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Accra: Cape Coast and Elmina Private Cultural Tour

1. Accra: Cape Coast and Elmina Private Cultural Tour

Take a day trip to Ghana's Central Region, about 147km from Accra, an area known for its role in the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Accompanied by a local guide, learn about the slave castles built on the Gold Coast of West Africa by European traders.  The day begins early, with pickup from your accommodation in Accra. Travel in an air-conditioned 4x4 to the Cape Coast, enjoying some snacks on the way. The first stop of the day is the Cape Coast Castle, one of about 40 slave castles or large commercial forts built on the Gold Coast of West Africa by European traders.  Originally built as a Portuguese feitoria (trading post) in 1555, it was later used as part of the trans-Atlantic slave trade as a place slaves were held before being loaded onto ships bound for the Americas.  Next, visit Elmina Castle, erected by the Portuguese in 1482. The first trading post built on the Gulf of Guinea, Elmina Castle is the oldest European building in existence south of the Sahara. The last stop on the tour is Fort St Jago, also known as Fort Coenraadsburg or Fort São Tiago da Mina, a small Portuguese chapel built in honor of Saint Jago. Situated opposite the Elmina Castle, it was used to protect the castle and is one of the oldest military constructions on the Gold Coast.  After exploring the Fort, return to Accra for hotel drop-off.

Wildlife, Elephants & Safari Tours in Ghana (Mole Park)

2. Wildlife, Elephants & Safari Tours in Ghana (Mole Park)

Meet your guide at Tamale Airport and your driver will drive you through Tamale, the capital city of the Northern Region. Afterward, enjoy a scenic drive to the Savannah region where you will discover the vibrant culture of Ghana's largest region. Stop at Larabanga and visit the oldest mosque in West Africa, built in 1421. Admire the building, constructed in the Sudanese architectural style, and the restoration work that has been done on it several times since it was originally built. Depart the mosque to visit the sacred Mystic Stone, which is known to return to its original place of rest after several attempts at moving it to a different location. In the 1950s, some British road constructors were compelled to redirect a major road after 3 attempts to remove the stone. Discover this legendary rock which has been conserved as a tourist site by the locals to preserve its history and generate revenue for their communities. Visit to Mole National Park, Ghana's largest wildlife refuge. Where you will embark on a guided walk and a canoe safari. depart for Tamale and go back to Accra.

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This review is long overdue, but needed to be done. My family and I visited Accra, Ghana this May (2022). We booked the Cape Coast and Elmina Cultural Private Tour that lasted a duration of 9 hrs. We were picked up by our tour guide Ishmael right on time early at 7 am and started our tour. Ishmael is a great storyteller and has a rich knowledge of Ghana. Ishmael was nothing less than an all around spectacular tour guide who is punctual, knowledgeable, and friendly, and for my family and I definitely went the extra mile to make our day one of, if not the best while in Accra, Ghana. (full review in Google)

Ishmael was so amazing as our tour guide! From the time that we got in his vehicle he made our comfort and enjoyment his top priority. From the start he made sure that we were hydrated and had plenty of snacks throughout the day. The experience was that much more authentic because the snacks were all from local Ghanaian street vendors. Ismael also made the experience that much more memorable by taking plenty of pictures of us throughout the day and sending them to us once we retuned to our hotel. I would definitely recommend him for your special adventure!

David was very knowledgeable and helpful. Very well thought out tour and very well planned. Enjoyed it thoroughly and highly recommended to learn the history. Setor