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7 Days Of Accra, Kumasi, Cape Coast & Kakum National Park
  • Tour Category

    Group Tour

  • Tour Types

    Food and Drink, Culture, History

  • Duration

    7 Days

  • Activity Level

    Medium

  • Language

    Dutch, English, French, German, Italian

Description

Explore Accra and its famous landmarks, including the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, the resting place of Ghana's first president and Jamestown, on this 7-day tour. Try the famous grilled fish at Labadi Beach, and the palm wine served in gourds in Kumasi. Also, learn about the traditional Kente cloth at Manhyia Palace, interact with the Fanti & Ashanti people of Cape Coast and meet the forest elephants of Ghana. 

Highlights
  • Visit the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, the resting place of Ghana's first president
  • Get a picturesque view of Accra city from Jamestown lighthouse
  • Try out the famous grilled fish at Labadi Beach 
  • Drink the local palm wine of Kumasi 
  • Learn about Kente cloth at the Manhyia Palace, home of the Ashanti king 
  • Interact with the Fanti people of Cape Coast and visit the Elmina Castle
  • Meet the largest population of forest elephants at Kakum National park
  • Day 1: Accra expand_more
    • Meet your local tour guide at Accra. Then, explore the capital of Accra, a fascinating coastal city; some parts are highly developed with shopping malls and hotels and other parts are vastly underdeveloped.

    • Visit the Independence Square and the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, the resting place of Ghana's first president.

  • Day 2: Memorial Center - Jamestown - Labadi Beach expand_more
    • Visit W.E.B. DuBois Memorial Center. It is located in the house that DuBois lived in when he moved to Ghana and has a collection of books about Africa and Pan-Africanism (many of which belonged to DuBois) that makes it a researcher's delight.

    • Explore Jamestown, the oldest part of Accra. Jamestown is a fishing harbour right on the coast. It is a hub of activity with nets being mended, boats being built, and fish being sold. From the top of the lighthouse, you can get a picturesque view of the Accra city. 

    • Visit Labadi Beach, a popular hangout for tourists, ex-pats, and locals. Attached to one of the nicest hotels in the city, it is packed with people playing soccer, selling food and trinkets, and cooling off in the ocean. In the sandy lush beach, you can enjoy a tasty grilled fish while watching the waves roll past.

  • Day 3: Kumasi expand_more
    • Visit Kumasi, the traditional home of the Ashanti, which has a very different vibe from Accra. It is not the capital but it has enough tourism to have made investments in museums and local handicrafts. A vibrant city with a rich history, Kumasi is also home to West Africa’s largest shopping street, with a colourful mix of people, cars, and stalls selling every item imaginable to a tourist.

    • On the way, there is a lovely botanical garden. It is a nice place to learn about some of the native plants where you can try fresh cocoa beans.

    • If you are adventurous, you can stop to try some local palm wine. It is a sweet yet tart local drink made and served in gourds.  

  • Day 4: Local Museums - Manhyia Palace expand_more
    • Spend the day visiting the local museums and artisans in Kumasi. Learn about Kente cloth and how it is made. Kente cloth is a woven fabric that is printed or embroidered with various symbols that represent different concepts or ideals (love, strength, royalty, etc). Traditionally it was worn by Ashanti royalty, but it has become more widespread today. Interestingly, Kente cloth is actually woven by men and then taken to the market to be sold by the women.

    • Visit the Manhyia Palace, which was Ashanti King’s residence and is now a museum. The current king has a new palace nearby. The museum has a good selection of historic items and was well designed to tell the Ashanti story.

    • The palace was built by the British and offered to the Ashanti King, but the King refused to take it for free and raised money to purchase the palace instead.

  • Day 5: Castles in Cape Coast expand_more
    • Cape Coast, the traditional home of the Fanti people, is a port and fishing town, the local people are closely tied to the sea. The first stop will be the  Cape Coast castle followed by the Elmina castle. The castle was first built on the grounds by the Swedes in 1653. At the time, it did not have any association with slavery; the Swedes were there to trade with the Fante people. The Danes took the castle around 1655, and they lost it to the Dutch in 1663. Later, it fell to the British in 1664 and remained under British control until Ghana achieved its independence from the UK in 1957. 

    • Stop in the courtyard for a historical overview. Then, walk into the slave dungeons. Even though the dungeons are quite large, there is a feeling of claustrophobia that comes with being in the bowels of such an imposing and dark place. 

  • Day 6: Kakum National Park expand_more
    • Visit the Kakum National Park, established as a reserve by the local community. The park has the largest population of forest elephants in Ghana and has one of the finest canopy walkways in Africa. 

    • The Canopy walkway was opened in 1995 and consists of approximately 1100 feet of the bridge that connect seven treetops, suspended about 1oo feet above the forest floor. Watch the view of the forest below and right out in front as you walk from treetop to treetop.

  • Day 7: Departure expand_more
    • Start your journey back to Accra for departure. 

What's Included
  • Airport pick up and drop off

  • Transportation

  • Entrance fees

  • Logistics

  • Your private local tour guide

What's Excluded
  • Food and drinks

  • Accommodation

  • Personal expenses

Know before you go
  • You can contact the guide for a special customised itinerary.

Meeting Point

Accra, Ghana

Cancellation Policy

For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -

Refund of 80% of the tour price.
Price Details
The group size and price
1 To 6USD 1700 Per Group

This is a group tour

Tour Reviews
  • Ross

    I really really enjoyed my custom tour of Lagos and Abeokuta with Confidence. He's incredibly professional and acted in my best interest at all times. In addition to seeing the main sights of the area, I also wanted to taste as many dishes from Nigerian cuisine as possible. Confidence was super flexible and not only managed to find us every single Nigerian dish and snack to try (DELICIOUS!), but he also arranged an awesome cooking lesson with his chef friend when we visited a nearby city. Speaking of which, he has connections in every corner of West Africa -- not only for cooking lessons, but also for the tricky parts, like borders, where knowing people can really come in handy. Also, his team is great: even if you end up stuck in Lagos traffic you'll have a good time with him and his driver. I 100% recommend Confidence. What a great week!

  • Erik

    Confidence planned a great tour of Lagos for me - visiting Makoko and other places that are difficult to visit on your own - especially as a foreigner. We'll planned and executed. He is also guiding in many other west African countries and I found out he has has been a guide for some of my friends from back home as well (who also recommends him). So a highly appreciated thanks and a star recommendation for him!

  • Dario

    I had a fantastic time touring West Africa with Ucomeafrik. Confidence carefully curated a trip related to my specific interests and intentions going to West Africa. I wanted to visit the countries of my ancestors and learn about their religious practices as well as the slave history. This level of exploration would not have been possible without visiting places few other tours would venture to go to alone.  It became clear that Confidence had confidants in high places allowing for safe passage in regions that were precarious, even to seasoned travelers like myself. Additionally, he not only had so much knowledge to impart for each culture and region we drove through, but also carefully selected tour guides for the various slave castles we visited (Elmina, and Cape Coast being highlights). I highly recommend Confidence to travelers seeking the real deal experince in Ghana, Togo, Benin and Nigeria.

  • Martin

    Confidence was very helpful and provided me with reliable service. I was very happy to have him to help me organize my Nigeria trip. /Martin K (Sweden) MartinTravelmaniac on IG 

  • James

    Confidence is an honest man and good guide!  He tells you the cost of everything before hand so there are no surprises.  He set me up with a driver, car and himself.  He is friendly and speaks good English.  I toured with him for about ten days in Nigeria, him home country.  He arranged a safe rental car and the driver was very safe and responsible despite very difficult traffic at times.  Confidence did his best to expose me to as much as possible during this time, learning about culture and this sadly very poor, corrupt country though with many very nice people and some beautiful sites.  

  • Osama

    Confidence did the visa, airport transfer and a tour of Makoko. He replied to any questions I had promptly and everything went as planned. 

  • Hope

    Really nice set of guides who work all through West Africa. Friendly, flexible and knowledgeable. Would definitely hire again.

  • Patrick

    Confidence and his drivers were excellent guides and very nice people.  I didn't know much about Lagos before I got here and now have a much better undersatnding.  Confidence knows the issues and has opions which are fun to discuss when stuck in Lagos traffic.  The Nike art gallery is epic in size and scope and the owner is fun and interesting.  I felt safe and secure with Coinfidence and was thoroughly entertained and educated, youwon't regret using Confidence on your next Nigeria tour.

  • Garrett

    From the first contact over WhatsApp to dropping me off at the Lagos airport, Confidence and his team were one of the best tour guides I have ever had, and everything was sharp-sharp (when you call/text/WhatsApp Confidence, he will tell you what it means)! Like many people, I was nervous about picking a guide, but Confidence provided five American citizens’ names as references to call. When I called/texted them, they all got back with me quickly, and helped me to know I was in good, safe hands with Confidence. I ended up putting down an 80% deposit, which allowed us to concentrate on the experience!

    After living in Brazil on assignment with my company for two years as well as growing up in the Southern U.S., I knew I had to visit West Africa to learn about the history and influence it had on two cultures that I love dearly. Confidence tailored a trip, starting by taking me to the African Diaspora festival in Badagary, where they invite Americans (As in North and South America, and Caribbean) whose ancestors were brought over in the slave trade back to walk the path their ancestors took. There are no museum experiences or words to describe the sadness I felt walking the path that slaves walked, or feeling the weight of the chains that were put on them. After the walk, the festival cheered me up, with music, dancing, and masquerades. The people were extremely friendly, and helped to give me hope again. Confidence’s attention to detail, such as keeping my cellphone in his bag, knowing the locals, and even having some cash on hand for people, kept the day smooth and invigorating. We drank some Palm Wine with the locals, and stayed the night.

    The best activity we attended was Felabration, or an Afro-Beat music festival named in honor of Fela Kuti. When I arrived in Nigeria, I told Confidence I usually don’t stay out late, but the music was so good, I stayed out until 2:30AM! I could see and feel the African roots of Brazilian samba and axé and United States’ blues and funk.

    One thing I wish I could have done is contacted Confidence earlier. Countries like Brazil and Nigeria have many controls to make sure people are safe, and money is not sent due to Fraud. For example, there is no way to send money to Confidence quickly, as all transactions are researched and can take 5-10 days. Confidence might ask for a large portion of the deposit upfront, and possibly sent to his Ghana account, but this is to insure he can use the money to reserve activities. As an accountant, I am happy to explain why this exists, and Confidence can share my contact information with you.

    I had such a good time, I will be doing a week in Ghana with Confidence next year!

  • Stephen

    Confidence is one of the best guides I have employed anywhere in the world.  I found him to be knowledgeable, honest, trustworthy, entirely reliable and always willing to fine tune my adult son's and my intricate custom tour, to meet our particular needs.  Beyond that, he's a charming guy with a quick sense of humor, which we appreciated.  This tour was to 6 West African countries, which did not include Nigeria.  In fact, I think Confidence hadn't been in two of them before.  But he made all the necessary local inquiries to make sure the trip came off flawlessly.  I would recommend Confidence to anyone who wants to visit West Africa to learn, in depth, about the region's history and various cultures.

  • Alexander DelaMore

    Confidence is punctual, professional, knowledgeable, enthusiastic, funny, and surrounds himself with good people who will become your friends and will take care of you. I got very sick from bad food that I didn't warm up and Confidence stayed by my side through most of the night and helped succor me back to health. His drivers and assistant guides are well-vetted. I also took a trip to Liberia a year ago through Confidence's company, which had ups and downs but was still worth it. Confidence is straightforward and arrow straight. He's a man of faith and it shows. Confidence gets my highest recommendations and we will do business many more times, as he operates from Senegal east to Nigeria and has contacts in other places too. His English is standard and cannot be misunderstood. He's educated and as pursuing post-grad degress now. Hire this guide NOW!

  • NEWTINHO

    I was with the guide Confidence in Nigeria, proved to be a good connoisseur of the local culture, showed concern to meet all my expectations.  I recommend.

  • HENRY

    For over three weeks, Confidence steered my journey around many of the cities and towns in the southern third of Nigeria and to Accra and its suburbs.  My trip was in part a personal pilgramage in which I revisited places I had visted 40 years ago! It was also an intenstive research project for a book I am writing about the Nigerian Civil War.  My research required visting many somewhat obscure sites, and interviewing people from many walks of life. Confidence comprehended the significance of my complex needs and was integrally involved in helping me revise my intial plan into a feasible and ultimately successful tour.  Confidence was enthusiastic about my project, and was an imporant souce of substantiave information about West African, past and present.  He had a longstanding working relationship with the driver, who was not only a keen eye for safety and a firm hand on the wheel over difficult terrain, but was also well educated and well informed, and very importantly,  he worked very effectively with Confidence in managing the routine hassles that come up on an extended road trip.  Confidence was able to access collegues throughout the region to provide information  or local contacts that greately enhanced my research and my enjoyment as a tourist. These gentlemen had to contend with me as a older man with acute sciatic pain.  They accomodated my needs around this condition, and were responsive to my preferences regarding lodging, food, etc. Confidence was in every way flexible, adaptive, and and focused on my goals and needs.  I very much look forward to having another West Africa tour handled by Confidence and the team he has assembled.

  • Mikhail

    I had an absolute incredible time with Confidence in Lome. He picked me up at the given time from my accommodation in Lome to proceed with city tour. It was lovely, knowledgable and detailed tour of Lome. We visited Independence Square, had a drive around Lome, slave house and trade of slaves, vooddoo fetish market, and walk over nice beach in Lome. Confidence is wonderful guy and great tour guide. He provides tours not only in Togo but in Ghana, Nigeria, Benin and Monrovia. If you are looking for professional tour guide specializing in West Africa do not hesitate to contact and hire Confidence with confidence to show you around. 

  • Matin

    I needed a high level of flexibility during my trip as I usually tend to make last minute plans. Confidence provided full support and always made sure everything is plausible.  He and his team were always on-time which was a big plus.

    I'll definitely hire him on my next trip to West Africa!

  • uteldo

    I made the right choice to ask Confidence to organize my first trip ever to beautiful Nigeria!

    Confidence assisted me from before the departure with Visa hassles (not that easy to get in Nigeria!), brough me around unique and magical places.

    > I explored the brutality of the Slave trade with a visit to Badagry slave port

    > I opened myself to the ancient spirituality of the Yoruba religion by means of a magical 1 day trip at the sacred Groove of Osun (wear closed shoes! :-) )

    > Confidence assist me in the negotiation in restaurant, money exchange, and the Craft Market (you CANNOT leave Nigeria before stopping at the Lagos Craft MARKET!!)

    > We relaxed at Tarkwa bay, ate delicious Croaker BBQ Fish and endulget in a couple of freshly brewed PALM WINE (let Confidence choose for you!)

    DO NOT HESITATE TO VISIT NIGERIA. Friendly and beatutiful country. Entrance burocracy was worth.  Thanks to COnfidence and Kingsley for the great experience. I'll be back. 

    Naija (Nigeria in Slang) stay in my heart <3

    Ilario

  • reggie.singleton

    Excellent 

  • James

    This past week The Males Place, 21 people, had the pleasure of working with Mr. Confidence team. They were excellent! They went out of their way to ensure our kids were comfortable and aware  of Ghana's key points of interest. Our travel agency, Binti World Travel of Charlotte, NC will use him again.

  • jason

    My first trip to Ghana was phenomenal w/ the guidance of Confidence & Evans, especially traveling with twenty other people (12 of them being adolescent males). Their expertise, ability to be creative & spontaneous, and overall professionalism made the experience that much more meaningful and life-changing. When myself and/or The Males Place schedule a return trip to West Africa, Condidence will be the first person to call. #JourneyToGhana2018

  • lack5lilla

    It was a great experience our tour guides helped us out with a bunch of information and educated us to become more knowledgeable about our culture and heritage. 

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