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21 Days Nature tour itinerary for ghana: Trek And Hike In The Landscapes Of Ghana

Accra, Cape Coast, Kumasi, Tamale

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When it comes to hiking and adventure, there are so many possibilities in Ghana. Hike through traditional livelihood sites, farmlands and lush plantations. Explore Ghana’s strong indigenous conservation culture that dates back to the pre-colonial period.

DAY 01

ARRIVAL IN ACCRA, GHANA

  • Arrive at Accra airport. Meet, and get assisted and transferred to your hotel (Check in is at 3 pm).

  • Overnight: Guesthouse in Accra or similar.

DAY 02

ACCRA CITY TOUR

  • This morning, you will go on a city tour of Accra, Ghana’s capital city, visiting Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, National Museum, uniquely designed casket shops and the arts and crafts market.

  • Overnight: Guesthouse in Accra or similar. (B)

DAY 03

ACCRA - BIAKPA

  • Depart for Biakpa with a stop to visit the Shai Hills Game Reserve, a small wildlife sanctuary.

  • Embark on a trek to see various animals including antelopes, bushbucks, baboons, other animals and several bird species.

  • You may explore the ancestral caves of the Shais, which is of historic importance to the Krobos and other tribes.

  • Overnight: Guest House/ Camping Site in Biakpa or Similar. (B)

DAY 04

BIAKPA

  • Go on hiking trail along the spectacular Kulugu River trail. You will have the opportunity of swimming in the Kulugu Canyon. Visit the Amedzofe Village, a picturesque hilltop settlement of amazing beauty.

  • In Amedzofe, one can also find Mountain Gemi, the second highest mountain in Ghana with a 12 feet iron cross at its hermit planted in the 1880s by German missionaries in addition to other historical German architectural sites and one of the most beautiful but undiscovered waterfalls in the country.

  • Overnight: Guest House/ Camping Site in Biakpa or Similar. (B)

DAY 05

BIAKPA – WLI - HOHOE

  • Visit Wli Waterfalls which is reputed to be the highest waterfalls in Ghana.

  • You will also visit Tafi Atome Monkey Sanctuary.

  • Overnight: Guest House in Hohoe or Similar. (B)

DAY 06

HOHOE – NKWANTA

  • Depart for Nkwanta to visit the Kyabobo National Park, a newly created Park which is located in the Dry semi-deciduous forest zone and has both forest and savanna species of plants and animals.

  • Go on a hike through the forest which contains the nationally endangered endemic tree Talbotiella gendtii.

  • Overnight: Guest House in Nkwanta or Similar. (B)

DAY 07

NKWANTA – TAMALE

  • Depart Nkwanta for Tamale, capital of Ghana’s Northern Region.

  • Stop en route to visit Yendi, the capital of the Dagomba State. This was part of a 19th century German settlement.

  • Overnight: Guest House in Tamale or Similar. (B)

DAY 08

TAMALE – PAGA – SIRIGU

  • This morning, visit the Paga Crocodile pond where sacred crocodiles harmlessly interact with guest. Pose for a picture at the back of the reptile reputed to have assisted the founding father of Paga settlement 600 years ago.

  • Visit the Navorongo Mud Cathedral of the Catholic Church, a UNESCO World Heritage Centre. It is the last remaining mud cathedral in Ghana. This is an architecturally unique Catholic Cathedral built in 1906.

  • Continue to Sirigu for overnight.

  • In the evening, join the local people to enjoy xylophone musical performance and ‘Pito’, a locally brewed beverage with very low alcohol content.

  • Overnight: Guest House in Sirigu or Similar. (B)

DAY 09

SIRIGU – BOLGATANGA

  • In the morning, go on a tour of the Sirigu and see decorative houses and crafts emporium.

  • Visit the Chief’s Palace, Sacred Groves and the Local Market to meet and interact with the people. Purchase unique souvenirs and gift items.

  • Continue to Bolgatanga, capital of Ghana’s Upper East Region. Visit the Bolgatanga Market and bargain for renowned straw hats, baskets, leather goods, metal goods, and traditional clothing in a Northern market that is a part of the historic trans-Saharan trade routes.

  • Overnight: Guest House in Bolgatanga or Similar. (B)

DAY 10

BOLGATANGA – MOLE

  • Proceed to Mole, located in the Northern Region of Ghana.

  • Arrive by late afternoon and go on a walking safari through the Mole National Park which is home to about 600 elephants, baboons, monkeys monitor lizards, bush- bucks, antelopes and several wild animals.

  • Watch different kinds of animals in their natural habitat.

  • Check in to your motel.

  • Overnight: Mole Motel/ Camping Site or Similar. (B)

DAY 11

MOLE

  • Depart for a walking Safari through the Mole National Park and it surroundings.

  • Take your time to watch the elephants, baboons, monkeys, monitor lizards, bush- bucks, antelopes and several wild animals.

  • You may choose visit the Mognori Eco Village and observe village life and share experiences with some members of the community.

  • Proceed for late afternoon walking safari through the Mole National Park.

  • Overnight: Mole Motel/ Camping Site or Similar. (B)

DAY 12

MOLE – WECHIAU – WA

  • Depart Mole for Wa in the Upper East Region of Ghana.

  • Stop to visit Wechiau which is famous for its Hippo Sanctuary. Enjoy a canoe ride to see the hippos, which are rather temperamental animals.

  • Continue to visit the nearby Lobi compounds and Lobi shrines.

  • Arrive in Wa by early evening and check into your Guest House.

  • Overnight: Guest House in Wa or Similar. (B)

DAY 13

WA - TECHIMAN

  • Depart from Wa to Techiman via a stop to visit the Kintampo Waterfalls, one of the impressive falls in Ghana. This Waterfall provides a panoramic scenery.

  • Overnight: Guest House in Techiman or Similar. (B)

DAY 14

TECHIMAN - KUMASI

  • Depart Techiman for Kumasi in Ghana’s Ashanti Region. Go on a city tour of Kumasi, visiting the Manhyia Palace Museum, Prempeh II Jubilee Museum and the Okomfo Anokye Sword.

  • Drive past Kumasi Central Market, the largest open-air market in West Africa.

  • Overnight: Guest House in Kumasi or Similar (B)

DAY 15

KUMASI

  • In the afternoon, visit a few Ashanti craft villages to observe craftsmen at work and to purchase souvenirs from the wide assortment of handicrafts on sale.

  • Overnight: Guest House in Kumasi or Similar. (B)

DAY 16

KUMASI - AXIM

  • Depart Kumasi for Axim in Ghana’s Western Region. Stop en route in a village to visit an “akpeteshie” distillery to observe the rudiments of local gin processing. Akpeteshie is a home-made alcoholic spirit produced in Ghana and other West African nations by distilling palm wine or sugar cane juice.

  • Arrive by late afternoon and check into your guest house. Rest of day is free to relax on the beach.

  • Overnight: Beach Front Resort in Axim or Similar. (B)

DAY 17

Beyin-Nzulezo

  • Depart for Beyin to visit Nzulezo, the village on stilts, by foot and by hand-paddled canoe. This village is built entirely on the Amansure Lake. Meet and interact with the villagers who live on this large lake. Observe village life and share experiences.

  • Return to your hotel and rest of day is free to relax on the beach.

  • Overnight: Beach Front Resort in Axim or Similar. (B)

DAY 18

AXIM - ELMINA

  • Depart Axim for Elmina, located in the Central Region of Ghana.

  • Stop to visit Fort Groot Freiderischsburg in Princess town. This fort was built by the Brandeburgers (Germans) in 1683. It was taken over by an Ahantan Chief, John Conney, in 1708 and recaptured in 1725 by the Dutch and renamed Hollandia.

  • In the afternoon, we will visit Elmina Castle; a UNESCO World Heritage Site built in 1482 by the Portuguese. This castle was the first European structure built in sub-Saharan Africa.

  • Check into your resort and rest of day is free to relax on the beach.

  • Overnight: Beach Front Resort in Elmina or Similar. (B)

DAY 19

ELMINA

  • After breakfast, depart from  Elmina to visit the Kakum National Park. Go on a morning walk of the “Kuntan Trail” with its countless trees with medicinal properties. Experience the “Canopy Walkway” which is suspended 100 feet from the forest ground for a panoramic view of the flora and fauna of the remaining vestiges of the rainforest.

  • Rest of day is free to relax on the beach.

  • Overnight: Beach Front Resort in Elmina or Similar. (B)

DAY 20

DAY 20: ELMINA - ACCRA

  • This morning,go on a scenic drive to Accra, Ghana’s capital city.

  • Stop to visit Cape Coast Castle which houses the West Africa Historical Museum for a guided tour. Cape Coast Castle is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and was one of the departure points for Africans being sent to slavery in the Americas. The castle is home to the infamous "Door of No Return".

  • Arrive in Accra by afternoon and rest of day is free for shopping.

  • Overnight: Guest House in Accra or Similar. (B)

DAY 21

DAY 21: ACCRA - DEPART

  • This morning is free for last minute shopping and packing. You will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight. (B)

  • 2500 USD Per Adult (* Price is based on minimum of 5 Persons)
  • Meeting and assistance upon arrival.

  • Assistance at departure.

  • Round-trip airport/hotel transfers.

  • Hotel accommodation in the indicated properties.

  • Transportation in private vehicle.

  • Experienced English-speaking tour guide.

  • Admission to all listed sites and institutions.

  • Meals indicated.

  • Airfare to/from Ghana.

  • Meals not listed.

  • Immunization. (Yellow Fever Required, Malaria Prophylactics Recommended)

  • Travel Insurance.

  • Gratuity to driver and guide.

Accra, Cape Coast, Kumasi, Tamale

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Education Tour
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