Day 1: 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: After a hearty breakfast we set off for Mole National Park Ghana’s largest, oldest and best game viewing park. On our arrival we check in and enjoy the feeling of being so close to nature. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 6: 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 Larabanga mosque built in traditional Sudanese style using mud and sticks. We return to our hotel relax and enjoy our final evening at the wonderful Mole National Park. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 7: The day starts with a buzz as we set of for the Wechiau community hippo sanctuary, which was voted the 3rd best conservation destination by the Independent newspaper (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 8: 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 Bolgatanga in the Upper East region of Ghana stopping for lunch in Wa en route. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 9: A morning visit to the amazing village of Sirigu, where the locals decorate their traditional homesteads with wonderful paintings, we learn the history of this tradition and visit the local market and chief’s palace. After lunch we set off for the Tongo Hills to meet the Talensi tribe and trek to the cave of the Oracle, during our time here we mix with the community, meet the chief and his 17 wives. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 10: Our journey takes us to Tamale, after checking into our hotel we visit the nearby central market a wonderful place where we get to see traditional smock weavers. After lunch we visit the National Center for Culture which is Tamale’s largest arts and crafts market before finally touring a traditional tannery. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 11: After a leisurely breakfast we retrace our roots back to Kumasi, visiting the beautiful Kintampo waterfalls en route, an ideal opportunity for a refreshing shower. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 12: 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 13: 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 14: 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 14 days in Ghana. Includes: (B), (L).
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