Accra: Guided City Tour with Lunch
- Pickup available
- Duration: 4 hours
- Private group
Join a guided city tour of Accra, the capital of Ghana. First stop is Black Star Square, where you will learn about Ghana's fight for independence. Also known as Independence Square, this square boasts three monuments, and is the primary site for the nation's public gatherings, national festivals, and Independence Day parades. Next, head to the vibrant township of Osu for a visit to the Osu Castle. Also known as the Christiansborg Castle, this 17th-century castle was converted into a Presidential Museum in 2017. Occupied by the Portuguese through the 17th-century, this ocean-front castle is now one of Ghana's most important heritage sites. Continue to Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, a remarkable mausoleum dedicated to Ghana's first president. From here, visit the colonial-era James Town Light House and then venture to the bustling Makola Market. Being Accra's oldest commercial hub, Mako...
Great tour, Isaac was a very knowledgeable guide, both he and our driver made a huge effort to accommodate me. Lunch was excellent.
Following collection from your Accra or Tema accommodation, your day begins with a Tetteh Quarshie Cocoa Farm. Be transferred cross country in an air-conditioned 4x4, served with water and snacks and with a friendly, experienced, and helpful guide. Once at the cocoa farm, learn how Tetteh Quarshie was a pre-independence Ghanaian agriculturalist who was directly responsible for the introduction of cocoa crops to Ghana. Cocoa crops today constitute one of the major export crops of the Ghanaian economy. In 1879, Tetteh Quarshie planted the seeds at Mampong with some success. Following the Tetteh Quarshie Cocoa Farm, depart to the Aburi Botanical Garden. From there, visit the Aburi Crafts Village. The crafts village is a decent size with many shops to check out, and contains plenty of local woodwork and artisans crafting as you shop. There are many types of arts/crafts the...
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 it...
Start with pickup from your accommodation in Accra. Meet your friendly and experienced guide before traveling to the Shai Hills Resource Reserve located within the city. Once at the Reserve, embark on a safari drive. See a variety of wildlife species in one of the most easily accessible nature reserves in the region. Try to spot native animals including zebras, antelopes, baboons, and many bird species. Sit back and relax in a 4x4 as your professional driver drives you through the serene landscape. You'll also feast on an inclusive lunch and refreshments. Enjoy a cruise on the man-made Volta Lake. Travel by boat to Ghana's prime hydro-electric plant, set in lush, green tropical vegetation.
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 ...
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