Join with Secure Travel and ToursA 9-day tour of Ghana. The term covers Greater Accra, Eastern, Central and Western regions. This tour package gives you a taste of fantastic scenery, dynamic history and culture that re-connect you with your African routes. The Eastern Region will make you experience comfortable weather similar to that of the fall in North-Eastern part of the United States of America, Coast of France or Germany. You will be amazed to see a bird’s eye view of Accra from the Aburi Mountains. This tour’s climax will take you to the infamous Slave castles, a stark reminder of the acts committed by European powers and a great way to learn about Black History. You will also visit one of West Africa’s most visited rainforest and a stilt village.
Day 1: Arrival
You will be greeted and welcomed by a representative of Secure Travel and Tours at the airport. Secure Travel and Tours staff will help transfer you from the airport to your hotel. You will have a welcome drink and a brief orientation about your tour.
After breakfast, you will start your tour by driving through the metropolitan, municipal, political and administrative districts of the capital city. You will visit the centre of the father of Pan Africanism, W.E.B Du Bois who was an African American sociologist, civil rights activists. He was the first African American to earn a doctorate, he became a Professor of History, Sociology and Economics. He helped organize several Pan-African Congresses to fight for the independence of African colonies from European powers. The centre was established in 1985 by the government of Ghana to encourage visitors to contemplate the ideas of Pan Africanism. You will also make stops at Independence/ Black Star Square, Kwame Nkrumah (Ghana’s First President) Memorial Park. After lunch, you will end the tour with a visit to the Christiansburg Castle just off the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. The castle has been the seat of government until the seat was moved to the Jubilee House. In 2017, the castle was converted into a Presidential Museum as part of Ghana’s 60th Anniversary Legacy Project.
After breakfast, you will check out of your hotel and depart to the Eastern Region. After checking into your hotel in the Eastern, you will visit Tetteh Quarshie Cocoa Farm, Aburi Botanical Gardens and beads manufacturing workshop. Tetteh Quarshie was a pre-independence agriculturalist and the person directly responsible for the introduction of cocoa crops to Ghana which today constitute one of the major exports crops of the Ghanaian economy. The Aburi Botanical Garden was established in 1875 for the colonial government officials. The garden has played an important role in encouraging cocoa seedlings and information about scientific farming methods. The tour will end with a visit to Somanya Beads Manufacturing Workshop. You will learn how indigenous beads are made and participate in beads production.
After breakfast, you will visit Dodi Island and Akosombo Dam which is on the Volta Lake, and it is one of the largest human-made lakes in the world. The Akosombo Dam is a monumental hydroelectric dam built in 1965 by Ghana’s First President and provides 95% of the country’s electricity.
After breakfast, you will check out of your hotel and depart to the Central Region. During the journey, you will make stopovers at Boti falls and Okomfo Anokye shrine at Awukugua.
Okomfo Anokye is one of the greatest and celebrated fetish priests in the history of Ghana and co-founder of the Ashanti Empire.
According to oral history, he charmed a golden stool to descend from the skies and landed on the laps of the first Ashanti King, Osei Tutu. Boti Falls is a twin waterfall located at Boti Manya Krobo.
After breakfast, you will visit Assin Manso Slave River (Donkor Nsuo) a riverbank which served as a slave market and a final transit point for slaves from the northern part of the country. Slaves received their last bath before they were taken to the castles and shipped to the Americans. This is a sacred place of remembrance. Former slaves, Samuel Carson and Crystal were reburied at Assin Manso slave cemetery in 1998 after their remains were brought from USA and Jamaica. After lunch, you will share information about the experience you have had on the tour with your tour guide.
After breakfast, you will depart to the Western Region and visit Nzulezu Stilt Village.
You will make a stopover at a local government school and interact with students and teachers and learn how the Ghanaian school system is being run.
The students will also entertain you by playing the fontomfrom drums and demonstrate the Kundum Festival. Nzulezu is a Nzema word which means surface on the water. The village is built on stilt on the Tandane Lake. The wetland is a habitat for a variety of animals such as monkeys, crocodiles, marine turtles. According to oral history, the early settlers or the ancestors were led there by a snail. The tribe at Nzulezu do not accept intermarriages.
After breakfast, you will check out of your hotel in Cape Coast and visit Kakum National Park and Cape Coast Castle and depart to Accra after lunch. Cape Coast Castle was built by European traders in 1653 for commercial and housing purposes but was later used in transferring slaves from all over West Africa to Europe and America. After the slave trade was abolished, the castle was handed over to the government under the care of Ghana’s museums and monuments board. Kakum National Park is one of the most visited national parks in West Africa. The park is home to more than 800 species of birds, butterflies, reptiles, monkeys, elephants, etc. The most popular attraction is the canopy walkway which is made up of seven bridges extending 330m, hanging 100 feet above the forest floor.
After breakfast, you will join Royal Diamond tours team and make donations to an orphanage home as part of the company’s legacy. You will also visit the arts and gallery centre in Accra and make some last-minute shopping and test your bargaining skills. The rest of the day will be spent at a beach depending on the time your flight takes off.