Introducing Ghana

Travel to Accra, Ghana and visit Manhyia Palace and the Ashanti Kingdom in Kumasi. Explore Cape Coast and see the infamous "Door of No Return."
Cape Coast Castle

What we like...

  • Visit Manhyia Palace and the Ashanti Kingdom in Kumasi
  • Explore Cape Coast, Slave Mausoleum and Cape Coast Castle known as home to the "Door of No Return"
  • Kakum National Park canopy walk
Air-Inclusive from
$2,999
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Offer based per person on 2 adults sharing for departures from Washington (IAD) valid between April 01 - May 31, 2017 and also August 11 - December 09, 2017

Itinerary

DAY 1: TRAVELING

Depart from Washington Dulles (IAD) for your South African Airways flight to Accra.

 

DAY 2: ACCRA

On arrival at Kotoka International Airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Overnight on a bed and breakfast basis at Travel Xpress International Hotel or similar

Accra Independence Arch Beach
 
 

DAY 3: ACCRA

After breakfast you will depart on a Full Day tour of Accra.

Visit the W.E.B. Du Bois Center honoring the life of one of the most prominent Pan-Africanists who chose to live and work in Ghana. Independence Square, Accra’s open-air ceremonial grounds where all national celebrations are held. Continue to the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum and museum, a tribute to Ghana’s first President. This park, formally called the Polo grounds, is where Dr. Kwame Nkrumah declared the independence of Ghana.

Overnight on a bed and breakfast basis at Travel Xpress International Hotel or similar

The coast line of Jamestown, Accra
 
 

DAY 4: GHANA

After breakfast you will depart the hotel and head to Kumasi, the capital of the Ashanti Kingdom.

Visit the Manhiya Palace, built to receive The Asantehene (ruler of the Ashanti people) Prempeh; it now serves as a museum, containing a range of items relating to the Ashanti Kingdom, particularly Prempeh I (ruled 1888-1931) and Prempeh II (ruled 1931-1970). Visit the nearby Okomfo Anokye Sword, an important symbol of Ashanti unity that marks the spot where the Golden Stool “descended from the sky” and has been in place for 300 years. Legend says the Ashanti Kingdom would collapse should the sword ever be removed.

Overnight on a bed and breakfast basis at Miklin Hotel Kumasi or similar

Ghana Safari Cape Coast Castle Ghana Beach
 
 

DAY 5: GHANA

After breakfast you will depart and visit the Ashanti craft villages:

The woodcarving village of Ahwiaa, known for the talented craftsmen who fashion royal stools, walking sticks and fertility dolls from wood. You will have the opportunity to purchase hand carved items of all kinds.

The Village of Ntonso where artisan’s hand-stamp patterns on cotton cloth to make Adinkra textiles. Black-on-black and black-on-red Adinkra cloth is worn for funerals and other solemn occasions. You will learn how the black dye is made in the village from the bark of trees, and create your own Adinkra sash to take home. You may also purchase large pieces of Adinkra cloth handmade in the village.

The village is Bonwire, where the famous Kente cloth is handmade on looms in a time-honored tradition passed down through generations. You will see the Kente weavers in process of creating Kente cloth in various styles, and have the opportunity to purchase souvenirs or gifts.

This evening visit the Kumasi Central Market (also known as Kejetia Market), the largest open-air market in West Africa, where more than 10,000 vendors sell their wares. Here you will find just about everything, food, fabric, beauty products, handmade crafts.

Overnight on a bed and breakfast basis at Miklin Hotel Kumasi or similar

Larabanga Mosque Kakum National Park canopy walk Kumasi
 
 

DAY 6: GHANA

After breakfast you will depart and head to the Cape Coast.

Stop at Assin Manso Slave Mausoleum, the burial site of two former slaves from the U.S. and Jamaica and the “Slave River” where captured Africans were washed before being confined in the Slave Castles to await shipment to the Americas and the Caribbean.

Arrive at Cape Coast in time for lunch; in the afternoon, visit Cape Coast Castle a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and was one of the departure points for Africans being sent to slavery in the Americas. The castle is home to the “Door of No Return”.

Overnight on a bed and breakfast basis at Elmina Bay Resort or similar

River Elmina Bay Resort Elmina Bay Resort
 
 

DAY 7: DEPARTURE

After breakfast you will be met and depart the hotel and visit Kakum National Park.

Kakum is one of Ghana’s most famous parks. Take a brief walking tour on the forest floor; see birds, butterflies, and perhaps catch a glimpse of the forests

over 40 species of mammals including monkeys and the reclusive forest elephant. Proceed to the canopy walk. Kakum is home to Africa’s only aerial walkway through the tree canopy, a 1000 foot long and seven-bridge walkway with viewing platforms that reach heights of over 150 feet above ground.

In the afternoon return to Accra; enroute visit the village of Abandze, the ancestral home of Louis Armstrong, the famous American jazz musician.

In the evening you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight

 

DAY 8: TRAVELING

Arrival in the United States at Washington Dulles (IAD) airports.

 

WHAT'S INCLUDED...

 
Round trip coach air on South African Airways from Washington (IAD) Airport to Kotoka International Airport; Accommodation as per the itinerary; Transportation in private vehicle; Experienced tour guide; Entrance fees to listed sites; Most meals as per the itinerary; All ground transfers as per the itinerary
 

EXCLUDES

 
Add on air from other US cities; Meals not listed in itinerary; Any items of personal expense - i.e. drinks, telephone calls, laundry etc; Gratuities for rangers/guides/drivers

Your accommodation is as outlined in the itinerary above. All our programs are full customizable to your needs. Should you wish to substitute your accommodation to any of our preferred Partner hotels, please feel free to speak to our Africa Experts.

 

Call us on 1-855-359-7228

Air-Inclusive from
$2,999
pp
Offer based per person on 2 adults sharing for departures from Washington (IAD) valid between April 01 - May 31, 2017 and also August 11 - December 09, 2017

Price is per person based on double occupancy. Valid as of March 13, 2017 for departures from Washington Dulles (IAD) between April 01 - May 31, 2017 and also August 11 - December 09, 2017 with the same itinerary available at higher prices during other travel periods. Other departure points and domestic flights within the U.S. can be booked. Price for other departure cities and/or travel dates may vary. Subject to availability and currency exchange rate fluctuations. Prices are valid for new bookings only, are not retroactive and may change without notice. Package includes all government and airline imposed taxes and fees. Baggage and optional service fees, cancellation charges and other restrictions may apply.