OVERVIEW:

Experience this beautiful country from its southern coast to the savannah grasslands of the north and back to the tropical forest region. Witness at first hand the proverbial Ghanaian hospitality as you interact with locals.Visits to museums, botanical gardens, rustic traditional villages and many more.


DAY 1:           AKWAABA

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Arrival in Accra

Meet, assist and transfer to your hotel.

Orientation and dinner at your hotel.

Overnight:Hotel in Accra

Meals: D


DAY 2:           ACCRA EXPERIENCE

 

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Breakfast

Tour Accra city:Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum, National Museum of History and Ethnography and the Artists’ Alliance Gallery.

At La visit artisans ingeniously working on the world famous custom-made caskets inspired by African belief in life after death— a book for a teacher, a canoe for a fisherman, a beer bottle for a bar keeper etc.

Drive past the Independence Arch, the Black Star Square and the Christiansborg Castle (for a long time the office of Presidents of Ghana).

Lunch at local restaurant.(on own account).

Drive through Old Accra, the almost one square kilometer area once divided between concurrent colonial Dutch and British administrations, evidenced by contrasting Victorian and Dutch architecture.

Check out Fort Crêvecoeur,built by the Dutch in 1652 sold to the British in1668 and renamed Ussher Fort.Drive past James Fort built by the British in 1662, Old Accra Square and the Post Office.

Your last stop on the tour will be the Arts and Crafts market to shop.

Return to your hotel.

Dinner.

Overnight: Hotel in Accra

Meals: B/D


DAY 3:           ACCRA – KUMASI

 

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Breakfast

Depart for Kumasi in the Ashanti Region. Stop en route to visit a cocoa farming village and interact with the chief and his people.

Lunch at a local restaurant (on own account).

In the Ashanti Region visit some craft villages to witness skillful craftsmen using traditional technology to produce breathtaking artifacts and designs:Anhwiaa –woodcarvers specialize in items like Ashanti stools, fertility dolls and walking sticks; Ntonso —home ofAdinkra cloth and tie-and-dye processing, where youwill have an opportunity to create your own designs;Bonwire —the center for weaving the world-famous kente cloth.

Dinnerat hotel

Overnight:Hotel inKumasi

Meals: B/D


DAY 4                        KUMASI – MOLE

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Breakfast and hotel check-out

Depart Kumasi to the northern part of Ghana. This six-hour drive through the forest belt will enable you feast your eyes onthe transitioning of forest to grassland vegetation; notice the gradual change in architecture, see several food producing villages and a variety of human activity.

Stop at Larabanga village to learn more about village life in northern Ghana.

Visit the 500-yearold Larabanga Mosque before continuing to the Mole National Park, the largest game park in Ghana.

Arrive in Mole and have lunch (on own account).

Check in to your hotel.

Dinner.

Overnight: Mole Park Motel

Meals: B/D

 


DAY 5:           MORNING SAFARI/ECO VILLAGE VISIT

 

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Depart for an early morning safari of the Mole National Park and spend a pleasant time watching elephants, baboons, monkeys, monitor lizards, bush bucks, antelopes and several wild animals in their natural habitat.

Breakfast.

Depart late morning to observe village life at the Mognori Eco Village and share experiences with members of the community. Go on a canoe safari and get an excellent view of bird life along the banks of the Mole River. Your guide will show you animal tracks and tracking techniques.

Lunch (on own account).

Dinner in your hotel.

Overnight: Mole Park Motel

Meals: B/D


DAY 6:           MOLE – KUMASI

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Breakfast and hotel check-out

On the drive back to the Ashanti Region, pass several rustic farming communities.Make a stop at the Kintampo Waterfalls which displays an impressive kaleidoscope of nature’s beauty.

Lunch at Techiman(on own account).

Arrive in Kumasi and check into your hotel.

Rest of day is free to relax and enjoy a sundown drink.

Dinner.

Overnight: Hotel in Kumasi

Meals: B/D

 


DAY 7:           KUMASI CITY TOUR

 

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Breakfast

Tour Kumasi city— the Manhyia Palace and Palace Museum; National Cultural Center;Prempeh II Jubilee Museum; the OkomfoAnokye Sword and the Kumasi Central Market – the largest open-air market in West Africa.

Lunch (on own account).

Depart for Agona to interact with a retired teacher and curator of the Manhyia Palace Museum.

Return to Kumasi

Check into your hotel

Dinner

Overnight: Hotels in Kumasi

Meals: B/D

 


DAY 8:           KUMASI – ELMINA

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Breakfast and hotel check-out

Depart after breakfast for Elmina in the Central Region. Drive past several rustic human habitations through evergreen forests.

Stop en route at a local distillery to observe the processing of “akpeteshie”, the home-made gin produced by distilling palm wine or sugar cane molasses. Other names for this 70% alcoholic beverageare: “apio’, “ogogoro” and “hot”.

Arrive at Cape Coast for a conducted tour of the Castle built by the Swedes in 1652.It was later taken over by the British who used it as the seat of colonial administration of the Gold Coast (now Ghana) till 1877 when the capital was relocated to Accra. See the slave quarters and the Palaver Hall where slaves were bargained for and sold. The Castle also houses the West African Historical Museum.

Lunch at a local restaurant (on own account)

Continue to Elmina and check into your hotel

Rest of day free for relaxation

Dinner at your hotel.

Overnight: Beach Resort in Elmina

Meals: B/D

 


DAY 9:           CANOPY WALKWAY/CASTLE TOUR

 

 

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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 above the forest floor and get a panoramic view of the flora and fauna of the remaining vestiges of the rainforest.

Lunchat Hans Cottage Botel.(on own account)

View the resident crocodiles as you enjoy your meals.

Arrive at Elmina Castle (built by the Portuguese in 1482), for a comprehensive guided tour. It is the first European structure built in Sub-Saharan Africa. View its architecture and distinct features.

Continue on a walking tour of the town and interact with the fishermen at the Elmina fishing harbor, the boat builders at boat building yard and the fishmongers at fish smoking center. This is a first hand experience of the vibrant fishing industry and the centuries-old methods still useful today.

Return to your hotel

Rest of day at leisure

Overnight: Beach Resort in Elmina

Meals: B/D


DAY 10:         COMMUNITY SCHOOL VISIT

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Breakfast

Morning at leisure

Hotel check-out

En route to Accra stop at Duakor or a similar typical fishing village, and visit the community school. Meet and interact with teachers and pupils to share experiences and ideas; participate in lessons, games and other activities. You may donate school supplies, clothes and toys.

Lunch at a local restaurant (on own account)

Arrive in Accra and check into your hotel

Rest of the day free to relax at poolside of your hotel

Overnight:Hotel in Accra

Meals: B/D

 


DAY 11:         CEDI BEADS / AKOSOMBO DAM TOUR

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Breakfast

Depart for Akosombo with a stopover at Somanya to visit Cedi Beads Factory. Observe the intriguing centuries-old process of bead making from start to finish.

Arrive in Akosombo and have lunch(on own account)

Go for a guided tour of the Akosombo hydroelectric dam.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.

Continue your drive eastwards on a scenic route to Ho.

Dinner at the hotel

Overnight: Hotel in Ho

Meals: B/D

 


DAY 12:         WATERFALLS / MONKEY SANCTUARY
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Breakfast

Go on a visit to the Wli waterfalls –the highest in Ghana. Put on your trekking shoes and enjoy a walk through dense tropical forest as you cross the eleven streams of the meandering Agumatse river.

Lunch at a local restaurant (on own account)

Visit the Tafi Atome Monkey Sanctuary where the endangered but playful true Mona monkeys are considered sacred and therefore protected.  Join the villagers in an afternoon of drumming and dancing to African tunes.

Return to your hotel

Overnight: Hotel in Ho

Meals: B/D


DAY 13:         DEPARTURE

Breakfastand hotel check-out

On the way back to Accra, have a panoramic view of the Kloyo Mountains, Shai Hills, and the industrial city of Tema.

Check into your hotel for day use rooms to refreshing up and last minute packing

Lunch in Accra

Transfer to the airport for departure

Meals: B/L

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HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Meet and greet with welcome dinner and brief orientation by Sunseekers staff at hotel.
  • Accra city experience.
  • Pay a courtesy call at a chief’s palace, meet and interact with his people. Visits to craft villages
  • Drive through the forest belt to the grassland vegetation of Ghana as you meet and experience village life in the north.
  • Morning safari at Mole and eco-village visit
  • Kumasi city tour
  • Local wine tasting with castle tours and canopy walkway
  • Beads making and Akosombo Dam tour
  • Visit to Wli waterfalls and TafiAtome monkey sanctuary
  • Departure
 

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