Join us as we take you on a cultural roller coaster ride as we visit and experience the local culture firsthand and a peek into the country’s past history. Come dance to the rhythm of the Ghanaian beat coming from the African drum, a percussion instrument made with precision, love and skills. Listen to nothing short of stunning rhythms and beats across the Ghanaian regions. Learn to move to the steps of our indigenous dances like Adowa, Kpalongo, Bambaya, Gome and Pasta where there are different dances for different occasions like festivals, funerals, storytelling, praise and worship. Clothe yourself in indigenous Ghanaian attire such as kente cloth a common identity and pride; hand woven into patterns from marvelously colored silk. Men drape it around their bodies and women wear outfits. Take home a piece of Ghana by owning your very own batakari, fugu, kente or locally made batiks with the Ghanaian traditional symbols printed on them. With a myriad of cultural groups in Ghana, you can learn about the Ghanaian family culture as you interact with the elders in the Ghanaian communities. Tap into our rich Ghanaian experience by joining us on an edutainment adventure journey.
- Independence Square
After touchdown and settling in at the place of lodging, join us on a drive to the cradle of Ghana’s history to the Independence Square, Independence Arch, and Black Star monuments. There you will see the exact spot Dr. Kwame Nkrumah stood and declared Ghana an independent country.
- Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum
Our next stop is to the resting place of Ghana’s first Prime Minister, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah. This exhibition Museum houses the mortal remains of Kwame Nkrumah. There are many personal effects of the prime minister on exhibition including furniture, pictures and books of the man who helped Ghana to gain its independence. The tour guides will walk you through a trajectory of the life of the man who helped Ghana gain win its independence from her colonial masters.
- W. E. B. Dubois Memorial Centre for Pan-African Culture
We will take you on other historical trips to The W. E. B. Dubois Memorial Centre for Pan-African Culture. At the center, the guides will retell the history of Ghana’s Pan-African roots and the links it had with the outside world, especially with the rest of Africa. At The Dubois Memorial Centre for Pan African Culture, you will have a chance to see many African cultures represented in arts and craft. W. E. B. Dubois Center for Pan African Culture is significant in the history of Ghana and that of Africa because it is this place that Dr. Dubois spent two years working on a Pan-African encyclopedia under the invitation of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah. Later you will have an opportunity to taste and learn about local cuisine and interact with other patrons. At night, we will drive you through some major streets of the capital city where you can get a feel for the night life which is normally bursting with social activities.
- The National Museum
Witness merchants do their business in the administrative capital of the country. We visit the warehouse of all of Ghana’s history, The National Museum. This edifice houses documents and historical artifacts that recount the history of Ghana from colonial times. It recounts on the migration to Ghana and also describes the life of the first inhabitants of Ghana. There is a true representation of the many ethnic groups in Ghana and how they are represented culturally. The tour guide will take time to answer any questions you will have on the history of Ghana.
- Makola Market Tour
This tour will give you a first-hand feel of life in the central business districts of our major cities. You will become part of the hustle and bustle of activities that takes place at these trading markets. You will get a chance to interact with the market merchants and the head porters as they go about their daily activities of buying and selling. You will get a chance to be part of a community of local businessmen and women who use marketing skills and a wide array of marketing strategies that are not even taught in the universities. You will also see the main lorry stations and observe how goods are carted from the market squares to their final destinations. So bring your winning strategies and your bargaining skills and let’s go shopping to see some of the oldest market places in the country.
- James Town Lighthouse
A nice late afternoon drive will take us through one of Ghana’s oldest suburb district, Jamestown, a popular tourist destination on the coast of downtown Accra. It is a settlement of the Ga indigenous people from the Greater Accra region. You will learn about the colonial past, their daily lives, culture and traditions. If you are physically up to it you may want to test your endurance and climb the stairs of the Jamestown lighthouse, which is 35 meters (113 ft) above sea level. You can climb to the top to witness the most beautiful panorama view of the city. We will continue our tour and walk around town and see what the locals are up to. We will explore the buzzing harbor to see the fisherman catch of the day. We will explore and taste the various street vendors’ delicacies. A guide will be available to answer any questions you may have This walking tour is a great introduction to Accra Ghana. Come experience the delight of Ghana. Our staff is waiting to service your every need.
- Kakum National Park
Journey to the central region of Ghana to one of Ghana’s rain forests, the Kakum National Park. This natural forest habitat is one of Africa’s finest national parks. Kakum National Park is also in the Central parts of Ghana. It protects an area of rainforest, home to endangered mammals such as forest elephants, bongo antelopes and primates like the Diana monkey. The park is rich in butterflies and birds, including African grey parrots and hornbills. The highlight of the tour is the walk on the famous canopy in the forest reserve. The Canopy Walkway is suspended 30 meters above the ground and it provides treetop views of the forest.
- Cape Coast Fisherman Village
Visit the shores of the fishing community in Cape Coast. When we arrive, we will get to interact with the fishermen and join them as we witness a day in a life of a fisherman on the coast. They will teach you indigenous songs about fishing that were taught to them by their predecessors. They will also share with you how to mend nets and teach you the taboos of the sea and taboos associated with fishing.
- Tetteh Quarshie Art Market
Accra’s largest arts market. Here you will find prints, paintings, wood arts and much more. Have a chat with the artists! Enjoy a drink at the Drink Bar. Have a drink at the local “Spot” or enjoy freshly prepared Ghanaian food while listening to local drums! At the Centre Of National Culture or Arts Center, you will find a more varied selection of arts and crafts in wood, leather and metal and a huge textile market. You will see Antiques from Africa and West Africa. You may order your special wish directly from Craftsmen. Discover the richness of Ghanaian and African culture!
- Fantasy Coffin Work Shops
We will visit the Seth Kane Kwei Carpentry Workshop studio and other workshops in the area located in Teshie, Ghana. Seth Kane workshop is known for its fantasy coffins that became symbolic of African artistic creativity. These unique crafts have been featured at exhibitions in the Centre Pompidou, the Grande Halle culture center in Paris, the New Museum of Modern Art in New York as well as exhibitions in Belgium and Spain. It is believed in Ghana that the coffins are what truly show the essence of the person to be buried. The coffins are supposed to show what the person did during his life, what his habits were and what he loved. Today there are more than a dozen workshops that manufacture fantasy coffins in Ghana.
- Guided Tour Highlights
- Welcome greetings, transfer from airport or terminal to hotel, relax with leisure day
- Brief orientation by tour guide
- Accra City Tour – (Independence Square, National Museum, Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum, E. B. Dubois Memorial Centre)
- Experience walking across the Canopy Walk at Kakum National Park
- Mokola Market
- Tetth Quarshie Market
- Kumasi Markets
- Visit to the Coffin Workshops
- Farewell lunch and departure home
- Arrival and Departure Locations
- Arrivals: You will be picked up at your first point of entry into Ghana from the Kotoka International Airport or Tema Cruise Ship Terminal. We will provide assistance with luggage and escort you to your hotel. You will be able to identify us by looking for placard (Akwaaba! – This Way Africa Welcomes you to Ghana) with the driver’s name on it.
- Departure: You will be dropped off at the Kotoka international airport or TEMA cruise ship terminal
- Tour Duration: customized to fit your travel requirements.
- Hotel Accommodations
Hotel accommodations are based on double-occupancy; additional fees will apply for single-occupancy. On group tours we use standard hotel accommodations, unless the entire group request luxury hotels and an additional cost will be added. Luxury accommodations are available upon request.
- What’s included in the Tour Packages?
- Airport or Cruise Terminal Roundtrip Transfers
- Meet and Assist with Arrival and Departures
- Hotel Accommodations
- Transportation Vehicle with Driver
- Experienced Tour Guide
- Tour Attractions Admission Fees
- Road Levy
- Bottled Water
- What is Not Included in the Tour Packages?
- Flight Airfare
- Cost of Passport and Visa
- Travel Protection insurance
- Gratuity to Tour Guide and Driver
- Travel Requirements
- Travelers wishing to visit Ghana are required to present a valid passport and visa. Travelers are encouraged to contact the Embassy of Ghana to determine current visa requirements.
- Yellow fever vaccination required.
- Travel Insurance is optional, but recommended.
- Our Pricing
The prices are based on your choice of standard or luxury accommodations, number of days, tour destinations, private or group tours. *Prices are subject to cost increases if the hotel and transportation cost increases.
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