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.
Day 1: JUNE 26- DEPART USA
Day 2: JUNE 27 – ARRIVE IN DAKAR, SENEGAL
Arrive Dakar, Senegal. Meet assistant and transfer to the hotel. This evening enjoy a welcome dinner with drummers and dancers.
Meal(s) Included: Dinner
Overnight at: Novotel Dakar
Day 3: JUNE 28- DAKAR
After breakfast there is orientation at Africa Consultants International (ACI) headquarters by Gary Engelberg. […]
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.