Join us as we take you on a cultural discovery journey to visit and experience the local customs of Ghana firsthand! Dance to the rhythm of the Ghanaian beat coming from the African drums made with love and skills. Listen to nothing short of the masterful rhythms and beats pulsating across the Ghanaian regions. Learn to move to the steps of our indigenous dances like Adowa, Kpalongo, Bambaya, Gome and Pasta. The different dances are for different occasions like festivals, funerals, storytelling, praise and worship. Clothe yourself in indigenous Ghanaian attire made from kente cloth a common identity and pride. It is 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 culture 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 principal 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 traders 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 guides will take time to answer any questions you will have on the history of Ghana. The evening drive will take you through one of Ghana’s oldest towns, James Town which is in the heart of Accra. It is a settlement of the Ga; indigenous people from the Greater Accra region.
- Beads Market, Koforidua
Venture into the eastern region of Ghana and visit the famous beads market in the regions capital, Koforidua. The beads market is made up of many bead sellers who are exhibiting their wares. The beads have been used to make colorful bracelets, necklaces and have even been used to design bags, shoes and slippers. Most of the time, the beads are worn around the waist of many Ghanaian women. At the market, you can bring your buying and bargaining skills
- 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 Slave Castle
Our tour guides will take you around the market district of Cape Coast and you will visit the Cape Coast Castle. The castle is close to the sea and represents one of Ghana’s darkest times in history. The colonial slave Castle was built by the Swedes in 1653. You will interactive with the castle tour guides and get an up close look at dungeons that housed the slaves. The castle also houses the West African Historical Museum, established in 1970; the museum was renovated in 1994 with funding from various local and international organizations, the Government of Ghana and the US Smithsonian Institution.
- 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.
- Ashanti Kingdom – Manhyia Palace
We take an early road trip to the Ashanti region to visit the cradle of the Ashanti kingdom, Manhyia Palace. The palace houses the paramount chief of the Asante Kingdom popularly called the Asantehene. In the palace, many elders will teach you about the history of the Asante Kingdom, taboos and the culture of the region. On lunch break try the fufu with soup, a local cuisine which is enjoyed by the people of the region. After the hearty bowl of fufu, we visit the Kumasi Museum where we are taught the history of the kingdom and learn about some of the great men and women who played major roles in the development of the Asante Kingdom including Okomfo Anokye and the great Yaa Asantewaa, queen mother of Ejisu.
- Kumasi | Central market | Craft Village | Ashanti Villages
We visit the central business district in Kumasi popularly called the Kumasi Central market. Get to witness buying and selling in one of Africa’s busiest local markets. You will learn about many raw materials and where they originate. You will be taught the uses of many indigenous products including the earthenware products. Experience the bargaining power of the indigenous buyers in the market. You see the activities of the head porters and how they carry out their daily activities. Visit the home of the colorful traditional cloth; Kente. The cloth is made in a town called Bonwire. On our visit, we interact with the weavers of the cloth as they teach us how the process of weaving. We will get to try our hands on the weaving and Here we learn the history behind the beautiful Kente cloth. We will hear the sound of drums in the air and the beauty in the culture of the people of the Asante Kingdom through their indigenous music, drumming and dancing. If time permits, you witness firsthand, the local dance and culture of the people. They will recount their history through storytelling and folklore. You may get an opportunity to practice playing the drums and learn the steps of the indigenous Adowa dance.
- Tetteh Quarshie Art Market
Teteh Quarshie Aft market is 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 item directly from the craftsmen. Discover the richness of Ghanaian and African culture!
- Bojo Beach
It’s time to head over to the beach for some fun and relaxation. We will visit one of Ghana’s well maintained beach. It is a great place to sneak away from the busy city of Accra. The beach is becoming a very poplar beach destination for many tourists visiting Ghana. Bask in the sun and get the best sun-tan available on the continent. During the week the beach is a wonderfully tranquil haven and lots of space. However, the weekend and holidays are bustling with locals and visitors alike having a festive time playing volleyball, or jet skiing.
- 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)
- Beads Market Koforidua
- Tour of Cape Coast Slave Castle or Elmina Slave Castle
- Experience walking across the Canopy Walk at Kakum National Park
- Manhyia Palace in Kumasi
- Meet Ashanti Chiefs and enjoy Ashanti village dance and drums and craft villages.
- Visit Bojo Beach to bask in sun, enjoy peace away from hustle & bustle of the city.
- Mokola Market
- Tetth Quarshie Market
- Kumasi Markets
- Stroll across Bojo Beach
- 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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