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Tour Code: WT-Ghana 01
12 Days Tour of Ghana: Accra - Shai Hills - Aburi - Akosombo - Tafi Atome - Afadzato - Wli - Tamale - Bongo - Paga - Mole - Kumasi - Busua - Cape Coast

Departure: Daily
  • Itinerary

    Day by Day
  • Day 01
    Arrival in Ghana

    You will fly to Ghana, a West African country. Ghana has been using the ancient national name in the history of the country. Since it is rich in gold, it was called “Gold Coast” before independence. Furthermore, it has a good reputation of “the home of cocoa” for it abounds in cocoa, and Ghana is one of the ten tourist countries in Africa. The government attaches importance to the use of natural and human resources to develop tourism rapidly. Nowadays, tourism has been the most rapidly growing industry and one of the main channels of foreign exchange income. After arriving in Accra, the capital of Ghana, you will go to the hotel to adjust the jet-lag.

  • Day 02
    Accra

    Accra is the largest port city and the famous tourist center. You will pay a whole-day visit here. First, you will visit the James Town of Accra, which is filled with the buildings of colonial period, including the lighthouse of 30-meter high and Fort James. Afterwards you will go to Usher Town to visit Fort Usher there, where Kwame Nkrumah, the first president of the Republic of Ghana was once imprisoned. Then you will proceed to visit Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, Independence Square and Osu Castle, which is also called “Christiansburg Castle”. After that, you will visit the W. E. B. Dubois Centre for Pan African Culture. After the tour here, you will move on to visit Ghana University, which is the center of higher education of Ghana. And then go to visit the workroom of the performance art institute. You can not only understand the local wonderful culture here but also have the opportunity to participate in it to learn traditional Ghana dances.

  • Day 03
    Accra - Shai Hills - Aburi - Accra

    In the morning you will first go to visit the local casket-making shops, where you can appreciate the caskets with different carved patterns. It is also a kind of local tradition here. Then you will transfer to Shai Hills by bus to enjoy the scenery there. Certainly, many kinds of wild animals like antelopes and baboons will come into your view. Besides, you will have a chance to visit the cave, which is a significant historic cave and in which many tribes once lived. The afternoon tour will take you to visit Aburi Botanical Gardens, which was initially regarded as an agricultural investigation and research station established by the British colonial management department. Afterwards, it gradually became a botanical garden opened to the public. You can know more about the culture of the botanical garden here and also see some plants with medical value. Finally, you will go to Akuapim Mountain to visit Tetteh Quarshie farm which was the first place for planting cocoa beans in Ghana. Besides, you will pay a visit to medical plant scientific research center. After the visit, you will return to Accra.

  • Day 04
    Accra - Akosombo

    In the morning, you will head to Akosombo. First, you will stand on the high point of Volta Hotel to appreciate the magnificent scenery of Volta Lake and Akosombo Dam. Akosombo Dam is a project to exploit Volta river resources with multipurpose, which has benefits of power generation, flood control, irrigation, shipping and fishery, etc. With the construction of dam, this place has developed into a tourist area, which is considered as “Fairyland on Earth” with fresh, quiet and tranquil atmosphere. After visiting the dam, you will take a boat trip on Volta Lake. You will return to Akosombo and visit the dam in the close distance

  • Day 05
    Akosombo - Tafi Atome - Afadzato - Wli - Tamale

    This morning, you will pass through the Volta Region, where the scenery is very beautiful. Then you will get to Tafi Atome village, where you can visit Tafi Monkey Sanctuary. Just for the existence of this Tafi Monkey Sanctuary, Tafi Atome village is also called “Monkey Village”. Tafi Atome is the home of Mona Monkey and Patas monkey. Once a human riot took place here and these monkeys survived in the remaining forest. After finding them, people built such a shelter here and the local villagers considered these monkeys as the guardian angel. After the visit here, you will proceed to Afadzato Mountain, the highest elevation point in Ghana and the whole West African area. Afterwards, you will travel to the Wli Waterfalls, which is also the largest and highest waterfall in Ghana. Tonight will be spent in Tamale.

  • Day 06
    Tamale - Bongo - Paga - Tamale - Mole

    Today, you will head to Bolgatanga and stay in Bongo on the way to visit the chief’s palace. Next you will stay in Paga and you will have an uncommon experience to ride on crocodiles, which live in the heartland of the village and are considered as totems or some holy animals. Then you will return to Tamale. In the afternoon, you are going to visit the Culture Center and Tamale Central Market. Finally, you will go to Mole National park. Before arriving there, you will first visit Larabanga Mosque and Mysterious Stones. Then you will get to Mole National Park in the evening and take a night sightseeing in this park.

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  • ReplyEsmond Toppin,   Canada
    2011/3/2 16:06:00

    We are interesting in organising a group from TORONTO, CANADA for about 10 days, this tour WT - Accra 01 may be a suitable one, could you let us know: What would be the cost of this Tour including the Air Fare from Toronto to Accra?

    Thanks

    Esmond

    • Warriortours.com :2011/3/6 3:35:00

      Thank you for enquiry! We are sorry but we do not provide international tours currently, the itineraries on our website are just for your reference. if you plans come to China next time, we would like to provide the the best service, Thank you again for visiting Warriorstours.com