Worlanyo Tours Ghana - Reach Your Travel Dream

DISCOVER THE HEART OF WEST AFRICA IN 32 DAYS – FESTIVALS, VOODOO CEREMONIES AND RITUALS AND DANCE PERFORMANCES

Starting from$8900 /per person
32days
includes:
  • .transports
  • .Flight
  • .tour guide
  • .standard meal
  • .hotels

Day 1: Arrival in Accra - Ghana

Arrive in Accra, Ghana.

Arrive at the Kotoka International Airport, where our driver will meet and transfer you to your hotel for a welcome drink, trip briefing, acclimatization and relaxation.

Day 2: Accra - Sogakope

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 a Ga coffin workshop in Nungua, where you can observe the coffins which are designed to represent an aspect of thedead person’s life. Visit the old colonial neighborhoods of James Town and Usher Town, an interesting area to explore on foot. Also, visit the old fishing harbor, 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. After lunch continue your way to Sogakope. Arrive and check - in at your hotel and enjoy a story telling moment, combined with a traditional Ewe Agbadza dance. Retire to your hotel for dinner and relaxation.

Day 3: Sogakope - Wli

After breakfast, we move to a remote hidden village, where we will join a Voodoo ceremony: The frenetic rhythm of the drums and chants of the adepts help to call the voodoo spirit who takes possession of some of the dancers who fall into a deep trance: eyes rolling back, grimaces, convulsions, insensitivity to fire or pain. Sakpata, Heviesso, Mami Water and other voodoos are showing their presence by taking possession of their adepts. In this narrow village, surrounded by the magic atmosphere of a voodoo ceremony, we will finally understand how traditions are still deeply rooted in African soul. We take a lunch break at a local restaurant. Continue to Wli, known for the highest falls in Ghana, called the Agumatsa Falls in the Volta Region of Ghana. On the way, pass through the TafiAtome Monkey Sanctuary along the way, a small community with a large monkey population, which are traditionally sacred to its inhabitants and protected from poaching. Optionally, visit TafiAbuipeKente weaving village, one of Ghana's major kente-weaving centres. Most of the weavers work outdoors, which gives the village an impressive, interesting and interactive atmosphere. Arrive in Wli, check-in at your hotel for dinner and relaxation; enjoy the serene mountainous atmosphere.

Day 4: Wli - Laite Wote - Amedzofe

Enjoy an early morning hike to either the lower or upper Agumatsa falls. Upon reaching the falls, you may decide to take a swim in the basin of the falls. The upper fall is recommended for the energetic and adventurous, as it would take about a 2 and half-hour trail to get there. Continue to Amedzofe, the highest hilltop settlement in Ghana and surrounded by the lush vegetation and rolling hills of the mountains of Avatime. Along the way, visit LiateWote, a picturesque village, nestled in the heart of the Volta Region at the foot of the range of mountains that make up the Ghana/Togo border; LiatiWote is a hidden paradise, with over 300 species of butterflies in its forest, home to one of the largest butterflies count in Ghana. The village is the ultimate place to experience rural community life. The friendly local people are always ready to welcome you and see to it that your visit was worth the trip. There are hiking possibilities like taking a hike through coffee and cocoa fields and untouched forest to the Tagbo falls and the more adventurous 1.5 hours climb to the top of Ghana's highest mountain, Mount Afadjato, which stands at (2905 ft). Another interesting experience is to join one of the local farmers to their farmlands. Arrive in Amedzofe, check-in to your hotel, enjoy a late lunch and undertake a hike to the peak of Mount Gemi with one of the local guides. Spend the rest of the day to enjoy the atmosphere in Amedzofe where you will see some of the historical landmarks indicating the German presence in this area including the missionary work, and the development of the Evangelical-Presbyterian Church that influenced the area. Return to your hotel for dinner and relaxation.

Day 5: Amedzofe - Kpalime, in Togo

After breakfast, enjoy another one and a half hours hike, where you find yourself through the forest to the Ote Falls. It is an adventurous trail with the possibility of taking a refreshing swim upon reaching the falls. Continue your journey and cross the border to Kpalime, in Togo. Arrive inKpalime, a perfect play-ground for hikers, check-in at your hotel and enjoy lunch. Enjoy Francophone atmosphere and take a visit Mount Agou, one of the highest mountains in Togo, which offers some of the country's best sceneries. Kpalime is also known for its fertile soil where you find numerous cacao and coffee plantations. Return to your hotel for dinner and relaxation; enjoy the serene atmosphere in the town.

Day 6: Spend Full Day InKpalime

Spend the entire day in and around Kpalime. Visit the village of Kouma-Konda where you can visit the local people who process locally grown coffee beans into organically certified coffee. Upon reaching the village, you will meet some local artists who use natural colours from the forest for their art works. Undertake some walking trails through the forest near Mount Klouto where you can watch masses of colourful butterflies in its forest. Also visit cascade de Wome, located in the village of Wome, known for its waterfalls as one of the great attractions in the Kpalime area, which is 12km away from the main town of Kpalime. Optionally, visit the art market, Le Centre Artisenal, where local craft men produce wonderful items. Return to your hotel for dinner and relaxation.

Day 7: Kpalime - Davedi - Lome

Continue your journey to south of Togo and visit Davedi, a village that offers an ultimate opportunity to experience the traditional Ewe culture in southern Togo. The village is known for its vast pineapple plantations and palm trees. Arrive in Davedi and undertake a guided walk through the community with a local guide and experience how people process palm nuts into palm oil, palm wine and gin. If desired, attend a twin doll ceremony or pay a visit to the fetish priest. Continue to Lome, the capital city of Togo, check-in at your hotel for dinner and relaxation; enjoy the friendly atmosphere in the city. If desired, take an evening walk at the pristine palm-fringed beach of city.

Day 8: Lome - Togoville - Possotome - Benin

After breakfast, visit some of the highlights of Lome in the morning. Nana Benz is the name of the biggest market in Lome called Nana Benz, where almost everything is for sale. You will find traders from all over the region buying colourfully printed clothes, woven baskets from colorful treads. Also, visit LeMarche des Feticheurs, the voodoo market where people buy mystifying items from animal skins, bones and skulls, to arrange their traditional ceremonies. Enjoy lunch at a road-side cafeteria and continue your way to visit the historical highlights at Aneho, Agbedrafo and Togoville around Lac Togo. Cross the border and continue your journey to Possotome, in Benin. Arrive in Possotome and check-in at your hotel. Possotome is a village at the very banks of lakeAheme, where you are able to observe the day-to-day activities of the villagers. The inhabitants of the village are known for their vibrant voodoo culture. Experience how the local people worship their traditional gods and observe the role of the voodoo culture in the daily life of the ordinary people. Optionally, attend a traditional voodoo ceremony, Zangbeto dance or enjoy a storytelling moment at the village square.

Day 9: Possotome - Ouidah

Spend the morning in Possotome and undertake a guided walk along-side the lake, the villages and sacred forest. Continue to Ouidah, a town with a rich history and the cradle of African Traditional (voodoo) Religion. On the way, make a stop at Se, a pottery village where you willfind and meet hard-working women producing wonderful clay pottery manually. Arrive in Ouidah and visit some of the highlights in the town. Take a tour of the Temple dedicated to the sacred python, which is believed to give vitality and protection. Visit the sacred forest which houses many shrines dedicated to various deities. Visit the historical Museum of Ouidah, located in a centuries-old Portuguese fort. This museum reflects Benin's role in the transatlantic slave trade. Also visit the Port of No Return, a monument built by the Benin government to commemorate the Africans taken from the Dahomey Empire during the slave trade. Continue to your hotel for dinner and relax or sit along the beach and enjoy the serenity.

Day 10: Ouidah - Ganvier - Porto-Novo

Spend the morning at the beach to rest some more or a voodoo ritual ceremony and find your way to Ganvie and visit the stilt village by motorized canoe; the village is built over water (Lac Noukoue), knowingly referred to as the "Venice of West Africa". Treat yourself with a first-hand experience as the people of Ganvie carry out their daily routines in their dugout canoes filled with earthen wares, groceries, working tools, animals and any other livelihood materials you could think of, while trading with one another and transacting business with tourists. You will definitely enjoy shopping on the floating market and taking a relaxing canoe ride to explore the village, which came about as a result of escaping slavery during the slave trade era in Benin. The village is over 300 years old. Take a lunch break at the MB hotel, situated on the lake. After lunch, return to the banks of the lake and continue your journey to Porto Novo, the former capital of the French Dahomey colony in the 19th century, which still stands as the administrative capital of Benin. Interesting highlights to undertake in Porto-Novo are the Museum of Ethnography, one of the best in the country, which gives you an interesting insight on the Yoruba culture. Take a walk through the lush garden and training center for the production, research and development of sustainable agricultural practices. Guided by one of the students at the center; you will be introduced to the small-scale farming practices such as large-scale composting, fish cultivation, snail farming and animal husbandry. Also, visit the Palais Royal du RoiToffa (MuseeHomne), focussed on the last sovereign king of Benin before colonisation, the gardens of Jardin Place Jean Bayol, where you can find the statue of the first king of Benin, and the close by Palais de Governor, home of the national legislature. You could as well undertake some of the above activities the next morning before your departure to Abomey. Check-in at the Songhai Centre for dinner and relaxation. The center is an innovative educational center for tropical agriculture, beautifully situated in the green agriculture surroundings. We can arrange on this day for you to witness a Voodoo festival/ceremony, a festival that has its climax celebration on the 10th of January every year. Find yourself mesmerized by the rich display of mystic traditional beliefs, amidst chanting of appellations to the gods of the land with people falling into trance, blowing of flutes accompanied with warrior dance performances, pouring of libations, body art and slaughtering of animals for sacrifice.

Day 11: Porto-Novo - Abomey

After breakfast, undertake some of the highlights of Porto Novo mentioned above and continue your way to Abomey. If desired, visit Adjara Market along the way, which booms twice week. Arrive in Abomey, the ancient capital of the Dahomey Empire, check-in at your hotel and enjoy lunch. After lunch, discover some of the highlights of Abomey, such as The Benhazin Monument, located at the east entrance of the city, and the old neighbourhood where you will find remnants of the mud wall that once enclosed the empire, the Royal Palace and Museum (a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site), where every new king added his own residence, resulting in twelve palaces in the empire at its peak. Currently, only two remaining; the Palace is worth visited in the afternoon. Abomey is also known for its strong voodoo culture, its powerful magic sorcerers and ceremonies. Enjoy Egun mask dance performance in the evening, where you see Egun mask dancers chanting appellations and falling into trance over a short period of time while performing their warrior dance. Return to your hotel for dinner and relaxation.

Day 12: Abomey - Natintingou

Explore more of Abomey in the morning and continue your journey to Natintingou, north of Benin and visit the flamboyant market at Basilla along the way (if it is market day). Continue to Dankoli, an ordinary town at the foot of rocky hill but claimed to have one of the strongest and most powerful fetish shrines in the country. The fetish shrine is situated under a magnificent tree, which receives streams of believers who wishes to ask for help and guidance from the spirits. Optionally, visit the Taneka villages near Djougou, where you can find architectural masterpieces scattered over a wide area and molded on to the rocky and scrubby hillsides. The people in this area still live in a traditional way and hold animistic ways of living. However, this place is quite touristy and this could be a reason not to go there. Arrive in Natintingou, check-in at your hotel and enjoy a late lunch and either choose to relax or visit the Kota falls and enjoy a refreshing bath at the basin of the falls, or spend the rest of the day in the increasingly cosmopolitan town, which is inhabited by a melting-pot of ethnic tribes like the Fon, Dendi, Ditarami, Fulani and many more.

Day 13: Natintingou - Penjari National Park

Spend the morning in Natitingou and surroundings. The best time to get a real feeling of the town and its people is during the market days. Worth visiting is the Ethnographic museum located in an old French colonial house, built in 1915, where you will find details about the Somba people's lifestyle and extra-ordinary mud architecture. Continue your journey further north to Pendjari National Park, which lies in north western Benin, adjoining the Arli National Park in Burkina Faso. The national park is known for its wildlife and is home to some of the last populations of big game like elephants, West African lions, hippopotamuses, buffalo and various antelopes in West Africa. The park is also famous for its richness in birds. Optionally, walk to the Tanougou Falls before entering the park. Arrive at the Park, check-in at your lodge and go for a driving safari around the Park. Retire to your lodge for dinner and relaxation.

Day 14: Full Day at Penjari National Park

Spend a full day in the Park for a one-stop safari experience. Also enjoy the wonderful scenery alongside.

Day 15: Penjari National Park - Natintingou

Spend part of the morning in the Park and it surroundings and descend back to Natintingou Upon arrival check in at your hotel and relax or once again take a guided tour to explore more of the Somba villages. Optionally, spend the rest of the day at the waterfalls and enjoy a picnic.

Day 16: Natintingou - Boukoumbe - Dapaong

Enjoy a wonderful journey today through the Somba Land to Boukoumbe, an area known for its extra-ordinary architecture houses, also called Tata Sombas, built like miniature fortresses, surrounded by rolling hills and giant Baobab trees. The Batamamaria people and other indigenous tribes who settled on these lands, originally came from Burkina Faso and settled on this lands centuries ago. They are known for their animist way of living and have kept their traditions alive and pure to date. Cross the border back to Togo by traversing on a scenic landscape route through the Tamberma Valley, a semi-mountainous region of the Batammariba people at the Togo side of the border is also referred to as Koutammakou, which is designated as an UNESCO World Heritage site. Explore some of the villages nicely situated at the slope of Mount Kabyé. In the village Tchare near Pya, the people are known for their ancient way of iron manufacturing and pottery. Continue your journey to Dapaong in northern Togo. Enjoy lunch at a road-side cafeteria along the way, arrive in Dapaong and check-in at your hotel. Undertake a hike to the extra-ordinary Nano caves (the miniature Dogon Valley) hidden in the walls of Mount Somoo (the climb/walk is strenuous) Return to your hotel for dinner and relaxation.

Day 17: Dapaong - Tiébélé - Pô - Ouagadougou

Cross the border to Burkina Faso and drive to Ouagadougou, the capital city; one of the liveliest cities of West Africa with an endless selection of gardens and outdoor bars with live indigenous and classical music. Along the way, visit Tiébélé and explore the villages of Tiebele and Tangassogo, known for their special building style from the Gourounsi (Kasssana) people, where a guide will give you the explanation on the figures on the houses and materials used. Also, visit the compound of the chief of the village, where you can find all decorative style ornaments and in-depth history of the town and its people. If desired, also make a stop at Pô, a city in southern Burkina Faso. It is the capital of the province of Nahouri. The main ethnic group is the Gurunsi. It is said to have been founded in around 1500 and is home to an army base, including the Académiemilitaire Georges Namoano. Undertake a guided tour of the town. Continue your journey to Ouagadougou, arrive in the city, check-in at your hotel, enjoy lunch and either choose to relax or explore the city on foot with a guide and visit one of the outdoor bars to enjoy some of the local music and dance.

Day 18: Full Day in Ouagadougou

Spend the entire day exploring and enjoying the atmosphere in city of Ougadougou. After breakfast, undertake a sightseeing tour of the city and visit the traditional capital of the Mossi Empire. Visit the Artisan Centre to shop for bronze castings, carvings, masks, jewelry, including desert crossesand terracotta beads, as well as leather Tuareg boxes. Also visit the Musee National. The museum features primarily ethnographic collections, such as clay pottery, basket making and weaving exhibits, regional costumes, including the Mossi Chief's regalia and ancestral statutes of the Bobo, Mossi, Lobi and Gurunsi people. Optional excursions outside Ougadougou include: - The village of Laongo, where you'll find a remarkable outdoor gallery of rock sculptures. Artists from all over the world came to Laonga and made these amazing giant sculptures from granite rocks in the landscape. Less giant but still wonderful are the iron statues made by an old craftsman in the middle of the park. The Manega museum is located about 50 km north of Ouagadougou. The museum has a rich collection and is full of mystery as it deals with sacred artifacts. The water museum in Loumbila (situated 25 km outside Ouagadougou) is focused on the bare essential of life: water. This museum explains the role of water in society, the methods used to fetch water, various types of wells and methods to purify water into drinking water. Very interesting in a country where life is very much centered around (the shortage of) water. There is also the possibility to engage in some horse riding at Cheval Mandingue and spend the night in one of the villages at the outskirts of Ouagadougou. Return to your hotel for dinner and relaxation.

Day 19: Ouagadougou - Saaba - BoboDioulaso

Depart Ouaga after breakfast and head for the city BoboDioulasso, the second largest city in Burkina Faso. It has a thriving market, a fine mosque and a small popular quarter, Kibidwe which is fascinating to roam around. There's also a lively music scene. On the way, visit Bazoule, a small villagejust outside of Ouagodougou), where around 100 Nile crocodiles live a peaceful, tranquil life alongside the local villagers. Visit the Centre de KologhNaba in Saaba, a working place for women in weaving, sewing, carpentry, soap making, masonry and gardening. The project aims to improve the living conditions of the women through training and provision of work opportunities. They have a very nice shop at the premises, whereby the profits are solely used for the benefit of the members. Also visit koudougou and undertake a guided cultural tour of the town Arrive in Bobo, check-in at your hotel and enjoy lunch. In the evening, after an early dinner, save some energy for a night time enjoyment of Bobo's thriving live-music.

Day 20: Full Day In BoboDioulasso

Explore the ancient old neighborhoods of Bobo-Dioulasso in the morning, where you find traditional craftsmen at work and beautiful well-preserved Sudanese style mosques. The old neighborhood Ibidwe is also worth a visit, which hosts separate areas for animists, Muslims, Griots (story-tellers andpoets) and blacksmiths. Also visit one of the most popular attractions near Bobo, La Ginguiette, a crystal-clear bathing area located in a lush forest. Return to your hotel for dinner and relaxation.

Day 21: BoboDioulasso - Banfora

Continue your journey to Banfora, located south-western of Burkina Faso; one of the most fertile regions of the country. Banfora is greener than Bobo, and of course is home to the infamous Banfora Cascades, which is about 10 km away from the city itself - but easily accessible by bike. Banfora has more Faux Types than Bobo - and you get more unsolicited attention. Along the way, visit the Karfiguella falls, a series of waterfalls, and located 12 km of Banfora and constitutes one of the most important tourism sites in Burkina Faso and the domes of Fabedougou. There is plenty of opportunity to walk around, to swim or take a sun-bath. In addition, enjoy a picnic at the falls. The domes of Fabedougou are bulbous rock formations created by water erosion, and relatively easy to climb. Arrive in Banfora, check-in at your hotel for dinner and relaxation.

Day 22: Full Day In Banfora

Spend the entire day in and around Banfora. Visit the hippos at Lake Tengrela, which are considered to be holy. Even more special is the sacred Baobab tree, where you get to sit inside the tree with a local animist priest. In addition, visit the peaks of Sindou (a three-kilometre-long chain of crags) and go for a hike and enjoy the beautiful panoramic views while at it. Proceed to the Troglodyte Village of Niansogoni, a small and terrific village located at the western border of Burkina and Mali, where one could experience traditional culture. The scenery is gorgeous, with a series of gray limestone hills, cliffs and escarpment formations that loom on the horizon. Then you can explore its beautiful ancient village, dotted with terracotta dwellings – this is where local customs and the vivid history of the villagers come to life Return to your hotel in Banfora for dinner and relaxation.

Day 23: Banfora - Korhogo

Your destination today is Korhogo in the northern part of Ivory Coast, a town also called the capital of the Senoufou County. Enjoy an early morning breakfast and continue you journey across the south-western border of Burkina Faso and Ivory Coast to Korhogo. Make stops in villages on the way and experience how strong the Senoufou people retained their traditions and culture. Their main activities are farming (millet, rice, yam and cassava) and traditional shrines that play an important role in their lives. Experience this during a spontaneous visit to one the villages on the way. Enjoy lunch at a road-side cafeteria, arrive in Korhogo, check-in at your hotel for dinner and relaxation.

Day 24: Korhogo - Man

Continue your journey through the Ivorian Senoufou land to Man, a town which hides among a suite of craggy mountains (the area is called Dix HuitMontagnes or 18 Mountains Region), verdant bamboo forest and coffee plantations. Make possible stops on the way in Seguela and Boundiali to enjoy the rich culture of the indigenes. Arrive in Man, check-in at your hotel for lunch and enjoy the stunning environment, surrounded by lush vegetation, tropical forest and mountain peaks. Optionally, take a guided walk or hike around.

Day 25: Full Day In Man

Spend the entire day in man and Visit the skilled woodcarvers and watch them as they work on their wooden logs with sharp carving tools. You also see the exhibition of finished carved artifacts displayed for sale. Undertake a pleasant 1 hour walk to the La cascade (waterfalls) located a few hundred meters on the road to Tonkoui (on the west outskirts of Man). A path that carves through the bamboo forest, littered with colourful dragonflies and butterflies joyously lapping at the intoxicating cool air, the path leads to the simply named and elegant La Cascade which softly tumbles down the layered rock carpeted in velvety green moss - the cool waters bring refreshment on humid warm days. You can decide to take a swim at the falls and enjoy a picnic. Also available is a hiking possibilities to Mt.Tonkoui and Mt.La Dent for hikers. The people in and around Man and are also known for their traditional mask dance, which could also be referred to as the stilt dance of the Dan people. A dance ceremony could be organized in the evening after dinner, if interested. Return to your hotel for dinner and relaxation.

Day 26: Man - Yamoussoukro

Continue your journey to Yamoussoukro, the administrative capital of Cote d'Ivoire and home to the late president Felix HouphouetBoigny. Make possible stops in few villages on the way. Arrive in Yamoussoukro, home to the Presidential Palace, which is now used by relatives of the late presidentFelixHouphouetBoigny. Check-in at your hotel and enjoy lunch. Take a tour of the Basilica of "?ur Lady of Peace of Yamoussoukro", constructed between 1985 and 1989. Also visit the The Abokouamekro Game Reserve. Return to your hotel for dinner and relaxation.

Day 27: Yamousoukro - Tiagba - Abidjan

After breakfast, enjoy a scenic journey from Yamoussoukroto Abidjan, serving as the capital, Abidjan is the biggest and most important city of Cote d'Ivoire. One the way, pas through Tiagba, a stilt village built on the Ebri Lagoon. Arrive in Abidjan, check-in at your hotel and enjoy. After lunch, visit the public zoo of Abidjan, where you will see many exotic animals. Later depart for a 15-minute drive to visit the Musee National of Abidjan which has a very large collection of over 20,000 objects, including wooden statues and masks, pottery, ivory and bronze. Visit the "Trechville market" where you will have the chance to get all your souvenirs (jewellery, clothes, cloths, pagnes, woodcrafts, etc. Also visit the St. Pauls Cathedral, quite in disrepair after the civil war but still great views over the city from the top. Optionally, visit and enjoy a walk in the botanical gardens (Bingerville). Return to your hotel for dinner and relaxation.

Day 28: Abidjan - Grand Bassam - Elmina

Your journey today takes you back to Ghana. After breakfast, drive along the coast and do a little bit of sightseeing in Grand Bassam, the historical capital of Ivory Coast under French rule. You will still find beautiful architecture, old houses of worship and the Cathedral du Sacre Coeur in the touristic town of Grand Bassam, and besides tourism and fishery, pottery is a main source of livelihood which is produced and sold at the Ceramique centre. Enjoy lunch along the way and cross the border to Ghana and continue your way to Elmina. Optionally, visit the well-preserved fort St. Sebastian, the third-oldest fortification in Ghana, in Shama and Fort Vredenburgh in Komenda, which are currently in ruins. Arrive in Elmina, check-in at your hotel for dinner and enjoy the beautiful beach atmosphere and the palm-fringed beaches. 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 photographs of the spectacular golden sunset.

Day 29: In and around Elmina

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 breath-taking 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. 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. Also 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. Take a lunch break. After lunch, 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. 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. Return 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.

Day 30: Elmina fishing community visit

Spend the day by having an audience with 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 the your resort and enjoy a drumming and dancing performance before dinner.

Day 31: Full day at the Beach for Relaxation

Spend the day to respire by relaxing at the palm-fringed beach of your resort. You could optionally engage in other activities organized by the resort, like horse riding, drumming and dancing, batik designing, bead making, etc.

Day 32: Elmina - Accra / Departure

Spend part of the morning at the beach and return to Accra. If desired, make a stop at Abanze along the way and visit the remnants of Fort Amsterdam. The fort has beautiful views over Abanze's busy fishing beach, the Etsi Lagoon and the village of Kormantse. Continue your journey to Accra and upon arrival, optionally undertake some souvenir shopping before check-in and departure at the Airport.

Spontaneous stops based on client's interests for photography or a quick scenic gaze during the tour is allowed.

There is a possibility of witnessing a naming ceremony, join a church service or witness a funeral ceremony while tour is in session.

Cancellation Policy

Worlanyo Tours' cancellation policy is applied as follows:
Cancellations made 60 days or more prior to the start of the tour will be charged cancellation fee of 15% of the tour cost.
Cancellations made 45 to 30 days prior to the start to the tour will be charged cancellation fee of 20% of the tour cost.
Cancellations made 25 to 15 days prior to the start to the tour will be charged cancellation fee of 25% of the tour cost.
Cancellations made 15 days or less prior to the start of the tour will be charged cancellation of 100%, meaning no refund.

Trip cancellation insurance is recommended.

Domestic flight tickets are non-refundable when alternate (land) arrangements are made.

No-Shows, late arrivals, voluntary changes or cancellations by travelers of tour days or services during a tour are non-refundable. Cancellation Insurance Is recommended.

Prior to the start of the tour, Worlanyo Tours reserves the right to cancel a tour, and will provide a full refund of all payments. Worlanyo Tours has never cancelled a tour but would do so at Its sole discretion should travelers' safety be of concern. Worlanyo Tours is not responsible for expenses Incurred by travelers in preparing for a trip which is eventually cancelled.

Once travelers are at the destination in Africa, Worlanyo Tours will provide comparable alternate tour arrangements if the cancellation of a particular tour is deemed necessary. Should travelers elect not to accept these alternate arrangements, this will constitute voluntary refusal of services, and no refunds will be given.

Pro-rata refunds will be made if alternate arrangements are not comparable to the original tour services, Please note: Domestic flights may be replaced by ground transportation, if the domestic flight schedule renders flights impossible within the constraints of a tour and/or the tour dates; In this case, the missed flights ac non-refundable as the ticket price will be used to make alternate land arrangements

Worlanyo Tours prices are stated in U.S. Dollars (USD), and are subject to change until a tour deposit is received. Prices do not include international travel to/from Africa, passport fees, entry visa fees, excess baggage charges, airport taxes, immunization or other medical fees, non-specified meals, alcoholic or other beverages, insurance, tips for tour staff, laundry and other personal expenses.

DISCOVER THE HEART OF WEST AFRICA IN 32 DAYS – FESTIVALS, VOODOO CEREMONIES AND RITUALS AND DANCE PERFORMANCES

From USD 8900 - based on one person

Take this tour with a friend or friends to share the cost

This tour could be done by public transport as well, with the aid of a tour guide, for low budget tourists.

highlights

cost includes
  • Round trip Airport transfer
  • 30 days 4x4 car rental with A/C including driver’s allowance
  • Fuel and toll
  • Border crossing permits
  • 30 days Accommodation with standard breakfast
COST EXCLUDES:
  • Food
  • Beverages
  • Drinks
  • Souvenirs and other personal expenses
  • Tour activities and excursions
  • Gratitudes (Optional)
  • Travel insurance (recommended)

Total Price per person-

$8900