10 Days in Ghana
Ghana, officially the Republic of Ghana, is a sub-Saharan country in Africa. It spans the Gulf of Guinea and the Atlantic Ocean to the south, sharing borders with the Ivory Coast in the west, Burkina Faso in the north, and Togo in the east. Ghana is a top tourist destination and is popular for its culture, slave museums and friendly people
Day 1: Arrival
Depending on your the time you arrive Accra, You shall be picked up at the airport and transported to your hotel for briefing and check in. If flight arrives in the morning; We begin our first day with a city tour of the high streets and places of interest in Accra.
Day 2: Accra City Tour
1. James town: Located directly east of the Korle Lagoon, Jamestown and Usshertown are the oldest districts of Accra, Ghana and emerged as communities around the 17th century British James Fort and Dutch Ussher Fort on the Gulf of Guinea.
2. Osu Castle : Osu Castle (also known as Fort Christiansborg or the Castle) is a castle located in Osu, Ghana on the coast of the Gulf of Guinea in Africa.
A substantial fort was built by Denmark-Norway in the 1660s, thereafter the fort changed ownership between Denmark-Norway, Portugal, the Akwamu, Britain, and finally post-Independence Ghana. Under Denmark–Norway control it was the capital of the Danish Gold Coast, and held and dispatched enslaved people overseas. In 1902, Osu Castle became the seat of government in Ghana but this has now moved to Golden Jubilee House.
3. Kwame Nkrumah mausoleum: It is dedicated to the prominent Ghanaian President Kwame Nkrumah. The memorial complex was dedicated in 1992, and is situated on the site of the former British colonial polo grounds in Accra. It is five acres in size. The mausoleum, designed by Don Arthur, houses the bodies of Kwame Nkrumah and his wife Fathia Nkrumah. It is the spot where Nkrumah made the declaration of Ghana's independence. On the premises is a museum that has on display objects from the various stages of his life.
4. W.E.B Dubois Center: This is the home, library and final resting place of American-born crusader for social justice, William Edward Burghardt DuBois.
5. Labadi Beach : visit the most popular and best beach in Accra for relaxation
Day 3: Cape coast:
ape Coast is the capital of the Central Region, in southern Ghana. It’s known for its role in the transatlantic slave trade. Overlooking the Gulf of Guinea, Cape Coast Castle is a large whitewashed fort built by the Swedish in the 17th century. It was later used by the British as a holding prison for slaves. Inside, the Castle Museum has exhibits on pre-colonial local history, the slave trade and traditional crafts. Here we shall visit the Elmina and cape coast castle and learn the emotional and e story of the trans-atlantic slave trade
Day 4: Kakum National Park
Kakum National Park, located in the coastal environs of the Central Region of Ghana,[ covers an area of 375 square kilometres (145 sq mi). Established in 1931 as a reserve, it was gazetted as a national park only in 1992 after an initial survey of avifauna was conducted. The area is covered with tropical forest. The uniqueness of this park lies in the fact that it was established at the initiative of the local people and not by the State Department of wildlife who are responsible for wildlife preservation in Ghana. It is one of only 3 locations in Africa with a canopy walkway, which is 350 metres (1,150 ft) long and connects seven tree tops which provides access to the forest.
Hans Cottage: a quick stopover on our way back from kakum at the Hans Cottage where we have the Crocodile pond
Day 5: Kumasi
early morning drive from Cape coast to Kumasi: Kumasi is the capital city of the Ashanti Region, in southern Ghana. It’s known as a center for Ashanti culture. In the huge, open-air Kejetia Market, stalls sell everything from glass beads to Ashanti sandals. The National Cultural Centre offers craft workshops and dance performances. It includes the Prempeh II Jubilee Museum, which displays jewelry and ceremonial clothing belonging to the 20th-century Ashanti king. Highlights include
1. The Manhyai palace
2. The kejetia market
3. Stop over at Asin Manso where we have the last bathe
4. visit the Kumasi war museum
Day 6: Long drive from Kumasi to Mole national park
Day 7: daytime Safari at mole National park :
Day 8: Drive back from Mole to Accra with a quick stover at the Mystique stone and the Larabanga ancient mosque
Day 9: relaxation and crafts market in Accra
Day 10 : Departure