History and Nature Tour

This is a tour that will excite adventure lovers and show them a different side of the country. It will expose travelers to the natural environment and its occupants and most importantly, it will be a very fun trip touring communities and experiencing their culture and beliefs.

per adult from

$1,873

NZD

Duration

8 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • 8x Breakfast
    • 8x Dinner
    • Accommodation included: 8 nights
    • 7 nights’ accommodation
    • Airport transfers
    • Entrance fees to attractions
    • Local Transportation
    • Entry/Admission - Bonwire Kente Weaving Centre
    • Entry/Admission - Prempeh II Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Okomfo Anokye Sword Site
    • Entry/Admission - Manhyia Palace Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Assin Manso Slave Camp
    • Entry/Admission - Nzulezo Stilt Village Tour
    • Entry/Admission - Cape Coast Castle
    • Entry/Admission - Elmina Castle
    • Entry/Admission - Kakum National Park
    • Entry/Admission - Boti Falls
    • Entry/Admission - Umbrella Rock
    • Entry/Admission - W.E.B. DuBois Center
    • Entry/Admission - Independence Square
    • Entry/Admission - Centre for National Culture, Accra
    • Entry/Admission - Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park
    What's excluded :
    • Flight
    • Travel Insurance
    • Visa fees and Immunizations

  • Day 1: Accra

    Stop At: Accra, Accra, Greater Accra
    Walking tour in the city depending on the time of arrival

    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: The night will be spent in a hotel in Accra

    Day 2: Kumasi

    Stop At: Bonwire Kente Weaving Centre, Juaben, Ghana
    Bonwire Kente weaving village is a village located in Juaben, Kumasi. This is where the popular Ghanaian local cloth “kente” originated from. It is also one of the leading kente weaving locations in Ghana. Kente is a local cloth made up of different patterns, colours and designs which is worn on special occasions like festivals, weddings, naming ceremonies as well as enstoolment of kings, queens and chiefs.

    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Prempeh II Museum, Bantama High St, Kumasi Ghana
    Prempeh II Museum, popularly known as Kumasi National and Cultural Center is a national workshop for crafts, art performances and a museum. The museum was established by Nana Prempeh II and is well noted for portraying Asante culture and history. At the museum, visitors learn about the lifestyle and beliefs of the Ashantis.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Okomfo Anokye Sword Site, Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Kumasi Ghana
    Okomfo Anokye Sword Site is a sacred site to the people of Asante. It is the site where Okomfo Anokye, a high priest in Ghana planted an unmovable sword known as “ the sword of unity and strength” to aid in uniting Akans in Ghana. Till now, there are no records of the sword being removed by visitors and nationals.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight stay in Kumasi


    Day 3: Kumasi

    Stop At: Manhyia Palace Museum, Ahanti New Town Road off Antoa Road, Kumasi Ghana
    Manhyia palace is the home of the King of Asante. It is a palace that upholds the heritage and values of centuries of Ashante culture. It is the administrative headquarters of the “Asante Kingdom”. The palace holds history of the Asantes since before the arrival of the British in the Gold Coast during colonial rule till date.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Assin Manso Slave Camp, Mankessim - Kumasi Rd, Ghana
    Assin Manso Slave Camp is a pure historical site where tourists are briefed on the slaves who were taken through the camp for their last bath and later to be auctioned before they were taken to the slave forts. Slaves who were not selected were sometimes shot dead and buried in a hole together. This is a sacred site where people believe the spirits of many ancestors reside and can be felt.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight stay in Axim



    Day 4: Axim

    Stop At: Cape Three Points, Cape Three Points, Western Region
    Sightseeing
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Axim, Axim, Western Region
    Relaxation at the hotel

    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight stay in Axim


    Day 5: Axim

    Stop At: Beyin, Beyin, Western Region
    Boat ride at Beyin
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Nzulezo Stilt Village Tour, 1 Beyin Road, Beyin Ghana
    Nzulenzu is a village built on stilts located in the hearts of Beyin, a few kilometers away from Takoradi city. The people of Nzulezu live on a lake that links to the ocean along the coast. This tour site is very interesting as tourists get to learn the history and culture of the people living in that community, and experience their lifestyle through a walking tour.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight stay in Axim

    Day 6: Axim - Cape Coast - Accra

    Stop At: Cape Coast Castle, Cape Coast Ghana
    Cape Coast Castle is one of the largest of the castles built by European powers in today Ghana. It began as a trade lodge constructed by the Portuguese in 1555 on a part of the Gold Coast, which later became known as the Cape Coast. In 1653, following Sweden’s conquest of the Cape Coast, the Swedish Africa Company constructed a permanent wooden fortress for trade in timber and gold.
    It is open to the public and is currently a historical museum with Ghanaian arts and crafts gift shop, and it is the regional headquarters of Ghana Museums and Monuments Board.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Elmina Castle, Elmina Ghana
    Elmina Castle was established by Portuguese in 1482 as São Jorge da Mina (St. George of the Mine) in Elmina, Ghana (formerly the Gold Coast). Elmina and Elmina Castle was the first trading post built on the Gulf of Guinea, so is the oldest European building in existence below the Sahara. It was first established as a trade settlement but later became one of the most important stops on the route of the Atlantic slave trade.
    Today Elmina Castle is a popular historical site, and was a major filming location for Werner Herzog's 1987 drama film "Cobra Verde". It is an extremely popular destination for African American tourists seeking to connect with their heritage and a powerful reminder of the history of the slave trade.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Kakum National Park, Cape Coast Ghana
    The Park is made up of mostly undisturbed virgin rainforest and is one of the famous national parks in Ghana. It protects plant and animal treasures of the African tropical forest. Trails provide self-guided day hiking opportunities where you may sight some of the over 200 bird species represented: the parrot, bee-eaters, blue plantain-eaters, hornbills, and kingfishers. The dense vegetation provides cover for globally endangered species such as the forest elephant and bongo - the largest forest antelope, as well as various types of monkeys.
    The Canopy Walkway, suspended 30 meters above the ground, provides a treetop view of the beautiful forest.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight stay in Accra

    Day 7: Boti

    Stop At: Boti Falls, Boti Ghana
    River Pawnpawn takes it source from Ahenkwa-Amalakpo before falling over an igneous rock outcrop at the Boti Langmase popularly known as Boti falls. The fall had been hidden in the forest and later discovered by a white catholic priest. The Boti falls is made up of the upper falls and the lower falls which the locals describe it as male and female.

    The three –head- palm tree is the next stop after the Umbrella rock. it is about 20 minutes hike from it. The three –head- palm tree is a tree with one stem but three heads which so many years old. It is really a fascinating sight to observe.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Umbrella Rock, Asiafo Amanfro, Ghana
    It is a mysterious rock that looks like an umbrella. One can climb it to enjoy the beautiful forest that lays beyond it.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight stay in Accra


    Day 8: Greater Accra Region

    Stop At: W.E.B. DuBois Center, 1 Circular Road, Cantonments just few meters from the US Embassy and close to Ghana International School, Accra Ghana
    The center is named after William Edward Burghardt Du Bois who was an African-American civil rights activist and later became a citizen of Ghana in the 1960s. He is often known as the ‘Father of Pan-Africanism’. The centre is where he once lived with his wife and where they are now buried. It houses his personal library, a small museum with a handful of personal effects such as his graduation robes. The mausoleum is surrounded by Asante stools, a seminar room, a restaurant, a gallery, an amphitheater and a research centre for Pan-African history and culture
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Independence Square, Accra Ghana
    Kwame Nkrumah commissioned the Independence Square, also known as Black Star Square, to honour the visit of Queen Elizabeth II. Independence Square is a vast, empty expanse of concrete overlooked by spectator stands which can seat about 30,000 people. The Independence Arch was an inspiration to other African countries vying for independence and the Flame of African Liberation. The roundabout before the square contains in the center, the Black Star Gate also known as the Black Star Monument which was built in 1961.
    The vast area, built under Kwame Nkrumah, is designed for huge events and military marches and commercial events such as concerts and fashion shows, which take place throughout the year.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Centre for National Culture, Accra, 28th February Road, High Street, Accra Ghana
    The Centre for National Culture crafts market can also be simply known as the Arts Center. There are so many different stalls selling different varieties of Ghanaian inspired arts and crafts and this is one of the cool places to shop in Accra. There is so much to see and buy from woven Kente cloth, wooden sculptures to earrings and other fashion accessories matched with the latest in African Attire fashion from all over Ghana.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, High St., Accra Ghana
    Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum is also known as the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park. It is the last resting place of the first President of Ghana, Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah. This museum is dedicated to him to honour his dedication in liberating Ghana, formally known as Gold Coast, from colonial rule.
    The Museum houses the personal effects and publications of Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah and pictures showing his life history with some of the most famous people of his time.

    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Departure after the activities on day 8
  • Departure Point :
    Accra, Ghana
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up from agreed pick up pointsAirports
    • Kotoka Airport, Accra Ghana
    Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 9/4/2019 - 1/1/2022
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Infant seats available
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Service animals allowed
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • 1. We have temporarily banned hugs and handshakes throughout tourists' stay in Ghana. 2. All meals will be eaten at a neat restaurant where social distancing is applicable. 3. We pay serious attention to social distancing and avoid crowded space.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Pro Tour Africa

Activity ID: V-172863P23

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