We depart early morning through the midlands to Kumasi the capital of the Ashanti Region. Our places of interest today would be Manhyia Palace museum, Komfo Anokye sword site, Prempeh military museum, the cultural center and Kejetia market. Spend the rest of the day at Silicon hotel Kumasi.
Depart from hotel this morning to Ahwiaa for woodcarving and Ntonso for tie and dye clothing, we continue to Bonwere kente weaving village, have an experience of how the famous rich and expensive locally weaved clothe called Kente is made. There will be a demonstration of the Kente weaving, if you like, you can take part in traditional cooking and also visit a peasant farm to see how palm wine is tapped. Back to Kumasi.
Manpong. Depart early morning for Asante Manpong through the surrounding villages for a special visit on request. Back to Kumasi in late afternoon for a relaxation at Silicon hotel.
We depart Kumasi through Asin Manso to the central region, there will be a stop over at the slave rive for a brief guided tour then continue to Cape Coast Castle for a conducted tour of the castle. And a visit to Cape Coast town to have interactions with the indigenous people going about the daily activities. Spend the rest of the day at the beach resort.
Kakum National Park, Elmina Castle
Early morning excursion to the Kakum National Park. Together with the guide we walk the 2 kilometres long Kuntan Trail, straight through the tropical forest with medicinal plants and herbs. A very adventurous and exciting walk on the famous canopy walkway that gives you a bird’s eye view of the forest is recommended for those that are not afraid of height. Lunch break at a restaurant built on crocodile pond (optional).
In the afternoon we will have a conducted tour through the Elmina Castle. This castle is the earliest known European magnificent building on the coast of sub- Saharan Africa, built by the Portuguese in 1482 and later used as the main auction market and garrison for the slave trade. Of special interest are the slave dungeons, the auction market and the Portuguese Church. A visit to the Elmina fish market and the stone houses ends today's program. Overnight at Elmina beach resort.
Accra city tour
Upon arrival from Cape Coast, we will make a round-trip through the old and the new parts of Accra, passing many interesting places, like The Independence Square (Accra's official ceremonial grounds) Captain Thomas Sankara Circle, Flag Staff House, Parliament House, the Sports Stadium, Accra museum. A visit to the colourful Makola Market, Accra's biggest traditional open market. It is a delight to walk
Between the stalls with multicoloured materials, medicated herbs and tropical fruits, loudly recommended by the market women. They are called mammies, for their impressive appearance. A tour to the Arts Centre for National Culture and the Accra main craft bazaar where a wide range of souvenirs, like woodcrafts, kente, textiles, jewellery etc. can be bought. A visit to the Dr. Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum, where the first president of Ghana has been laid to rest. After lunch, we will visit Dr. W.E.B.
Du-Bois centre for a brief Pan-African history and inspect the tomb of the great American who spent the last three years of his life in Ghana helping Dr. Kwame Nkrumah to rebuild the nation. In the afternoon we head for Aburi to visit over a hundred year old botanical garden rich with plants and flowers of medicinal values. As we walk through the serenity of the gardens, you really have the feel of nature.
Day 1: Departure for Aflao early morning, after going through customs and immigration, we cross over to Lome, capital of the Republic of Togo. Tour the national museum. After lunch, tour Asigame (the central market) and the Fetish Market. Overnight in hotel. Lome.
Day 2: We start the day by visiting the National Museum, after a conducted tour, we continue to Hilla Condji for immigration and customs formalities and cross over to Benin. Check into hotel. This afternoon’s tour would be to the old Cathedral Notre Dame, the international market of Dantokpa with its luring traders. We finish by visiting the International handicraft Promotion Centre. Overnight at hotel/Cotonou.
Day 3: We depart midmorning for Alada, birthplace of Tousaint Louverture, founding hero of Haiti. Welcome reception by King Adjaouto, family of Toussaint ouverture, traditional dancers and visit the memorial. Transfer to Abomey, where we will visit the place of Goho and King Benhazin Memorial, who defeated the French Army, the historic museum with its arms events and amazons. Welcome reception by King Agoli Agbo, traditional and royal dances. Overnight at hotel/Abomey.
Day 4: We continue to Ouidah, a former centre of slave trade between Europe and West Africa to the Americas and the cradle of Voodoo cult. The following historic sites are also part of out tour today, sacred forest of Kpase, the Portuguese Historic Museum, the sacred temple of Pythons, the Cathedral Notre Dame, the House of Brazil. Welcome reception by Daagbo Hounon, chief superior of voodoo cult in Benin. Then we will walk the road of the slaves, leading to the majestic memorial of slavery at Zoungbodji. Welcome reception by King Kankanakou at Zoungbodji. Back to Cotonou. Overnight in a Guest house.
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