Arrive in Accra, Ghana.
Transfer from the airport to your hotel for a welcome drink and orientation.
After breakfast, undertake a sightseeing city tour of Accra.
Visit some of the highlights in Accra like the Osu Chief's Palace for an insight on the history of the Ga people.
Visit the Osu castle, Built by the Danes around 1659 and originally called Christiansburg Castle, Osu Castle was the seat of government until 2013, when the president and his office moved to Flagstaff House. It remains closed to visitors for the time being, and photographs are not allowed.
Visit the old colonial neighbourhoods of James Town and Usher Town, an interesting area to explore on foot. Also, visit the old fishing harbour, climb to the Usher Lighthouse, stroll through the fishing communities and optionally wander around the Mokola Market.
Continue your way to the Independence Square and the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Mausoleum, the final resting place of the first president of Ghana.
Visit the Artist Alliance Gallery and the Art Centre, where traditional arts craftworks among wooden sculptures and paintings, and Ghanaian fabrics are displayed.
Take a break for a refreshing lunch at a local restaurant.
Resume your tour to pay a visit to the W.E.B. Du Bois Memorial Centre. The Museum is dedicated to Mr. Du Bois, a prominent American pan-African of the 20th century.
During weekdays, you can visit the workshop of Trashy Bags, where they make different types of accessories out of plastic trash.
Continue to your hotel for dinner and relaxation.
After breakfast, embark on a scenic coastline journey to Keta, surrounded by the ocean near the mouth of the Volta River. It is built on a sandpit separating the Atlantic Ocean from the Keta Lagoon.
Along the way, visit Sogakope and a possible excursion is to visit the village Tosukpo where you could possibly (on request) undertake an adventurous excursion to the wetlands of the Avu Lagoon, home to the only aquatic antelope, the Sitatunga, and a variety of exotic savannah and water birds. Walk to the picturesque village of Bludo, which is surrounded by water and sugar cane plantations or engage in one of the other excursions in the Avu Lagoon area, like a visit to the local gin destillation and also interact with the indigenes.
Take a lunch break at a local restaurant.
Continue your journey to Keta and visit Fort Prinzenstein, built by the Danes in 1784 during the era of trans-Atlantic slave trade and used as a prison. It actually functioned until 1980 as a prison, until it was damaged by a storm in 1980. It has most recently been partly restored and opened like a museum.
Spend the rest of the day exploring the Keta Lagoon; an internationally recognized wetlands area where many migratory birds live and the landscape is stunning (especially the months just after the rainy season). It is also possible to undertake a boat trip through the lagoon and the estuary, where you experience the mangroves and many little tropical islands and the sea.
Check-in at your resort for dinner and relaxation. If desired, walk along-side the beach here you see the fishermen at work, pulling up their nets from the sea.
After breakfast, continue your journey northwards to Wli, known for the highest falls in Ghana, called the Agumatsa Falls.
Along the way, make a short stop in the Kente weaving village Kpetoe, where you can observe the process of local cloth weaving.
Also visit the Volta Regional museum in Ho. This museum was established in 1973 to preserve and exhibit cultural artefacts and other historical items that depict the people's heritage. It main focus is ethnographic history, where you get to be told about the history of the people.
Take a lunch break in Ho.
Arrive in Wli, check-in at your hotel and enjoy a hike to either the lower or upper part of the Agumatsa falls. Once you reach the falls, you may decide to take a swim in the basin of the falls.
Return to your hotel for dinner and relaxation.
If desired, walk around to enjoy the beautiful mountainous scenery of the town, where you also get to see the locals going about their daily activities.
In the morning, after breakfast, you may decide to take another swim at the basin of the lower fall.
Continue to Tamale, the capital of the Northern Region. Enjoy the changing landscape from the tropical forest of the Volta Region to the flat savannah woodlands of the northern part of Ghana.
Arrive in Tamale late afternoon, check in at your hotel for lunch, refresh, and relax at the hotel.
Please note that this leg of the trip is fairly long, so please be prepared for a long drive.
After breakfast, continue your journey to the Upper East Region to the village of Karimenga where you meet Ibrahim, a passionate inhabitant of the village and proud founder of The Green House. The Green House is a lodge built in local style, offers basic accommodation but good services and interesting excursions through the village. For example, you could undertake herbal medicine tour, or embark on a ride on a biking trail or go for a village walk. In addition, there are hiking trails of 2-3 hours through the savannah woodlands. Optionally, visit the village of Gowrie to see the beautiful nature of the lake and its surrounding area that is situated next to Karimenga.
Take a lunch break at a local restaurant.
Another interesting excursion is a visit the nearby Tongo, a small town known for its location in the extra-ordinary architecture and distinct landscape of the Tengzug Hills. The range of granite is known for its unique rock formations and during harmattan (from December to February) the winds make a whistling sound as it passes through cracks in the boulders of the rocks. Visit the community of Tongo and go for a hike around the hills.
The Tengzug Shrine is one of the most famous shrines in the region and was once a hideout for slaves evading their captors. Currently it is used for traditional Religious animal sacrifices. If you are interested to visit the shrine and witness a ceremony where birds and chickens are sacrificed, it is the custom to you disrobe completely from the waist upwards. No photography is permitted in and around the shrine.
Return to Tamale for dinner and relax in your hotel
After breakfast, visit a traditional Dagomba village where people live in round thatched-roofed houses built in circular compounds and where life is so different from the south. It is wonderful to experience that people with different religious backgrounds, from pure animism to Christianity or Islam, they are all living peacefully together.
Explore the bustling center of the fast-growing regional capital. It is worth it to take a stroll on the flamboyant central market, the neighborhoods around the Central Mosque and the township where leather goods are being made.
Continue to Mole National Park, Ghana's largest national wildlife reserve since the 70's. It is one of the main attractions in the northern part of the country and known for its elephant population. The elephant population is estimated around 400 to 600 individuals. Besides the elephants you can spot buffalos, warthogs, several types of antelopes and monkeys.
It's one of the few places on the African continent where you can do a waking safari to spot elephants without the risk of being attacked by more dangerous wildlife species such as lions.
Along the way, visit the Larabanga Mosque, constructed between 1643 - 1675, in the small town of Larabanga, Near to Mole Park, and is said to be Ghana's oldest mosque, and possibly oldest building still standing, possibly built well before white people visited the country.
This whitewashed mud built Sahelian Mosque contains an ancient copy of the Qur'an and is said to date from near the same date and the structure is also said to be Sudanese architecture.
Arrive at the Park, check-in at your motel and enjoy lunch.
After lunch, go for an afternoon safari to spot elephants, antelopes and monkeys.
Finish your day by relaxing at the pool.
Enjoy either a driving or walking safari in the morning. The walking safari takes place either early in the morning (usually leaving the lodge around 6am, just as the sun is rising) or around 3pm. You will cover a few kilometers during your walk on uneven, bushy terrain, so closed shoes are required.
An enjoyable activity is to spend some time watching the comings and goings of various animals at the waterhole, which is their primary drinking spot in the dry season. If you are lucky, you could see one of the crocodiles keeping an eye on some antelopes or elephant(s) drinking or playing around in the water.
You could also have a unique panoramic views over the National Park from atop the Park's Motel.
Enjoy some lunch at the Motel and take the afternoon off from the animals and meet the friendly Gonja people of Mognori and learn about their distinctive culture. Optionally, enjoy a canoe ride on the Mole River which is especially recommended during the rainy season.
Return to the Motel for dinner and relax at the pool.
Your destination today is Kumasi, the capital of the Ashanti region, one of the most powerful kingdoms in West Africa and showed strong resistance to the British in the 19th century.
Descend back to the south on a scenic journey further north through the Brong Ahafo Region.
Optionally make stop in Kintampo for a refreshing swim at the waterfalls.
In addition, visit the Boabeng-Fiema Monkey Sanctuary and experience how the local people of live in close harmony with the sacred mona monkey and black-and-white colobus The mona monkeys spend time at the ground and love to be fed out of the hand of humans.
Take a lunch break and continue your journey to Kumasi.
Arrive in Kumasi and drive to Kejetia Market (the largest open air market in West Africa). Once you arrive at the market you will be assigned with host guides in small groups, who will take you around the market.
Check-in at your hotel for dinner and relaxation.
After breakfast, visit some of the highlights of the city, such as the Manhyia Palace Museum, which offers a first-hand information on the legacies of the Ashanti Kingdom. Proceed to the National Culture center, which shares premises with the Prempeh II Jubilee Museum, home to the dazzling studios of traditional potters, brass, wood carvers, bead makers and batik makers.
Take an early lunch break at a local restaurant.
After lunch, visit the three famous craft villages in the Ashanti Region:
Ahwiaa - the woodcarvers' village, Adawomase and Ntonso villages - the home of Adinkra and Bonwire - the Kente weaving village. On this tour, you will have the opportunity to see how African crafts are made and offers you the opportunity to buy directly from the artisans who make them.
It is possible to attend the Akwasidae Festival on this day, if arranged; celebrated on six weeks intervals.
Return to your hotel for dinner and relaxation.
After breakfast, continue to Lake Busomtwe, which was created by a meteorite and is surrounded by steep, lush vegetated hills.
Arrive at the Lake, check-in at your hotel and spend the entire day by either choosing to relax or involve yourself in different activities, for example go for a hiking excursion around the lake whilst spotting birds and butterflies, rent a bicycle and visit one of the nearby villages, on the lake, or go for a horse riding excursion.
Optionally go for stand-up paddling, where you do not sit the normal way in a canoe, but stand on a board and maneuver yourself with a long paddle.
Wrap up your hike or other activities with a home-made three-course organic and vegetarian meal at the Green Ranch.
Alternatively, take part in a batik workshop, where you learn how to dye locally made clothes and create colorful designs.
You can also decide to relax at the lakeside and enjoy the reading of a book.
All activities above can be discussed and decided on once you arrive at the Lake.
Retire to your hotel for dinner and relaxation.
Spend the morning at the Lake to undertake some of the activities stated above and continue your way to the Central Region of Ghana, considered the heartbeat of Ghana tourism because of its wealth of beaches, forts and castles and festivals.
Along the way, visit the slavery monument and ancestral graveyard in Assin-Manso, which used to be the final stop on the slave trail where slaves were bathed and sold at the slave market before walked in heavy chains to the castles on the coast, and transported to 'The New World' under terrible circumstances.
Visit the Cape Coast Castle, which was built by the Swedes in 1653 and later taken over by the British. The castle also holds the West African Historical Museum, established by the Smithsonian Institute in collaboration with the government of Ghana in 1994.
Take a lunch at a local restaurant.
Visit the Elmina Castle built by the Portuguese in 1482 and also known as St. George's Castle. This castle was the first European structure built in Sub - Saharan Africa. The Castle offers one of West Africa's greatest spots for photography, especially at the peak of the sunset. Also visit the Java Museum.
Visit Fort St. Jago built by the Dutch in 1665 on St. George Hill. It is from this vantage point that the Dutch launched their successful land attack on Elmina Castle in 1637. The fort was built primarily to provide military protection to the Elmina Castle and to serve as a disciplinary institution for European convicts.
Continue to your resort for dinner and relaxation. You could take a leisurely walk along the beach to see the fisher folks going about their fishing activities under the exit of the beautiful sunset.
Do not forget to take photos of the spectacular sunset.
After a hearty breakfast, depart to explore the historic Kakum National Park, one of West Africa's surviving tropical rain forests, spanning over 360sq km and filled with diverse and dense vegetation. A blend of true rainforest and semi deciduous forest, Kakum is the home to over 40 large mammals, 400 bird species and a breathtaking array of butterflies, flora and fauna.
The most popular attraction in the forest is the Canopy walkway which is made up of seven bridges extending 330m and hanging 40m above the forest floor. Undertake a 2 kilometer nature walk through the forest to discover the wide variety of exotic floral species and the medicinal values they offer or take a canopy walkway which hangs 100 feet above the forest floor or an over view of the rain forest while enjoying the tuning sounds of whispering birds.
Take a break for a refreshing lunch.
Visit the Posuban Military Shrine, where the Asafo companies, (Fanti traditional soldiers), prepare spiritually for war. These shrines are wonderful examples of how art is used in the daily lives of Ghanaians.
If desired, meet the Chief fisherman and his entourage in one of the fishing communities for a discussion on how they go about their fishing methods, sales and preservation of their catch.
Return to your resort for dinner and relaxation at the beach
Enjoy the morning at the beach and depart for Accra, for check-in and departure.
Optionally undertake some last minute souvenir shopping in Accra before your departure
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