- Trip Outline
- Trip Includes
WALK IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE ANCESTORS IN CAPE COAST CASTLE (Former slave castle)
VISIT KAKUM RAINFOREST RESERVE
VISIT THE MANHIYA PALACE AND THE KOMFO ANOKYE SWORD
This 3nights 4days tour takes you to two of UNESCO World Heritage castles and an adventure in Kakum Rain Forest Reserve and the old Ashanti Kingdom of Kumasi.
Day 1 – After an early breakfast, you'll take the 3 hour drive west towards Cape Coast. Follow the rugged landscape lined with small towns and traditional roadside villages, where you'll get to see the true culture of Ghana.
Take a tour of the castle standing over 25 metres tall, and learn about the dungeons dark past connected to the slave trade. Just a short walk across the bridge from the Castle is the main fishing village of the area. Mix with the local fishermen and learn the best way to clean the catch of the day featuring freshly caught octopus and prawns.
Now that you've sampled some of Ghana's best historical bits, it's time to experience it's natural beauty. Not many people know about the rainforests of this vast country, but as we travel north you can expect to find out yourself at the Kakum Rainforest reserve. This national park is home to a wide variety of flora, fauna and wildlife including Diana monkey and giant bongo antelope. Why not change your view point and take a stroll through the treetops on one of seven suspended walkways approximately 30 metres up. Not your cup of tea? There's plenty to see while hiking at lower altitudes.
This evening you'll stay at the hotel or similar, checking in just in time for dinner
Day 2 - Enjoy a hearty breakfast before making the journey to the old capital of Ashanti Kingdom - Kumasi. During the scenic drive, we'll visit a palm oil processing plant. Get a first hand encounter with the full process from the planting, cultivation to the end result of this very versatile commodity. Making a pit-stop for a spot of lunch at a local Ghanaian eatery before stopping at the Assin Manso slave river. The site is where the slaves had their last bath in African waters before being locked up at the slave castles in wait for shipment.
You'll stay at the hotel or similar for the next two nights.
Day 3 - Kumasi. Your guide will take you on a tour of the Manhiyia Palace. Visit the Museum which has rooms with several artefacts. These include furniture used by the Kings, the bronze head of another famous king as well as life-sized wax effigies of some of the kings and queens of Asanteman. Continue to the Okomfo Anokye sword site. This site was believed to be the point where Ashanti history all began when the golden stool was conjured down by this priest and also planted a sword into the ground which still exist till today since the late 1600. Our next stop leads to Bonwire, a Kente weaving township. Here you will go through the process of Kente weaving and try your hands on weaving your first Kente. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure.
Day 4 - Spend a few hours perfecting your bargaining technique at the Kejetia market. Believe to be the largest open air market in West Africa, you'll see hand –made crafts and art work, spices and all things Ghanaian. Bag yourself a bargain and learn more about the local ways of life. Why not try roasted plantain with peanuts, and wash it down with fresh coconut water. We bid farewell to Kumasi and head back to Accra, where you'll stay at the the hotel or similar.
Just so you know the drive is approximately 4.5 hours.
- Hotel Pick Up
- Accommodation (minimum 3 Star or Similar)
- Light Lunch
- Bottled Water
- Entry Fees to locations and sites
- Please contact us if you have any special requirements