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: (Groups of more than 3 will receive a discount)
One day 95GhC per person
2nd day 90GhC per person
3rd-6th day 80GhC per person
Over a week 70GhC per person