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Historic Castles, 1 Day

Ghana ( Accra, Cape Coast, Cape Coast Castles-UNESCO)

Tour the western part of Accra on your way to the Cape Coast and visit the ancestral home of famous Jazz musician Louis Armstrong. Continue on to Cape Coast Castle and Elmina Castle, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites, for some memorable visits.

Day 1 Cape Coast

Depart after breakfast to Cape Coast in the Central Region, passing through some of the principal streets of Accra. Sightseeing of the western part of the capital, Kaneshie, Odorkor, and Kasua, where there is a large market.

Continue to Mankesem, a famous settlement of one of Ghana’s Akan tribes. Next is Saltpond, the home of Ghana’s political history, and Anomabo the home of the famous Jazz musician, Louis Armstrong.

Arrive at Cape Coast Castle, which was the seat of the British Colonial administration until 1877 when the capital was moved to Accra. The Castle is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Arrive at Elmina Castle. Built in 1482, and is said to be the oldest European built structure in Sub-Saharan Africa, and is also known as St Georges Castle. The castle was used during the Anglo Dutch War of 1664-1666 by Admiral de Ruyter, commander of the Dutch fleet. The harbor next to Elmina Castle has numerous pirogues preparing to go to sea and offers one of West Africa’s greatest photo opportunities. Elmina Castle is also a UNESCO World Heritage site.


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  • Experienced tour guide
  • Admission to  listed sites


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