Day 1: Arrival. Our experienced guides will meet with you at the Kotoka International airport Accra and transfer you to your hotel. After checking you in your cultural guides offer you Akwaaba (welcome) and brief you on all aspects of your trip. Includes: (D).
Day 2: The beginning of an adventure that will live in the memory forever, we collect you from your hotel and set off for Kumasi passing through the Akwapim range en-route, offering outstanding views of Accra in the distance. We pass through Aburi craft village, Boti waterfalls (seasonal) and visit a family making traditional glass beads before reaching Kumasi capital of the Ashanti region of Ghana. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 3: The day is dedicated to spending time in the ancient craft villages found within touching distance of the city centre. We meet the local communities of Bonwire, famous for Kente, Ntunso renowned for Adinkra and Sokoban Krofrom masters of brass casting. During our time with the locals we learn about their cultural values and the history behind their traditional crafts and cloths. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 4: The beginning of our Northern adventure, first stop is Techiman and the sacred monkeys of Boebeng-Fiema. We spend the afternoon with the community walking trails into the forest to see the Mona and black and white colobus monkeys, whilst learning the history behind their protection and why they are perceived to be sacred. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 5: The day starts with a buzz as we set of for the Wechiau community hippo sanctuary, stopping at a traditional Sudanese style mud and stick mosque en route. We arrive at Wechiau which was voted the 3rd best conservation destination by the Independent news paper (UK) in 2000. We spend the afternoon and evening with the local Lobi community, enjoying traditional music around our bonfire under the beautiful African night’s sky. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 6: An early morning river safari in traditional dug out canoe viewing the endangered hippos being protected along the beautiful Black Volta River. We return to our lodge and bid farewell to our new friends in Wechiau before setting off for Mole National Park Ghana’s largest and best game viewing park. We stop at Larabanga mosque before arriving at our hotel where we relax and enjoy our evening meal whilst watching the sunset over the savannah woodland and enjoying the feeling of being so close to nature. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 7: A morning foot safari around the watering holes with armed guide, getting extremely close to African elephants the worlds largest land mammal on foot. After a morning of wildlife viewing we set off for Kumasi stopping at the beautiful Kintampo waterfall en route. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 8: A morning visit to Kejetia market the largest outdoor market in Western Africa, where we have the opportunity to pick up some bargain souvenirs and experience everyday life for the locals. We pass through Obuasi where we find Ghana’s largest gold mine before arriving in Cape Coast and visiting the Cape Coast Castle a UNESCO World Heritage Site for a thought provoking journey through Ghana’s tragic enslaved African trade era. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 9: A morning visit to the world famous Kakum Canopy walkway, found in Kakum National Park, a beautiful tropical Guinea rainforest which supports over 40 mammal species and 300 species of birds. We visit a coco farm, palm nut plantation and traditional palm wine tapers before enjoying lunch at a restaurant built over a lake containing Nile Crocodiles. A tour of the fishing town of Elmina before a relaxing afternoon and early evening at one of Ghana’s most beautiful beaches. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 10: Sadly your final day with us in Ghana, after a leisurely breakfast we set off for Accra visiting the National Museum and Cultural Centre on our arrival. We enjoy an early evening meal before your transfer to the airport after a wonderful 10 days in Ghana. Includes: (B), (D).
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