
Mole National Park

Day 7: Kintampo Waterfall and Boebeng-Fiema Monkey Sanctuary

• Our first stop will be just before lunch at the beautiful Kintampo Waterfalls a fast-flowing waterfall with a small pool at the bottom which is good for swimming. 

• Lunch will be at the nearby Falls restaurant before we continue passing through Techiman on our way to Boebeng-Fiema Monkey Sanctuary. 

• As we walk trails into the forest viewing these beautiful monkeys our local guide will identify the many medicinal trees and plants found here and explain how they benefit the locals.  This is by no means a zoo, it is an area of forest habitat locals protect due to their traditional beliefs dating back centuries that the primates here are sacred.  The monkeys are wild and free to roam wherever they choose and to even leave the communities if they wish. 

Visited:
Kumasi

Day 8: Ancient Kente and Adinkra Villages, Ashanti Traditional House and Sakoban Krofrom

• A morning visit to the last material remains of the great Asante Empire as we visit the traditional Asante buildings that are now recognized as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO.

• We continue our journey through Ashanti history by visiting the traditional villages of Adanwomasie and Ntonso.  Our first stop is Adanwomasie, the birthplace of Ghana’s rich colorful Kente cloth.  

• After lunch, we visit the village of Sokoban Krofrom where traditional brass casting has been the main source of income for the community for generations. A wide selection of items ranging from beads and jewelry to traditional statues are made here.

Visited:
Kumasi

Day 9: Assin Manso and Cape Coast Castle

• This morning we take a leisurely breakfast before setting off Southwards to Elmina in the central region of Ghana.

• We stop at Assin Manso, an important town along the enslaved African trade routes.  The town surrounds the Ndonkor Nsuo (Enslaved African River). This river is where enslaved Africans were checked for fitness and bathed before being transported to Cape Coast for shipment to the Americas. 

• After our tour we continue to Cape Coast, we enjoy lunch upon arrival at a local restaurant overlooking the ocean before visiting the nearby Cape Coast castle which has been designated as a world heritage site by UNESCO.

• After a wonderful but thought-provoking day, we continue to check into our accommodation, enjoy dinner and relax.

Visited:
Cape Coast

Day 10: Kakum National Park, Canopy Walkway, Stingless Bee Centre and Elmina Castle

• An early start as we set off for Kakum National Park in the morning, after breakfast and Africa’s world-famous rainforest canopy walkway.  

• We return to the park headquarters where we find an excellent information center that offers a very informative overview of the park's flora and fauna.  Over 40 different mammal species have been recorded within the park, which includes forest elephants, leopards, and 6 primate species to mention just a few.  

• We stop for lunch at Han’s Cottage Botel near Kakum, Han’s is built over a lake containing Nile crocodiles and set in a beautiful location surrounded by tropical guinea rainforest.  It is an original and comfortable establishment, which is teeming with bird life and an excellent place to enjoy lunch before setting off for Elmina.  

• During our time in Elmina town, we will visit the castle of St. George in Elmina. This is the oldest extant colonial building in sub-Saharan Africa dating from 1482.  

Visited:
Cape Coast

Day 11: Beach Relaxation, Fort Amsterdam and Accra for Departure

• A relaxing morning enjoying the facilities of our accommodation, maybe go for a swim, relax on the beach or just enjoy our final morning at this beautiful location. 

• On route to Accra along the coastal road we find Fort Amsterdam in the town of Abandze.  This is the first Fort built by the British between 1631 and 1638 and soon became the headquarters of English Gold Coast activities. 

• On arrival back in Ghana’s capital we may have time to head to the Accra Mall to give you an insight into modern-day Ghana.  An opportunity to also purchase some last-minute souvenirs before heading home. 

After a local dinner, we will transfer you to the airport for your departure.

Visited:
Accra

AccraKumasiMole National ParkCape Coast

Price details

This tour idea is fully customisable

The price reflects this specific tour itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

Approx. £0 / 11 days
Excluding international flights

Included in price:

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • In-trip ground transportation
  • Activities according to your customized trip
  • Airport transfers
  • 24/7 local agency support
  • Trip creation with an expert local agent

Not included in price:

  • Arrival and departure flights
  • Meals and beverages not indicated
  • Personal expenses
  • Service gratuities
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance
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