OVERVIEW:

Discover amazing sights and facts as you walk the length and breadth of southern Ghana. Immerse yourself in learning opportunities that are available at forest reserves, world heritage sites and more.


DAY 1     ARRIVAL

Arrive in Accra.

Meet and assist at airport, and transfer to your hotel

Welcome dinner in your hotel

Overnight: hotel in Accra

Meals: D 


DAY 2          ACCRA – SHAI  GAME/AKOSOMBO DAM 

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Breakfast and check-out

Depart Accra to Akosombo. Stop en route at the Shai Game Reserve, home to several animals such as antelopes, green monkeys and baboons.Savor the expansive savannah grassland and woodland and have a memorable experience bird watching the Senegal parrot, swallow-tailed bee-eater, Vieillot’s barbet, piapiac and the red-shouldered cuckoo shrike. Trek for two hours and explore the ancient caves that provided sanctuary for the ancestors of the inhabitants, the Shai people

Continue to Akosombo for a guided tour of the hydroelectric dam which is situated on the Volta Lake, one of the largest man-made lakes in the world covering an area of 8,502km2. The dam supplies electricity to Ghana and other neighboring countries.

Lunch(on own account)

Join a motorized mini boat for an idyllic cruise on the Volta River to the hydro plant site,past picturesque hamlets and villages huddling on the banks of this great river which transverses all of Ghana.

Check into your hotel.

Rest of day is free for relaxation and hiking along the Volta Lakeon own account

Dinner

Overnight: Riverfront hotel

Meals: B/D

 


DAY 3    AKOSOMBO – CAPE COAST

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Breakfast

Depart Akosombo and arrive Cape Coast in the Central Region. Go on a conducted tour of the Cape Coast Castle built by the Swedes in 1652 and later taken over by the British. This Castle served as the seat of the former colonial administration of the Gold Coast (now Ghana) till 1877 when the capital was relocated to Accra.It also houses the West African Historical Museum. See the slave quarters and Palaver Hall where slaves were bargained for and sold.

Lunch (on own account)

Proceed for a comprehensive guided tour of the Elmina Castle, built by the Portuguese in 1482. Thispremier European structure built in Sub-Saharan Africa hasdistinct architectural features.

Check into your hotel

Rest of day is free for leisure

Dinner

Overnight: Beach Resort in Elmina

Meals:  B/D

 


DAY 4

 

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Breakfast

Visit the Kakum National Park.  Go on a morning walk of the Kuntan Trail with its countless medicinal trees. For the young at heart experience the Canopy Walkway suspended 100 feet from the forest floor for a panoramic view of the flora and fauna of the remaining vestiges of the rainforest.

Lunch at Hans Cottage Botel (on own account).

View the resident crocodiles as you enjoy your meals.

Rest of day is free to relax at the beach

Dinner

Overnight: Beach Resort in Elmina

Meals:  B/D


DAY 5

Breakfast and check-out

Drive along the coast through several fishing villages and coconut-lined beaches.

Arrive in Accra

Lunch (on own account)

Visit the Arts and Crafts market for last-minute shopping

Transfer to the airport for check in and departure.

Meals: B


HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Arrive and transfer to your hotel with welcome dinner
  • Shai Game reserve, trek to ancient traditional caves, a tour of Ghana’s hydroelectric dam and a boat ride on the largest man-made lake.
  • Tour of slave castles and dungeons
  • Kakum canopy walk and last minute shopping before departure
 

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