Sample 8 Day Ghana
1: Arrival at Kotoka International Airport. Assistance through immigration
and customs formalities by our protocol officers and transferred
to hotel. Orientation and dinner (for evening arrivals).
Day 2: Accra
city tour–Visit the W.E.B. Du–Bois memorial center for
Pan Africanism and the Independence Square, Ghana’s ceremonial
Tour the Kwame
Nkrumah Mausoleum, the final resting place of the first president
of Independent Ghana and the Arts Center, where a variety of crafts
and fabrics are on sale and test your bargaining skills on the vendors.
Welcome dinner with cultural performance in the evening.
Day 3: Early morning drive to Hohoe, the second city of Volta Region;
visit the Wli Waterfalls, situated in the heart of the rainforest.
It is the highest and most picturesque in West Africa. You will
cross numerous wooden bridges of the meandering stream before arriving
at the fall. Return to Ho and visit Kpetoe, a kente village where
you will see the kente cloth being woven in traditional looms. Spend
overnight in Ho.
Day 4: Depart
Ho for Kumasi the traditional capital of the famous Ashanti kingdom
through the Eastern Region of Ghana. You will visit the Manhyia
Palace, official residence of Asantehene (King of Ashanti) whose
power is embedded in the legendary Golden Stool. The museum tells
you more about Ashanti history and culture. Check into a hotel.
Optional night club visit.
Day 5: Morning
tour of the famous crafts villages of Ahwiaa, noted for wood carvings
and Bonwire also noted for kente weaving. You can now compare the
Ewe and the Ashanti kente cloths. Depart for the Central Region.
Check into a beach resort.
Day 6: Morning
tour of the Elmina Castle, the first European edifice in tropical
Africa built in 1482 by the Portuguese. It was one of the major
slave shipment points. Continue to the Kakum National Park, a virgin
tropical rainforest. Try the exciting canopy walk which is a hanging
walkway connecting the trunks of giant trees overlooking the lower
and the middle layers of the forest trees. Overnight at beach resort.
Day 7: Visit the Cape Coast castle, which was also used extensively
for gold and later slave trade. The dungeons and other relics tell
the history of the infamous slave trade before returning to Accra
stopping briefly at the Posuban, a traditional military shrine at
Mankessim. Late afternoon relaxation at the La pleasure beach. End
the day with a BBQ farewell dinner at the beach.
Day 8: Free
morning for last minute shopping at the Arts Center and packing.