I'm Charles Sablah, I've been working as a tour guide for a few years now building up my reputation to offer an experience that many big tour companies would probably not consider.  The deprived suburb of Nima in Accra is my base and where I started the tours as walking tours.
I'm fortunate enough now to be able to extend my tours to the city of Accra as well as in-country to experience with you the best Ghana has to offer.  I work to your requirements to offer a tailor-made service, including a variety of transport and accomodation options to suit your pocket.  

Nima Tours offers full and half-day trips of historical & cultural importance around Accra.
  • Starting in Nima, visit a small private bi-lingual school teaching migrant children, then onto parts of Nima followed by Makola market.           
  • Kwame Nkrumah Museum & Park (Ghana’s First President’s mausoleum, museum & park) 
  • Visit a gallery with some stunning and varied artwork.
  • Walk around James Fort built in 1675 by the British as a slave fort, Jamestown, the James Town lighthouse with a stroll along the beach
  • Continuing onto Ghana Art & Cultural Centre, Ghanaian & W.African artefacts and local handicrafts can be admired & bought.
  • Enjoy some local Ghanaian or European food for lunch. 
  • Visit to the famous coffin maker, see the amazing different shaped coffins.
  • Passing Independence Arch & Square, the tour will finish on the seafront or on Accra’s famous upmarket Oxford Street in Osu. 
  • Return to your hotel 
  • Tour Cost: 75GhC half-day or 120GhC full day per person.  (Rates for groups of more than 4 people can ask for a discount). Entry costs to museums are at the client's expense; food & beverages also.  Please ask for a quote to use our driver & his air-conditioned car or you can experience the cheap and interesting local transport!

Scroll below for longer trips into the vast, rich interior of Ghana!

Cultural & sportive trips outside Accra to see more of the country.

These are one day to one week trips at a very reasonable price that might be ideal for someone on business in Ghana wanting to see a little more of the culture & countryside or if you're after a holiday of exploration of cultural, historical or sporting activities. They can all be tailored to your specific requirements.

Suitable for a day:

South Volta: Charles' family region visiting Kente weaving villages, Fort Prinzenstein followed by a bird sanctuary. Options for this tour include Akosombo Dam, a lagoon with a boat trip to a small beach resort or a visit to a voodoo priest but this will be at an extra cost directly with the priest that will need negotiation on arrival.

Upper Volta: Visit a monkey sanctuary followed by a climb up West Africa's second highest mountain 885 metres (2,904ft) for stunning views over the region & into Togo.  For those who still have the energy, there are ancestral caves nearby to explore.  Some beautiful falls await for a relaxing swim at the end!

Eastern Region:  Starting in the picturesque Aburi Gardens we continue onto a bead factory, or if on a Thursday we'll visit the bead market. Options then include a visit to a shrine, or to go to the Rock Umbrella (not an easy walk) & Three Headed Palm, which is said that women who sit on its stump will have twins!  Finishing the day at some lovely waterfalls for a well-deserved swim!

Cape Coast & Elmina: Heading out of Accra, we’ll arrive in Cape Coast, famous for its historic slave trade.  A visit to Cape Coast Castle, an incredible slave fortress originally built by the Swedish in 1650’s, a UNESCO World Heritage site.  Walk around Cape Coast’s stunning small streets full of interesting colonial architecture.  Watch the fishermen bring in their catch. Then we can continue onto nearby Elmina.   Visit Elmina Castle, the oldest slave fort with the famous ‘room of no return’ then onto the old Fort St. Jago (formerly Coenraadsburg) built in 1555 by the Portuguese on St. Jago Hill.  An visit to Kakum Canopy Walk in the National Park is an option but makes for a very long day!

Needing a minimum of two days:

Ashanti Region: The drive to Kumasi is approximately 4hours so we'll stop along the way for refreshments or offer side tours en route. We will take you for a visit to Kejetia Market, the biggest in West Africa, the Art Center and Kumasi Menshia Palace amongst the many cultural centres in Kumasi. For those interested in military history, there is an important & interesting museum in town alternatively visit a craft village which print and explain Adinkra symbols and their importance.  We can recommend friendly hotels in town or take you to relax in the quiet countryside at Lake Bosumtwi, an ancient meteorite impact crater lake.

Western Region: Another 4+ hour drive takes us through the Central Region past Cape Coast to the 'oil town' of Takoradi.  From here we can visit the stunning coastline, we will stay at Ezile Bay which is safe for swimmers.  A relaxing bay that has incredible bush walks and is close to some smaller slave castles, Ghana's most southerly location, Cape Three Points with it's lighthouse and great surfing opportunities, and derelict ruins of Dutch forts. From here, we have the options of boat trip on inland creeks, interacting with the village fishermen, visiting Fort Metal Cross, Ankasa reserve and Nzulezu Stilt village, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Upper West Region:  It's a long drive to Tamale, averaging 7-8hours dependant on traffic, however the trip is worthwhile particularly if it's combined with the Ashanti region tour.  We will visit Mole National Park for at least a night, hope to see elephants at the waterhole, as well as a variety of monkeys, warthogs, crocodiles and other varied wildlife.  Nearby we'll visit a mosque built in the Sudanese style of architecture dating from the 15th century.  From there we will continue onto a community project preserving the wildlife including hippos along the Black Volta river. 

N.B! Trips to Ashanti, Western & Upper West regions can be carried out using domestic airlines, then we will pick up our local driver.  

Alternatively we can use our driver with his air-conditioned vehicle or the minibus which seats 18 but with 'local' air-conditioning (windows)!!  

The budget option is to use the long-distance air-conditioned buses, then a local driver or local public transport.

There will be a daily rate for any of the private vehicles and refuelling will be at the cost of the client, please ask for an estimate based on current fuel prices.

Guide fees outside Accra per person per day:
One person 200GhC 
2nd and subsequent clients 150GhC 

More than 5 clients 150GhC per person per day

Charles has an excellent knowledge of Togo, Burkina Faso and some of Cote d'Ivoire.  With his wide network, he can also arrange tours outside Ghana, accompanied by him.  

The drivers are also Nima residents & normally taxi drivers, they are part of Charles' Nima team and use their vehicles for these tours.  

If you would like to have an air-conditioned minibus which will be with another driver this can be arranged but it is very costly & not giving back to Nima which is the aim of Nima Tours!

  You are undertaking this tour at your own request; responsibility in any situation falls on you.  Ghana Nima Tours will not take any responsibility for any lost property, accidents or other unforeseen incidents

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