Get captivated by the legendary history and extraordinary culture of the Ashanti Kingdom on this introductory tour to Kumasi- capital of the Ashanti region, Ghana’s second largest city with nearly 2 million residents. This region is well noted for the expertise in a variety of specialized crafts. Get immersed in the ancient craft of weaving the boldly colored fabrics of Kente and Adinkra which are deeply intertwined in Ashanti history. You will visit studios of indigenous brass-makers, potters and batik-makers. Your tour will be incomplete without a visit to the cradle of the exquisite cultures of the Ashantis- the Manhyia Palace, former residence of Ashanti Kings. Observe the orderly chaos of Kejetia Market - one of the largest open air markets in West Africa. No tour of Ghana is complete without sampling some of Ghana’s most popular traditional dishes such as Omotuo, made with rice and peanut butter soup, a much tastier experience than the name conveys. Enjoy a short boat ride on Lake Bosumtwe, Ghana’s largest natural freshwater lake.
This 3 days starter pack offers a classical introduction to Ghana’s history and culture. Experience Ghana as the natives do, in its nearly undiluted naturalness, with memories worth repeating. Explore the rich history and culture of the Ga people of Accra as you visit the fascinating community of Accra-Jamestown. You will experience the contrast of this sprawling township with modern Accra. Travel through the coastal lands of Elmina and Cape Coast to see the infamous Cape Coast and Elmina Castles and Forts. Crown your exploration with a visit to Kakum National Park, one of West Africa’s few surviving tropical rain forests and challenge yourself to complete the walk across the Tree-top Canopy walkway which offers a picturesque view of the forests, or choose a 2 km nature walk through the forest to discover the wide variety of butterflies, birds and exotic floral species, and learn about the medicinal values they offer.
In August 2019, exactly 400 years after the arrival of the first recorded landing of a slave ship in Virginia, which saw the acceleration of the horrendous Middle Passage, hundreds of descendants of former enslaved Africans will make a triumphant return to the land of our ancestry.
As an eco-tourism site, Ada Foah has an estuary Island which is a wildlife paradise with marine turtles, birds and primates.
There is opportunity to explore Ghana’s Historical Slave Trade with visits to World Heritage sites in the ancient towns of Elmina & Cape Coast.
Day 1: Arrive in Accra, Ghana
On arrival at Kotoka International Airport, our expert cultural tour guide will meet, assist and transfer you to your hotel in our private air conditioned vehicle.
Once you have checked in, your guide, who will be with you throughout your stay, will brief you on what to expect during your time […]
For millions of Beninese, voodoo is an integral part of everyday life. It does have a dark side – and you cannot avoid the many voodoo dolls riddled with pins and nails. Ouidah is the spiritual capital of voodoo and was once a major slave-trading post
On January 10 every year ceremonies and festivities take place on the beach near the monument dedicated to the Place of No Return. Thousands of voodoo believers and adherents gather in Ouidah, the historic centre of voodoo religion to receive blessings from Ouidah’s voodoo chief. This is one of Benin’s most colorful and spectacular events.
The celebrations begin when the supreme voodoo priest slaughters an animal, usually a goat to honor the spirits. This is followed by singing, chanting, dancing, beating of drums and drinking of various spirits usually gin. The area is temporarily Benin’s yearly Woodstock.