The Western Region of Ghana is an integrated complex of beautiful safe beaches and African touch beach resorts. It has the largest collection of European settlements and monuments.
The driver will meet you at your hotel or residence in the morning and depart to the Western Region.
Upon arrival enjoy lunch and visit Ankasa Conservation Area, The area still holds over 600 butterfly species with many endemic species have been recorded, and the network of streams in the area is an important breeding ground for many of the fish species in the region as well as being of an important watershed for the rivers west and south of the Protected Area With many yet-to-be discovered plants and animal species, Ankasa offers a virgin laboratory for scientists and students. Its quiet milieu is equally conducive for religious and recreational tourism.
After breakfast, undertake another short morning hike in the forest and continue your journey to Axim, home to sub-Saharan Africa's second oldest fort, and its main attractions are its beaches, its rich history and culture, and the architectural diversity of its buildings.
Along the way, visit Nzulezo stilt village, which is close to the Ivory Coast border. Nzulezo means 'surface water' in the Nzema language. You would spend close to one hour on the water by boat before you reach the stilt village. The community is one of the few settlements in the world still living in stilt houses.
Arrive in Axim, check-in to your hotel and enjoy a refreshing lunch.
After lunch, undertake any of the activities below. (Discuss with the driver)
Enjoy a guided tour of Fort San Antonio, courtesy of the Ghana Museums and Monuments Board, the legal custodian of Ghana's material cultural heritage. The Fort is open to the public daily, between 7:30 am and 6:30 pm.
With the help of a trained local guide, take a walking or cycling tour of the lower and upper townships, reliving their colonial and commercial past, and observing the present lifestyle of the townspeople, who belong to the Nzema and Evalue ethnic groups.
Tour Boboewusi Island and the lighthouse run by the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority. When you climb to the top of the lighthouse, you will discover a fantastic view of the countryside, long stretches of sandy beach, and the exuberance of Axim Township. Afterwards, you may have a picnic on the island's beautifully landscaped grounds.
Take a canoe trip up the Ankobra River or join experienced local fisher on their sea fishing expeditions in wooden dugout canoes with outboard motors. The fishermen go to sea every day except Tuesday (when tradition forbids them from doing so).
Optionally enjoy sun bathing and swimming at Axim's pristine sandy beaches. You might see whales and dolphins at Axim Beach, between October and April of every year. Sea turtles are regularly sighted between August and March (especially during the peak period of October to December) or hike to the idyllic village beyond Awunakrom.
Continue to your hotel for dinner and relaxation
After breakfast, undertake some of the activities above and continue your journey to Butre, a small fishing village located on a sheltered bay by a forest, between the communities of Busua and Asemkaw, about 20 kilometres southwest of Takoradi. Now home to nearly 400 inhabitants, largely from the Ahanta ethnic group, Butre was among the early historical towns generated by 17th century inter-European and inter-African conflict.
Upon arrival, check into your hotel and begin your tour by taking a stroll through Butre village, observing the local culture, traditions and livelihood of the Ahanta people.
Hike up the hill to the ruins of Fort Batenstein, to enjoy amazing 360 degree views of the village, coast, lagoon, rock formations, forest, fields and hills. Caution: the climb to the fort is steep and not for the faint-hearted or paddle into the wild on a traditional duguout canoe, on Butre Lagoon and River. Look out for wildlife species such as crocodiles, kingfishers, mudskippers and crabs.
Take a break for a refreshing lunch.
After lunch, with a tour guide, take a short 3 km hike to the beautiful rocky 'coconut beach' through farmlands with a variety of tropical plants, colourful butterflies, birds and squirrels. Your guide will point out some of the birds and medicinal plant species. With some luck, you might hear or even see some of the last remaining wild monkeys in the area.
If you wish, continue another 2 km to Fort Metal Cross at Dixcove built by the British in 1697 and was later taken over by the Dutch. Overnight at hotel on Busua Beach. Also visit Fort Appolonia one of the less-travelled forts where you will get the real feel of the haunting history. It was built by the British in 1770 and was later bombarded in 1873. The fort was reconstructed between 1962 and 1968 by Ghanaian government.
Don't forget to take photos of the spectacular sunset.
Return to your hotel for dinner and relaxation.
After breakfast, explore a little more of Butre and return to Accra.
Along the way, visit the well-preserved fort St. Sebastian, the third-oldest fortification in Ghana, in Shama and Fort Vredenburgh in Komenda, which are currently a ruin.
Also, visit the Cape Coast Castle and Museum, to learn more about the history of slave trade. The castle is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has the reputation to be one of the largest former slave-holding sites in the world. Built in 1653 as a wooden structure initially, the fort has changed hand many times - it was built by the Swedes, temporary in Danish and Dutch hands however later reinforced by the British and rebuilt and expanded in size in 1665.
Continue to Accra and end the tour in the evening, where the driver will drop you off at your pick up point.
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.
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