Cultural exploration tour in Ghana, Africa
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Arrive in Accra, Ghana. Pass through immigration and customs for travel checks and Transfer from airport to your hotel. Welcome drink and orientation and relaxation for the next day. Overnight at your Hotel in Accra.
Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park & Mausoleum
After breakfast depart hotel for a sightseeing city tour of Accra. You will drive through the administrative and economic districts of Accra, the capital of Ghana. Over 100 year-old, Accra has a blend of colonial and modern architecture that summarize her history. You will visit the W. E. B. Dubois Center for Pan African Culture, Independence/ Black Star Square and Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park. After lunch on your own in a local Ghanaian restaurant, you will end your tour at the Arts Center where you will have an opportunity to use your bargaining skills to shop from an open-air market for artifacts from Ghana and West Africa.
CAPE COAST CASTLE & ELMINA CASTLE Depart for a drive to the Central Region to tour the infamous Forts, Castles and Slave Dungeons of Ghana. History will unfold the story of the slave trade the impact of which is still felt beyond the shores of Africa today. Visit the Cape Coast Castle built by the Swedes in 1653 later taken over by the British. This castle also houses the West African Historical Museum established by the Smithsonian Institute in collaboration with the Ghanaian Government in 1994. Later, visit the Elmina Castle built by the Portuguese in 1482 and is also known as St. George's Castle. This castle was the first European structure built in Sub Saharan Africa. The view of the colorful harbor nestled below the Elmina Castle, full of pi rogues preparing to go to sea offers one of West Africa's best picture perfect opportunities.
POSUBAN SHRINE Early morning departure for a drive through the historic Denkyira Kingdom to Kakum National Park, one of West Africa's surviving tropical rain forests. Extending over 360sq km, Kakum is the home to over 40 large mammals and 400 bird species as well as many species of butterflies, flora and fauna. The most popular attraction is the Canopy walkway which is made up of seven bridges extending 330m, hanging 30m (100 feet) above the forest floor. Choose between a 2 km nature walk through this forest to discover the wide variety of exotic floral species and the medicinal values they offer or take a walk on the canopy walkway. Spend the remainder of the afternoon at the beach after a visit to the Posuban Military Shrine where the Asafo companies, (Fanti traditional soldiers), prepare spiritually for war. These shrines are wonderful examples of how art is used in the daily lives of Ghanaian s.
Adanwomase Kente Cloth and Tourism
This day is devoted to visiting the three famous craft villages in Ashanti - Ahwiaa, the wood carvers village, Ntonso, the home of Adinkra and Bonwire, the Kente weaving village. You will have the opportunity to see how African crafts are made and to buy directly from the artisans who make them.
AKOSOMBO Depart hotel for a scenic drive to Akosombo in the Eastern Region. Check in at hotel. Later, depart for a tour of Akosombo Dam and boat cruising over the Volta lake continues the next day. Overnight at hotel in Akosombo.
The Royal Senchi Resort/Hotel
VOLTA RIVER BOAT CRUISE (Saturdays and Sundays only) Breakfast at hotel. Depart to Akosombo Port to cruise on the largest man-made lake in the world, the Lake Volta. Aboard the Dodi Princess you will dance to the sweet sounds of live high life music played by the cruise boat resident band. Enjoy the calm of the lake and bask in the beauty of the mountain scenery and surrounding. Lunch will be served on board. Return to Accra in late afternoon.
NAMING CEREMONY And SHOPPING After breakfast, depart for a scenic drive to a beautiful village located on the lower course of the splendid Volta River. You will have the opportunity to pay a courtesy call on the paramount chief and elders amidst traditional drumming and dancing by the villages and also participate in a naming ceremony, where you will be given a traditional African name. Other activities include a demonstration of pottery making which is the main occupation of the women in the village. Return to Accra, where you will spend the remainder of the day at leisure or shopping. depart for a visit to Ghana's unique shopping spots. Visit the Artists Alliance Ghana, the Arts Center for crafts and various clothing shops and boutiques for beautiful unisex African clothing and the Accra Shopping Mall for a shopping spree! For those who would prefer to relax, they can check into their hotel and spend the day relaxing by the swimming pool soaking up the African sun.
FAREWELL / DEPARTURE After breakfast, spend the remainder of the day packing and taking care of any last minute shopping. After checking out of hotel, transfer to airport for check-in and final departure back home. Meals: Breakfast Disclaimer: The naming ceremony is usually included for groups of 6 or more, contact me if you would like to include the naming ceremony in your trip. Cost will vary depending on group size. Contact a member of the team at firstname.lastname@example.org to get a customized quote. The Cost of package will increase if hotels and transportation cost increases. Quote will be reviewed 3 months before your tour begins; and you will be notified accordingly .
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