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Visit Cape Coast Castle and Kakum National Park on a full-day tour from Accra that includes pickup and drop-off at your hotel and all entrance fees. Learn about the history of slavery in Ghana as you explore the 17th-century ‘slave castle’ that’s now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, then follow hiking trails and a suspended canopy walkway through Kakum’s lush, coastal forest.
Begin with pickup at your hotel in Accra, then travel southwest along the coast to the Cape Coast Castle, a 2.5-hour trip. Upon arrival at the castle, start exploring with a guide, who will share the tragic history of the moving site.
Cape Coast Castle is one of roughly 40 “slave castles” along West Africa’s Gold Coast, and was the final stop for some enslaved Africans on the “middle passage” trading route to the Americas. Visiting the castle, dungeons, and individual cells with a guide offers insight into the conditions that enslaved Africans faced, and into the dark history of slavery in Africa.
After the Cape Coast Castle tour, continue to Kakum National Park, a coastal forest that’s home to hundreds of bird species, a remarkable population of forest elephants, and endangered animals that include the giant bongo antelope, Diana monkey, and yellow-backed duiker. Follow a hiking trail to the park’s 1,150-foot (350-meter) canopy walkway, a series of seven bridges linking enormous trees, and listen to the sound of tropical bird song in the surrounding forest.
Throughout the walk, your guide will help explain the social, cultural, and medicinal significance of the plants and trees you see, and help spot wildlife at the edge of the trail. Following the canopy walkway, begin the return trip to Accra, where this tour concludes with drop-off at your hotel.

This 1 night Journey takes you to two of UNESCO World Heritage castles and an adventure in Kakum Rain Forest Reserve

Day 1 – We depart early for the 148km drive west and mainly inland towards Cape Coast.  Marvel at the ragged landscape with small towns and villages scattered by the roadside. The Chaotic street vendors amidst the traffic Jam may excite you. The final stretch to Cape coast castle will take you through the old colonial quarter with their iconic buildings, albeit in a state of disrepair.

On arrival at Cape Coast. Be prepared to have your heart strings pulled as you are taken on the guided Tour of the Castle and dungeons. You will learn about the slave trade. The truth about what the African’s endured would move you. 

A short walk across the bridge from the Castle is the main fishing village. Here you will see the fishermen bring in the fresh feast of the sea, octopus, prawns and the fishmongers on the beach cleaning them. Duration is approximately 1hr 30mins

Where is the Jungle? I hear you ask

North from Cape Coast is the Kakum rainforest reserve. This national park is home to, flora fauna and variety of wildlife.  Change your point of View and conquer the dense jungle from the canopy walkway which is 7 walkways suspended 30metres above tree tops. Not your cup of tea? Do not worry, you will have the opportunity to take a hike in the Jungle- Duration is approximately 1hr 45mins.

Day 2- After breakfast, we journey to Elmina known to the locals as Mina.  The fort, perched up on the top of a cliff dates back to 1482. It is the largest of all the slave forts in the world and the oldest in Sub- Sahara Africa. This fort was also believed to have been visited by Great explore Christopher Columbus.  You’ll be consumed by HIS STORY the guide will take you through the dungeons and museums. After the guided tour, you will time at leisure to stroll around the arts and crafts stalls the market or take a dip in the sea. Indulge in the local street food delicacy of fried octopus and a baked corn bread.

We depart early afternoon for the drive back to Accra. Approximately Journey time is 4hrs.

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  • Hotel Pick Up
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  • Breakfast
  • Light Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Bottled Water
  • Entry Fees to locations and sites
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    Group Size: No Size Limit
    price: $ 480 /Person