Wondering where to visit after this COVID -19? Search no more as we bring you 10 Days Experiencing Africa Through Ghana. Ghana is a place and country to add to your bucket list as a traveler who wants to experience Africa.
10 Days Experiencing Africa Through Ghana.
10 Days Experiencing Africa Through Ghana, Return to your roots is a tour to tell African Americans stories of how African Culture was before the Europeans came. This tour is to enlighten African Americans more about our lifestyle and more with sightseeing as well as getting involved in Ghanaian culture. Below is an outline of daily activities during the tours.
DAY 1:ACCRA ARRIVAL
We will pick you up in an air-conditioned vehicle at the airport. After traditional greetings, we will take you to your hotel, where you can rest from the long flight. Get prepared for a fascinating and emotional tour filled with cultural and historic highlights of Ghana. Neighborhood or Accra city orientation as to time permits. Overnight stay at a specified hotel.
DAY 2: TOUR OF CAPITAL CITY, ACCRA CITY TOUR.
Your first stop in Accra takes you to Jamestown where Accra originated. Start your day with a climb to the top of the old lighthouse near James Fort with a great view of the city and the busy and colorful fishing harbor.
You will also visit “Brazil House” and learn about the seven Afro-Brazilians families who returned to settle in James Town in 1836 after slavery was abolished in Brazil. Experience some of Accra’s most authentic shopping opportunities including Crafts, Carvings, Authentic African Art, exquisite fabrics, and custom-made clothing.
Wander through the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum, Independence Square and W.E.B. DuBois Centre to learn about the Pan African culture, the history of Gold Coast and the TransAtlantic Slave Trade. We will also experience the production of weaving baskets and other handicrafts. Get an introduction to local drumming music by the locals at the art center. Evening dinner. Overnight stay at a specified hotel.
DAY 3:ACCRA TO KETA VIA SLAVE DUNGEONS VISITATION TO EXPERIENCE THE ONLY SURVIVAL FORT NAME FORT PRINZETIEN, CAPE ST. PAUL LIGHTHOUSE AT WOE AND MORE
We visit the village of Akorkor Slave Market, a village that has contributed in the slave trade during the slavery era, though it’s no more a slave market but it has the evidence of most of the activities that took place there and move on to Fort Prenisitein where the brought the slaves, kept and later transported by ships to the Caribbeans. Cape St. Paul lighthouse where you experience the beautiful panorama view of the whole of keta township and beyond Overnight at a specified hotel.
DAY 4: KETA TO AKOSOMBO, CEDI BEADS, AND SHAI HILLS RESERVE.
Depart to Akosombo early morning and pass by Krobo Odumase in the Eastern Region where a traditional bead making Institute is helping the local people to make a living by learning to support themselves through beads making. Meet the owner and Director of the Institute Mr.Cedis to take a group through beads making from the scratch to the finish. Visit the Institute beads shop to purchase some already made beads from Cedis Bead. Then move to Atimpoku, motorboat to the Volta river from Adome bridge to Akosombo. Onward to visit Aburi Botanical then Shai Hills Gardens.
DAY 5: TRIP TO THE ASHANTI (ASANTE) KINGDOM. NAMING CEREMONY AND COOKING SKILLS.
There will be an early morning flight to Kumasi the capital city of the Ashanti Kingdom. Our trip starts at Kente clothing weaving village, Adanwomase in Ashanti region, which carries on the centuries-old Kenteweaving tradition. After learning about the creation and tradition of Kente clothes you will be guided through the village. Visit the chief´s palace, the forest shrine and wander through the cocoa farm.
There will be a traditional naming ceremony and you will practice how to cook a local Ghanaian meal of your choice. Later we will continue to Adinkra village where you will be introduced to the traditional meaning of the Adinkra symbols. Take part in a workshop to design your own print clothes. Later we will meet the Queen Mother of the village during an official greeting ceremony and learn about the history of the community.
We will then move on to the Kumasi Fort also known as the Ghana Armed Forces Museum to learn more about the Armed Forces and the Anglo-Ashanti wars. The last attraction of the day will be at the Prempeh II Museum at the Cultural Center. Evening dinner at Vienna City NITE CLUB or The View restaurant. Overnight at a specified hotel.
DAY 6: KUMASI CENTRAL MARKET, MANHYIA PALACE MUSEUM, AND OKOMFO ANOKYE SWORD SITE
After breakfast, we will continue to the “unmovable” Komfo Anokye Sword, which is said to be a symbol of unity for the Ashanti tribe. End your day 4 with a shopping experience at the busy Kejetia Market, the biggest market in West Africa with over 45.000 stalls.
You will continue to the Manhyia Palace which has served as the seat of the Ashanti monarchy since 1924 and then to the Kumasi Zoological Gardens drive outside Kumasi to experience the natural scene and atmosphere at the largest natural lake in West Africa, Lake Bosomtwe. Overnight at a specified resort near the lake.
DAY 7: ASSIN MANSO SLAVE RIVER AND THE LAST SLAVE BATH (FORMAL SLAVE MARKET)
After breakfast, depart to Cape Coast in Ghana’s Central Region. This region has had the most significant effect on the lives of Africans in the diaspora. We will pass through small villages to and arrive at Assin Manso, the burial site of two former slaves from Jamaica and the US whose remains were reinterred here in August 1998 during Ghana’s first Emancipation Day Celebration. You will see the “Slave River:” where our ancestors were washed before confinement in the slave dungeons to await shipment. Overnight at a specified hotel.
DAY 8: CAPE COAST CASTLE AND KAKUM NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast, we will travel the short distance to Cape Coast dungeon, where we will experience the emotional journey of going in the opposite direction of our ancestors, through the infamous “door of no return”.
RETURNING through the “door of no return” be prepared to console your traveling companions as this is always an emotional experience. After Cape Coast dungeon, we will proceed to a forest reserve with a hanging pathway known as Kakum National Park, which has one of Africa’s famous rainforest canopy walkways.
This tropical rainforest and the canopy walkway are sure to be one of the highlights of your time in Ghana. The walkway consists of a series of 7 bridges, attached to 7 emerging trees, 40 meters above the rainforest floor. Prepare to take a deep breath as you walk the suspended bridges.
You will marvel at the breathtaking views that stretch for miles across the rainforest as you rest on the tree platforms. We are sure you will agree that this is an exciting excursion never to be forgotten. We will drop you of at any location (hotel) at Accra of your choice. Overnight at a specified hotel.
DAY 9: ACCRA BEACH EXPERIENCE, LAST SHOPPING AT THE MARKET AND FAREWELL DINNER.
In the morning the group will visit a school to spend time with children reading, teaching songs, games, etc. Return to Accra and visit the market for last-minute shopping. From the market, we will have fun at the beach. The crew will say their goodbyes at a farewell dinner. Overnight in Accra.
DAY 10: ACCRA DEPARTURE
Morning departure for Accra, visiting sites along the way as time permits, say goodbye to new friends, and safe delivery to the airport.
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