Day 1: Arrival
Arrival at Kotoka international airport and transferred to your hotel by the experienced guides who will be with you for the duration of your tour. You will be briefed on all aspects of your holiday over complementary drinks as you acclimatise yourself to Western Africa.
Day 2: Cultural excursions and wildlife viewing
The beginning of an amazing journey, we set off for the village of Tafi Atome in the Volta region, here the local ethnic group are the Ewe’s. They protect the local population of Mona monkeys found in the surrounding forests as they are believed to be sacred by the locals. En route we will visit the beautiful Wli falls, West Africa's highest waterfall for a relaxing and refreshing break. The evening will be spent living with the locals, witnessing traditional Ewe drumming and dance and listening to old fables from village elders under the beautiful African night sky.
Day 3: Cultural excursions
After breakfast we set off for Tafi Abuife Kente weaving village, a rarely visited village where they still weave kente using century’s old methods. We will interact with the locals learning the history and meanings of the many beautiful designs. We set off for Cape Coast after a wonderful morning.
Day 4: Cultural excursions and wildlife viewing
The morning starts with a buzz as we set off for Kakum National Park and Africa’s only canopy walkway. Kakum is a beautiful tropical guinea rainforest and the canopy is an exciting excursion, set 40 metres above the rainforest floor and attached to 7 emerging trees, this is an excursion never forgotten. After lunch we visit Cape Coast castle a UNESCO world heritage site and the castle of St George, the oldest extant Colonial building in sub Saharan Africa, for an emotional journey through Ghana’s recent tragic enslaved African trade era.
Day 5: Cultural excursions
We start our journey to Kumasi, home of the Asantehene, King of the Ashanti’s. En route we will stop at Assin Manso, an important town along the enslaved African trade routes. Here enslaved Africans were bathed in a nearby river and checked for fitness before transportation to Cape Coast castle and shipment to the Americas. On arrival in Kumasi we will visit the National Cultural centre which is where we find the Prempeh II Jubilee museum. The museum offers an excellent overview of Ashanti history that will benefit us during our time in the region.
Day 6: Cultural excursions
After breakfast we set off for Kejetia market, West Africa's largest outdoor market and a labyrinth of stalls. We experience everyday life for the locals during our time here and I am sure we will pick up some bargain souvenirs. The Manhiya Palace, home of the Asantehene, King of the Ashanti's is an excellent place to visit and found only 5 minutes from Kejetia. After lunch we venture to Ntunsu home of traditional Adinkra cloth. The Adinkra cloth is adorned by beautiful symbols, each with its own meaning; during our time here we can produce our own strip of cloth with symbols of personal significance.
Day 7: Cultural excursions
We leave for Accra after breakfast, en route we will visit the beautiful Boti waterfall for a refreshing break. After the falls we visit a small village that makes traditional Ghanaian glass beads. We will sit with Comfort and here wonderful family learning the history behind the beads and the skilled process of making them. We continue our journey to Accra stopping at Aburi craft village, an excellent place to buy wooden carvings and see the skilled locals carving outside their workshops. A short distance from the village is Aburi Botanical Gardens a beautiful place to stop for lunch. We arrive in Accra early evening and relax at our hotel.
Day 8: Cultural tour
Your final day with us in Ghana, after a leisurely breakfast you can relax around the pool of your hotel or visit the National Museum, a wonderful place where almost all the displays are ethnographic in nature. We enjoy an early evening meal before your departure after a wonderful 8 day tour.
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