Our overland tours to vibrant Ghana are discoveries to historic and cultural encounters. You will explore slave forts, wildlife beyond the imagination to rival East and South Africa adding to that some of the world's exciting and colorful markets.
Not to forget Accra lively eateries, pubs and clubs, Kumasi arts and crafts, and traditional African villages out of this world. Ashanti culture, villages, and wards to stimulate the natural explorer in you. Ghana’s natural lush national parks abounding with elephants, wildlife and golden beaches suspended in time just waiting to be discovered. Ghana is a natural destination with vibrant people to meet you with enthusiasm and energy. This overland tour to Ghana is what you have been saving your time and money for. Join us in this African expedition to explore a hidden treasure called Ghana. The African Queen!
Upon your arrival at Accra Airport, our representative will be waiting for you to greet you and then transfer you to your hotel. Hotel check-in is at 3:00 pm Evening: The adventure starts here for your overland tour to Ghana. Meet Tailors and dressmakers featuring casual wear and formal garments made from local fabric and textiles will visit your hotel. You may purchase ready-made clothes or place an order for a custom-made outfit. Hair braiders will also be available to showcase a wide range of hairstyles. Your dinner will be served at your hotel.
After breakfast, you will have an orientation briefing about your tour by our representative. Your full-day guided tour of Accra will start by visiting the W.E.B. Du Bois Centre for Pan Africanism; this is the final burial place and home of the prominent American Pan Africanist Dr. W.E.B. Du Bois, who led the Pan-African congress between 1919 and 1927. It is currently a Pan African Cultural Center, it also has a research library and gallery full of manuscripts, the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum and Park, the final resting place of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, the first President of Ghana. The Mausoleum has been visited by many world’s renowned dignitaries. Light lunch at a local restaurant (on your own account)
Your guide will take you to Old Accra which was divided into Dutch and British Accra as a result of the two European nations operating from different locations within the same township of a little under 1 sq. kilometer. You will drive past Fort Crêvecoeur (Ussher Fort) built by the Dutch in 1652, James Fort built by the British in 1662, Old Accra Square and the Post Office, the old lighthouse built by the British to guide commercial ships into the Accra Harbour. Drive past the Independence Arch and the Black Star Square-Accra's ceremonial grounds to visit the National Centre for Arts and Crafts. You will have the opportunity to see local craftsmen carve and make local drums. Sample and buy any of the crafts from this open market. Dinner will be at Hotel (on your own account).
After eating your breakfast, you will depart to Ashanti Land. Our first stop is the Tetteh Quarshie Memorial Cocoa Farm at Akuapem Mampong, the very first cocoa farm established in Ghana from seeds brought from Fernando Po in 1876. From this small beginning grew Ghana’s cocoa industry and Ghana’s largest export. Cocoa from Ghana is used to blend some of the world’s finest chocolates. Continue to the Cocoa Research Institute of Ghana (CRIG) founded in 1938 as the Central Cocoa Research Station of the Gold Coast Department of Agriculture. Visit the Cocoa plantation to observe at first hand the process of harvesting, drying and preparing cocoa beans for export. We will break for lunch in a local restaurant.
Our overland tour will progress to Kumasi, the Ashanti ancient kingdom heartbeat. Drive past several charming and scenic villages through the evergreen tropical forest. We will check to our hotel in the evening. Dinner at hotel (on own account) Overnight: 3* Hotel in Kumasi.
After breakfast, we will take off to explore the three famous craft villages in Ashanti. Ahwiaa, the woodcarvers’ village, Ntonso, the home of Adinkra and Bonwire, the Kente weaving village. Visit Adanwomase well known for the traditional Kente cloth weaving. Meet with weavers to witness their skills in producing the clothes adorned some of which is a preserve for the Ashanti Kings, Ntonso - noted for its indigenous artisans whose expertise lie in Adinkra textile printing using traditional symbols that express the spiritual, moral, political and socio-cultural philosophies of the Akan people. In the Ntonso Adinkra village, you will be able to try your hand at creating your own designs and Ahwiaa – the woodcarver’s village specializing in woodcarvings such as the Ashanti stools, fertility dolls, and walking staffs. A little break for lunch in one of these village's market will be at your disposal.
After lunch, our group will overland to Kumasi for a city historic tour visiting the Manhyia Palace and the Palace Museum which provides a good insight into Ashanti culture and traditions, and the history of the Ashanti Kingdom which is over 300 years old. It for a good glimpse into the powerful ancient Ashanti Empire and its past kings. Dinner at your hotel. (on your own account) Overnight: 3* Hotel in Kumasi
Breakfast will be served in your hotel. We will have a little briefing about our Ghana discovery tour. We will travel from Kumasi this morning to the Central Regions of Ghana, drive past by scenic villages and charming towns through the evergreen forests, banana and cocoa plantations and gin distilleries where palm liquor is distilled into a good with an alcohol percentage of about 90%. On our day trip, we will make a stop to visit a palm winery tappers hut. Palm Wine is a local beverage with natural sweetness and very low alcohol content freshly tapped from the trunk of a felled palm tree. The expert palm wine tapper using age-long practices carefully makes a rectangular incising on the top trunk and bores a pencil hole at the bottom; this is fitted with a bamboo stick, the liquid drips through the bamboo and collected in a clay pot or a container. However, when palm wine is not consumed within 2 days it becomes fermented. The fermented palm wine is further distilled to obtain a very high alcohol beverage locally called “AKPETESHIE” with more than 70% alcohol content.
Lunch will take place at a local restaurant (not included) Continue and arrive in Elmina and proceed to visit Elmina Castle, the first and oldest European structure built of any substance on African soil. This was built by the Portuguese in1482 and later used as an auction market for a comprehensive guided tour. See the slave dungeons and condemn cells where the slaves who attempted to escape were incarcerated. View its utterly distinct architecture. Check into your hotel. Dinner (on own account) Overnight: 3* Beach Resort in Elmina
Breakfast will be at the hotel. Afterward, we will depart Overlanding to visit Kakum National Park. Go on a morning walk of the “Kuntan Trail” with its countless trees with medicinal properties. For the young, at heart experience, the “Canopy Walkway” suspended 100 feet from the forest ground for a panoramic view of the flora and fauna of the remaining vestiges of the rainforest. We will break for lunch. (not included)
After lunch, we will continue to visit the Cape Coast Castle which was originally started by the Swedes in 1652. It served as the headquarters and seat of the British colonial government until 1877. Go on a comprehensive tour of the Castle, the slave dungeons and the West African Heritage Museum, and the negotiation hall where our ancestors were bargained for and sold. Participate in a re-enactment of the Slave Trade at the Cape Coast Castle in solemn homage to our ancestors. Depart Elmina for Accra. Drive past several fishing villages and coconut lined beaches. Arrive in Accra and check in to your hotel achieving a great overland tour in Ghana. Rest of day at leisure. Overnight: 5*/4*/3* Hotel in Accra
Breakfast will be at your hotel the remainder of the morning will be at leisure for last-minute shopping and packing Check out of your hotel at 12.00 noon Transfer to the airport for check-in and departure.
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Cost per person: $1465 USD
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