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Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park & Mausoleum

Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park & Mausoleum

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Accra: Guided City Tour with Lunch

1. Accra: Guided City Tour with Lunch

Join a guided city tour of Accra, the capital of Ghana. See the best of the city, with entrance to the National Museum, as well as delicious lunch in a local restaurant. After meeting your guide, make your way to the first stop Black Star Square, where you will learn about Ghana's independence movement. Depart for Kwame Nkrumah’s Memorial Park located in downtown Accra. This site is dedicated to Ghana’s first President built in 1992. The Park consist of a mausoleum which is the final resting place of Ghana’s first president and Africanist. The mausoleum is surrounded by water which is a symbol of life. In the Garden of the Park are trees planted by different world leaders. Visitors gets to enjoy the beautiful views of the garden. Embark on a drive by through the Makola Market. The Market in was established in the late 19th century, a historic hub of trade and commerce. As you pass by, catch glimpses of traders skillfully bartering, their animated exchanges a testament to the market’s rich trading heritage. The dynamic trading spirit that has thrived in Makola for generations. Explore Makola Market, one of the largest open street markets in West Africa. Take in the lively atmosphere as locals barter for a wide range of food and products. Continue with a visit to the National Museum, which is the largest and oldest museum in Ghana. See a variety of archeological discoveries from ancient times, paintings of Ghana, and exhibits that illustrate Ghana's cultural history. Next, drive through the Heritage Road which was the site of the first major uprisings against British colonialism. Visit the W.E.B DuBois Centre and learn about the father of Pan-Africanism. See various artifacts related to his life and learn more about the Pan-African movement. Finally head to the Gold Coast Restaurant, the ultimate venue to eat, drink, and party depending on which time of the day.

Accra - Guided City Tour

2. Accra - Guided City Tour

Join a guided city tour of Accra with its fascinating tourist centers and places to visit. it is the greatest starting point for discovering the country's tourism. It has a variety of history, nature and cultural attractions; visiting the craft market, art gallery, museums and some UNESCO World Heritage monuments. Visit the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum. The mausoleum houses the mortal remains of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah; Ghana's first President and Prime Minister and his wife Fathia Nkrumah. Explore the Makola Market at Kojo Thompson Road. It is bustling busy market with a lot to learn from with traders and vendors of all kinds. Visit the Independence Square where tourist(s) will learn the history about Ghana's struggle for independence. Proceed to W.E.B. DuBois Center and learn about the history of Dr. WEB De Bois. It is a Centre for Pan-African Culture, a memorial place, a research facility and tourist attraction in the Cantonments area of Accra. Explore James Town Lighthouse and learn about the history of the British first settlement in Accra, Ghana ; (Then Gold Coast) Visit the Accra International Art Centre. An outstanding market place to get souvenirs / gifts and also learn drumming lessons while supporting local artists. End tour at your hotel or airport

Full-Day Accra City Tour

3. Full-Day Accra City Tour

Immerse yourself in the life of Ghana's capital on an educational tour of the National Museum, which has an exhibition on some ancient relics reflecting the pre-colonial, colonial and post-colonial eras of Ghana as well as other parts of Africa. Continue to the WEB Dubois Centre for Pan-African Culture. You will also visit the memorial site of Ghana’s first president and the African of the 20th century, Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah. Other historic and interesting sites of the city such as the colourful and buzzing Makola Market which is the largest open market in Accra, Jamestown which is the origin of the city, Black Star Square which is the icon of Ghana, Arts Centre for shopping among others will be explored on this tour. You will be dropped of at the hotel to end this most exciting tour.

Accra City Tour (Ghana) with Local Guide

4. Accra City Tour (Ghana) with Local Guide

Morning: 1. Breakfast at a Local Eatery Start your day with a hearty breakfast at a local eatery to taste some authentic Ghanaian cuisine. Try dishes like "waakye" or "fried plantains with eggs." 2. Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum Visit the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum, the final resting place of Ghana's first president. Learn about Ghana's history and its struggle for independence. 3. Independence Arch and Black Star Square Stroll through Independence Arch and the Black Star Square nearby. These landmarks are significant symbols of Ghana's independence and history. Midday: 4. Lunch at a Local Restaurant Enjoy a delicious Ghanaian lunch at a local restaurant. Options might include "jollof rice," "banku and tilapia," or "kelewele." 5. Makola Market Explore Makola Market, a bustling market where you can shop for everything from fresh produce to textiles, jewelry, and traditional crafts. It's a great place to experience local life. 6. Accra Arts Centre - Before concluding your day, explore the Accra Arts Centre, where you can shop for locally crafted art, textiles, and souvenirs. 7. Evening Entertainment - Depending on the day, consider attending a live music performance or cultural show to experience Ghana's vibrant arts scene. 8, Hotel Drop Off This itinerary offers a mix of history, culture, and local experiences in Accra, allowing you to make the most of your day trip in this dynamic city.

Half-Day Accra City Tour Experience

5. Half-Day Accra City Tour Experience

Get to experience the best of Accra as you explore some of its iconic sites and monuments such as the National Museum, the Kwame Nkrumah Park, the colourful and buzzing Makola Market, the Arts and Cultural Centre and the Black Star Square. You will be picked-up from your hotel and first visit the National Museum known for its collection of great artifacts of Ghana's historic past. Learn a great deal here regarding the culture, ethnicity, archaeological, medicinal and other aspects of Ghanaian life. Continue with a revealing walking tour of the Makola Market known as the largest open market in Accra. Experience the sights and sounds of this popular market whiles you also get the opportunity to shop for your textiles, beads, shea butter, black soap etc. After seeing Jamestown, continue to the Kwame Nkrumah Park which is a memorial site for the First president of Ghana and the African of the last millennium. Incorporating a museum, park and tomb, get to the learn great story of the greatest African of our time and how he influenced the liberation of the continent. Get to shop at the Arts Centre for your arts and curious before exploring the Black Star Square and the Osu Castle area. You will be dropped off at your hotel to end the tour.

Accra City Tour

6. Accra City Tour

Embark on a half/ full day city tour of Accra visiting, visit the National Museum of History and Ethnography to observe exhibits that reflect the heritage of Ghana through-out history to the present. Proceed to visit the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum and Park, final resting place of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, the first President of Ghana. The Mausoleum has been visited by many world dignitaries. Stop at the Independence Square, Accra’s open-air ceremonial grounds where all national celebrations are held, for photo opportunity. Visit the uniquely designed caskets shop where caskets are produced based on the African belief of life after death. Therefore caskets are designed to reflect the earthly profession of the deceased with the belief that they can continue to practice this profession in the other world. Hence a bus driver will be buried in a bus, a teacher in a book, a doctor in a syringe, etc. Drive through Old Accra which was divided into Dutch and British Accra as a result of the two European nations operating from different locations within the same township of a little under 1sq kilometer. Drive past James Fort built by the British in 1662, Old Accra Square and the Post Office. See Ussher Fort, one of three European forts in Accra which have survived the times. Your last stop on the tour will be the Arts and Crafts market where you may try out your bargaining skills on the local vendor. Return to your pick up point.

Accra: City Day Tour

7. Accra: City Day Tour

Join us on a carefully planned city tour of Accra and discover the rich history, vibrant culture, and fascinating daily life of the Accra region. Starting your journey in Jamestown, one of Accra's oldest neighbourhoods, you'll see a historic lighthouse, colourful street art, and busy boxing gyms, all of which will give you a fascinating look at the city's history and culture. Continuing the story, you can visit the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park to honour Ghana's first president and explore the moving museum that documents his life and the fight for Ghana's independence. Come and be a part of the vibrant art scene at the Art Centre, where one-of-a-kind fabrics and crafts made by local artisans are on display. Take in the grandeur of Independence Square as you make your way around Accra. It is a site of national celebrations and a symbol of Ghana's fight for independence. Among the many historical artefacts and narratives housed in the Ghana Museum is a wealth of information on the country's diverse cultural heritage. Indulge in a traditional Ghanaian lunch as a way to unwind and enjoy the local flavours while you explore the country. After an afternoon of cultural immersion, historical disclosures, and experiencing the lively atmosphere of Accra, you can choose to be dropped off at your hotel or another spot within the city. This gives you the flexibility to reflect on a day that was truly unforgettable.

Accra City Day Tour

8. Accra City Day Tour

Join a guided tour of Accra, the capital of Ghana. See the best of the city, with entrance to the National Museum. Visit the W.E.B DuBois Centre and learn about the father of Pan-Africanism. See various artifacts related to his life and learn more about the Pan-African movement Visit to the National Museum, which is the largest and oldest museum in Ghana. See a variety of archaeological discoveries from ancient times, paintings of Ghana, and exhibits that illustrate Ghana's cultural history. Explore Makola Market, one of the largest open street markets in West Africa. Take in the lively atmosphere as locals barter for a wide range of food and products. We will then move James Town briefly to see the oldest town in Accra. Continues to Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, the first president of Ghana. We will then visit the Arts center, the largest artifacts market in Ghana and finally end the tour at Independence or Black Star Square to learn brief history about the place and the road. Enjoy your tour!

One Day Accra City Tour

9. One Day Accra City Tour

Experience a Guided Tour of Accra, the Capital of Ghana. Be informed of the History behind the Black Star Square and the significance of the various monuments present on site. Go Art shopping at the city's vibrant Art Markets. Learn about Kwame Nkrumah, the first President of Ghana at the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, a site used in declaring Ghana's Independence on the 6th of March, 1957. Visit Makola Market, which was established in the year 1924.A wide array of products is sold in the markets and its surrounding streets, from car parts to land snails. Dominated by women traders, the market sells fresh produce, manufactured and imported foods, clothes, shoes, tools, medicines, and pots and pans. Visit The National Museum, which is the oldest Museum in Ghana, and learn about the various archeological and ancient exhibits of our cultural history Visit W.E.B DuBois Centre and learn about Pan-Africanism, see the various artifacts related to his life which will gear us all towards true Pan-African movements As add on, we visit a place of your choice in the City.

Accra: Half Day Accra City Tour

10. Accra: Half Day Accra City Tour

Visit the National Museum to see artifacts about the rich culture of Ghana Explore Makola market , one of the largest open markets in Ghana. watch traders haggle prices with customers and drivers honking for passengers. Visit Kwame Nkrumah Museum , the first president of Ghana and the man who gained independence for Ghana. we will learn more about his life before and after becoming a legend. Accra Arts Center to get souvenirs and dance to the sounds of drums. we will also learn how to play the traditional drums. Explore the Independence and Black Star Square to learn about the significance of the monuments. Visit the Jamestown Lighthouse, we will walk through the oldest settlement the British which is Jamestown.

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Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 25 reviews

It was a great day! They were super flexible when my flight was delayed and we had to push back/condense the tour. We still only missed one thing! My guide was informative, made sure to tailor the tour to what I wanted to do given our limited time, helped me bargain in the craft market, and was a great photographer. Definitely recommend this tour to hit the highlights of Accra!!

A splendid trip down memory lane. Tour guide was super experienced, professional, friendly and informative. Car was clean and air conditioned. Friendly service. We learned so much about the beautiful history of Ghana. We are grateful for the entire experience.

It was great. Kromi was really knowledgeable and knew his way around the places. The drumming at the art centre was fun first time drumming and they gave me a nice gift too. Would definitely go again.

The tour covered everything we expected and several aspects of the maion attractions we didn't know about so was very interesting.

It was an amazing experience with loads of learnings.