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Itineraries

Day 1

ACCRA, GHANA IN

Arrival in Accra (Ghana) and transfer to the hotel. Free time to relax.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast
Overnight at Hotel

Day 2

KUMASI | ASHANTI ARTS & CRAFTS

We depart for Kumasi in the morning where we will spend the first day of this tour visiting the Cultural Centre, Prempeh II Jubilee Museum and Okomfo Anokye Sword Site. We will continue to the craft African arts & crafts village of Ahwiaa, where the famous Ashanti stools and fertility dolls are carved. We will observe how these skillful craftsmen produce masks and symbolic figures. Then we will visit the African arts & crafts village of Ntonso, noted for the famous “Adinkra” cloth. Adinkra is printed with dye produced out of the roots and bark of the “Badie” tree. Return to Kumasi Overnight.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast
Overnight at Hotel

Day 3

BONO AHAFO | FIEMA MONKEYS SANCTUARY

We depart from your hotel early in the morning for the Buabeng/Fiema Monkey Sanctuary for game viewing. We will stop over at Techiman for breakfast before continuing to Mole Game Park via the Larabanga Mosque, the oldest Mosque in Ghana, where a copy of the Holy Koran is believed to have descended from heaven and is still preserved in the Mosque.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast
Overnight at Hotel

Day 4

MOLE GAME PARK | AFRICAN SAFARI

On foot from the Zaina Lodge, we will proceed on an early morning game viewing trip in Mole game park. En route, we will use paths that expose us to the ancestral art of tracking and approaching animals silently. Wildlife to be encountered in Mole game park includes antelopes, warthogs, baboons, blue and black columbus, elephants, buffalo, the occasional lion, scads of leopards, hippos, and hyenas.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast
Overnight at Hotel

Day 5

TAMALE | ADOBE MOSQUES | LARABANGA ANCIENT MOSQUE |

We start our journey Northwards, Our dusty road follows the tracks of the former caravan road that used to connect the main trading centers of the Sudanese kingdoms such as Djenné or Timbuktu to the region of Kumasi, very important for gold mining and for the production of cola nuts.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast
Overnight at Hotel

Day 6

BOLGATANGA | SCARED CROCODILE POND

After breakfast, we leave for the Paga crocodile pond located at the north-eastern border between Ghana and Burkina Faso, to visit this sacred sanctuary for crocodiles. The crocodiles here are enticed out of the water by the whistling of the caretaker and the brandishing of a live fowl. You will have the opportunity to pose for pictures whilst you sit or hold the tail of the crocodile. Return to Bolgatanga and overnight.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast
Overnight at Hotel

Day 7

BOLGATANGA | NORTHEN ARTS & CRAFTS

We will visit the African arts & crafts market of Bolgatanga, famous for straw baskets, fan, hats, local northern attries, leather goods, metal jewellery, and other African crafts. We then depart for Tamale arriving in time for lunch. After lunch, the rest of the afternoon will be spent touring the principal streets and finally visiting a model village of the Dagombas. Overnight at Tamale.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast
Overnight at Hotel

Day 8

GURUNSI TRIBES | AFRICAN FRESCOES

Drive and in the afternoon we meet with the Gurunsi tribe living in adobe fortified buildings decorated with black, red and white African frescoes. Their society is organized around gender: men are in charge of constructions while women take care of painting and decorating, using natural colors on an okra background. Men build houses by putting different layers of clay on support pillars and arches, walls and terraces are then made waterproof by spreading a mix which includes zebu dung. It is at this point that women take over and paint amazingly beautiful and intricate frescoes.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast
Overnight at Hotel

Day 9

NORTHERN GHANA | FORTIFIED VILLAGES

The Lobi live in the surroundings of Wa, isolated in clay houses protected by a high wall without access and made of a rectangular granary surrounded by the different rooms and a cowshed.

In the Lobi society, the chief of the family represents the only authority. In charge of everything and everyone before the elders’ council or the government, he is responsible for sacrificial shrines and organizing the field labor.

The Lobi peoples are also talented artists. The little statues they make, used as spiritual protection, are considered highly prestigious in many African art collections. The Lobi also excel in music and we can find good balafon players of among them.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast
Overnight at Hotel

Day 10

TALENSI TRIBE | ORACLE

We take an interesting walk to discover a sacred hill. Locals believe that this mysterious place – where many high stone pinnacles are stacked up in an unbelievably irregular way – is the former home of the Gods. Inside a deep crack on the higher side of the mountain, there is the oracles cave, an important place of pilgrimage. However, people are allowed inside only if accompanied by adepts. In this mountain live the Talensi people

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast
Overnight at Hotel

Day 11

CAPE COAST | HISTORIC SLAVES' CASTLES

Elmina Castle is the oldest European building in Africa. At different times the castle has been used as a warehouse to trade gold, ivory, and eventually slaves. The castle we visit today is the result of successive extension works and is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site

Outside the castle is found a wonderful fishing village and its harbor full of large colorful fishing canoes. Every day these canoes are guided by skilled fishermen who face the strong ocean for a living.

The alleys in the old town have a lively atmosphere, going back to a time when Elmina was a wild colonial town.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast
Overnight at Hotel

Day 12

ACCRA | AFRICAN METROPOLIS

Accra, the capital of Ghana, is an interesting city that, although is quickly evolving, has kept its own identity, reflected in both modern and old areas where traditional activities continue to hold sway.

We will visit the area of the coffin makers, with their elaborately shaped coffins representing fruits, animals, fish, cars, airplanes…. and the only limit is the intended occupant’s imagination. Originally coming from Africa, these flamboyant coffin designs are part of collections all over the world and exhibited in museums.

We have scheduled a visit to the National Arts & Crafts Centre, one of the vibrant works of independent Ghana.

The life of the native people unfolds facing the ocean: a village surrounded by a city! Here, economic activities follow different rules than those governing “the city” (business area), only hundreds of meters away.

* Meeting and Assistance upon arrival and departure
* Round-Trip airport/Hotel Transfers
* Hotel Accommodation
* Private vehicles/Mini Van
* Accommodation double occupancy basic to mid range
* An experienced tour guide
* Admission to listed sites and events
* Meals indicated by Breakfast, Dinner
* Free Customized African Bracelet (Name)
* Free Dashiki (Color Optional)

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* Airfare
* Meals not Listed
* Travel Insurance
* Items of Personal Nature
* Drinks not listed
* Tips
* Vaccines

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