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9 Days Nature and Culture Tour of Ghana

Starting from$1080 /per person
9days
includes:
  • .transports
  • .Flight
  • .tour guide
  • .standard meal
  • .hotels

Day 1: Woezor/Welcome

Arrive in Accra, Ghana.

Transfer from the airport to your hotel for a welcome drink and orientation.

Day 2: Accra - Sogakope - Keta

After breakfast, the driver will meet you in the morning at the hotel and drive down the coastline 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 distillation and also interact with the indigenes.

Take a lunch break in a local restaurant.

Arrive in Keta and check-in at your hotel. 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.

Continue to your resort and relax or walk along-side the beach here you see the fishermen at work, pulling up their nets from the sea.

Retire to your hotel for dinner and relaxation

Day 3: Keta - Ho - Wli

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.

Arrive in Wli, check into your hotel, enjoy a late afternoon lunch.

After lunch, 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.

Spend the rest of the day to relax at the hotel or walk around to enjoy the beautiful mountainous scenery of the town, where you also get to see the locals going about their daily activities.

Return to your hotel for dinner and relaxation

Day 4: Wli - Tamale

In the morning, enjoy another swim in the basin of the falls.

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.

Check-in at your hotel, refresh, enjoy a late lunch and relax in the hotel.

Please note that this leg of the trip is long, so be prepared for a long drive.

Day 5: Tamale - Karimenga - Tongo Hills - Tamale

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and continue your journey to the Upper East Region to the village of Karimenga, upon arrival, a local guide will take you on an interesting excursions through the village. For instance, 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.

Enjoy lunch in the village o in a local restaurant on the way to Tongo Hills.

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 and relax in your hotel

Day 6: Tamale - Mole National Park

In the morning, 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, check-in at your hotel, enjoy lunch and go for an afternoon safari to spot elephants, antelopes and monkeys. Finish your day by relaxing at the pool.

Retire to your hotel for dinner and relaxation.

Day 7: Full day at Mole National Park

Spend the entire day in the Park and 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 kilometres during your walk on uneven, bushy terrain, so closed shoes are required.

The Motel is built a little higher where you have panoramic views over the National Park. Another 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.

Optionally take the afternoon off from the animals and meet the friendly Gonja people of Mognori and learn about their distinctive culture. If desired, enjoy a canoe ride on the Mole River, which is especially, recommended during the rainy season.

If desired, also visit the Larabanga mosque and the mystic stones.

Return to your hotel in the Park for dinner and finish your day by relaxing at the pool.

Day 8: Mole NP - Kumasi

Your destination today is Kumasi, the capital of the Ashanti region. The Ashanti became 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 and enjoy a picnic under the Kintampo falls.

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 population. The mona monkeys spend most of their time on the ground and love to be fed out of the hands of humans.

Take a lunch break.

Continue your journey to Kumasi, along the way, you could visit Adawomase and Ntonso, villages known for traditional cloth making such as Kente and Adinkra. The villages are relatively touristy however, play an important part in the understanding of the Ashanti cultural heritage.

Arrive in Kumasi and if time permits, 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

Day 9: Kumasi - Accra

In the morning, visit the Manhyia Palace and the National Cultural Centre to visit the craft market, combined with the Prempeh II Jubilee Museum is full of historically significant artefacts related to the Asantehene kings, and, built in 1926 upon the return from exile of the Asantehene King Nana Prempeh I from the Seychelles Islands, shows original furniture and memorabilia, and offers a good overview of the Ashanti history

Continue your journey back to Accra, and upon arrival, optionally, undertake a souvenir shopping in the city.

The driver will further drop you at the Airport for departure formalities.

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.

9 Days Nature and Culture Tour of Ghana PRICE

From USD 1080 - 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
  • 8 days Comfortable 4x4 car rental with A/C including driver's allowance
  • Fuel and toll
  • Accommodation with standard breakfast
COST EXCLUDES:
  • Food
  • Beverages
  • Drinks
  • Tour activities and excursions
  • Gratitudes (Optional)
  • Travel insurance (recommended)

Total Price per person-

$1080