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Ghana - Natures Paradise

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 10 - 14 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 99 people
Destination(s): Ghana  
Specialty Categories: Ecotourism   Birdwatching  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 2200 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 2600 US Dollar (USD)

Ghana has been endowed by nature with a wonderful environment. The culture of the people was and has always been in tune with nature. Land is left fallow to rejuvenate, fishermen and farmers have certain days they are not allowed to work. Forest reserves were created to preserve the environment. Ghana therefore has an abundance of both flora and fuana to enjoy. Elephants, duikers, antelopes, monkeys, birds, butterflies, flowers, etc. are in abundance.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: On your arrival in Ghana, Insight checks you into your hotel or into one of our unique family life based accommodation in Accra, Kumasi, etc.

Day 2: Insight thinks a morning tour of Accra will do you good. Visit Kwame Nkrumah mausoleum, Makola Market and to the Nungua coffin making center, Labadi Beach welcomes you in the afternoon. Overnight Accra.

Day 3: After a morning tour of Accra, we drive you to through the villages north east of Accra to the 100 year old Aburi Botanical Gardens. Here, you will discover more of the indigenous flora of Ghana, and you are welcome to see some of the research facilities as well. Continue to see the volta lake, until recently the largest man made lake in the world. Overnight Akosombo.

Day 4: Leave for the Hohoe area of the Volta region this morning,framed by the Volta Lake in the west and the Togolese border in the east it is an interesting eco-tourism community to visit. Among the ecotourism sites are lofty mountains blending with low greenlands, heart throbbing natural scenery of spectacular waterfalls, as well as historical caves. Hohoe District can boast of the highest peak in Ghana (Mount Afadjato), the highest waterfall in West Africa (Wli Falls), and the sacred and rare species of Mona Monkeys. Overnight Hohoe

Day 5: Enjoy Hohoe area for yet another morning. Leave Hohoe to overnight Accra this evening.

Day 6: Leaving Accra, we drive you along the coast, through several fishing villages to Cape Coast the regional capital of the Central region. This is the site of one the famous 16th century castles in Ghana, millions of slaves were kept and shipped out to the new world from here.Visit these world heritage sites today. Overnight Cape Coast.

Day 7: North of Cape Coast is Kakum National Park, 360km2 of natural rainforest and home to varieties of birds, butterflies and mammals mostly seen in the early mornings and the late evenings. Kakum also has the only canopy walkway in Africa. One of the only three in the world. Test your bravery here as you walk above the trees on this platform. leave for Kumasi in the afternoon. Overnight Kumasi.

Day 8: The tour is in Kumasi the capital city of the Ashanti region today, popularly known as the Garden City (not much of a garden left though). It is the center of the Ashanti culture, let's suggest going to the cultural center, the Asantehene's palace (Manhyia palace), the Kumasi Fort and the Kejetia Market, the largest in West Africa as some of the places to visit. A possible trip to Lake Bosomptwi can also be considered. South of Kumasi is the Lake Bosomptwi, a quiet Crater Lake surrounded by forest-clad hills. The hillside is rich in animal and bird life, you can take a local trail around the lake visiting some of the small fishing villages that ring the waters. Overnight Kumasi.

Day 9: An hour's drive outside Kumasi is Owabi Bird Sanctuary do a birdwatching tour this morning. The forest surrounds an artificial lake and abounds with birds and butterflies. The trails through the forest and along the water's edge, give you the opportunity of seeing some of the best of the migratory and indigenous birds found there. The afternoon, we take you through some of the villages where traditional craftsmen still work producing fine kente, Adinkra and the famous Asante stools. Overnight Kumasi.

Day 10: The road north of Kumasi to Mole takes us through Brong Ahafo, the agricultural basket of Ghana. A stop over for a break is at Kintampo Falls where the attractive cascades are hidden inside the forest. Overnight Mole Park Motel.

Day 11: Mole National Park is the largest in Ghana and has significant numbers of monkeys, antelopes and elephants. The best time to see the game is in the early mornings and in the late afternoons. During the day, we take you to Larabanga, the site of the oldest mosque in Ghana. Overnight Mole Motel.

Day 12: We take you to see Tamale for a day. See the smock and basket markets and interact with the people. A trip to Paga to See the Crocodiles is possible on request. Overnight Tamale.

Day 13: Leave Tamale for Kumasi today.It is a long trip though, Overnight Kumasi

Day 14: Leave Kumasi for Accra this morning. It has been a very insightful trip and experience for you and us as well.Ghana has a lot more to offer but at least you have seen a different Africa. An Africa where tourism makes sense.

Member discount:
10% discount for InfoHub customer.  Request a free gift certificate.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

We will refund 80% of paid up tours when cancelled.

Supplier Information
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Location: USA
Joined InfoHub: Jun 2003
Client Request Served: 124

M09852 began in the United Kingdom 30 years ago. We offer individual tailor made tours as well as group tours. We are able to fit tours according to the budget of our clients but we also have packaged tours as well. We have partnership arrangements many other vacation companies to handle the Ghana end details of...

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