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Walking Tour of Accra, Ghana

Ghana as a nation has over 79 ethnic groups speaking a total of 49 languages and dialects. Nine of these languages including Ga (The language spoken by the GA people – indigenes of Accra) are studied in schools and spoken on radio and Television. The Ghana people are believed to have migrated from Israel through Egypt, down to Meroe, Sudan and then, to the South Western part of Nigeria called Ile-Ife.

1 Review
From Accra
Online Experience
1 Hour
Africa
Upto 10 people
English
Highlights
  • Visit the Christiansburg Castle, the two oldest neighborhoods in Accra, the Lighthouse and the colonial warehouses in Jamestown
  • Learn about the infamous Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade as you visit the Brazil House in this real-time session streamed live from the streets of Accra
  • Visit the Old Harbor and understand the importance of waterways making fishing and related activities a successful economic venture for the locals in the 17th century
Description

This tour, live-streamed from Accra will start from the Christiansburg Castle, built by the Danes in the 17th Century. We will continue to the Independence Square and the principal street of the two oldest neighborhoods in Ga Mashie.

I will introduce you to the history, culture, and the economic activities of old Accra. See the old harbor built-in 1873, and then, we will head to the Lighthouse built by the British in 1871 to guide ships to the harbor, and other European trading companies' warehouses in Jamestown. We will see the fortifications built by the Europeans that served as accommodation and warehouses, such as the Dutch Fort Crevecoeur built in 1652 and British Fort called Fort James, built-in 1673.

We will end the tour with a visit to the Brazil House, home for the descendants of former slaves who returned to Jamestown in 1836 after the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade in Brazil. The forcible transportation of more than 12 million enslaved Africans from their homes changed the social and economic make-up of communities on both sides of the Atlantic forever, making it the most damaging episode in human history.

About this experience
What's included
  • A live and interactive session where your local guide will explain and field questions about the country's turbulent history 
Instructions
  • Please have a good internet connection and Zoom app installed in your phone or laptop
  • The instructions to join the meeting will be sent via email shortly after the booking
Know before you go
  • You can book this tour for $35 per screen or for $100 for a private session for up to 10 screens joining this tour from anywhere in the world. You will see the option to book this experience as a private tour on the checkout page if it is available for that time slot.
  • Since this tour involves walking to various places, at times the internet connection may be weak. However, we will attempt to minimize such disruptions
Meet your Host
Nawaru Fusseini

My name is Fuseini Nawaru and I am a freelance tour guide from Ghana, West Africa. I have many years of experience and knowledge in tour guiding in Ghana and have been working in the field since 2006. I possess a strong love for history, and nature and enjoy passing on this passion for my land to the various clients in an exciting and educational manner so that they have a lasting memory of the country. I have created numerous adventure tours across rugged terrain in West Africa especially Ghana and hold a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Tourism.

Tour Reviews
  • Deb

    I was pretty excited about this particular Ghana tour where you get to know a lot of history about Ghana specially it's stories related to slavery and the era when it happened. We were fortunate enough to see the main city which is Accra and able to witness phenomenal street art and also hear interesting stories about its slavery. Truly interesting and worth it. The guide was truly great and also he has a ample amount of knowledge.

From USD 35 / Screen
Important Information
  • Refundable : Yes
  • Can be canceled up to 24hrs before the scheduled time
  • Date is based on the local time zone of the experience host
  • Since the activity is conducted outdoors, it may need to be rescheduled in case of poor weather conditions