North & South Expedition
The ultimate tour of Ghana, this a trip that takes you around through the heart of Ghana, from South, to West to North…
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The ultimate tour of Ghana, this a trip that takes you around through the heart of Ghana, from South, to West to North and East.
Day 1 - Depart to Cape Coast.
First stop Cape Coast Castle which is one of about forty "slave castles" built on the Gold Coast of West Africa by European traders.
Fort Victoria; Built in 1821 on a hillside in western Cape Coast, Fort Victoria was used as an outlook post by the British, hence the stunning views out over the town.
Then we head to Elmina Castle was erected by the Portuguese in 1482 as São Jorge da Mina Castle, also known simply as Mina in present-day Elmina, Ghana. It was the first trading post built on the Gulf of Guinea, and the oldest European building in existence south of the Sahara
We end today tour at Fort William; This former lookout post and lighthouse was built in 1820, and has wide-ranging views over the town.
And then head to the hotel for Dinner and relaxation.
Day 2 We'll spend the first part of the morning visit Kakum National Park, The park was officially opened to the public in 1995. The 357km2 national park is comprised mostly of undisturbed virgin rainforest. Excellent walking tours (and canopy walkway) through the forest provide the opportunity to see much of Ghana’s indigenous plant life, as well as rare butterflies, birds and game.
After Kakum we head to lunch ahead of taking a 4 hour drive to Kumasi
Day 3 - We start the day with a visit to Manhyia Palace, This official residence of the Ashantehene. Its large courtyard and museum hold statues of past great kings and queens of the Ashante Kingdom and thus displays the rich culture and history of the people of Ashante and Ghana
We'll then head Ntonso craft village, Ntonso is the homeland of adinkra cloth and the only place in Ghana where traditional adinkra is made locally from scratch. On our walking tour, you'll get the chance to engage in the various stages of adinkra production, such as dye preparation, cloth dyeing, adinkra stamping and embroidery of stamped cloth.
Our final stop for the day is the see Komfo Anokye Sword - The ‘unmovable’ Sword of the Komfo Anokye remains in the
grounds of the Okomfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, where he pushed it. It is believed that Okomfo Anokye pronounced that no one would be able to remove the sword, and so it has remained in spite of many attempts.
Day 4 - We start today with a visit to Bonwire - Kente Weaving Village
Bonwire is located 18km on the Kumasi-Mampong Road, Bonwire is popular for Kente weaving. Kente is a colourful Ghanaian traditional fabric which is worn mostly on important occasions and celebrations. Kente was developed around 17th Century A.D by the people of Asanti the Kingdom; it can be traced to the long tradition of weaving in African dating back to circa 3000 BC.
After Bonwire, we head to the famous Lake Bosomtwe- It is located 31km southeast of Kumasi. A picturesque meteorite Crater Lake surrounded by dozens of virgin fishing and farming villages. The Lake Basin is ideal for mountaineering, diving, swimming and relaxation. Accessible by road from Kumasi.
Day 5 - Today we'll head north to visit Kintampo Waterfalls - Kintampo waterfalls is one of the highest waterfalls in Ghana. Also known as Sanders Falls during the colonial days, it is located on the Pumpum river, a tributary of the Black Volta, about 4 kilometres north of Kintampo municipality, on the Kumasi–Tamale road.
Day - 6 to 7 We make the long drive north to Visit Mole National Park - One hundred and seventy kilometres west of Tamale in the West Gonja District, is the Mole National Park. The scenic ride to Mole, though rough, is ideal for the adventurous visitors.The largest of Ghana’s National Parks and situated in the heart of the Guinea savannah woodland ecosystem, it is home to 93 mammalian species, 33 reptiles, 9 amphibians and an estimated 300 birds species. The mammals include some 600 elephants, 2,000 roam antelopes, 5,000 buffalo and some 6,000 warthogs. Uncounted lions, leopards, hyenas and various primates can also be seen in Mole. A total of 600km of game protection and viewing roads have been developed within the park.
Day - 8 Visit Larabanga Mosque - A 13th century Mosque, believed to have been first built by Moorish Traders, it is one o the holiest sites in Ghana. In the building is a Quran, which is as old as the mosque itself. Its distinctive façade has been widely photographed.
Tongo Whistling Rocks - These rocks create a dramatic presence in the landscape outside Bolgatanga. Only 10km from the city, these rocks also make strange, ghostly whistling sounds during November and December, when the harmattan wind blows off the Sahara through the Northern Region.
Day 9 We start the day with a trip to Paga crocodile pond. Paga is the major port of entry on the Ghana-Burkina Faso border. It is 40km and a 45-minutes drive from Bolga.
After Paga we start our descend to the South Eastern part of Ghana, with a road trip to Hohoe
Day 10 Visit Wli Waterfalls is the highest waterfall in Ghana. It is in the Volta region and about 5 hours journey, using your own vehicle. It is bordering Togo. A wonderful place to visit and suggest having a good time when you reach the waterfall. The waterfall is a 45 minute easy walk path traversed through a very green track.
Tafi Monkey Village - Nestled in the heart of the region (43km South of Hohoe and less than 200km north of Accra) lies the beautiful village of Tafi Atome. Tafi Atome is surrounded by an indigenous tropical forest with very high floral concentration. In this forest, one could find the endangered, playful and rather sacred True Mona Monkeys. Believing the monkeys to be messengers to the gods and their protectors, the chiefs and people of Tafi have been protecting them for the past 200 years.
We will the drive to Ho for a stop over
Day 11 Drive to Keta , and vist Fort Prinzenstein. Fort Prinzenstein is a fort located at Keta, Ghana which was used in the slave trade. Many such forts were built in Africa, but Prinzenstein is one of the few that lie east of the Volta River.
Spend that afternoon taking a stroll around the Keta township or relaxing on the beach.
Day 12 to 13- Morning drive to Ada & Volta Estuary
The estuary is an area of great scenic beauty, with river and ocean beaches and picnic spots shaded by coconut palm trees. The sand bars are the nesting grounds for sea birds, and endangered species of turtle are still found here.
Day 13 - Drive to Accra in the afternoon
- 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
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