DAY 1 – ARRIVAL / WELCOME CEREMONY
Arrive in Ghana through the Kotoka International Airport. You will be met on arrival, transferred to your hotel, and given an orientation on Ghana.
Day 2 – SHAI RESOURCE RESERVE
On your second day depart to the Shai resource reserve on your way to Akosombo. The reserve, which is 5,140ha, consists of a very striking and attractive range of rocky hills set in the middle of expansive open and wooded grassland plains that supports 31 species of mammals, more than 175 species of birds, and reptile species. The principal mammal species presently found in the reserve and which are of importance to visitors and tourists include western kob (about 150), oribi (not common), grey duiker, monkey, and spot-nosed monkey. Overnight at Accra.
Day 3 - ABURI BOTANICAL GARDENS
Today make it a point to once again get close to nature. Take a ride to the Eastern Region. Visit the Aburi Botanical Gardens. This garden situated on the Akuapim range attracts over 5,000 tourists a month. Established as an agricultural station and opened to the public in 1890. The garden has a collection of375 different species of plants carefully arranged around ten lawns in a way that creates harmony between man and nature. The garden attracts lots of birds and butterflies that add up to its beauty. Overnight at Aburi.
Day 4 - BOTI FALLS AND UMBRELLA ROCK
It is yet another time to see one of the spectacular and numerous waterfalls Ghana is blessed with. Depart your hotel to the Boti falls. These waterfalls are in cascade and has the unique characteristic of being framed by a magnificent rainbow after each fall. You will be delighted to be here. After lunch visits the nearby rock which is in the exact shape of an umbrella. Overnight at Accra.
Day 5 - CAPE COAST CASTLE TOUR
Continue the castle tour also located along the coast of the Central Region. Visit one of the UNESCO designated world heritage sites - the Cape Coast castle. Built-in 1653 by the Swedes is located along the coast of the Central Region. Take a tour of the slave dungeons, slave auction room, and the other relics of the slave trade era. Overnight at Cape Coast
Day 6 - KAKUM NATIONAL PARK
You are welcome back from the memory lane of the slave trade. Now imaging taking a walk on a tree-top canopy walkway hanging at the top of huge trees about 100ft above the forest floor. Yes, I mean visit the Kakum National Park. It is a 357 km typical undisturbed virgin rainforest. Excellent walking tour (and a tree-top canopy walkway) through the forest provide the opportunity to see much of Ghana's indigenous plant life, as well as rare butterflies, birds and game (that could include the extraordinary bongo and forest elephants) overnight at Cape Coast.
Day 7 - NZULENZU VILAGE ON STLITS
After breakfast at the hotel, depart westwards to visit a village of Nzulezu which has over 500 inhabitants. This community does virtually everything on water. Spend good time with people and return to Beyin to your accommodation to check in and spend the rest of the day at leisure. Dinner and overnight at Tenack beach resort.
Day 8 - NKROFUL DR. KWAME NKRUMAHíS BIRTH PLACE
Depart after breakfast to the Ankasa Conservation Area which is also a twin wildlife protection area. Continue the day with a visit to Nkroful (the birth place of Ghana's first President after Independence. You will have dinner and overnight at Axim
Day 9 - AKETEKYIR CROCODILE POND
This day is for a tour of Princess town and the Aketekyie crocodile Pond. At the crocodile Pond, you will observe a traditional priest inviting a crocodile from the pond with a live chicken. Return to Elmina for dinner and overnight.
Day 10 - ELMINA CASTLE
You are now in the Central Region of Ghana. Give yourself a feel of the slave trade era. Take the privilege to descend down memory lane. Visit the Elmina castle. Also called St. Georges Castle, the Elmina castle is built in 1482 by the Portuguese was taken over by the British, and houses the West African Historic Museum. It is the earliest biggest known structure in West Africa. Overnight at Elmina
Day 11 - ANKASA NATIONAL PARKS
Depart after breakfast to the Ankasa Conservation Area which is also a twin wildlife protection area comprising of Nini-Suhien National Park and the Ankasa Resource Reserve. It is about 500km you will be blessed with the opportunity to see some wildlife including birds in the natural habitat. Overnight at Ankasa.
Day 12 - ACCRA CITY TOUR
After breakfast depart the hotel for a sightseeing city tour of Accra. You will drive through the administrative and economic districts of Accra, the capital of Ghana. This 124-year-old city has a blend of colonial and modern architecture that summarizes her history. You will visit the W. E. B. Dubois Center for Pan African Culture, Independence/ Black Star Square and Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park. After lunch in a local Ghanaian restaurant, you will end your tour at the Arts Centre.
Day 13 - DAY AND SHOPPING AT LEISURE
You might be tired by now I guess, spend the day on an individual activity. You can use this opportunity to exercise your bargaining power and skills to shop from an open-air market for artifacts from Ghana and West Africa.
Day 14 - PRE DEPARTURE FORMALITIES/ DEPARTURE
Finish up your wild life tour with a visit to the Xavi bird sanctuary. A great diversity of birds can be viewed here whiles paddling a canoe across the Lotor River which nestle coastal savanna wetland forming a habitat for the numerous spices of both indigenous birds. Overnight in Accra.
Day 15 - Predepature Formalities / Relaxation At The Beach
After breakfast relax at the hotel, depart to the airport for the departure formalities. Return and relax at one of Ghana’s breath-taking beaches. Prepare for departure back home later in the evening.
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