Accra, Ghana

per person

Ghana, a nation on West Africa’s Gulf of Guinea, is known for diverse wildlife, old forts and secluded beaches, such as at Busua.

Coastal towns Elmina and Cape Coast contain posubans (native shrines), colonial buildings and castles-turned-museums that serve as testimonials to the slave trade. North of Cape Coast, vast Kakum National Park has a treetop-canopy walkway over the rainforest.

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Places to visit
  • Cape Coast Castle
  • Kakum National Park
  • Eliina Castle
  Early morning depart Accra for a drive through the historic Denkyira Kingdom to Kakum National Park, one of West Africa’s surviving tropical rain forests. Extending over 360sq km, Kakum is the home to over 40 large mammals and 400 bird species as well as many species of butterflies, flora and fauna. Enjoy a 2 km nature walk through this forest to discover the wide variety of exotic floral species and the medicinal values they offer. After this, take a walk on the canopy walkway. The Canopy walkway is the most popular attraction, which is made up of seven bridges extending 330m, hanging 30m (100 feet) above the forest floor.   After lunch on your own, embark on a tour of the infamous Forts, Castles and Slave Dungeons of Ghana. History will unfold the story of the slave trade, which the impact is still felt beyond the shores of Africa today. Visit the Cape Coast Castle built by the Swedes in 1653 and was later taken over by the British. This castle also houses the West African Historical Museum established by the Smithsonian Institute in collaboration with the Ghanaian Government in 1994. Afternoon depart for a return trip to Accra.
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Ankaa Falls
  • Boti Falls
  • Wonder Palm Tree
  • Umbrella Rock
  • Akaa Falls
  A day trip from Accra visiting 2 different waterfalls in the Eastern Region of Ghana: Boti Falls, Akaa Falls and Asenema Falls. Also includes an optional hike to Umbrella Rock. Morning pick-up in an air-conditioned vehicle: Accra location of your choice Boti Falls: The most visited falls in this area is at the bottom of 250 concrete steps. This seasonal falls is a double side-by-side falls during the high flow Visit a branching palm tree with three different heads, considered sacred to locals Optional 45 minute moderate hike to Umbrella Rock scenic lookout. Ghana lunch. Akaa Falls: Close to Boti, this is also a seasonal falls at the bottom of 250 concrete steps. During full flow you are surrounded in a canyon of falling water. Optional stop at Aburi craft market on the return drive to Accra. Drop at location of your choice in Accra
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Trip to Shai Hills and Akosombo
  • Shai Hills Resource Reserve
  • Akosombo Dam
  • Volta Lake
    The Shai Hills Reserve is a comparatively small fenced area, about 48km2 and made up largely of savanna covered plains, A mosaic of forest covers the 5 separate hills in the reserve, while grassland and low dry forests are found in intervening canyons. To date 31 mammals, 13 reptiles and 175 bird species have been identified in the reserve. The Akosombo Dam, also known as the Volta Dam, is a hydroelectric dam on the Volta River in southeastern Ghana in the Akosombo gorge and part of the Volta River Authority. Lake Volta is the largest man-made lake in the world by surface area. It covers 8,502 square kilometers (3,283 sq. mi), which is 3.6% of Ghana's land area. With a volume of 148 cubic kilometers Lake Volta is the world's third largest man-made lake by volume, the largest being Lake Kariba which is located between Zimbabwe and Zambia in Southern Africa and contains 185 cubic kilometers of water.

TOUR LOCATION

Accra, Ghana